Publications & Awards

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Publications
2018 - "What Happened on June 21?" - Essay Daily
2018 - "Finding My Way Back to the Beginning" - SheLoves Magazine
2018 - "Swallows of Capistrano" - Under the Gum Tree
2015 - "Dancing Partners" - The Wayne Literary Review
2013 - "Jaundice" - The Wayne Literary Review
2013 - "The Great Physicians of Detroit" - Christianity Today magazine
2013 - "The Sex Slave Next Door" - Urban Faith magazine
2012 - "Motor City Mission" - Urban Faith magazine
2011 - "Detroit's Future: From Blight to Bright" - Urban Faith magazine
2011 - "Reviving Motown" - Urban Faith magazine
2007 - "Vijay Seshadri and the Negotiation for Bi-Cultural Identity" - Meeting of the Minds XV: University of Michigan-Flint
2004 - "The Underground Railroad Quilt Code: A History of African-American Quilting from Ancient Practices to the Civil War Times" - The Oakland Journal

Honors & Awards
2016 - Tompkins Award - 2nd Place for "Night Side of Life"
2015 - Christopher T. Leland Endowed Scholarship for Creative Writing
2013 - Tompkins Award - 1st Place for "Sappho's Song"
2007 - Meritorious Achievement Award
2006 - 2nd Place in Oakland University's Ekphrasis poetry content
2003 - 2nd Place in Thomson Gale's Southeastern Michigan Poetry Competition

Speaking Engagements
2014 - PCA/ACA National Conference for the paper "Male Homosocial Bonding and Women of Silence in The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket"
2011 - Oakland University Honors College Career Forum
2007 - Meeting of the Minds Undergraduate Conference for the paper "Vijay Seshadri and the Negotiation of Bi-Cultural Identity"