Journalism and Sports Program
History of Morehouse College
Journalism and Sports Program (J&S) 2007-2018
Ron Thomas, Director
- Advancements in the Journalism and Sports Program
- August 2017 – Program director Ron Thomas receives Legacy Award from the National Association of Black Journalists.
- May 2017 – Morehouse College names journalism program director Ron Thomas as its first Professor of the Year.
- April 2017 – Morehouse journalism students John Cooper, Jonell Brown and Ayron Lewallen attend the White House Correspondents Dinner in Washington, D.C.
- April 2017 – For the second consecutive year, The Maroon Tiger school newspaper published a print and online special Cuba Edition after Morehouse students, faculty and staff members spent a week in Cuba. The 2017 trip was centered in Santiago de Cuba; the 2016 trip was centered in Havana.
- March 2017 – Isaiah Smalls, a journalism minor, was one of six HBCU students to be named a Rhoden Fellow. For the next year, he will be mentored and trained by ESPN’s Bill Rhoden, the distinguished author and sports columnist.
- February 2017 – The Maroon Tiger won three first-place awards in the Georgia College Press Association Better Newspaper Contest. In 2016, The Maroon Tiger won first place in layout and design and best photo – news and best photo essay – along with third place in general photography. The Maroon Tiger also won multiple awards in 2014 and 2015.
- November 2016 – Morehouse professors Ilya Davis and Levar Smith, CNN commentator Angela Rye, Emory U. Professor Andra Gillespie and Edward Mitchell, a leader in Georgia’s Muslim community, joined host Rose Scott from WABE-FM in an “Election Reflection” retrospective on the 2016 presidential election.
- July 2016 – Four journalism students and director Ron Thomas reported on the Democratic National Convention from Philadelphia, covering all major speeches and discovering their own feature stories. Their articles were published on the journalism web site and the group was interviewed on “Closer Look” on WABE-FM, Atlanta’s main NPR station.
- 2016 and 2015 – The Society of Professional Journalists – Georgia and Savannah Morning News gave the Georgia News Lab, the investigative reporting consortium that Journalism and Sports participates in, the first two Larry Peterson Memorial Awards for student investigative journalism. In 2015, Morehouse alum Jared Loggins was one of five students singled out for praise for their article about misuse of funds by Atlanta county commissioners.
- Sept. 24, 2015 – The Georgia News Lab, which includes Morehouse, Clark Atlanta, UGA, Georgia State and other colleges, won a $65,000 prize from the Online News Association as its Challenge Fund program most “likely to change either local news gathering, journalism education or both.” Journalism and Sports produced three of 12 current GNL students. After receiving classroom instruction, students undertake investigative projects with professional journalists from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and WSB-TV.
- June 7, 2015 – Morehouse officially announced that Basketball Hall of Famer and highly popular Turner Sports analyst Charles Barkley has pledged $1 million to the Journalism and Sports Program. The donation stemmed from the relationship among Barkley, Turner Sports VP Tara August, journalism program co-founder Spike Lee and program director Ron Thomas.
- There were 31 Morehouse students who declared journalism as their minor during 2014-2015. In the program’s first year (2007-2008), 35 AUC (Morehouse, Spelman, Clark Atlanta) students took journalism courses. In the sixth year (2012-2013), a program-high 119 AUC students took journalism courses.
- March 2012 – Ron Thomas secures $25,000 from ESPN to support the HouseSports Weekend Conference from April 12-14, 2012.
- July 2010 – Two-day retreat developed strategic plan entitled “Changing the Face of Journalism” that established J&S goals from 2010-2013. Plan defined needs for teaching and support staff, multimedia technology, scholarships, internships, admission to graduate journalism programs, global learning opportunities for students.
- May, 2010 – Journalism program is approved as a minor by vote of the faculty after originating as a concentration in the English Department.
- Since 2007, new courses in Sports Reporting, Advanced News Writing, and New Media Technology have been developed and approved first as special topics classes and in 2010 as permanent courses. Broadcast Journalism was introduced as a special topics course in Fall 2015.
- August 2007 – program launches with $1 million in seed money provided by Spike Lee grant.
