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Dr Jason Shelton

[Dr Jason E Shelton]

Associate Professor, Sociology and Anthropology
Last Updated: September 29, 2020
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Research Interests

Research Interests
Religious Affiliations and Politics within the Black Church, Black Middle Class Culture and Ideology, Racial and Ethnic Attitudes, Debate over Race versus Class

Teaching Interests

Teaching Interests
Contemporary African American Experience, Racial and Ethnic Groups in the United States, Sociology of Religion, and Introduction to Sociology

Biography

Biography

Dr. Jason E. Shelton is Associate Professor of Sociology and Director of the Center for African American Studies at the University of Texas at Arlington. His research interests concern the sociology of religion, as well as the intersections of race, class, and attitudes about various political and social issues in contemporary America. Dr. Shelton’s articles have appeared in Social Science Quarterly, Du Bois Review, Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, Sociological Perspectives, Journal of African American Studies, American Behavioral Scientist, and other respected publications. New York University Press published his first book, Blacks and Whites in Christian America: How Racial Discrimination Shapes Religious Convictions, which won a major award sponsored by the Southern Conference on African American Studies and an "honorable mention" from the American Sociological Association’s Section on the Sociology of Religion. He is currently working on his second book, which examines religious diversity among African Americans.

Dr. Shelton has been interviewed by major media outlets for news stories relevant to his research such as the Chicago Tribune, USA Today, National Public Radio (NPR), the British Broadcasting Company (BBC), Christianity Today, Houston Chronicle, and network television affiliates in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. He earned his PhD and MA degrees in Sociology at the University of Miami (FL), and BA in Sociology at Kent State University. From 2006-2008, Dr. Shelton served as a Postdoctoral Fellow in Sociology at Rice University, where he worked on the first wave of the Portraits of American Life Study (PALS).

Appointments

Appointments

    • Jan 2017 to Present Director
      Center for African American Studies, University of Texas at Arlington (Arlington, TX, United States)
    • Aug 2014 to Present Associate Professor
      Sociology and Anthropology, University of Texas at Arlington (Arlington, TX)
    • Aug 2012 to July 2016 Faculty Affiliate
      Center for African American Studies, University of Texas at Arlington (Arlington, TX)
    • Aug 2008 to July 2014 Assistant Professor
      Sociology and Anthropology, University of Texas at Arlington (Arlington, TX)
    • Aug 2006 to July 2008 Postdoctoral Fellow
      Sociology, Rice University (Houston, TX)
    • Jan 2008 to May 2008 Member
      Sociology, Houston Area Survey Working Group (Rice University) (Houston, TX)
    • May 2007 to July 2007 Summer Program Scholar
      Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI)
    • Aug 2005 to June 2006 Assistant Professor
      Sociology and Anthropology, College of Wooster (Wooster, OH)
    • Aug 2004 to July 2005 Visiting Assistant Professor
      Sociology and Anthropology, College of Wooster (Wooster, OH)
    • Aug 2000 to Aug 2003 Adjunct Faculty Member
      Social Sciences, Miami-Dade College (Miami, FL)
    • Aug 1998 to May 2003 Graduate Assistant
      Sociology, University of Miami (Miami, FL)
    • May 1998 to Aug 1998 Research Assistant
      Sociology , National Urban Change Project--Kent State University (Kent, OH)

Memberships

    • Jan 2017 to Present Society for the Scientific Study of Religion
    • Jan 2012 to Present American Sociological Association--Section on the Sociology of Religion
    • Jan 2012 to Present Association for the Sociology of Religion
    • Jan 2010 to Present Association for Black Sociologists
    • Aug 2008 to Present African American Faculty and Staff Association (UT Arlington)
    • Jan 2000 to Present American Sociological Association--Section on Race and Ethnic Minorities
    • Jan 2000 to Present Southern Sociological Society
    • Jan 2011 to Dec 2014 Southern Conference on African American Studies

Awards and Honors

    • Jul  2019 Distinguished Father Award sponsored by Arlington Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc.
    • Apr  2018 Dr. June James Distinguished Education Leader Award sponsored by National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP--Arlington, TX)
    • Sep  2016 Dean's Accolade Endowment Mentoring Award sponsored by College of Liberal Arts
    • Aug  2014 Distinguished Book Award (Honorable Mention) sponsored by American Sociological Association's Section on the Sociology of Religion
    • Apr  2014 Food For Thought Faculty Luncheon sponsored by Freshman Leaders on Campus (FLOC)
    • Aug  2013 Recognized Professor sponsored by The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
    • Apr  2013 Food For Thought Faculty Luncheon sponsored by Freshman Leaders on Campus (FLOC)
    • Dec  2012 Food For Thought Faculty Luncheon sponsored by Freshman Leaders on Campus (FLOC)
    • Feb  2012 Distinguished Book Award sponsored by Southern Conference on African American Studies
    • Oct  2010 The Alicia Wilkerson Smotherman Faculty Award sponsored by College of Liberal Arts
    • Feb  2008 Favorite Professor Dinner sponsored by Rice University
    • May  2005 Graduate School Award for Academic Success sponsored by University of Miami
    • Aug  2003 Graduate Teaching Assistant Award sponsored by College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Miami
    • Aug  2003 Outstanding Graduate Instructor Award sponsored by Department of Sociology, University of Miami
    • Dec  2002 Guest Faculty Coach for Big East Conference Championship Football Game sponsored by University of Miami

News Articles

News Articles

    • June 2020 Dallas Morning News
      Interview with the Dallas Morning News on the protest organized by UTA’s School of Social Work on circumstances surrounding George Floyd’s death, as well as the consequences of civil disobedience and rioting across the US that was inspired by his passing
    • June 2020 Dallas Observer
      Interview with the Dallas Observer on increased interest in the Juneteenth holiday due to racial tensions surrounding George Floyd’s death. ("With Juneteenth Approaching, Calls for Racial Equality Continue").


