• Ph.D., Emory University
    • City on a Hill: African Americans Building Communities of Purpose (UMI Press: Chicago, 2018)
    • “The Hidden Potential of the Black Church” in Strengthening Families, Communities and Schools to Support Children’s Development (Routledge: New York, 2018)
    • The Role of Southern Free Blacks During the Civil War Era: The Life of Free African Americans in Richmond, Virginia 1850-1876 (Lewistown: Edwin Mellen Press, 2015).
    • “A Step Closer to Slavery? Free African Americans, Industrialisation, Social Control and Residency in Richmond City, 1850-1860” Slavery and Abolition 33 (March 2012): 119-137.
    • "Surviving War and the Underground: Richmond Free Blacks and Criminal Networks during the Civil War." Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 117, No. 1, 2009.
    • The African American Experience Through Reconstruction
    • The African American Experience Since Reconstruction
    • The Civil War and Reconstruction
    • Free Blacks in America
    • Black Images in Film
    • The Old South
    • Seminar in United States History
    • Educator's Hall of Fame - Phi Delta Kappa, Gamma Tau Chapter, 2006
    • Summer Stipend - Trinity University, 2006.
    • Dean's Teaching Fellowship - Emory University, 2003 - 2004
    • Brown Southern Studies Award - Emory University, 2003 - 2004
    • Emory Minority Graduate Fellowship - Emory University, 1998 - 2003
    • Parker Award - University of Richmond, Department of History, 1998
    • Golden Key National Honor Society - University of Richmond, 1998
    • Cum Laude - University of Richmond, 1998
    • Grey Scholarship - University of Richmond, History Department, 1997 - 1998
    • Scholar - Consortium of Virginia Independent Colleges and Universities, 1997
    • Associate Minister - Antioch Baptist Church. Saluda, Virginia, 1997 - 2004
    • Deacon - Antioch Baptist Church. Saluda, Virginia, 1996.
    • Upton Scholar - Rappahannock Community College, 1995-6
    • Chair, History Department, Trinity University, 2011-present.
    • Co-director, African American Studies, Trinity University, 2006- present.
    • Board Member, Philippine American Chamber of Commerce, 2018- present.
    • Member, Trinity University Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Lecture  Committee, 2005-present.
    • Vice Chairperson, Bexar County Historical Commission, 2017-2018.
    • Mayor’s Council on Police and Community Relations, 2016-2017.
    • Teacher, Vacation Bible School Young Adult Class, Mt. Zion First Baptist Church, San Antonio, Texas, 2007.
    • Adviser, Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society, Trinity University, 2007-
    • Member, Search Committee, Trinity University, Vice President for Student Affairs, 2007.
    • Co-director, African American Studies, Trinity University, 2006
    • Member, San Antonio African American Community History Project, 2006
    • Mentor and Adviser, Sam Houston High School, 2006.
    • Adviser, Black Student Union, Trinity University, 2005
    • Vice-Chair, Mt. Zion First Baptist Church, Pastor Search Committee, 2005
    • Tutor, Mahogany Brain Challenge 2005
    • Co-Chair - Black Men in Church Leadership and Beyond. Mt. Zion First Baptist Church, San Antonio, 
    • Auditor - Southside Rappahannock Baptist Association. Virginia, 2000 - 2005
    • Sunday School Teacher - Greenforest Community Baptist Church 2002-2003
    • Vacation Bible School Teacher - Antioch Baptist Church, Saluda, Virginia, 1997-2000