Courses Taught Recently at Saint Mary's
Advanced Teaching Techniques for Adult Learners, Environmental Analysis, Communication in Adult Settings, Systematic Instructional Design, Theories of Adult Learning, Qualitative Research Design and Methods, and Non-Western Cultural Thought: Implications for Leadership & Research, Getting Published, Memoir: Telling Our Story, Principles of Culturally Responsive Classrooms and Teaching, and Designing Culturally Responsive Teaching
Doctor of Philosophy in Geography, University of Minnesota
M.A. in Geography, University of Minnesota
B.Ed. in Elementary Education, Chicago State University
Teaching philosophy: We all have something to teach and learn from one another.
Over nine years of teaching experience in higher education and two years teaching experience in K-12. She supervises dissertations and conduct dissertation workshops. Research interests: Culturally Responsive Pedagogy, education consulting, traditional African education, youth development, and urban social geography. She is a published author, community advocate and founder of both the Dream Big Institute and The Pye Foundation of Education and Literacy.