My research draws from my previous experience as a high school counselor and focuses on three areas: 1) Investigating the college and career readiness needs process of Black youth; 2) Analyzing the identity development process of Black male student-athletes and the role of school counselors in facilitating their multidimensional sense of self; 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).

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 the former president of the Virginia School Counselor Association and former member of the Board of Directors for the American School Counselor Association.