Awards and Honors

2017 – Co-Recipient Olympian Spirit Award, San Diego Mesa College

2017 – Co-Recognition Salute to Men Leaders in the 79th Assembly District, California State Legislature (awarded by Assemblymember Weber)

2017- Faculty in Residence Division J Emerging Scholars Program, American Educational Research Association

2016- Recipient Carlos J. Vallejo Memorial Award for Exemplary Scholarship, Multicultural-Multiethnic Education SIG, AERA

2016- Co-Recipient Strategic Partnership Award, Marcus Foster Education Fund

2016- Co-Recipient Educational Partnership Award, African American Male Education Network and Development (A2MEND)

2016- Co-Recipient Outstanding Research Award, ACPA Coalition for Men and Mascsulinities

2014- Co-Recipient SDSU Faculty Focus – Honored at SDSU Football Game (November 29, 2014)

2014- Co-Recipient Author of the Month, November 2014 – Routledge (Taylor and Francis Group)

2014- Summer Institute Guest Scholar – Old Dominion University

2013 Recipient – Barbara K. Townsend Emerging Scholar Award, Council for the Study of Community Colleges (CSCC)

2013 Recipient – Barbara K. Townsend Emerging Scholar Award, Council for the Study of Community Colleges (CSCC)

2012 Recipient – Newly Published Research Award – Men and Masculinities Knowledge Community, National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA)

2011 Fellow – Young Academic Fellows Program (YAFP) – The Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP) and the Lumina Foundation for Education

2011 Fellow – National Summer Data Policy Institute, sponsored by the Association for Institutional Research (AIR) with the National Science Foundation (NSF) and National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

2010 Recipient – Mildred Garcia Award for Exemplary Scholarship – Council on Ethnic Participation (CEP), Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE)

2010 Fellow – Research Methods for Critical Analysis of Qualitative Data Fellowship, sponsored by the Association for the Study of Higher Education, Institutes on Equity and Critical Policy Analysis. Co-sponsored the Center for Urban Education (CUE) at the University of Southern California and Teachers College, Columbia University

2010 Recipient – Outstanding Graduate Award, Arizona State University Alumni Association

2010 Master of Ceremony, Commencement Speaker & Student Marshall – Mary Lou Fulton Institute & Graduate School of Education Commencement Ceremony, Arizona State University

2009 Recipient – Dean’s Excellence Award for Graduate Research – Mary Lou Fulton Institute & Graduate School of Education, Arizona State University

2009 Fellow – National Summer Institute for Promoting Multicultural Excellence in the Academy, sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Faculty Recruitment and Retention at the University of Denver

2009 Fellow – Asa G. Hilliard III & Barbara A. Sizemore Fellow for Research on African-Americans and Education, sponsored by the Research Focus on Black Education- Special Interest Group, American Educational Research Association

2009 Fellow – Research Methods for Critical Policy Research and Analysis Fellowship, sponsored by the Association for the Study of Higher Education, Institutes on Equity and Critical Policy Analysis. Co-sponsored the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education and the Institute for Higher Education Policy

2008-2009 Fellowship – Robert H. Fenske Fellowship in Higher & Postsecondary Education, sponsored by the Division Educational Leadership & Policy Studies, Arizona State University- 2008-2009

2008 Participant – Graduate Student Policy Seminar, Association for the Study of Higher Education

2007 Fellowship – California State University, Sally Casanova Pre-doctoral Fellowship, Completed summer research fellowship at the Stanford Institute for Higher Education Research at Stanford University, sponsored by the California State University

2007 Recipient – “Top 30 under 30” Award – Sacramento Observer

2007 Co-Recipient (with Lisa William-White, Idara Essien, and Cline Moore) – Distinguished Fellows Presentation Award – International Society for the Exploration of Teaching in Learning

2006 Recipient – African American Male Leader Award -Black Women of Excellence, California State University Sacramento

2005 Recipient – Community Member of the Year Award – Parent Teacher’s Association, Greer Elementary School

2003 Academic Excellence Award – Cooper Woodson Scholar Award – Cooper Woodson Program, California State University Sacramento

2002 Recipient – Student Leader of the Year Award – Office of Student Activities, California State University Sacramento

2002 Selected Participant – Freedom Bound Center (FBC), Globalization & Social Policy Training

2000 Recipient – Resolution of Appreciation, McCloud Community Services District