I am an Associate Professor at The Ohio State University. I earned my B.A. degree in Political Science in 2007 and an M.Ed. degree in Higher Education Administration in 2008, both from the University of Oklahoma. I then obtained my Ph.D. in sport management from Texas A&M University in 2011, after which I joined the faculty at Eastern Kentucky University as an assistant professor. I then transitioned to Louisiana State University for the start of the fall 2012 school year. I spent seven years at Louisiana State University, earning promotion and tenure in 2018. In the fall of 2019, I arrived at Ohio State. I also spent time at the University of California Davis Graduate School of Management as a visiting professor during their spring 2019 quarter.
Outside of academia, I recently founded 68th St., which uses a design thinking methodology to assist organizations reimagine how black and brown professionals experience the workplace. I've worked with leaders in various industries, advising them on how to promote the advancement and inclusion of their black and brown employees.
My ethnic background is Ghanaian. My family comes from the Asante ethnic group, one of the Akan peoples of Ghana. I reside in the Columbus, Ohio area with my wife and three children.