Educational Background

Ph.D., Political Science, Howard University, 1977
M.A., Political Science, Howard University, 1974
B.A., Political Science, Howard University, 1972
University of Michigan, Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research, Summer 1978 and 1979.
Postdoctoral Fellowship, Analysis Center, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, 1981-1982.

Academic Administration

July 1, 2012 - present. Dean of The Graduate School and Vice Provost for Graduate Education, Duke University.

Academic Employment

September 2000 - present. James B. Duke Distinguished Professor of Political Science (with tenure): Professor  of Public Policy, Department of Political Science, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina. Joint-appointments with the Sanford Institute of Public Policy. Program Director, Race, Ethnicity and Politics Program. Director, Ralph Bunche Summer Institute. Former Co-Director, Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity and Gender in the Social Sciences (REGSS). Teaching areas: Racial and Ethnic Minority Politics, Race and Politics, Comparative Race, Public Policy, Urban Politics.

Shannon Center for Advanced Studies, University of Virginia, 1997-98.

September 1991 - August 2000. Professor (with tenure) Woodrow Wilson Department of Government and Foreign Affairs, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia. Department Chair, 1994 -1997. Director, Ralph Bunche Summer Institute, 1996-2000. Director, Master of Arts in Public Administration and Public Policy Program, 1992-1994. Director, Mid-Career Executive Program, 1993-1994. Teaching Areas. Urban Politics, Public Policy, and Racial and Ethnic Minority Politics.


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