Service

Professional Memberships


  • American Society for Public Administration (ASPA)
  • ASPA Section on Public Administration Research
  • ASPA Section on International and Comparative Administration
  • ASPA Section on Science and Technology in Government (SSTIG)
  • South Carolina Academy of Sciences (SCAS)

Elected Positions


  • President-Elect, South Carolina Academy of Sciences, May 2022 to present
  • SSTIG Officer, ASPA (American Society for Public Administration) Section on Science and Technology in Government (SSTIG) Executive Committee, April 2022 to present
  • Vice President, South Carolina Academy of Sciences, September 2020 to present
  • Council Member, South Carolina Academy of Sciences, January 2018 to present

Boards, Committees, and Workgroups


2023 Governor’s Awards for Excellence in Science Selection Committee (October 2022-present), South Carolina Academy of Sciences

  • Serve as a voting Committee Member of the Governor’s Awards for Excellence in Science Selection Committee.
  • Review and vote on statewide nomination packages for the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Scientific Research (ESR), Young Scientist Award for Excellence in Scientific Research (YESR), Governor’s Award for Excellence in Scientific Awareness (ESA), and Award for Excellence in Scientific Research at a Predominately Undergraduate Institution (PUI).

2023 South Carolina Academy of Sciences (SCAS) Annual Meeting Planning Committee (August 2022-present), South Carolina Academy of Sciences

  • Serve as a planning committee member for the 2023 South Carolina Academy of Sciences (SCAS) Annual Meeting to be held on March 25, 2023 at the Medical University of South Carolina.
  • The Annual Meeting brings together the South Carolina Junior Academy of Sciences and the Senior Academy of Sciences.

ASPA (American Society for Public Administration) Section on Science and Technology in Government (SSTIG) Executive Committee (April 2022-present)

  • Serve as an elected Officer on the ASPA (American Society for Public Administration) Section on Science and Technology in Government (SSTIG) Executive Committee.

NSF EPSCoR Post-Doc Training Steering Committee (March 2020-January 2021; April 2022-present)

  • Serve as a steering committee member with NSF EPSCoR EOD (Education, Outreach, and Diversity) representatives of the New Mexico, Idaho, Maine, and Hawaii jurisdictions.
  • Participate in bi-weekly steering committee meetings and monthly planning meetings.
  • Contribute to literature review, white paper development, National Science Foundation (NSF) proposal development, data analysis (Data Science and Machine Learning) in RStudio IDE, and project evaluation.
  • Serve as Data Manager for the NSF funded Post-Doc Training Project. Serve as a Workshop Leader for the NSF funded Postdoc Workshop to be held in New Mexico December 11-14, 2022.
  • Developing education modules on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) and Programming for Postdoctoral Fellows.

South Carolina Academy of Sciences (SCAS) By-Laws and Handbook Ad-Hoc Committee (December 2019-present)

  • Serve as a Member of the SCAS By-Laws and Handbook Ad-Hoc Committee to review and make recommendations to the Academy’s by-laws, committees, and operations.
  • Contributed feedback to the survey development disseminated to the Academy’s membership.

South Carolina Academy of Sciences (SCAS) Council (January 2018-Present)

  • Serve as a Councilor for the South Carolina Academy of Sciences (SCAS) to participate and contribute toward SCAS and SCJAS (South Carolina Junior Academy of Sciences) governance and activities.
  • Participate in Council quarterly meetings and provide input on SCAS topics.
  • Serve as a Judge and recruit Judges for oral presentations (undergraduate and high school presentations) and SCJAS written research papers.
  • Recruit Councilors from South Carolina colleges and universities.

National Science Foundation (NSF) EPSCoR Education, Outreach, and Diversity (EOD) (January 2017-Present)

  • Serve as a voting member of the National Science Foundation (NSF) EPSCoR Education, Outreach, and Diversity (EOD) representing the South Carolina jurisdiction.

2022 Academic Leadership and Career Development Workshop (ALCDW) Planning Committee (February 2022-June 2022)

  • SC INBRE (South Carolina IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence) and SC EPSCoR (South Carolina Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research) co-hosted the 2022 Academic Leadership and Career Development Workshop for South Carolina Faculty and Students at the University of South Carolina on June 13-14, 2022.
  • Served as a planning committee member and the SC EPSCoR representative.
  • Recruited speakers and panel members.

