I am a professor and researcher with more than 10 years of experience as a sport business educator. I earned my B.A. degree in Political Science and an M.Ed. degree in Higher Education Administration, both from the University of Oklahoma. I then obtained my Ph.D. in Sport Management from Texas A&M University, after which I joined the faculty at Eastern Kentucky University as an Assistant Professor in 2011. I transitioned to Louisiana State University in the fall of 2012, where I spent seven years. I earned promotion (to Associate Professor) and tenure in 2018. During the spring 2019 quarter, I was at the University of California Davis Graduate School of Management as a Visiting Scholar before starting my current position at The Ohio State University in August 2019.
Outside of academia, I founded 68th St. amid the corporate racial reckoning in the summer of 2020. An evolution of my academic work on race and organizations, 68th St. provides antiracism education to leaders in order to improve Black professionals’ experience in the workplace.
I reside in the Columbus, Ohio area with my wife and three children. A first-generation Ghanaian American, my family comes from the Asante ethnic group, one of the Akan peoples of Ghana.