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ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE

CHAIR, BUSINESS DEPARTMENT
PROFESSOR OF ACCOUNTING
, MOREHOUSE COLLEGE

August 2018- Present

Specific Responsibilities:

Manage and facilitate processes and procedures for the Business department consisting of roughly 700 campus students and 300 online students with approximately 13 faculty, 2 associate chairs, and a multitude of adjunct faculty. Plan the academic schedule for the department to include policies of class sizes and capacities. Align course offerings with student needs and assess faculty qualifications to secure competent faculty according to policy and standards for teaching loads while considering enrollment trends and market demand. Lead departmental personnel hiring including chair of search committees. Evaluate faculty and chair of promotion and tenure committee. Serve on the Curriculum and Assessment Committee to ensure compliance with the learning objectives. Develop and implement multi-year operational planning, integration of curricular and co-curricular programs, support faculty and student scholarship and research, and management of budgets and other resources. Facilitate departmental academic programming to ensure programming is effective and promotes student learning by coordinating peer observations, leading program review planning and implementation in collaboration with division leadership, assessing student learning in coordination with leadership (Associate Provost for Pedagogy and Assessment), and promoting effective faculty academic advising. Manage department resources to ensure college policies and procedures for: (1) budgets and budget requests; (2) requisitions of all types; (3) faculty and staff personnel reviews/evaluations; and (4) academic operations and curriculum. Serve as a student-facing representative of the department. Function as the administrator with whom students, faculty, or staff engage if complaints occurring within the department cannot be resolved. Work with the Dean and Academic Affairs on issues that do not reach a resolution at the department level. Supervise departmental decision-making processes. Preside at departmental meetings and maintain a collegial decision-making environment. Lead departmental personnel hiring and evaluation processes. Collaborate on division-wide initiatives and College Strategic Plan Implementation.

College Responsibilities/Accomplishments:

  • Department Chairs and Academic Program Directors

  • Academic Costing Committee member serving to assist the institution with budget analysis at the academic level to identify opportunities for cost savings and synergy. Co-drafted a profitability analysis and presentation. Drafted recommendations for areas of improvement and streamlining costs.

  • Served as a Student Marshal for the May 2019 Commencement services.

 

Business Division Responsibilities/Accomplishments:

  • Serve as Faculty Advisor for the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) student organization. Guide and mentor accounting students with academic goals and career goals including advising and planning community service projects. Partner with firms and companies to present career opportunities to students. Ensure students engage in service at the collegiate level.

  • Serve as Advisor for Beta Gamma Sigma honor society. Select candidates and plan the annual induction ceremony.

  • Serve as member of the Curriculum Committee: Accomplishing creation of leadership courses, working across disciplines on AACSB assessment of learning. Review curriculum to assist with ensuring assurance of learning objectives from SACs and AACSB accreditation standards are met and exceeded.

  • Presented awards at the Business and Economic Division 41st Annual EB Williams Award program 2019.

  • Represented the Business and Economic Division Accounting Department at Freshman Orientation in 2018 and 2019.

 

Courses:

  • Principles of Accounting I and II,

  • Cost Accounting

  • Audit

  • Intermediate II

*Course delivery in-class, hybrid, and online

ADJUNCT, UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA-AIKEN

July 2024 - May 2025

Specific Responsibilities:

Teach graduate courses online. Graduate level course design and development. Develop and write graduate level accounting class.


Courses:

  • Accounting for Decision Making

  • Advanced Accounting Topics

  • Managerial Accounting

CHAIR, DEPARTMENT OF ACCOUNTING, FINANCE AND APPLIED ECONOMICS

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ACCOUNTING, DALTON STATE COLLEGE

August 2014 – August 2018

Specific Responsibilities:

Manage and facilitate processes and procedures for the Department of Accounting, Finance and Applied Economics consisting of roughly 300 students (1,050 total business) and 7 faculty members. Plan the academic calendar schedule for the department. Align course offerings with student needs and assess faculty qualifications in an effort to secure competent faculty according to AACSB standards while managing the budget. Hire and evaluate faculty for the department to include chair search committees and serve as a guide for promotion and tenure progression. Review curriculum to ensure assurance of learning objectives from SACs and AACSB accreditation standards are met and exceeded. Guide and mentor students with academic goals and career goals to include advising through the internship process and spearhead the internship process for the department.  Conduct faculty meetings throughout the academic year to instill collegiality and lead the team toward departmental goals. Responsible for effective delivery of course material and information to develop accounting professionals prepared for a global work environment. Serve as academic advisor to over forty students to ensure timely matriculation. Ensure fostering of student achievement through academics, career development, and graduate school placement.