2022 NSF EPSCoR EOD (Education, Outreach, and Diversity) Conference Planning Committee (December 2021-September 2022)

  • South Carolina EPSCoR hosted the 2022 National Science Foundation (NSF) EPSCoR EOD (Education, Outreach, and Diversity) Conference that was held September 11-14, 2022 at the Wild Dunes Resort in Isle of Palms, South Carolina.
  • Served as the lead conference planner and primary point for the 2022 NSF EPSCoR EOD Conference.
  • Conference tracks included STEM Education, Diversity, Science Communication, and Broad EOD.
  • The Conference focused on challenges, success stories, and best practices in STEM Education, Diversity, Science Communication, and Broad EOD.
  • The Conference Planning Committee included representatives from South Carolina, Delaware, Virgin Islands, New Hampshire, Nevada, and West Virginia EPSCoR jurisdictions.

2022 South Carolina Academy of Sciences (SCAS) Annual Meeting Planning Committee (November 2021-April 2022), South Carolina Academy of Sciences

  • Served as a planning committee member for the 2022 South Carolina Academy of Sciences (SCAS) Annual Meeting to be held on April 2, 2022 at the University of South Carolina Aiken.
  • The Annual Meeting brings together the South Carolina Junior Academy of Sciences and the Senior Academy of Sciences.

2022 Governor’s Awards for Excellence in Science Selection Committee (August 2021-February 2022), South Carolina Academy of Sciences

  • Served as a voting Committee Member of the Governor’s Awards for Excellence in Science Selection Committee.
  • Reviewed and voted on statewide nomination packages for the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Scientific Research (ESR), Young Scientist Award for Excellence in Scientific Research (YESR), Governor’s Award for Excellence in Scientific Awareness (ESA), and Award for Excellence in Scientific Research at a Predominately Undergraduate Institution (PUI).

2021 South Carolina Academy of Sciences (SCAS) Annual Meeting Planning Committee, (November 2020-April 2021)

  • Served as a planning committee member for the 2021 South Carolina Academy of Sciences (SCAS) Annual Meeting to be held April 17, 2021.
  • The Annual Meeting brings together the South Carolina Junior Academy of Sciences and the Senior Academy of Sciences.

2021 Governor’s Award for Excellence in Science Selection Committee, (September 2020-February 2021), South Carolina Academy of Sciences

  • Served as a voting Committee Member of the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Science Selection Committee.
  • Reviewed and voted on statewide nomination packages for the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Scientific Research (ESR), Young Scientist Award for Excellence in Scientific Research (YESR), Governor’s Award for Excellence in Scientific Awareness (ESA), and Award for Excellence in Scientific Research at a Predominately Undergraduate Institution (PUI).

2020 Governor’s Award for Excellence in Science Selection Committee, (January 2020-February 2020), South Carolina Academy of Sciences

  • Served as a representing voting Committee Member of the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Science Selection Committee.
  • Reviewed and voted on statewide nomination packages for the 2020 Governor’s Award for Excellence in Scientific Research (ESR), 2020 Young Scientist Award for Excellence in Scientific Research (YESR), 2020 Governor’s Award for Excellence in Scientific Awareness (ESA), and 2020 Award for Excellence in Scientific Research at a Predominately Undergraduate Institution (PUI).

MADE in SC Research Fellows Symposium Organizing Committee, (May 2018-September 2019), South Carolina EPSCoR

  • Served as a Member of the MADE in SC Research Fellows Symposium Organizing Committee for the Materials Assembly and Design Excellence in South Carolina Research Infrastructure Improvement (RII) Track-1 Program funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).
  • Planned and implemented the annual Fellows Symposium for Undergraduates Students, Master Students, and Ph.D./Doctoral Students supported by MADE in SC to present their research experiences and results.

Master of Research Administration (MRA) National Advisory Board, (October 1, 2013-September 30, 2019), University of Central Florida

  • Served as an Advisory Board Member on the University of Central Florida’s Master of Research Administration (MRA) National Advisory Board.
  • The core focus of the MRA Advisory Board is to provide curriculum and program advice about the direction the program should follow.
  • Core functions included curriculum review, program assessment, strategic planning, and student recruitment.

South Carolina HIV Planning Council (SC HPC), (August 2014 – July 2016), Columbia, South Carolina

  • Provided DHEC Staff support to the SC HIV Planning Council and the Care and Support Services Subcommittee.
  • The mission of the South Carolina HIV Planning Council is to develop a comprehensive, statewide HIV Prevention and Care Plan for a responsive, effective, and efficient continuum of services for persons living with HIV/AIDS and those at risk for HIV infection.

Ryan White Peer Review Committee, (August 2014 – July 2016), Columbia, South Carolina

  • Provided DHEC Staff support to the Ryan White Peer Review Committee. DHEC Division of STD/HIV is required to perform a periodic independent peer review process on funded subrecipients.
  • The Peer Review Committee provides ongoing assessment of the quality of Part B programs and services to help determine barriers to accessing care and gaps in service provision.

