Education

Professional Preparation


Valdosta State University, Valdosta, Georgia, Doctor of Public Administration, Public Administration Major/Public Sector Management Concentration, 2018-Present

University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida, Master of Research Administration, Research Administration Major

Benedict College, Columbia, South Carolina, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Finance Major


Dissertation Committee


  • Dissertation Committee Chair – Dr. Carol Glen, Professor, Department of Political Science, Valdosta State University
  • Dissertation Committee Member – Dr. Daniel Baracskay, Professor, Department of Political Science, Valdosta State University
  • Dissertation Committee Member – Dr. Naim Kapucu, Pegasus Professor, School of Public Administration, University of Central Florida

Valdosta State University – Doctoral Coursework


  • Administration and Government
  • Logic of Inquiry in Public Administration (Research Methods Course)
  • Research Methods in Public Administration (Research Methods Course)
  • Financial Management for Public and Non-Governmental Organizations
  • Democracy and Public Administration
  • Public Administration and Community Based Organizations
  • Program Evaluation (Research Methods Course)
  • Culture of Formal Work Organization
  • Managing Human Resources in Public and Non-Governmental Organizations
  • Information and Data Management
  • Innovation and Creative Problem Solving in the Public Sector
  • Politics of Managing Urban Areas
  • Planning and Implementing Electronic Government
  • Comparative Public Policy
  • Street Level Bureaucracy
  • Capstone Seminar

University of Central Florida – Master Coursework


  • Introduction to Research Administration
  • Grant and Contract Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Contracting for Sponsored Programs
  • Audits for Research Administration
  • Research Integrity for Research Administrators
  • Legal and Regulatory Framework
  • Financial Management in Research Administration
  • Leadership and Organization Models in Research Administration
  • Strategic Planning and Management
  • Public Program Evaluation Techniques
  • Intellectual Property, Transfer, and Commercialization

Honors and Awards


  • Riley Institute Diversity Fellow, Furman University, June 2017
  • Inaugural Outstanding Research Administration Alumna of the Year, University of Central Florida, May 2014
  • Financial Management Committee Service Recognition, NCURA (National Council of University Research Administrators), December 2013
  • Certificate in Research Administration, University of South Carolina, February 2011
  • Richland 101 Award, Richland County Government, 2004
  • Dean’s List Academic Year 2000-2001
  • Honors Merit Award February 2000
  • Delta Mu Delta Honor Society, Beta Gamma Chapter, Benedict College, 2000
  • Dean’s List Academic Year 1998-1999
  • Deans’ List Academic Year 1997-1998
  • Academic Excellence Award February 1997
  • Honors Student Association February 1997
  • Dean’s List Academic Year 1996-1997
  • Environmental Health Science Association, Benedict College, 1997

CITI Training


  • CITI Institutional Review Board (IRB) Basic – November 2019 – present
  • CITI Responsible Conduct of Research in Social and Behavioral Science – April 2012 – present
  • CITI Human Subjects Research in Social and Behavioral Science – January 2012 – present

Professional Development


Elsevier Researcher Academy


Funding

  • How to Secure Funding – Early Career Researcher (ECR) Edition
  • Funding Hacks for Researchers
  • Successful Research Grant Applications – Getting It Right
  • Discover How Metrics Can Boost Funding and Networking Opportunities

Research Data Management

  • How to Conduct Evidence-Based Research
  • How to Manage and Publish Your Research Data
  • How Researchers Store, Share, and Use Data
  • Creating a Good Research Data Management Plan
  • How Researchers Benefit From Citing Data

Fundamentals of Publishing

  • 10 Reasons to Get and Use an ORCID ID
  • The Journal Publishing Cycle
  • Making Sense of Science Stories
  • The Origins of Scientific Publishing
  • Gender Bias in Academic Publishing

Finding the Right Journal

  • A Guide to Journal Citation Metrics
  • How to Identify the Right Journal to Publish In

Open Science

  • How to Leverage Open Hardware to Improve Your Research
  • Publishing Open Access

Ethics

  • Plagiarism – Decision Making and Dealing with Grey-Zones Across Academic Fields

Fundamentals of Peer Review

  • Diversity of Peer Review

HRSA Division of Independent Review (DIR)


  • HRSA DIR Reviewer Training (June 2017) 
  • HRSA DIR Reviewer Training (March 2018)
  • HRSA DIR Reviewer Training (June 2018)
  • HRSA DIR Reviewer Training (September 2018)
  • HRSA DIR Reviewer Training (January 2019)
  • HRSA DIR Reviewer Training (June 2019)
  • HRSA DIR Reviewer Training (February 2020)   
  • HRSA DIR Reviewer Training (October 2020)   

LinkedIn Learning


  • SPSS for Academic Research
  • SPSS Statistics Essential Training
  • Designing Big Data Healthcare Studies Part I
  • Designing Big Data Healthcare Studies Part II
  • R Statistics Essential Training
  • Statistics Foundations: 2
  • Learning Data Science: Understanding the Basics          
  • Data Science of Healthcare, Medicine, and Public Health
  • Statistics Foundations: 3
  • R Programming in Data Science: Setup and Start
  • Learning R
  • Data Science of Government and Political Science
  • Big Data Foundations: Techniques and Concepts
  • Data Science Foundations: Fundamentals
  • Data Science Foundations: Data Mining
  • Data Visualization in R with ggplot2
  • Data Wrangling in R
  • Learning the R Tidyverse
  • Cleaning Bad Data in R
  • Artificial Intelligence Foundations: Thinking Machines
  • Artificial Intelligence Foundations: Machine Learning
  • Artificial Intelligence Foundations: Neural Networks
  • Big Data in the Age of AI
  • Machine Learning and AI Foundations: Decision Trees
  • Machine Learning and AI: Advanced Decision Trees
  • Processing Text With R Essential Training
  • Machine Learning and AI Foundations: Classification Modeling

SC Department of Health and Environmental Control


  • Introduction to Supervision
  • Personnel Practices (18 Contact Hours)
  • The Practical Coach
  • Coaching: Interacting with Employees and Peers

University of South Carolina


  • National Institutes of Health (NIH) Overview      
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH) Peer Review   
  • National Science Foundation (NSF) Overview
  • Human Subjects and Animal Care
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