∙ B.S.N., University of Texas,
M.S.N., University of Washington, J.D. Lewis and Clark
College, A.A., Amarillo College, Graduate Work in Public Health, University of
∙ Sixteen years teaching experience including current position as tenured Professor of
Law, University of Dayton School of Law; Eight years as Adjunct Assistant Professor in
Community Health, School of Medicine, Wright State University; One Year as Adjunct
Assistant Professor, Oregon School of Nursing; Teaches Race and Racism in American
Law, Health Care Law, Gender and the Law, Remedies and Health Care Law Seminar
∙ Nine years directing and teaching the University of Dayton School of Law’s academic
support program for first year students; 2001 Co-coordinator US NGO Working Group on
∙ Three years legal practice experience with
Bullivant, Houser, Bailey, Pendergrass &
Hoffman doing insurance defense including medical and nursing malpractice.
∙ Thirteen years experience as a registered nurse including emergency room nursing,
public health nursing, as a family nurse practitioner and as a Maternal-Child Health
Nurse Coordinator for State of Alaska.
∙ Editor of three award winning academic websites including “Race, Racism and the
Law”, “Race, HealthCare and the Law”, “Online Academic Assistance for Law
∙ Published over 30 publications including Smoking, the African American Community,
and The Proposed Tobacco Settlement, 21 U. Toledo Law Review 677-698 (Summer
1998); Health Care for Minorities in the 21st Century: Eliminating Racial Disparity in the
Health Care System, 12 Health Care Law 4 (1999); Racist Health Care: Reforming an
Unjust Health Care System to Meet the Needs of African-Americans, 3 Health Matrix: J.
Law-Med. 127-194 (Spring 1993).
∙ Spoke at over 140 presentations, workshops or seminars since 1990 including ones on
“race and racism and the law”, “race, health care and the law”, managed care,
cooperative learning theory, and learning styles.
∙ Invited by United Nations Research Institute for Social Development to present paper
on "Regulating Racial Prejudice in Human Experimentation and Health Care"
∙ Delegate to the America's Citizenship Forum and attend the America Preparatory
Conference for the United Nations World Conference in Santiago, Chile (December,
∙ Received numerous awards and honors including selected for Marquis Who's Who in
the World for 1995, 1996, 1997; Chairman's Award, Ohio Commission on Minority
Health; Commendation from Ohio House of Representative; Who's Who in American
Nursing 1990-1994; Top 10 Most Influential African Americans (2001)
∙ Parent of two adult men, Tshaka (age 33) and Issa (Age 27); Hobbies - computers,
sewing, movies, dancing.