Former J&S Students and Maroon Tiger Staffers Working in the Media
- Dawnn Anderson – Mayor of New York’s Press Office, Assistant Press Secretary to the First Lady; Justice Anderson - Owner of the AUCCAM LLC, Aspire Tv Script Writer/ Promo Producer; Tre’vell Anderson – Los Angeles Times, entertainment reporter; Jon Bradley – Fox Sports in Los Angeles, digital content producer; Ko Bragg - freelance journalist in Mississippi; Ethan Brisby – www.ethanbrisby.blogspot.com, free-lance writer; Christian Bryant – Newsy, reporter, videographer; Terrence Campbell – Hallmark Cards, Associate Editor; Alfred Chambers Jr. – Black Frame, Public Relations Assistant; Yakesha Cooper – MSL Group, corporate communications, branding strategy; Krista DeSouza – Wyndham Worldwide/RCI, associate marketing manager; Jaleesa Diaz – Red Bull, global communications manager; freelance film reporter; Lance Dixon – Miami Herald, news reporter; David Dow – CBS 48 Hours, production secretary; Akeem Edwards – video production Atlanta Hawks and Dream, television movies, feature films; Jasmine Ellis – theGriot.com, freelance writer; Lauren Fluker – Media General and The Undefeated, digital journalist; Naomi Garvin – Kirshner Events, Production Coordinator; Gerren Gaynor – theGriot.com, Homepage and Opinion Editor; Bryan Graham – Bleacher Report, Deputy Director, Social Moments; Regina Graham – The Daily Mail, staff reporter; Keion Grissom – production assistant, Turner Sports; Mark Anthony Green – Gentlemen’s Quarterly, “Style Guy” columnist; Spencer Greene – free-lance writer; Kenley Hargett – KYTX-TV, CBS19 (Tyler, Texas), news anchor, reporter; Lauren Harper – Palace Sports & Entertainment (including Detroit Pistons arena), website coordinator; Kendolyn Harris – independent project manager; Brandon Harrison – freelance writer; Venson Hawkins –freelance highlight logger, NBA TV; Jarred Hill – WMDT 47 in Salisbury, MD, reporter; Arshon Howard – Delaware State Housing Authority, public information officer; Curtis Jackson – Atlanta Falcons, Football Communications Coordinator; Jason Jenkins – Douglas County Sentinel, free-lance sports reporter; Andrew Johnson – ESPN, TV account manager; Carol Johnson – Nielsen Media Research; Darius Johnson – reporters, WSAV-TV in Savannah; Brandon Lawrence – USA Network, financial analyst; Brandon Leak – sportscaster, The Fan 680 AM/93.7 FM; On-air Talent Atlanta Falcons locker room reporter; sportscaster Georgia State football and basketball on 1340 The Fans 3 and WRAS-FM (88.5); Jared Loggins – contributing editor, Streamlined Media & Communications, LLC; freelance writer; Kevin Mallory - production assistant, Fox Sports, Los Angeles; Paul Marshall – host/announcer, Oregon Public Broadcasting Radio; Darren Martin – CEO, Streamlined Media & Communications, LLC; Geoffrey McHenry – Translation LLC, marketing and advertising; Matthew McKnight – The New Yorker/newyorker.com, Web Producer/Online Contributor; Dante Miles – Atlanta Falcons game-day press box assistant; Cameron Mitchell - freelance photographer, videographer; Lauren Morton – Banyan Communications, health communications writer; Tiffany Pennamon – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, assistant editor; Victoria Plummer – HR&A Advisors, Marketing Coordinator; James Pressley – freelance sports media relations; Donovan Ramsey – The Marshall Project, Commentary Editor; Lamar Remikie – Douglas County Sentinel, free-lance sports reporter; David Rozzell – DJ at SCAD Atlanta Radio; Thomas Scott – Selma (Ala.) Times-Herald, news/sports reporter; Eric Sharpe – OMBI Group, LLC, marketing coordinator; Jourdan Shepard – ESPN, Associate Graphics Editorial Producer; Sha Spencer – AMC Networks IFC-TV, public relations; Jonathan Thibeaux – R.LGACY Magazine, managing editor; Zachary Thomas – Story First Creative, Senior Creative, Scripted Content; Nicolette Tucker – Freelance Book Kits Editor at Scholastic; Timothy Tukes – Accenture, consulting analyst for media, telecommunications and entertainment clients; Quincy Young –CNN, sports video producer; Jordan Watters – Human Resources Coordinator, Atlanta Braves; Candace Wheeler – WABE-FM, reporter/producer for “A Closer Look”
- Graduate School Students
- Former journalism students and Maroon Tiger staffers who have earned a master’s degree in journalism or sports-related fields: (Columbia U.) Lance Dixon, Gerren Gaynor, Kenley Hargett, Ralph Jean, Darius Johnson, Paul Maga, Tiffany Pennamon, Ko Bragg (dual master’s with Columbia and Science Po in France), Donovan Ramsey, Ayanna Runcie, Max Tyler, Amal Yamusah; (Syracuse – Sports Communications Emphasis) Thomas Scott; (Stanford) Tre’vell Anderson, (Georgetown) Matthew McKnight, (Georgetown Sports Industry Management) Donnay Ragland; (New York U.) Candace Wheeler, Lauren Morton; (International Media Producing from NYU Tisch Asia) Mychael Bond; (U. of Southern California) Regina Graham, Kevin Mallory, Justin Pride; (U. of Missouri-Columbia) Christian Bryant; (Northwestern), Jasmine Ellis, Arshon Howard, Katanga Johnson, Devin Emory, Dawnn Anderson; (UCLA – Cinema & Media Studies) Brandon Harrison; (Pace U.) Nicolette Tucker; (Savannah College of Art & Design - Film and Television MFA) David Rozzell; (U. of Oregon) Paul Marshall; (U. Georgia, Kinesiology) Jordan Watters.
