“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.”
- Maya Angelou
“It is certain, in any case, that ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have.” - James Baldwin
“Let go of who you think you’re supposed to be; embrace who you are.” - Brene Brown
If you could study any random thing other than HDFS, what would it be?
I would study sustainability architecture so that I can learn how to design gorgeous homes that minimize negative environmental impact and eliminate toxicity on its residents.
Ph.D. University of Wisconsin - Madison, Human Development and Family Studies, 2013
M.S. University of Wisconsin-Madison, Human Development and Family Studies, 2010
M.A. University of Louisville, Pan-African Studies, 2008
B.A. University of Alabama-Birmingham, English, 2005
• Youth program development and evaluation
• Bullying Prevention
• E-cigarette and Vape Use during Adolescence
• Anti-Bias Education
• Positive youth development for African American youth
HDFS 4680 Families in Cross-Cultural Perspective
HDFS 4950 Program Design for Schools, Families, and Communities
HDFS 4950 Issues for Adolescent Girls
HDFS 3930 Young Women’s Leadership Program Service Learning
2018 Faculty Excellence Award. Human Development and Family Studies. Auburn University.
2018 Family Life and Human Development Extension Specialist Early Career Achievement Award.
USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.
2018 School Wellness Award for the implementation of The Be SAFE Bullying Prevention Program
2017 Anti-Bullying Hero Award, Auburn University Truman Pierce Institute, National Anti-Bullying Summit
2017 ΕΣΠ Distinguished Team Award; Implementation of The Be SAFE Bullying Prevention Program,
ΑΠ Chapter, ACES
Evaluation study of teen pregnancy prevention and sex education programs in Alabama. Contract with the Alabama Department of Public Health.
Preventing Youth Usage of Vapes: Implementation, Evaluation, and Creative Production Project Human Sciences /Nursing/ Extension.
, & Norton, J.* (2017). Extension's efforts to help kids Be SAFE: An evaluation of a statewide bullying prevention program. Journal of Extension. [Online] 55 (3). Article 3RIB6, Available at https://www.joe.org/joe/2017june/rb6.php
Sollie, D.L., & Silva, K.* (2016). Youth participation in curriculum evaluation:
Using youth participatory evaluation in extension program development. Journal of Extension [On-line] 54(4). Article 15033FEA. Available at http://www.joe.org/joe/2016august/a4.php
Christens, *B. Winn, L.T. & Duke, A.M.
(2016). Empowerment and critical consciousness: A
conceptual cross-fertilization. Adolescent Research Review, 1(1), 15-27.