I have 10 years of experience, and specialize in the field of American literature with specific knowledge in the areas of African American literature and composition. I have published on such topics as American literature, African American literature and education. I have earned the following degrees: a B.A. in art, with distinction; an M.A. in cultural studies, an M.F.A. in writing and literature; and a Ph.D. in English. My scholarly work, creative writing, and art have been published in some journals, anthologies, and encyclopedias. I have held teaching positions at the community college and undergraduate levels.