 

College Responsibilities/Accomplishments:

 

  • Member of the Hiring Committee for DSC Library Director

  • Serve as college representative at the American Council on Education Leadership and Advocacy: Faculty Diversity in American Higher Education Challenges and Opportunities

  • Special Guest Speaker for Diversity for colleagues within the college and school of business

     

School of Business Responsibilities/Accomplishments:

 

  • Identified and selected student representatives for AACSB accreditation review and process

  • Assisted students with obtaining internships and permanent placement within their field of study through identifying employers, reviewing and editing resumes and cover letters, preparing for interview to include understanding the company, industry, and potential interview questions.

  • Sponsor students in the Internship program by serving as a career mentor and coach.

  • Serve as Faculty Advisor and assisted with gaining approval to have the Association of Latino Professionals in America (ALPFA) as an official RSO. This RSO is open to all students yet it specifically creates a network for the minority students among one another and with corporations nationally.

  • Assist Faculty Advisor of the Accounting Club as well as across disciplines to include the Marketing Association as well as work on collaborative RSO initiatives

  • Serves as Faculty Evaluator for graduating seniors in the Strategy Capstone course.

  • Participate in interview process by attending candidate presentations and completing evaluations.

  • Participate and attend faculty meetings to include accreditation related meetings scheduled to assist in preparedness and understanding how to meet requirements by “close the loop” and “assurance of learning” outcomes that may be improved in courses taught and in preparation for the ETS major field test for graduating seniors.

 

 Committees:

 

  • Co-Director of Study Abroad Germany (2016): Attended and coordinated activities and events to include tours. Worked with students on project presentation and overall international certificate requirements.

  • Chair of Accounting Search Committee (2016 - 2017): Recruited for accounting faculty at the American Accounting Association annual conference. Hired one faculty member.

  • Chair of Student Committee (2015 - 2017): Committee successfully created as Student Advisory Council to represent the School of Business in various capacities to include assist with advising and AACSB accreditation. Committee members successfully identified students for special academic achievement and honors awards. Facilitated the collaboration of School of Business RSOs on special projects such as graduation reception and student advising.

  • Co-Director of Study Abroad Morocco (2015): Attended and coordinated activities and events to include tours. Worked with students on project presentation and overall international certificate requirements.

  • Member of Curriculum Committee (2014 – 2017): Created a degree program for Finance and Applied Economics, and Supply Chain Management. Changed course descriptions to meet market needs and demands, added courses to enhance programs and increase opportunity for students to expand perspectives.

  • Member of Accounting Search Committee (2014-2015): Hired two accounting faculty members resulting in AACSB reaffirmation.

 

Courses:

  • Principles of Accounting I and II, ACCT 2101 and 2102

  • Auditing and Attestation, ACCT 4700

  • Cost Accounting, ACCT 4400

  • Strategic Cost Accounting (CMA Review), ACCT 4800

  • Intermediate Accounting I and II, ACCT 3100and 3200

  • Understanding Financial Statements,ACCT 3800

  • Business Environment Concepts, ACCT 4800

  • Corporate Finance, FINC 3101

*Course delivery in-class, hybrid, and online

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ACCOUNTING, ALABAMA STATE UNIVERSITY

January 2013 – May 2014

Specific Responsibilities:

Responsible for effective delivery of course material and information to develop accounting professionals prepared for a global work environment. Serve as academic advisor to students to ensure timely matriculation. Ensured fostering of student achievement through academics, career development, and graduate school placement.


  School of Business Responsibilities/Accomplishments:


  • Mentored students through the process of obtaining internships and permanent placement within their field of study through reviewing and editing resumes and cover letters, preparing for interview to include understanding the company, industry, and potential interview questions.

  • Assisted Faculty Advisor of Phi Beta Lamda (2013-2014): plan itinerary, activities, and events.