Ryan White Medical Case Management Workgroup, (August 2014 – July 2016), Columbia, South Carolina

  • Provided DHEC Staff support to the Ryan White Medical Case Management Workgroup.
  • The Ryan White Medical Case Management Workgroup provides ongoing assessment of Medical Case Management standards and services to HIV patients in South Carolina.

NCURA Financial Management Committee (FMC), (January 1, 2012-December 31, 2013), NCURA, Washington, DC

  • Served as an At-Large Member of the NCURA (National Council of University Research Administrators) Financial Management Committee to assist the Treasurer in the oversight of the Council’s fiscal matters.
  • Developed long-range financial plans
  • Reviewed the annual budget and made recommendations to the Board of Directors.
  • Assisted and worked with regional treasurers.
  • Reviewed financial statements.
  • Reviewed quarterly and annual investment performance.
  • Updated the investment policy.
  • Approved bank accounts.
  • Reviewed regional financial reports.
  • Meetings with investment counselors and auditor.

Academic, Organizational, and Community Service

  • American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) PA (Public Administration) Times Online Author– January 2021-present
  • Conference Session Chair – Smart Manufacturing, Quantum Computing, and AI Biomedical Research Session – 2022 SC EPSCoR State Conference – Columbia, South Carolina – April 22, 2022
  • Conference Session Chair Nanomaterials and Biomedical Ph.D. Students Research Session – 2022 SC EPSCoR State Conference – Columbia, South Carolina – April 22, 2022
  • Written Research Paper Judge – 2022 South Carolina Junior Academy of Sciences – February 2022-March 2022
  • Written Research Paper Judge – 2022 DoD (Department of Defense) South Carolina Junior Science and Humanities Symposium – December 2021-January 2022
  • Written Research Paper Judge – 2021 South Carolina Junior Academy of Sciences – February 2021-March2021
  • Head Session Judge – 49th Annual South Carolina DoD Junior Science and Humanities Symposium – February 12, 2021
  • Written Research Paper Judge – 2021 DoD (Department of Defense) South Carolina Junior Science and Humanities Symposium – January 2021
  • IT-ology Innovation Challenge Judge – 2018 IT-ology Innovation Challenge – Columbia, South Carolina – October 20, 2018
  • Conference Sessions ChairSTEM Student Professional Development Sessions – 2018 MADE In SC Research Fellows Symposium – Columbia, South Carolina – September 21, 2018
  • Poster Judge – SC INBRE (IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence) 2018 Science Symposium – Columbia, South Carolina – August 10, 2018
  • Poster Judge – Claflin University Biomedical and Biomaterials Research Symposium – Orangeburg, South Carolina – July 13, 2018
  • Project GROWL (Getting Ready for Your Opportunity to Work, Laugh, and Learn) Capstone Project Leader – Furman University Richard W. Riley Institute Diversity Leaders Initiative – South Carolina – February 2017 – June 2017
  • Richard W. Riley Institute Diversity Leaders Initiative Capstone Project – Project GROWL (Getting Ready for Your Opportunity to Work, Laugh, and Learn) Internship – Columbia, South Carolina – February 2017 – June 2017
  • Conference Session Chair – Successful Undergraduate Research Models – 2017 SC EPSCoR/IDeA State Conference – Columbia, South Carolina – April 2017
  • SCJAS (South Carolina Junior Academy of Sciences) Written Submission Judge – 2017 SCAS/SCJAS Annual Meeting – Psychology and Sociology Category Research Papers – Columbia, South Carolina – February 2017-March 2017
  • Science Fair Judge – St. Andrews Middle School – Columbia, South Carolina – February 15, 2017
  • STEM (Science Technology Engineering Mathematics) Panel Member – Benedict College – Columbia, South Carolina – October 21, 2016
  • MRA (Master of Research Administration) Graduate Student Mentor – University of Central Florida – Orlando, Florida – October 2013-September 2019

Grant Proposal Review Panel Experience

  • Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Part C Early Intervention Services Program: Existing Geographic Service Areas Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) (Federal Funding) – August 2021-September 2021
  • Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Part C Capacity Development Program – Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) (Federal Funding) – April 2019-May 2019
  • Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Part C HIV Early Intervention Services (EIS) Program: New Geographic Service Areas – Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) (Federal Funding) – January 2018
  • Ryan White Part B (Base and Supplemental) and ADAP (AIDS Drug Assistance Program) Program – SC Department of Health and Environmental Control (HRSA Funding) – 2014-2016
  • Minority AIDS Initiative (MAI) Program – SC Department of Health and Environmental Control (HRSA Funding) – 2014-2016
  • Emerging Communities Program (EC) – SC Department of Health and Environmental Control (HRSA Funding) – 2014-2016
  • Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) Program – SC Department of Health and Environmental Control (HUD Funding) – 2014-2016

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