Educational Background

What I’ve Learned

August 2020 - Current

University of North Carolina at Greensboro/North Carolina A&T University

PhD, Joint Social Work Program

  • Program: Joint PhD Program in Social Work 

  • Research Interest: religious based violence and trauma, spirituality, trauma informed community building, African Americans, identity politics

September 2016 - May 2017

Boston University School of Theology

  • School: School of Theology

  • Concentration: Constructive Theology and Ethics

  • Research Focus: Religious and Racial Violence and Trauma, Black Queer Identity Politics, Purity Culture, Sexual Ethics

August 2014 - May 2016

Duke Divinity School

  • Program: Dual Master of Divinity/Master of Social Work 

  • Research Topic: Religious/Spiritual Trauma, Black Church, Identity Formation

  • Final Research Project: "When These Walls Talk: Trauma, Lived Ecclesiology, & Vocational Identity in the Black Church"

August 2013 - May 2016

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Social Work

  • Program: Dual Master of Divinity/Master of Social Work Graduate

  • Concentration: Community, Management, and Public Policy

  • Research Interests: Religious and Spiritual Trauma, Black Identity Politics, Black Church

  • Final Research Project: Telling the Stories of a Bruised Body: A Needs Assessment for Addressing Spiritual Trauma in Black Church Spaces

January 2010 - May 2012

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Degree: Bachelors in Arts
Majors: Psychology and Women and Gender Studies