Director, Research Program on Transcultural and Intercultural Philanthropic and Non-profit Studies; Adjunct Professor of: African Studies, American Studies, International Studies, Lilly Family School for Philanthropy, and Sociology; 2007-08 PUC-Rio Distinguished Fulbright Chair, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Member: IU Bloomington Social Science Research Commons (SSRC) Board of Directors, 2014-
Alma Mater:Masters of Sacred Theology, Boston University M.A.,PhD, Northwestern University
BA magna cum laude, summa cum laude in Sociology,admitted as Educational Opportunity Student,California State University Fresno
2014-15, on leave: Interim Distinguished Professor and Founding Director, Mogae International Development and Governance Research Institute, Botswana International University for Science and Technology
Courses on African-descent religious experiences in the United States and elsewhere; comparative sociological historical studies of race and politics in societies and global spheres; restorative justice in divided institutions, communities, and societies; classical social theories; the sociology of knowledge; justice social science epistemologies, theories, and methods; diversity and inclusion in government, education, business, and nonprofit sectors in cross-national perspectives.
Restorative justice solutions to race as forms of dehumanization in Botswana, Brazil, India, Rwanda, South Africa, and the U.S.; the autobiographical groundings of national and transnational networks of transformers of racially segmented communities and
societies; comparative histories of academic and non-academic sociological, anthropological, and psychological thought and practices in colonial-based European descent multiracialized nation-states; the cultural contextualization, ethics, politics, and uses of sciences and their epistemologies, theories, and methods in culturally plural societies; culturally pluralistic civic identities and civic practices; open people in exclusive organizations, communities, and societies; and global best practices in access programs to assist the mobility of the nonaffluent into higher education, government, and non-profit sectors.
PUBLISHED AND FORTHCOMING WORKS:
2010 - "DuBois on Citizenship: Revising the ‘Du Bois as Sociologist’ Canon," The Journal of Classical Sociology
2011 - Historical Foundations of Reflective Black Sociology, Left Coast Press
2011 - Reflective Black Sociology: Epistemologies, Theories, and Methods, Left Coast Press
2011 - Rethinking Race and Ethnicity in Research Methods, Editor, Left Coast Press.
Books in Progress
The Radicalization of William E. B. Du Bois
The Global Restorative Justice Movement
Comparative African Descendent Liberation Struggles: Botswana, Brasil, South Africa, and the United States
African and African Diasporic Social Scientific Thought
Rwanda: Ethnographic African American Reflections