    • June 2020 Fort Worth Star Telegram
      Interview with the Fort Worth Star Telegram on local protests inspired by George Floyd’s death. ("Who Are Arlington’s Protestors? This Rapper is Rallying City’s Youth for Change").


    • June 2020 CBS11 (KTVT)
      Interview with CBS11 (KTVT) on circumstances surrounding George Floyd’s death, as well as the consequences of civil disobedience and rioting across the US that was inspired by his passing.
    • May 2020 CBS11 (KTVT)
      Interview with CBS11 (KTVT) on circumstances surrounding George Floyd’s death, as well as the consequences of civil disobedience and rioting across the US that was inspired by his passing. ("George Floyd’s Death Resonating in North Texas")


    • Feb 2020
      Arlington Today
      Arlington Today, "A National Leader in Diversity," (pg. 11).

    • Feb 2020 Fort Worth Star Telegram
      Fort Worth Star-Telegram, "UT Arlington Graduates Most African Americans of Any University in Texas, Report Says."


    • Nov 2019 Christianity Today
      Christianity Today (the largest and most influential Christian magazine in the United States), "Why Black Protestants and Evangelicals Still Preach Politics."


    • Jan 2019 A Novice Journalist
      “Where Are The Members of the Black Church Heading?”
    • Jan 2019 Christianity Today
      Christianity Today is the largest and most influential Christian magazine in the United States. I was featured in the article, “Who Counts? How to Rightly Divide American Christianity: The Academy’s Debate of Black Church Differences Is More Than a Numbers Game”, (pgs. 60-65).
    • Oct 2015 Ozy.com (a USA Today affiliate)
      Ozy.com (a USA Today affiliate), "How [Ben] Carson’s Come-To-Jesus Moment Could Make Him President."


    • June 2015
      KERA (National Public Radio)
      Panelist for KERA’s (National Public Radio) popular show, "Think with Krys Boyd" on the controversy over Rachel Dolezol (a white woman who was "passing" as black), politics surrounding the Confederate flag, and assimilation in the US.
    • Nov 2014
      CBS11 (KTVT)
      Interview with CBS11 (KTVT) on the race riots in Ferguson, Missouri.
    • Sept 2014 Rowman and Littlefield Publishers
      Provided a "blurb" for Rowman & Littlefield’s forthcoming book
      So Many Christians, So Few Lions: Is There Christianophobia in the United States? by George Yancey and David Williamson.

    • Apr 2014 But For the Grace (Documentary on Race Relations among Christians)
      Appearance in Emmanuel Amido’s documentary film, "But For The Grace," which addresses race relations among Christians. It debuted in November 2015 at the Independent Memphis Film Festival.
    • Apr 2014
      NBC5 (KXAS DFW)
      Interview with NBC 5 (KXAS DFW) on the 50th Anniversary of the
      signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

    • Aug 2013 National Public Radio
      National Public Radio (NPR) featured "Source of the Week." Every Monday, NPR sends out a mass email to more than 200 subscribers and affiliates with several attachments including a profile picture, a substantive description of the "the source’s" areas of expertise, and contact information.
    • July 2013
      NBC5 (KXAS DFW)
      Live interview with NBC 5 (KXAS DFW) on President Obama’s statement about racial profiling and blacks’ response to Zimmerman verdict.
    • May 2013 Black Christian News Network One
      Black Christian News Network One, "Membership in the Black Church Holds Strong."


    • May 2013
      Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
      Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN), "Cultural, Historical Factors Help Keep Black Churches Steady."
    • Jan 2013
      “The God Show with Pat McMahon” (News/Talk 92.3 KTAR, Phoenix).
      Guest appearance on "The God Show with Pat McMahon" (News/Talk 92.3 KTAR, Phoenix).
    • Oct 2012
      Fox News 4 (DKFW-TV)
      Live interview with Fox 4 News (KDFW-TV) on changing religious affiliations in the US, as well as to profile my book Blacks and Whites in Christian America.
    • July 2012 USA Today
      USA Today, "Hemsley Got a Piece of the Pie, and a Place in History."


    • May 2012 Chicago Tribune
      Chicago Tribune, "Tribune Voices: Blacks’ Views on Gay Marriage Evolving."


    • Mar 2012
      Dallas Observer
      Dallas Observer, "UT Arlington Students march for Trayvon Martin, demand Gunman’s Arrest."
    • Mar 2012
      Fort Worth Star Telegram
      Fort Worth Star-Telegram, "Activists young and old march for Trayvon Martin at UTA."
    • Mar 2012
      CBS DFW (KTVT)
      CBS DFW (KTVT) for an interview on racial tensions surrounding the killing of Trayvon Martin.
    • Mar 2012
      NBC5 (KXAS-TV)
      NBC DFW (KXAS-TV) for an interview on racial tensions surrounding the killing of Trayvon Martin.
    • Mar 2012 NBC5 (KXAS-TV)
      NBC DFW (KXAS-TV), for helping to organize and facilitate a focus group on race relations in the DFW Metroplex. My undergraduate students and I were featured in various segments of a program that aired several times during late Spring/Summer 2012.
             
    • Dec 2011
      Dallas Morning News
      Dallas Morning News, "Ornamental Christmas: You don’t have to believe to get caught up in the holiday spirit."
    • July 2011
      Fort Worth Star Telegram
      Fort Worth Star-Telegram, "Faith of their fathers: Wide Range of cultures have houses of worship in Northeast Tarrant."
    • Aug 2010
      British Broacasting Company (BBC)
      Interview with Michael Buchanan, a reporter with the British Broadcasting Company (BBC).
    • Jan 2010
      Newsradio 740 (KTRH--Houston)
      Interview on Bill O’Neil, a reporter with NewsRadio 740 KTRH (Houston).
    • Sept 2009
      Voice of America
      Interview on Voice of America with Greg Flakus concerning findings from the Social Science Quarterly article and op-ed in the Houston Chronicle.
    • Aug 2009 Houston Chronicle
      Houston Chronicle, published my op-ed on racial solidarity, immigration, fallout from Hurricane Katrina ("Katrina evacuees finding limits to our hospitality.")


