I love the Lord above all things. I am very thankful for all the blessings He has given me. I like to be responsible and having things in order. I enjoy taking challenges in life and learning from my mistakes. I appreciate my friends a lot. I like to help people whenever they need me. Music, writing and reading are one of my many passions. I like to cheer people up and look at the bright side of things. I try to enjoy everyday and prepare myself for the future. Blessings to all!
For the past 20 years, I have been engaged as an educational researcher, evaluator and professor of educational policy. Areas of expertise include education reform, policy implementation and effectiveness, post-secondary attainment and socio-economic disadvantage. My publications address the social institutions and policies designed to promote educational advancement for students, especially the socially disadvantaged. Teaching and research associations over the past 20 years include the University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign, University of Minnesota and Stanford University. I hold a Ph. D. and M.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a B.A. from Lawrence University.