Service

Professional Memberships


  • American Society of Public Administration (ASPA)
  • ASPA Section on Public Administration Research
  • ASPA Section on International and Comparative Administration
  • ASPA Lowcountry Chapter
  • South Carolina Academy of Science (SCAS)

Elected Positions


  • Vice President, South Carolina Academy of Science, September 2020 to present
  • Council Member, South Carolina Academy of Science, January 2018 to present

Boards, Committees, and Workgroups


South Carolina Academy of Science (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.

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

  • Serve 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).
  • Plan and implement 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.

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

  • Serve as a Councilor for the South Carolina Academy of Science (SCAS) to participate and contribute toward SCAS and SCJAS (South Carolina Junior Academy of Science) 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.

MADE in SC Research Fellows Symposium Organizing Committee (May 2018-Present)

  • Serve 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).
  • Plan and implement the annual Fellows Symposium for Undergraduate Students, Master Students, and Ph.D./Doctoral Students supported by MADE in SC to present their research experiences and results.

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.

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

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

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

  • 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).

Post-Doc Steering Committee, (March 2020-January 2021)

  • Served as a steering committee member with NSF EPSCoR EOD (Education, Outreach, and Diversity) representatives of the New Mexico, Idaho, Alaska, and Hawaii jurisdictions for proposal development.
  • Participate in bi-weekly steering committee meetings.
  • Contributed to literature review, white paper development, data analysis (Data Science and Machine Learning) in R, and project evaluation.

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

  • 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).

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 include 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) Time Online Columnist– January 2021-present
  • DOD (Department of Defense) SC (South Carolina) Written Research Paper Judge – 2021 DOD SC 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
  • Grant Reviewer – Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) – January 2018 – Present
  • 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 Science) 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 Reviewer Panel Experience


  • Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Part C Capacity Development Program – Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) (Federal Funding) – 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) – 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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