PhD, University of Southern California
MPA, University of Southern California
BS, University of Delaware
Role of nonprofit organizations in urban political processes
Intersections of public policy, community design, physical activity and health
Urban politics and policy
State and local government
Perry Township (Michigan) Planning Commission. (Chair 2005-present, Secretary 2005, appointed member, 2004-present)
Governing Board, Urban Affairs Association
Board of Editors, Journal of Public Affairs Education,1998-present
Problem-Based Learning. Member, Faculty Learning Community. Michigan State University. 2005-present. Facilitator, Leadership Group, Michigan State University. 2002-2004.
Teaching Recognition: Nominee, Alumni Outstanding Teaching Award, College of Social Science, Michigan State University, 2002. Recipient, Lilly Endowment Teaching Fellowship, Michigan State University, 1999-2001.