I have been teaching communication courses in higher education for the past 20 years. Prior to teaching, I was an entertainment journalist, working at numerous media organizations, including Entertainment Weekly, MTV, BET and CNN Headline News.

I’m currently a professor of Communication at Seattle University where I teach journalism courses, primarily multimedia storytelling, media systems and investigative reporting.

I received my Bachelor of Journalism from Northwestern University in 1995. I earned my Master of Arts in Dramatic Writing from New York University in 1997 and my Ph.D. in Media Studies from Union Institute and University in 2006.

My true passions are writing and creating documentary films with my production company, CrossRoads Productions. My documentaries focus on the representation of various marginalized groups within the media, specifically television. Visit my documentaries page to check out my latest films.

I began writing novels almost ten years ago when I noticed there weren’t many choices for gay black teens to see themselves within the publishing world. That is how Evan Sinclair – Detective Extraordinaire came to be and his first mystery The Case of the Missing Lightning Bat was released December 2021. I’m also currently writing an adult sci-fi space opera trilogy featuring a colorful cast of LGBTQ characters entitled Fantastic Worlds. Stay tuned because it is scheduled for release in 2023.

When I’m not teaching or working on my film and writing projects, you can find me on my farm with my partner wrangling the goats, pigs and chickens.

I also love traveling the world with family and friends, especially cruises. To date, I have taken over 12 cruises, with my favorites being a Mediterranean cruise to Italy and the Greek islands for my 40th birthday as well as a Eastern Caribbean cruise to the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Next up is my Australian honeymoon cruise!


Learn more about work as an entertainment journalist, my academic teaching and my research analyzing LGBTQ images in media. Television is my favorite medium of choice. 



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