I completed my PhD in History with a specialization in African American History from Texas Tech University (TTU) in 2015. Prior to coming to National Park in August 2022, I previously taught United States History and African American Studies at Missouri State University from 2017-2022 and at TTU from 2015-2017. My research focuses on the Black Panther Party in an international context, in particular, with Aboriginal Australians. Part of this research has been published in The International Journal of Africana Studies. In addition to my research on the Black Panther Party, I have also written book reviews and encyclopedia articles on sports history and film in the context of race.
I am an Arkansas native with many ties to Garland County, and when I am not teaching I love to hike all of our wonderful trails in Garland County. I am an avid college football and basketball fan, rarely missing an Arkansas Razorback or Texas Tech Red Raiders game.