I am an Associate Professor at The Ohio State University (OSU). Before coming to OSU, I was at Louisiana State University (LSU) from 2012-2019. Previous to my time at LSU, I taught for one academic school year at Eastern Kentucky University (EKU).
Professionally, I have worked with professional sport organizations on topics concerning race and managing social change. I have also worked in a number of roles within intercollegiate athletic departments. In these roles, I mainly worked with student-athletes in academic support and career development.
I earned my B.A. degree in Political Science (2007) and an M.Ed. degree in Higher Education Administration (2008) from the University of Oklahoma. I obtained my Ph.D. in Sport Management from Texas A&M University (2011).
My ethnic background is Ghanaian. My family comes from the Ashanti ethnic group, one of the Akan peoples of Ghana; so, I have a passion for Africa! This has afforded me opportunities such as being utilized as a resource person for study abroad groups traveling to Ghana. These lectures typically pertain to culture, development, and future outlook of Ghana.
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Married with three beautiful children!