2018/2019

Service

Contribution of Service to Academic, Professional, and Civic Communities

University, College and Departmental Committees

University Wide

          • Program Prioritization Task Force Evaluator Team Member
          • Missions and Goals working group: Howard University Self-Study for Re-accreditation
          • University Wide General Education Committee
          • Howard West Entertainment ad-hoc Committee - Chair

Division of Fine Arts

        • COFA Bylaws and APT Guidelines working group Facilitator

College of Arts and Sciences

          • Merit Committee

Department of Theatre Arts

          • Area Coordinator - Playwriting Minor
          • Area Coordinator - Theatre Arts Minor
          • Appointments, Tenure & Promotion Committee - Secretary
          • Scholarship Committee
          • Alumni Relations Committee
            • Created the Alumni Legacy Project to advance student outcomes via professional workshops facilitated by departmental alumni
          • Curriculum Committee
          • Summer Intensive Planning Committee
          • Faculty Advisor for the Howard Players Student Organization

Professional Organization Memberships

Maintained membership in professional organizations and unions:

          • Screen Actors Guild (SAG) - I am a member of the Screen Actors Guild/American Federation of Television and Radio Artist (SAG/AFTRA) Union. SAG/ AFTRA represents any work or projects in television, film and radio.
          • The Dramatist Guild - I am a member of The Dramatists Guild of America, the membership association of playwrights, librettists, composers, and lyricists writing for the stage in the United States.
          • Association of Theatre for Higher Education (ATHE) - I am a member of The Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE), a comprehensive non-profit professional membership organization. Founded in 1986, ATHE serves the interests of its diverse individual and organizational members, including college and university theatre departments and administrators, educators, graduate students, and theatre practitioners.
          • Black Theatre Association (BTA) - former Secretary - I am a member of BTA, a sub group of ATHE.
          • Black Theatre Network (BTN) - I am a member of the Black Theatre Network who's ongoing drive is to COLLECT, PROCESS and DISTRIBUTE information that supports the professional and personal development of its members and therefore nurtures the growth of Black Theatre.
          • Literary Managers and Dramaturges of America (LMDA) - I am a member of Literary Managers and Dramaturges of America. LMDA was founded in 1985 as the volunteer membership organization for the professions of literary management and dramaturgy.
          • August Wilson Society founding charter member - I am a member of the August Wilson Society. The society is dedicated to commemorating August Wilson’s legacy by promoting the studying, teaching, researching, performing, and ultimately the safeguarding of the rich narrative of the African American past that Wilson has bequeathed to us in the form of 10 plays that chronicle the stories of African Americans from 1904 to 1997.
          • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. - National Commission on Arts and Letters - I am a member of this society of professional college educated women founded in 1913 at Howard University.

Board Memberships

          • Managing Editor - Continuum : The Journal of African Diaspora Theatre, Drama and Performance. A peer reviewed scholarly theatre journal, Continuum links the past, present and future of scholarly inquiry into the history, theory and criticism that serves theatre and performance.
          • Editorial board - Evoke: A Historical, Theoretical, and Cultural Analysis of Africana Dance and Theatre. an interdisciplinary peer-reviewed digital journal that fosters research, critical analysis, and vigorous discourse, on Africana dance, acting, and filmmaking