I am an advocate for community and professional service. I join with others to host events, provide support to those who need help, and engage in community projects to support colleagues, students, and neighbors with specialized programming. I share my knowledge, expertise, and labor as needed.
Alpha Kappa Delta International Sociology Honors Society
In 2017, I co-organized a chapter of Alpha Kappa Delta International Sociology Honor Society at National University. I serve as a faculty mentor. “Alpha Kappa Delta seeks to acknowledge and promote excellence in the scholarship in the study of sociology, the research of social problems, and such other social and intellectual activities as will lead to improvement in the human condition.” AKD members are recognized by the teal colored honor cords they wear at graduation.
American Association of University Professors (National University Chapter)
I am a proud member of the American Association of University Professors, and the National University AAUP Chapter. Seeking to support students’ academic success outside of the classroom, two years ago we established a holiday food and gift program for students. Events outside of the classroom affect student success. When students are over-stressed, food and housing insecure, or worried about providing a modest holiday celebration for their families, these concerns take mental energy and time away from studies. The chapter sought to make life just a little easier for a few students over the winter holidays. This was a great team effort between the NU-AAUP faculty and staff to support National University students!
El Cerrito Community Council (San Diego, California)
I serve on the El Cerrito Community Council as the webmaster and chair of the Community Beautification Committee. Once a month this dedicated group of individuals meets on a Saturday morning to help keep the community beautiful.
H-NET: Humanities & Social Sciences Online
H-Net: Humanities and Social Sciences Online (H-Net) is an independent, non-profit scholarly association that offers an open academic space for scholars, teachers, advanced students and related professionals. H-Net’s digital platform, The Commons, provides a dynamic array of functions that allow academics to engage with each other, collaboratively produce knowledge, and disseminate information to its subscribers and the general public. Built around an online system of networks moderated by certified editors, H-Net is uniquely situated to encourage technological innovation in the humanities and social sciences while safeguarding academic best practices.
I am a Network editor for H-Africa and I have served on H-Net Council.
Events Planned in my role as the Director of the Center for Cultural and Ethnic Studies