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I am an Associate Professor of Journalism and Professional Writing at The College of New Jersey, teaching courses in Writing for Interactive Multimedia, Press History, Race, Gender and the News, and a number of special topics.i am a constructivist pedagogue whose current work is focused on developing effective models for bringing computational thinking into journalism and professional writing classes. To that end, I engage in the scholarship of teaching, often in collaboration with colleagues in related fields

My current research collaboration, Trenton Makes Music: Cultural Memory, Identity and Economic Development, involves the creation of a digital archive, podcast and social platform documenting the contributions of Trenton music professionals to the music industry, and the role of music in Trenton's economic and cultural development. My partner in this endeavor is my colleague Dr. Teresa Marrin Nakra, chair of the TCNJ Department of Interactive Multimedia. We've been fortunate to collaborate with Trenton native and disco legend Sarah Dash (pictured above) This personal reflection has more background. You can see our latest work at This major funder for this project was the New Jersey Council for the Humanities.


  • Board Member, To Be Fair (publishers of Tarbell)
  • Association of Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Life member, Association for the Study of African American Life and History
  • Associate member, National Association of Black Journalists
  • Member, Online News Association