I am an Associate Professor of Management and Organizational Behavior and hold the Chase Minority Entrepreneurship Distinguished Professorship at Loyola University New Orleans. In 2010, I completed my Ph.D. in Management / Organizational Behavior at the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business. My research has been published in highly regarded academic journals, including the Journal of Management, The Leadership Quarterly, and Communication Research, to name a few. I have established an international teaching repertoire, having taught at universities in Thailand, Cyprus, and the United States. I am presently teaching graduate-level (MBA) and undergraduate courses at Loyola. All of my courses have experiential as well as research-intensive components, and often my undergraduate courses have a service-learning component. I have designed a number of new courses across academic levels. My service responsibilities at Loyola include membership on the university’s Human Subjects (IRB) Committee, Chairman of the MBA Curriculum & Assessment Committee, and my positions as an advisor to the University’s Provost and previously to the College of Business’s Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and the Director of the Loyola University Women’s Resource Center. For six years, I have served as the Faculty Advisor to the business fraternity Delta Sigma Pi. Further, I have begun to take on leadership roles within the academy, including co-directing the Pre-Doctoral Student Consortium for the Southern Management Association. As part of my service to the outside community, I am working on a few different pro-bono consulting projects that I have been conducting for different Athens, Georgia and New Orleans-area governmental and not-for-profit organizations.
As for my personal interests, they are pretty much as varied as my taste in music. One major activity that has had and continues to have a profound impact on my life is my extensive travel experiences. Over the years, I have had the opportunity to study, live, work, and play in a number of countries around the globe, the most comprehensive of which was the three years I spent in Thailand, two of which included a full-time academic position at Assumption University. In addition, I have traveled considerably throughout a number of Southeast Asian, East Asian, South Asian, European, Middle Eastern, Australian, and North American cities. Since originally graduating with my bachelor’s degree in 2000, work and my graduate studies have led me to call a number of different cities my home, and I have enjoyed each of these locations in their own right. Generally, my favorite adventures are those that come about serendipitously. Other than travel, some of my favorite activities include reading, hiking, bicycling, pottery, gardening, and cooking.
Some of my ideologies may be summed up through this brief collection of some of my favorite quotes.
I’ve selected some of my favorite photos from over the years, and included them on my “Select Photos” page.