I was born and raised in Bellmore, NY, and currently live in Pennsylvania with my wife and three children.
My passion is to help all people discover and deploy their God-given talents, and especially those from underserved and historically marginalized groups.
My research draws from my previous experiences as a school counselor and coach and focuses on: 1) Investigating the college and career readiness process of Black youth; 2) Analyzing the identity development process of Black male student-athletes; and 3) Examining the process of training school counselors to promote equity and access in K-12 schools.
My work has been funded by numerous agencies, including the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). To date, I have authored and co-authored 27 total scholarly publications (21 peer reviewed articles and 6 book chapters) in a wide range of outlets including, but not limited to, Professional School Counseling, Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, Journal for Specialists in Group Work, Urban Education, and Journal for African American Males in Education.
I currently serve on the editorial review board for the Professional School Counseling Journal and on the Senior Advisory Board for The Professional Counselor journal.
I am also a former president of the Virginia School Counselor Association and former member of the board of directors for the American School Counselor Association.