    • Aug 2009 Houston Chronicle
      Houston Chronicle, "Study links immigration and evacuee fears: Worries over ‘strangers’ seen in Katrina exodus."


    • Aug 2006
      "Interchange" (90.1 FM KPFT--Houston)
      Guest Appearance on "Interchange" (90.1 FM KPFT Houston).

Publications

Presentations

    • August  2020
      Shelton, JasonE, "Sprituality among African Americans: Inter-racial and Intra-racial Differences across Followers of Various Religious Traditions", Conference Cancelled Due to COVID-19. (August , 2020).
    • February  2020
      Shelton, JasonE, "Why Do African Americans Pray So Often?", Arlington, TX. (February , 2020).
    • January  2020
      Shelton, JasonE, "Race and Evangelical Politics", Religion and Public Life Program at Rice University, Houston, TX. (January , 2020).
    • January  2020
      Shelton, JasonE, "Religious Diversity among African Americans", Houston, TX . (January , 2020).
    • October  2019
      Shelton, JasonE, "Religion, Race, and Politics across the Disciplines", St. Louis, MO. (October , 2019).
    • April  2019
      Shelton, JasonE, "Changes in Middle Class Blacks' Beliefs about Racial Inequality and Affirmative Action, 1986-2016", Southern Sociological Society, Atlanta, GA. (April , 2019).
    • April  2019
      Shelton, JasonE, "Spirituality among African Americans: Inter-racial and Intra-racial Differences across Followers of Various Religious Traditions", Indiana University Consortium for the Study of Religion, Ethics, and Society, Indianapolis, IN. (April , 2019).
    • March  2019
      Shelton, JasonE, "Why Do African Americans Pray So Often?", Department of Sociology, Baylor University, Waco, TX. (March , 2019).
    • February  2019
      Shelton, JasonE, "Changes in Middle Class Blacks’ Beliefs about Racial Inequality and Affirmative Action, 1985-2016.", UT Arlington. (February , 2019).
    • January  2019
      Shelton, JasonE, "Understanding Black Leadership: Revisiting the Longstanding Debate between Nationalism vs. Integration. ", Arlington, TX. (January , 2019).
    • February  2018
      Shelton, JasonE (Panelist), "Social Class, Religious Affiliations, and Religious Sensibilities among African Americans", University of Houston, Houston, TX. (February , 2018).
    • January  2018
      Shelton, JasonE, "Why Do African Americans Pray So Often?", Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL. (January , 2018).
    • August  2017
      Shelton, JasonE., Cobb, Ryon, "Black Reltrad: The Measure for Testing Religious Diversity and Commonality among African Americans", Montreal, Canada. (August , 2017).
    • August  2017
      Shelton, JasonE (Coordinator/Organizer), "Religious Dividing Lines: Race, Class, and Immigration", Montreal, Canada. (August , 2017).
    • August  2017
      Shelton, JasonE, "Social Class, Religious Affiliations, and Religious Sensibilities among African Americans", Joint Session sponsored by the American Sociological Association and Association for the Sociology of Religion , Montreal, Canada. (August , 2017).
    • April  2017
      Shelton, JasonE, "Culture as an Attribution for Racial Inequality", Greenville, SC. (April , 2017).
    • February  2017
      Shelton, JasonE, "Understanding Black Leadership: Revisiting the Longstanding Debate between Nationalism vs. Integration. ", Dallas, TX. (February , 2017).
    • February  2017
      Shelton, JasonE, "Understanding Black Leadership: Revisiting the Longstanding Debate between Nationalism vs. Integration. ", Fort Worth, TX. (February , 2017).
    • December  2016
      Shelton, JasonE, "Town Hall Forum: Social Issues in America and our Community", UT Arlington. (December , 2016).
    • August  2016
      Shelton, JasonE, Brown, Curtis, Bryant, DanteD, "We as a People? Assessing the Consequenes of Various Sources of Diversity among African Americans", Seattle, WA. (August , 2016).
    • February  2016
      Shelton, JasonE, "Black Leadership Institute ", UT Arlington. (February , 2016).
    • February  2016
      Shelton, JasonE, Bryant, DanteD, Brown, Curtis, "Is Black America 'Disintegrating'? How Class Position, Age Cohort, and Immigrant Generation Shape Commitments to Racial Solidarity", Charleston, SC. (February , 2016).
    • February  2016
      Shelton, JasonE, "Understanding Black Leadership: An Overview of the Debate between Nationalism vs. Integration.", UT Arlington. (February , 2016).
    • February  2016
      Shelton, JasonE, "Understanding Black Leadership: Revisiting the Longstanding Debate between Nationalism vs. Integration. ", Arlington, TX. (February , 2016).
    • November  2015
      Shelton, JasonE, "You Already Possess the Keys to Success", UT Arlington. (November , 2015).
    • September  2015
      Shelton, JasonE, "Introductory speech for the Annual Park Jam and Networking Event", Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., UT Arlington. (September , 2015).
    • August  2015
      Shelton, JasonE, "Why Do African Americans Pray So Often?", Texas Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, Dallas, TX. (August , 2015).
    • June  2015
      Greene, AnthonyD., Shelton, JasonE, "No Fault of Their Own? Beliefs about the Causes of Racial Inequality among American Blacks, West Indians, and African Immigrants", Tampa, FL. (June , 2015).
    • February  2015
      Shelton, JasonE, Bryant, DanteD, "The New Black? Exploring Racial Identity in the 21st Century", UT Arlington. (February , 2015).
    • February  2015
      Shelton, JasonE, "Understanding Black Leadership: An Overview of the Debate between Nationalism vs. Integration. ", Fort Worth, TX. (February , 2015).
    • August  2014
      Shelton, JasonE. (Coordinator/Organizer), "Religion and Racial/Ethnic Inequality", San Francisco, CA. (August , 2014).
    • March  2014
      Shelton, JasonE, "Why Do African Americans Pray So Often?", Charleston, SC. (March , 2014).
    • March  2014
      Shelton, JasonE, "Why Do African Americans Pray So Often?", Dallas, TX. (March , 2014).
    • February  2014
      Shelton, JasonE, "Understanding Black Leadership: A Never-Ending Personal and Professional Journey", UT Arlington. (February , 2014).
    • February  2014
      Shelton, JasonE, "Why Do African Americans Pray So Often?", UT Arlington. (February , 2014).
    • February  2014
      Shelton, JasonE, "You Already Possess the Keys to Success", Tarrant County College (South Campus), Fort Worth, TX. (February , 2014).
    • January  2014
      Shelton, JasonE, "Understanding Black Leadership: A Never-Ending Personal and Professional Journey", UT Arlington. (January , 2014).
    • October  2013
      Shelton, JasonE, "Barbershop Talk", UT Arlington. (October , 2013).
    • March  2013
      Shelton, JasonE, "Why Do African Americans Pray So Often?", Kent, OH. (March , 2013).
    • March  2013
      Shelton, JasonE, "Why Do African Americans Pray So Often?", UT Arlington. (March , 2013).
    • March  2013
      Shelton, JasonE, "Why Do African Americans Pray So Often?", UT Arlington. (March , 2013).
    • February  2013
      Shelton, JasonE., Emerson, MichaelO., "Blacks and Whites in Christian America: How Racial Discrimination Shapes Religious Convictions", New York, NY. (February , 2013).
    • February  2013
      Shelton, JasonE, , "Why Do African Americans Pray So Often?", Tallahasee, FL. (February , 2013).
    • January  2013
      Shelton, JasonE, "Diversity", Freshman Leaders on Campus (FLOC), UT Arlington. (January , 2013).
    • January  2013
      Shelton, JasonE, "Why Do African Americans Pray So Often?", Hurst, TX. (January , 2013).
    • December  2012
      Shelton, JasonE, "Why Do African Americans Pray So Often?", UT Arlington. (December , 2012).
    • October  2012
      Shelton, JasonE, "Male Development", Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc., UT Arlington. (October , 2012).
    • October  2012
      Shelton, JasonE, "Well-being", Freshman Leaders on Campus (FLOC), UT Arlington. (October , 2012).
    • August  2012
      Shelton, JasonE, "Melting Into the Mainstream: Privileged Blacks' Beliefs about Racial Inequality", Denver, CO. (August , 2012).
    • April  2012
      Shelton, JasonE, "Navigating McNair", McNair Scholars Program, UT Arlington. (April , 2012).
    • February  2012
      Shelton, JasonE., Greene, AnthonyD. , "Get Up, Get Out, and Git Sumthin': How Race and Class Influence African Americans' Attitudes about Inequality", Houston, TX. (February , 2012).
    • February  2012
      Shelton, JasonE, "Introduction", UT Arlington. (February , 2012).
    • February  2012
      Shelton, JasonE, "The Talented 10th in the 21st Century", Office of Multicultural Affairs, UT Arlington. (February , 2012).
    • August  2011
      Shelton, JasonE., Emerson, MichaelO., "Far Reaching Faith? Evidence of an Inclusive Religious Doctrine among African Americans", Las Vegas, NV. (August , 2011).
    • August  2011
      Shelton, JasonE., Greene, AnthonyD. , "Get Up, Get Out, and Git Sumthin': How Race and Class Influence African Americans' Attitudes about Inequality", Las Vegas, NV. (August , 2011).
    • April  2011
      Shelton, JasonE., Emerson, MichaelO., "Why Do African Americans Pray So Often?", Jacksonville, FL. (April , 2011).
    • March  2011
      Shelton, JasonE, "Who Are We? Where Are We Going? And Why Must We Come Together?", Office of Multicultural Affairs, UT Arlington. (March , 2011).
    • February  2011
      Shelton, JasonE., Emerson, MichaelO., "Why Do African Americans Pray So Often?", Dallas, TX. (February , 2011).
    • February  2010
      Shelton, JasonE, "Black History Month", Office of Multicultural Affairs, UT Arlington. (February , 2010).
    • October  2009
      Shelton, JasonE. (Author & Presenter), Emerson, MichaelO. (Author), "Why Do African Americans Pray So Often?", Denver, CO. (October , 2009).
    • August  2009
      Shelton, JasonE, "After the Storm: How Race, Class, and Immigration Concerns Influenced Beliefs about the Katrina Evacuees", San Francisco, CA. (August , 2009).
    • February  2009
      Shelton, JasonE, "The Talented 10th in the 21st Century", Office of Multicultural Affairs, UT Arlington. (February , 2009).
    • August  2008
      Shelton, JasonE, "Where Do We Go From Here? How Class Position and Culture Influence Beliefs about Strategies for Achieving Racial Progress", Boston, MA. (August , 2008).
    • April  2008
      Shelton, JasonE (Author & Presenter), Coleman, M. Nicole (Author), "It's Time for Them to Go: How Racial Factors and Immigration Issues Influence Beliefs about Hurricane Katrina Evacuees", Texas Southern University, Houston, TX. (April , 2008).
    • September  2007
      Shelton, JasonE, "Are We Really a Melting Pot? How Religion and Race Differences Impact Beliefs about American National Identity", University of Houston, Houston, TX. (September , 2007).
    • August  2007
      Shelton, JasonE. (Author & Presenter), "Are We Really a Melting Pot? How Religion and Race Differences Impact Beliefs about American National Identity", New York, NY. (August , 2007).
    • April  2007
      Shelton, JasonE. (Author & Presenter), "The Investment in Blackness Hypothesis: Toward Greater Understanding of Who Teaches What During Racial Socialization", Atlanta, GA. (April , 2007).
    • August  2006
      Shelton, JasonE. (Author & Presenter), "Race, Class, and Support for Redistributive Policy", Montreal, Canada. (August , 2006).
    • April  2006
      Shelton, JasonE. (Author & Presenter), "The Impact of Race, Religion, and Social Class on the American Nationality", Omaha, NE. (April , 2006).
    • March  2006
      Shelton, JasonE, "Debating Race and Class: What's Happening with Black Americans?", University of Houston, Houston, TX. (March , 2006).
    • February  2002
      Shelton, JasonE, "Black History Month Invocation", Miami-Dade College (Kendall Campus), Miami, FL. (February , 2002).
    • April  2000
      Shelton, JasonE. (Author & Presenter), "The Structural Determinants of Racial Ideology: A Test of Three Perspectives", New Orleans, LA. (April , 2000).

Students Supervised

    • May 2019
      Directed Individual/Independent Study
      Chelsea Jeffers, (Social Work)
      The Debate over Structure vs. Culture as it Pertains to Blacks' Economic Status
    • May 2019
      Graduate Capstone/Senior Project
      Curtis Brown, (Sociology and Anthropology)
      What is Progress for Black America?
    • May 2018
      Graduate Capstone/Senior Project
      Denise Carmona, (Sociology and Anthropology)
      Obstacles in Achieving Success for Women
    • May 2018
      Master's Thesis Committee Chair
      Christopher Robertson, (Sociology and Anthropology)
      Race, Class, and Support for Use of Force among Police Officers
    • Dec 2017
      Graduate Capstone/Senior Project
      Aamal Alabed, (Sociology and Anthropology)
      Assimilation Theory and Muslims in the United States
    • Dec 2017
      Service Learning Project
      Poole Nathan,
      Police Brutality towards Minorities and Its Effect on Police Perception
    • Aug 2017
      Directed Individual/Independent Study
      Rashad Harrison, I served as a mentor to a student enrolled in the McNair Scholars Program. (Sociology and Anthropology)
    • May 2017
      Graduate Capstone/Senior Project
      Jesse Kartes, (Sociology and Anthropology)
    • May 2017
      Dissertation Committee Member
      Cheryl McIntosh, (Business)
      The Bounds of Occupational Choice: At the Intersections between Background Characteristics on the Career Path
    • Dec 2016
      Master's Thesis Committee Member
      Terrance Raper, (Art and Art History)
    • May 2015
      Dissertation Committee Member
      Brandon Jones, (Educational Leadership)
      The Experiences of High-Achieving Black Male Student Athletes at Predominately White Division 1 Schools in the South
    • May 2015
      Dissertation Committee Member
      Brian English, (Educational Leadership)
      Spirituality and Religion among Black Men in College: A Potential Mechanism for Achieving Student Success
    • Dec 2013
      Master's Thesis Committee Member
      Paul Blankenship, (Sociology and Anthropology)
    • May 2013
      Master's Thesis Committee Chair
      Mary Faye Hanson, (Sociology and Anthropology)
    • Aug 2012
      Directed Individual/Independent Study
      TiMar Long, (Sociology and Anthropology)
    • May 2012
      Master's Thesis Committee Member
      Hamidullah Qeyam, (Sociology and Anthropology)
    • Aug 2011
      Master's Thesis Committee Member
      Jesse Booher, (Sociology and Anthropology)
    • Aug 2010
      Directed Individual/Independent Study
      Mary Faye Hanson, (Sociology and Anthropology)

Courses

      • SOCI 1311-004 INTRO TO SOCIO
        (Course Id: 106634)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • AAST 3338-001 CONTEMPORARY BLACK EXPERIENCE
        (Course Id: 106670)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • SOCI 3338-001 CONTEMPORARY BLACK EXPERIENCE
        (Course Id: 106670)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • AAST 6391-001 CONFERENCE COURSE
        (Course Id: 112109)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • SOCI 1311-004 INTRO TO SOCIO
        (Course Id: 106634)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • AAST 4391-001 CONFERENCE COURSE
        (Course Id: 112143)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • SOCI 4391-015 CONFERENCE COURSE
        (Course Id: 106717)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • AAST 3337-001 RACIAL & ETHNIC GROUPS IN US
        (Course Id: 111288)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • MAS 3337-001 RACIAL & ETHNIC GROUPS IN US
        (Course Id: 111288)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • SOCI 3337-001 RACIAL & ETHNIC GROUPS IN US
        (Course Id: 111288)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • SOCI 5393-015 THESIS SUBSTITUTE
        (Course Id: 106776)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • SOCI 1311-001 INTRO TO SOCIO
        (Course Id: 106634)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • SOCI 5393-015 THESIS SUBSTITUTE
        (Course Id: 106776)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • AAST 3338-001 CONTEMPORARY BLACK EXPERIENCE
        (Course Id: 106670)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • SOCI 3338-001 CONTEMPORARY BLACK EXPERIENCE
        (Course Id: 106670)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • SOCI 5385-015 NON-THESIS PROJECT
        (Course Id: 106771)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • SOCI 5698-015 THESIS
        (Course Id: 106779)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • SOCI 5393-015 THESIS SUBSTITUTE
        (Course Id: 106776)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • SOCI 1311-001 INTRO TO SOCIO
        (Course Id: 106634)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • SOCI 4195-001 SERVICE LEARNING INDEP STUDY
        (Course Id: 112357)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • SOCI 5393-015 THESIS SUBSTITUTE
        (Course Id: 106776)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • SOCI 4391-015 CONFERENCE COURSE
        (Course Id: 106717)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2017
      • SOCI 5392-015 CONFERENCE COURSE IN SOCIOLOGY
        (Course Id: 106775)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • SOCI 3343-001 SOCIOLOGY OF RELIGION
        (Course Id: 112127)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • AAST 4350-006 SPECIAL TOPICS AFR AMER STUDY
        (Topic: Sociology of Religion | Course Id: 112142)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • SOCI 5392-015 CONFERENCE COURSE IN SOCIOLOGY
        (Course Id: 106775)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • SOCI 1311-001 INTRO TO SOCIO
        (Course Id: 106634)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • SOCI 5330-001 SEM IN SOCIAL DIFFERENTIATION
        (Topic: Topics in Racial & Ethnic Gps | Course Id: 106748)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • SOCI 4365-004 TOPICS IN SOCIOLOGY
        (Topic: Topics in Racial & Ethnic Gps | Course Id: 106713)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • SOCI 4391-015 CONFERENCE COURSE
        (Course Id: 106717)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • SOCI 1311-004 INTRO TO SOCIO
        (Course Id: 106634)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • SOCI 5698-015 THESIS
        (Course Id: 106779)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • SOCI 5392-015 CONFERENCE COURSE IN SOCIOLOGY
        (Course Id: 106775)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • SOCI 1311-003 INTRO TO SOCIO
        (Course Id: 106634)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • SOCI 1311-004 INTRO TO SOCIO
        (Course Id: 106634)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • AAST 3337-001 RACIAL & ETHNIC GROUPS IN US
        (Course Id: 111288)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • MAS 3337-001 RACIAL & ETHNIC GROUPS IN US
        (Course Id: 111288)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • SOCI 3337-001 RACIAL & ETHNIC GROUPS IN US
        (Course Id: 111288)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • SOCI 5319-001 SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS & CHANGE
        (Topic: Sociology of Religion | Course Id: 106737)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • SOCI 5698-015 THESIS
        (Course Id: 106779)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2014
      • AAST 3338-001 CONTEMPORARY BLACK EXPERIENCE
        (Course Id: 106670)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • SOCI 3338-001 CONTEMPORARY BLACK EXPERIENCE
        (Course Id: 106670)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • SOCI 1311-004 INTRO TO SOCIO
        (Course Id: 106634)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • SOCI 5698-015 THESIS
        (Course Id: 106779)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • SOCI 1311-003 INTRO TO SOCIO
        (Course Id: 106634)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • SOCI 1311-004 INTRO TO SOCIO
        (Course Id: 106634)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • SOCI 3343-001 SOCIOLOGY OF RELIGION
        (Course Id: 112127)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • SOCI 5698-015 THESIS
        (Course Id: 106779)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • SOCI 1311-005 INTRO TO SOCIO
        (Course Id: 106634)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • MAS 3337-001 RACIAL & ETHNIC GROUPS IN US
        (Course Id: 111288)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • SOCI 3337-001 RACIAL & ETHNIC GROUPS IN US
        (Course Id: 111288)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • SOCI 5698-015 THESIS
        (Course Id: 106779)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • SOCI 4391-015 CONFERENCE COURSE
        (Course Id: 106717)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • SOCI 1311-001 INTRO TO SOCIO
        (Course Id: 106634)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • SOCI 1311-003 INTRO TO SOCIO
        (Course Id: 106634)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • SOCI 5330-001 SEM IN SOCIAL DIFFERENTIATION
        (Topic: Contemporary Black Experience | Course Id: 106748)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • SOCI 5698-015 THESIS
        (Course Id: 106779)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • SOCI 4391-015 CONFERENCE COURSE
        (Course Id: 106717)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2012
      • SOCI 5698-015 THESIS
        (Course Id: 106779)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2012
      • SOCI 3338-001 CONTEMPORARY BLACK EXPERIENCE
        (Course Id: 106670)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • SOCI 1311-003 INTRO TO SOCIO
        (Course Id: 106634)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • SOCI 3336-001 SOCIAL INEQUALITY
        (Course Id: 106669)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • SOCI 3338-001 CONTEMPORARY BLACK EXPERIENCE
        (Course Id: 106670)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • SOCI 4394-015 HON THESIS/PROJ
        (Course Id: 106718)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • SOCI 1311-003 INTRO TO SOCIO
        (Course Id: 106634)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • SOCI 5385-015 NON-THESIS PROJECT
        (Course Id: 106771)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • SOCI 1311-002 INTRO TO SOCIO
        (Course Id: 106634)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • SOCI 1311-003 INTRO TO SOCIO
        (Course Id: 106634)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • SOCI 5330-001 SEM IN SOCIAL DIFFERENTIATION
        (Topic: Race and Ethnicity | Course Id: 106748)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • SOCI 5698-015 THESIS
        (Course Id: 106779)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • SOCI 4391-015 CONFERENCE COURSE
        (Course Id: 106717)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2010
      • SOCI 4391-015 CONFERENCE COURSE
        (Course Id: 106717)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • SOCI 1311-004 INTRO TO SOCIO
        (Course Id: 106634)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • MAS 4310-003 MINORITIES
        (Course Id: 106695)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • SOCI 4310-003 MINORITIES
        (Course Id: 106695)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • SOCI 5698-015 THESIS
        (Course Id: 106779)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • SOCI 1311-001 INTRO TO SOCIO
        (Course Id: 106634)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2009
      • SOCI 3336-001 SOCIAL INEQUALITY
        (Course Id: 106669)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2009
      • SOCI 5698-015 THESIS
        (Course Id: 106779)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2009
      • SOCI 4365-003 TOPICS IN SOCIOLOGY
        (Topic: Contemporary Black Experience | Course Id: 106713)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2009

Service to the University

    • Feb 2019 to  Present Committee Member
      AAFSA Faculty and Staff Excellence Awards Committee
      African American Faculty and Staff Association (AAFSA) Faculty and Staff Excellence Awards Committee is responsible for establishing parameters for these major new awards, managing the process, and selecting winners for these annual awards that will be announced during the An Evening of Black Excellence: Achievements and Graduation.
    • Jan 2018 to  Present Committee Member
      Planning Committee for An Evening of Black Excellence: Achievements and Graduation
    • Jan 2017 to  Present Program Coordinator
      Center for African American Studies (CAAS)
    • Aug 2008 to  Present Committee Member
      Social Diversity Concentration Committee
    • Aug 2008 to  Present Committee Member
      Undergraduate Curriculum Committee (Sociology Program)
    • Past to  June 2020 Committee Member
      Office of Multicultural Affairs and Center for African American Studies
      Moderator for the Office of Multicultural Affairs and Center for African American Studies town hall meeting on the death of George Floyd as well as the consequences of civil disobedience and rioting across the US inspired by his passing.

    • Past to  June 2020 Committee Member
      Planning Committee and Moderator for UTA Town Hall on "Black Lives Matter in a Community that Cares"
    • Past to  Jan 2020 Program Coordinator
      Center for African American Studies
      Provost Office approved my proposal for the Center for African American Studies to hire two full-time, non-tenure-track assistant professors with joint appointments. One position will be split with the School of Social Work, while the other will be split with the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice in the College of Liberal Arts. University of Texas at Arlington.
    • June 2019 to  July 2019 Committee Member
      Office of Multicultural Affairs
      Search Committee member to hire a new Assistant Director for the Office of Multicultural Affairs.
    • June 2018 to  July 2019 Committee Member
      Office of Multicultural Affairs
      Search Committee member to hire a new Director for the Office of Multicultural Affairs
    • Past to  Feb 2019 Guest Speaker
      AAFSA Black History Month Lecture Series
      Major presentation titled: “Changes in Middle Class Blacks’ Beliefs about Racial Inequality and Affirmative Action, 1985-2016."
    • Nov 2016 to  Sept 2018 Task Force Chair
      Task Force on the Recruitment and Retention of Underrepresented Faculty and Staff
      Charged by President Karbhari to assess our campus climate as well as study best-practices and provide recommendations for enhancing the diversity of interview pools for leadership positions at UT Arlington. I served as a Co-Chair of this Task Force.
    • Past to  May 2018 Program Coordinator
      Center for African American Studies
    • Past to  May 2018 Program Coordinator
      Center for African American Studies
    • Past to  Feb 2018 Program Coordinator
      CAAS Night at the Jubilee Theatre (Fundraiser)
      Organized and facilitated the Center for African American Studies (CAAS) first major fundraiser, “CAAS Night at the Jubilee.” The Center raised nearly $9000 during this event, which took place at the Jubilee Theatre, a historic African American playhouse located in Sundance Square in downtown Fort Worth. We watched a performance of the play Detroit ’67, which tells the story of two brothers whose lives are moving in different directions when race riots break out in the city. The classic sounds of Motown music help to tell this story of trial, tribulation, family, and the American Dream.
    • Past to  Nov 2017 Guest Speaker
      College of Architecture, Planning, and Public Affairs
      Moderated a panel discussion on "Equity and Freedom’s Footprint in Dallas Freedman’s Towns" for the annual David Dillon Symposium. This event was held at Paul Quinn College (College of Architecture, Planning, and Public Affairs, University of Texas at Arlington).
    • Past to  Oct 2017 Program Coordinator
      Center for African American Studies
      Organized the Center for African American Studies (CAAS) "6th Annual Opening Lecture" which featured Congressman Jim Clyburn (D-South Carolina), who is arguably the highest-ranking African American politician in the United States. This event was attended by two additional members of Congress (Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson and Rep. Marc Veasey), as well as State Representative Chris Turner, Michael Glaspie of the Arlington City Council, and many business and community leaders across the Metroplex.
    • Aug 2015 to  May 2017 Committee Chair
      Sociology and Anthropology Research Committee
      Responsible for evaluating Faculty Development Leaves (FDLs) and Research Enhancement Proposals (REPs).

    • Jan 2013 to  Dec 2016 Committee Member
      Undergraduate Core Curriculum Revisions Representative (Sociology Program)
    • May 2016 to  Aug 2016 Sub-Committee Member
      Campus Carry Training Sub-Commitee
      Responsible for helping to provide feedback in developing an online and public presentation for disseminating information about the policy to the campus community.
    • Aug 2014 to  Aug 2016 Committee Member
      Faculty Senate Representative for Department of Sociology and Anthropology
    • Jan 2015 to  May 2016 Committee Member
      College of Liberal Arts Committee
      Responsible for evaluating and recommending Faculty Development Leaves (FDLs) and Research Enhancement Proposals (REPs).

    • Jan 2015 to  May 2016 Committee Member
      University Nominating Committee
    • Aug 2009 to  May 2016 Faculty Advisor
      Sociology Student Association
    • Jan 2015 to  May 2015 Committee Member
      Search Committee to Hire a New Dean for College of Liberal Arts
    • Aug 2008 to  May 2015 Committee Member
      Professional Development Committee (African American Faculty and Staff Association)
    • Aug 2008 to  May 2015 Committee Member
      Sociology Awards Banquet Committee
    • Sept 2014 to  Mar 2015 Committee Member
      Search Committee to Hire an Assistant Professor of Sociology
    • Past to  Dec 2014 Committee Member
      Tenure and Promotion Committee for Inter-Disciplinary Studies Program
    • June 2014 to  July 2014 Committee Member
      Search Committee to Hire a New Administrative Assistant in the Center for African American Studies
    • Past to  May 2014 Committee Member
      Undergraduate Research Fellowship Committee (Honors College)
    • June 2013 to  July 2013 Committee Member
      Kathryn A. Head Scholarship Committee (McNair Scholars Program and Student Support Services)
    • Past to  May 2013 Guest Speaker
      Moderator, Center for African American Studies
    • Jan 2012 to  May 2012 Committee Member
      Search Committee to Hire Inaugural Director of the Center for African American Studies

Service to the Profession

    • Jan 2020 to  Present
      Editorial Review Board Member
      Review of Religious Research
    • Jan 2020 to  Present
      Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer
      Review of Religious Research
    • Jan 2019 to  Present
      Editorial Review Board Member
      Social Currents
      Social Currents is the official journal of the Southern Sociological Society.
    • Jan 2019 to  Present
      Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer
      Social Currents
    • 2015 to  Present
      Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer
      Sociology of Religion
    • 2009 to  Present
      Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer
      Du Bois Review: Social Science Research on Race
    • 2009 to  Present
      Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer
      Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion
    • Past to  May 2020
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      Religions
    • Past to  Mar 2020
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      Religions
    • Past to  Apr 2019
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      Sociology Compass
    • Past to  Oct 2017
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      Sociology of Race and Ethnicity
    • Past to  Mar 2016
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      American Sociological Review
    • Past to  Mar 2016
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      Social Science Quarterly
    • Past to  2015
      Committee Member
      Distinguished Book Award Committee (American Sociological Association's Section on the Sociology of Religion)
    • Past to  May 2014
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      Sociological Quarterly
    • Past to  Jan 2014
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      Sociological Perspectives
    • Past to  Sept 2012
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      Sociological Perspectives
    • Jan 2011 to  Dec 2011
      Editor, Journal Editor
      American Behavioral Scientist
      Served as a special guest co-editor of two volumes dedicated to research on middle class minorities.
    • Past to  Mar 2011
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      American Journal of Sociology
    • Past to  Feb 2011
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      Sociological Forum
    • Past to  Apr 2010
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      Sociological Perspectives
    • Past to  June 2009
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      American Sociological Review

Service to the Community

Service to the Community

    • Past to  Aug 2019
      Guest Speaker (Dallas, TX,
      BLEWS (Blacks and Jews--Dallas Chapter)
      Presentation on the "Six Major Consequences of American Slavery."
    • Past to  June 2019
      Master of Ceremony (Arlington, Texas,
      Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
      Master of Ceremony for the Black & Gold Ball sponsored by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Nu Pi Lambda Chapter. This important event is a scholarship fundraiser for graduates of the Alpha Ambassador Program that will be attending college. (Alpha Phi Alpha is the first African American fraternity. Nu Pi Lambda is Arlington's graduate chapter. It is comprised of adult professionals with established careers.)
    • Past to  Mar 2019
      Discussant (Arlington, TX,
      National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
      Moderated political forums sponsored by the Arlington chapter of the NAACP for candidates running for Mayor and City Council in the City of Arlington, Texas. The former panel included four candidates (including the incumbent), while the latter panel included 14 new candidates due to Arlington’s new legislation on term limits.
    • Past to  Feb 2019
      Discussant (Fort Worth, Texas,
      Tarrant County College (Trinity River Campus)
      Major presentation and moderated a discussion on the impact of President Barack Obama’s administration. Immediately afterward, students, faculty, and staff of Tarrant County College (Trinity River Campus) viewed the play "Obama-ology" at the historic Jubilee Theatre in Sundance Square.
    • Past to  Feb 2019
      Guest Speaker (Fort Worth, TX,
      United States Army Corps of Engineers
      Major presentation on the "Consequences of Black Migration in the Contemporary United States" for the Army Corps of Engineers 2019 African American Heritage Month Observation.
    • Past to  Jan 2019
      Guest Speaker (Arlington, Texas,
      Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
      Presentation to Alpha Ambassador’s Club, which is a group of 50 young African American males between the ages of 12-18 years of age. My presentation was titled: “Understanding Black Leadership: Revisiting the Longstanding Debate between Nationalism vs. Integration."
    • Past to  Oct 2018
      Discussant (Grapevine, Texas,
      Jack and Jill of America, Inc.
      Moderated a panel discussion on “Taking A Knee: The Conversation Continues” for the 2018 Area Work Day Conference sponsored by the South Central Region for Jack and Jill of America, Inc. Panelists included a Texas State Senator (Royce West), two former NFL players, the President of a local chapter of the NAACP, and the National President of Jack and Jill’s Father Auxiliary.
    • Past to  Apr 2018
      Consultant (Arlington, Texas,
      Texas State Representative Chris Turner
      Assisted Texas State Representative Chris Turner’s Office in drafting language to appear on a plaque that will honor Ms. Rosa Parks, one of the legends of the Civil Rights Movement. This plaque will be placed on a side-road in Southeast Tarrant County near highway 360, a portion of which will be named after her.
    • Past to  Feb 2018
      Discussant (Arlington, Texas,
      National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
      Moderated a political forum sponsored by the Arlington chapter of the NAACP for candidates running for the open seat in Texas’ 6th Congressional District. (This seat was previously held by US Representative Joe Barton for 33 years.) The panel included 10 candidates, five Democrats and five Republicans.
    • Past to  Feb 2017
      Guest Speaker (White Settlement, TX,
      Lockheed Martin Corporation
      Keynote address to the Lockheed Martin Corporation's Annual Black History Month Symposium. Presentation was titled: "Ada Lois Sipuel: A Hidden Figure in Black History."

    • Past to  Jan 2017
      Discussant (Austin, TX,
      Texas Tribune
      Invited to lead a series of roundtable discussions on "Texas' Growing Socioeconomic Divide" during the Texas Tribune's "Symposium on Race and Public Policy."
    • Past to  Aug 2016
      Focus Group Participant (Fort Worth, Texas,
      Fort Worth Independent School District
      Focus Group Participant invited to provide feedback on the Fort Worth Independent School District’s (FW ISD) "Racial Equity Policy." (Tarrant County Community College, Trinity River Campus)

    • Past to  Mar 2012
      Guest Speaker (Arlington, TX,
      National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
      Featured speaker at a rally and march aimed at calling attention to the death of Trayvon Martin. This event was organized by UTA's undergraduate chapter of the NAACP, and supported by the larger local Arlington chapter.
    • Past to  May 2009
      Guest Speaker (Arlington, TX,
      Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. (Arlington Chapter)
      Keynote address to the Alpha Ambassadors Club, a Rites of Passage and Scholarship Awards Program sponsored by the local city of Arlington chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. The Mayor of Arlington declared Friday, May 22nd as "Alpha Phi Alpha Day."