Temple University, College of Liberal Arts, DAAAS
General Departmental Service Information: (2016-2011)
Chair, Undergraduate Program January 2015 – present
Chair, DAAS Personnel Committee, 2013 – present
Chair, DAAS, Scholarships and Awards Committee 2013 – present
Chair, Advisory Committee for the Selection of the DAAS Chair, Spring 2012; Spring 2013.
Initiator, Undergraduate Advising and Recruitment Initiative for DAAS, Spring 2013.
Member, Search Committee for New Faculty Hires, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012-2013
Chair, Faculty Senate Committee on the Status of Women 2011-2012; 2014 – present.
Representing the Department:
Member, Faculty Senate Educational Policies and Programs Committee. EPPC 2011-2014.
Representative Senator to Faculty Senate, CLA, 2011-2013.
Member, The Faculty Senate Committee on the Status of Women 2008-2012.
Founder, The Annual Underground Railroad and Black History Conference, (since 2004.)
Co-organizer, the Annual Underground Railroad Conference. An interdisciplinary and academic conference focusing on Black History, Abolition, Civil War, Freedom and Emancipation, 2004 – present.
Co-Founder CWEST, (Civil War and Emancipation Studies Consortium -a Study Group for Civil War and Emancipation in Black History, College of Liberal Arts.
Founder – Annual International Women’s Conference (2003-2010). An interdisciplinary conference focusing on women’s lives and challenges around the world, co-sponsored by Temple University’s CLA and the Asian Studies, African American Studies, Vietnamese Studies and History Department at Temple University
Director, Temple in Turkey: Study Abroad Summer Program 2005; 2006.
Member, University International Programs Committee, 2007-2011.
Service to the College of Liberal Arts and the University:
Founding Member, MENA (Middle East and North Africa Consortium)
- Curriculum Development – TLC’s “Community Based Learning Circle” created a CLA course; with Drs. Pamela Barnett and Eli C. Goldblatt, 2010-2011.
- Representative Senator to Faculty Senate, April 2011- present.
- Chair, Faculty Senate Status of Women Committee September 2011-April 2012.
- EPPC Committee Member, Educational Programs and Policies Committee, 2011- present
- Organizer, February 6, 2013 “Tenth Annual Underground Railroad and Black History Conference”, Kiwa Auditorium, Main Campus. Theme: “Black Soldiers during the Civil War Era.”
- Organizer, February 8, 2012 “Ninth Annual Underground Railroad and Black History Conference”, Kiwa Auditorium, Main Campus. Theme: “Frederick Douglass and Black Freedom Movement.”
- Co-Organizer: April 6, 2011, “Eight Annual Underground Railroad and Black History Conference”, Kiwa Auditorium, Main Campus. Theme: “The Gathering Clouds: The Election of Lincoln and the Secession Crisis, 1861”
- Conference Planning: October 2010, “The Faculty Senate Committee on the Status of Women, Inaugural University-wide Interdisciplinary Conference.”
- Co-Organizer: February 3, 2010, “Seventh Annual Underground Railroad and Black History Conference”, Walk Auditorium.
- Conference Co-Organizer: October 21, 2009, “The Faculty Senate Committee on the Status of Women, Inaugural University-wide Interdisciplinary Conference” Theme: “The Balancing Act: Combining Responsibilities for Work and Family.”
- Conference Co-Organizer: November 17, 2009, “Fourth Annual Global Temple Conference” Howard Gittis Student Center. Theme: Faith, Activism and Reform in African American Women’s Discourse”
Non-Temple Community Service on Historic Preservation, Volunteer-based.
Lecturer, Historic Thomas Massey House, and Marple Historical Society, 2012, 2013.
- Academic Member, Mercer Museum, Doylestown, in cooperation with Pennsylvania Humanities Council “Museum Theater Performance Development – Civil War and the Underground Railroad.” 2011-2012.
- Community Partner, CBL Community Based Learning Course Grand Army of the Republic G.A.R. Civil War Museum, Philadelphia, Pa. Title: “In Our City of Brotherly Love: Philadelphia’s Contribution to History of Freedom”.
- Scholar and Lecturer, Marple Township Historic Massey House, Broomall. PA.
- Academic Member, Reeves Estate, Phoenixville, PA., Preservation Association,
- Community Committee, Chair, St. Alice’s Parish, Sellers Hall, Upper Darby, Pa. Historic House Preservation and Rejuvenation Project.
- Committee Member, Darby Township Historic Bundee House Protection & Preservation Fund Drive,
- Committee Member, Rotary Club of Haverford Township, Academic Scholarships and Grants.
Selected Volunteer-Based Community Educational Service:
- Academic Instructor, Marple Township Historic Massey House Preservation.
- Guest Speaker, Keystone Mercy, “Inter-Faith Celebration Day Lecturer”, November 11, 2005.
- Guest Speaker, University of Delaware, Lecture, “Understanding Turkish Women’s Rights” Spring 2005.
- Instructor, Haverford Township Adult School, “Underground Railroad in Pennsylvania” 2004.
- Volunteer, Domestic Abuse Victims Project, Marple Township.
Service to the Profession:
Member, MENA (Middle East and North African Compendium) at Temple University.
Member, Educational Policies and Programs Committee at Temple University.
CLA Representative Senator , Temple University Faculty Senate
Chair, Comparative Literatures Division, Northeast Modern Languages Association NeMLA. 2006-2008.
Member, Shakespeare’s Sisters Mentor Program, at NeMLA.
Chair, Faculty Senate Status of Women Committee, (2011-2012; Spring 2013); 2014-present
Member, International Programs Committee, Temple University (2009-2011).
Member, Diversity Committee, NeMLA (North East Modern Language Association) (2009-2011).