  • Assisted Faculty Advisor of the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) (2013-2014):  help prepare students for interviews to include resume writing, reviewing and editing cover letters, and appropriate business attire.

  • Authored the academic integrity policy to include university minimum standards in addition to the College of Business expectations.

  • Participated in interview process by attending candidate presentations and completing evaluations.

  • Participated and attend faculty meetings to include ACBSP accreditation related meetings scheduled to assist in preparedness and understanding how to meet requirements. Achieved ACBSP reaffirmation.


Committees:


  • Academic Integrity Committee (2013-2014): Determined and established method communication to notify faculty members of academic integrity issues using Peoplesoft and Blackboard.

  • Program Review Committee (2013-2014): Developed pre-test and post-test to assess student performance and gaps in the curriculum. Evaluate courses and student assessments to improve course delivery.

  • Search Committee (2013-2014): Hired economics faculty member, served as recruiter for accounting faculty at the American Accounting Association annual conference.

  • ACBSP Accreditation Planning Committee (2013-2014): Collaborated with faculty across disciplines, completed outcome assessment reports, continuous improvement projects. Review of Standards for Faculty Qualifications and evaluation of faculty status. Evaluated the degree program delivery and design, common professional component of learning, educational support process and management. Focused on stakeholder satisfaction and create ways to improve alumni and student involvement. Assisted with successful orchestrating the first College of Business Alumni dinner and tailgate party.

  • Authored and developed grading rubrics to include discussion grade rubrics


 Courses:

  • Principles of Financial Accounting, ACC 214

  • Principles of Managerial Accounting, ACC 215

  • Intermediate I, ACC 313

  • Auditing and Attestation, ACC 418

*Course delivery in-class, hybrid, and online

GRADUATE ASSISTANT, JACKSON STATE UNIVERSITY

August 2008 - December 2010

Specific Responsibilities:

Identified, reviewed, and summarized articles for various research projects for assigned faculty member. Analyzed data using SPSS and produce output files. Manage and store confidential data files in locked storage area. Completed IRB forms for research projects. Tutored accounting students, taught classes, facilitated exams, and graded assignments.

 

School of Business Responsibilities/Accomplishments:


  • Deloitte Case Competition (2009 and 2010): Prepared students for by working with

Deloitte and faculty to understand care requirements, research related FASB and accounting standards, and practice for presentation.

  • Accounting Society (2009 and 2010): Assisted students with organizing and planning recruitment events.

  • Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) Junior Advisor (2009 and 2010): Guided students through fund raising initiatives, and assist with recruiting efforts.

  • Corporate Citizenship Seminar (2010): Served as guest speaker for First Year course inliberal arts.


Courses:

  • Entrepreneurship Finance, ENT 382

  • Research Assistant

ADJUNCT INSTRUCTOR, SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE UNIVERSITY

August 2014 – May 2017

Specific Responsibilities:

Deliver course material in an innovative yet consistent way to accommodate working and nontraditional students in an online setting.


Courses:

  • Financial Reporting and Analysis (Graduate) MBA 503

ADJUNCT INSTRUCTOR, STRAYER UNIVERSITY

August 2005 - August 2014

Specific Responsibilities:

Responsible developing and creating online courses for uniform and effective delivery of course material and information. Identified low performing students and implement an outreach strategy in a timely manner. Delivered course material in an innovative yet consistent way to accommodate working and nontraditional students in an online and classroom setting.


  School of Business Responsibilities/Accomplishments:


  • Attended faculty meetings and brainstorming sessions to increase student enrollment and retain students on campus.

  • Advised campus students as needed and remained accessible on campus after work hours for nontraditional students.

  • Completed training sessions and assessments annually to maintain online instructor status


  Courses:

  • Financial Accounting; campus and online(Graduate) ACC 557

  • Accounting Research Capstone course: online (Graduate) ACC 599

  • Financial Reporting and Analysis: campus and online (Graduate) ACC 573

  • Auditing: online ACC 403

  • Advanced Auditing: online (Graduate) ACC 562

  • Advanced Accounting Theory: online (Graduate) ACC 563

  • Managerial Accounting: campus and online (Graduate) ACC 560

  • Cost Accounting: online ACC 350

  • Principles of Organizational Behavior: online BUS 250

  • Intermediate Accounting III: campus and online ACC 305

  • Accounting II: online ACC206

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