I became intrigued by social policy challenges as an undergraduate political science major. I now research the connections between organizations and race and ethnicity. This includes two foci. The first attempts to better understand how the social structure of race and institution of racism influences organizations. In turn, I am also interested in how organizations address race-related concerns both within and outside of organizational boundaries.

For instance, my upcoming book (under contract with Cornell University/ILR Press) examines and explains how organizations can positively influence areas of social life impacted by race and racism. I highlight the work of the National Basketball Association (NBA) and its member organizations.

To date, I have authored or co-authored 29 peer-reviewed journal articles. These papers are published (or accepted) in the following journals: Journal of Management Inquiry, Sport Management Review, Journal of Sport Management, African Journal of Business and Economic Research, International Review for the Sociology of SportInternational Journal of Sport Management, Journal of Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics, and International Journal of Sport Management and Marketing, among others. In

I am currently working on papers addressing the following topics:

  1. Racial diversity in the sport industry
  2. Institutional entrepreneurship