has authored numerous publications based upon her
research on political power and urban diversity; women in the political process; equity and justice issues; and national urban policy.
She consults frequently and has been a faculty member since 2003.
She holds a B.A. in Political Science from North Carolina Central University, a M.P.A. from the Humphrey School of the University of Minnesota, and a Ph.D. in City Planning and Urban Policy from the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia.