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Miami University, Oxford, Ohio 2005-2016
Awarded Doctorate Department of Educational Leadership 2016
Miami University Certificate in College Teaching May 2011
Instructor - Educational Leadership Department Socio-Cultural Foundations of Education, 2010-2012 Co-Director-Urban Teaching Cohort Community Mentor program worked with pre-service teachers, school staff, and community volunteers in Over The Rhine, Hamilton & Middletown areas. Faculty Learning Community on Inclusion 2005-2007, presented Miami inclusion model at annual N.C.O.R.E. conference, San Francisco, CA, 2007.
Masters of Science Degree 2009 - Family Studies and Social Work
Masters Thesis: The Reentry Experiences of Formerly Incarcerated Females
Instructor- Family Studies and Social Work Department Child Development in Diverse Families 2005-2007), Socio-Cultural Foundations of Education 2010 to present

Outstanding Family Studies & Social Work Graduate Student Scholarship, 2007 Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society Inducted 2007, Chapter President-2010-2011 Golden Key International Honor Society inducted 2009 Certificate in College Teaching Cohort-2010 2012 Marjorie Post Farrington Graduate School Scholarship Recipient 2012 Janet Clemons S.E.L.F. Award Nominee 2011 Cornerstone Community Service Award, Dayton, OH 2011 YWCA Outstanding Women of Achievement Award Presenter-National Prisoners' Family Conference, 2010 2009 Who’s Who National Association of Business and Professional Women

Cornell Law School, Ithaca, New York
Juris Doctorate 1983
Areas of Study: Criminal Law, Constitutional Law, Corporate Law, Municipal Finance
Instructor - Statler School of Hotel Administration: Innkeepers Law and Business Law 1981-1983

Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey
Bachelor of Arts Degree History 1978
Thesis Topic: Reverse Discrimination in Higher Education: Making a Case to Uphold the Use of Race in Admissions Decisions
Areas of Concentration: Politics, Sociology, Education
Minor: African American Studies
University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya 1977

College of Lake County, Grayslake, Illinois 1991
Certificate in Substance Abuse Studies

Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) 2007 to present National Council on Family Relations Board Member-Butler County Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services appointed by the Governor of the State of Ohio, 2005 to present, reappointed in 2009
Board Member-Ohio Council Family Relations, 2005-2007
Facilitator 12 Step Recovery Group, Mt Zion Baptist Church, 2003 to present
Facilitator- Employment Support Group
Facilitator and Instructor-Addictive Behaviors Group - local Homeless Shelter & Treatment Facility for Women
Co-Chair, Middletown City School District Communications Committee
Committee Member, Princeton University Alumni Schools Committee
The Dream Center-Feed the Hungry Project Board of Directors 2009-2011
Leadership Committee Coalition for a Healthy Middletown 2011-present


Co-author with Assistant Professor Michael Evans, Educational Leadership Department of Miami University, eJournal of Education Policy (Fall 2012), Organizing to End the School-to-Prison Pipeline: A Document Analysis of Grassroots Organizing Campaigns and Policy Solutions.

Reentry Experiences of Formerly Incarcerated Females: Personal Perspectives from Females Returning Home (2015). Lambert Academic Publishing ISBN: 978-3-659-33407


Founder and CEO 1998 to present
3 R Development, Inc.; Reaching Reclaiming and Restoring Citizens through Individual and Corporate Development; Middletown, Ohio
Consulting Firm for Small Businesses and Not for Profit Corporations
3 R Development’s Mission Statement is Helping People To Help Themselves.

Outreach program for Families of Incarcerated Persons, Ex-Offenders, Displaced Persons, and Youth; Developed pilot program for Children with Incarcerated Parents, a Physical Fitness Program for Overweight Children, assisted in management of Camp Determination, a Summer Camp for Children of Incarcerated Parents-first camp of its kind in Ohio; developed Legacy Academic & Cultural Enrichment Program which began in 2006 and is funded by grants and donations. Legacy provides educational and cultural opportunities for throughout the year, but focuses the majority of its activities on summer outings. Legacy began in response to the budget cuts in both the City of Middletown and the Middletown City Schools District. 3 R Development also provides assistance to a variety of faith-based concerns, community development, start-ups, small businesses and entrepreneurs. 3 R Development has also been an integral partner with Providence VIII, Inc. a youth residential group home, acting as an adviser to the Board of Directors, interfacing with the State Licensing Specialist an all areas of compliance, including staff training. Participant in the Southwest Ohio Region Workforce Investment Board’s National Workforce Development Certification Training sponsored by the Greater Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce; one of 45 individuals selected and the only person selected by Butler County, Ohio.

Adjunct Faculty- Family Science and Social Work Department 2016-present Miami University, Oxford, Ohio specializing in Family Poverty, Child Development in Diverse Families, Family Stressors, Social Research and Critical Thinking.

Research and Evaluation Coordinator 2006-2008 PowerNet of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio

PowerNet of Dayton is a community development non-profit corporation that specializes in reentry and reintegration of formerly incarcerated persons as a conduit for community revitalization and restoration and economic self-sufficiency. While at PowerNet, I developed and implemented a client tracking system, client risk and needs assessment tools; reported to Board of Directors and represented agency on committees throughout the state, was Co-chairperson Third Annual Conference on Reentry, developed “Reentry on Trial” a Mock Trial Dramatization of controversial issues related to reentry; actual judges and lawyers litigated the issues.

Program Coordinator-Job Readiness Program 2006-2008 Family Service of Middletown, Middletown, Ohio Family Service of Middletown is a social service agency providing direct assistance and emergency assistance and referrals to the community. My responsibilities included developing and establishing the resources necessary to launch the Job Readiness Program as well as cognitive programming, soft and hard skills assessments and making referrals to other agencies, establishing and maintaining relationships for the program’s long term sustainability, marketing and case management for this economic self-sufficiency pilot program funded by United Way of Greater Cincinnati.

Account Executive 2003-2005
Dakota and Associates. Cincinnati, Ohio
Marketing concern representing clients throughout the United States working with a variety or types of media and businesses. My responsibilities included telephone solicitation and account management for business clients, regional product development, ad layout, and selling advertising space throughout the United States.


Self-motivated, detail oriented, over 10 years sales and telemarketing experience including cold calling and appointment setting, excellent written and oral communication skills, credit and financial analysis experience, teaching experience, small business consultant, construction financing and proposal writing experience, lecturer, chemical dependency professional, residential facility security and case management, assessment and crisis intervention staff, legal consultant, domestic violence victim advocate, group therapy facilitator, literacy tutor, procurement, grant writing, community relations liaison, educator.


Licensed Minister, October 2009 New Era Baptist Church, Middletown, OH Ordained State of Ohio, November 2016.

Lecturer, Group Facilitator, Counselor
Prospect House-ADAPT for Women, Cincinnati, Ohio
Taught Chemical Dependency Education classes, developed curriculum for classes, assessed client needs, developed treatment plans and represented the Agency as court liaison in client proceedings.

Residential Advocate and Second Shift Supervisor,
Residential facility for Victims of Domestic Violence, Hamilton, Ohio

Interfaced with clients and their children, managed 24 hour crisis line and made referrals to other agencies. Also was responsible for fire safety, trainings and inspections.

Attorney, Private Practice
Dayton and Middletown, Ohio

General practice, including criminal litigation, family law and contracts.
Subcontractor for the State of Ohio Department of Health

Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, Montgomery County Ohio
Division assigned to included Child Support Enforcement and Juvenile Courts
Worked with both judges and referees, also handles out of town non-compliance cases.

Investment Banker, Municipal Finance
Ehrlich, Bober and Associates, New York, New York

Responsibilities included financial analysis of client data, assisting clients and senior members of the management with client projections of futures costs, and earnings and new business solicitation.

Corporate Lending Officer, Supervisor of Credit Analysis Department

Manufacturers Hanover Trust Company, New York, New York
Managed personal and business relationships for corporate clients, solicited new relationships, and marketed banking services to new and existing customers both over the telephone and by face-to-face solicitation; responsibilities also included writing credit assessment of existing and potential clients, responding to outside inquiries about existing clients and creating pres files for existing clients.