- Former journalism students and Maroon Tiger staffers who are pursuing graduate journalism or sports-related advanced degrees: Karys Belger (Northwestern), Zach Thomas (Savannah College of Art & Design – Masters of Fine Arts), Travers Johnson (Georgetown - Communication, Culture and Technology), Jerrel Floyd (American U. Journalism and Public Affairs), Ryan Christian (Georgia State, sports management), Kenneth Jeffers (Oregon, sports product management).
- Graduate school admissions workshops given by Syracuse’s Lorraine Branham, Northwestern’s Julie Collins and JA Adande, USC Annenberg’s Gregory Share and Fernando Pena, UC-Berkeley’s Nancy DeVille and Pam Gleason, Columbia’s Christine Souders.
Internships for Undergraduates
- 2017-2018 – Emmanuel Johnson (WCLK-FM)
- 2016-2017 – Alexander Barcus (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference); Brandon Calhoun (Streetz 94.5 radio station), La’Candis Brown (Washington Semester Program at American University), Alexander Woods (Cosmopolitan’s Seventeen Magazine), Dorian Purse (WHUR at Howard U.), Tim Tukes (Production Intern at TODAY Digital at NBC News), Isaiah Smalls (Rhoden Fellows and George Washington Carver Research Intern, U. of Arkansas); Taylor Moore (The GreyPrint);
- 2015-2016 – Darius Johnson (CNN, national desk), Malcolm Banks (Amsterdam News), Richard Mickles (WSB-TV), Reggie Matthews (OMBI Group, LLC)
- 2014-15 – Justin Browning (Media Production Intern/Assistant for Atlanta City Council Member Michael Julian Bond), Richard Mickles (NBC Universal).
- 2013-2014 – Moriba Cummings (BET Networks, DeKalb County Convention & Visitors Bureau), Ryan Ward (St. Louis Cardinals), Robert Douglas (ESPN’s WeAreSC web site), Ayanna Runcie (Citrix), Kris Colley – rulingsports.com, Florida Sentinel, Cydney Fisher (CNN I-Report and CNN Special Projects), Fanon Brown (Fearless Rock Projects)
- 2012-2013 –James Pressley (Atlanta Daily World sportswriter), Ariannah Hood (AW Media Group), Jabari Redd (Turner Entertainment Networks)
- 2011-2012 – Former Maroon Tiger editor-in-chief Edward Mitchell (Atlanta Journal-Constitution), Jordan Hollingsworth (Under Armour),
Kenley Hargett (WXIA NBC News), Phillip Wiggins (SNC2 Ink), David Howard (TBS Cartoon Network), Austin Hudson (Cashmere Agency), Keion Grissom (Atlanta Silverbacks soccer team), Jessika Morgan (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference), Devin Emory (WXIA-TV sports), Jourdan Shepard (CNN), Keith Jones (Creative Loafing, V-103).
- In 2010-2011, our students interned at the Clinton Foundation, NBC Nightly News, PGA Championship golf tournament, CNN, “2 Live Stews” sports talk show in Atlanta, Turner Broadcasting.
- 2009-2010 – Lauren Harper (Atlanta Hawks)
- From 2007-2010, our students interned at Radio One Atlanta, WSB-TV, Fox Sports Net, Broadcast Solutions, ZEEL TV, WBLS-FM (New York,) WDIV-TV (Detroit) and NIKE, Inc., Upscale Magazine (Atlanta), Grip Magazine (Atlanta) and Southwest Digest (Lubbock, Texas)
- 2017 – National Newspaper Publishers Association Foundation Journalism Scholarship ($1,000): Bundrea Conway; Morehouse’s Ayron Lewallen and Spelman’s Kelsey Jones are awarded “Discover the Unexpected” fellowships by NNPA and Chevrolet. Each received a $10,000 scholarship, $5,000 stipend, eight-week internship with a black newspaper and the use of a 2018 Chevrolet Equinox car while on assignment.
- 2014 – National Newspaper Publishers Association Foundation Journalism Scholarship ($1,000): Isaiah Avent
- 2014 – Nike/Spike Lee Endowed Scholarships ($11,000 total): Shelton Hamilton, Jordan Jones, Eric Robinson, Michael Roman, Timothy Tukes
- 2012 – Nike/Spike Lee Endowed Scholarships ($13,500 total): Lance Dixon, Matthew Harper, Curtis Jackson, Andrew Mitchell, and Donnay Ragland
- 2010 – Nike/Spike Lee Scholarships ($5,000 total): Andrew McNeil, Lonnie Smith and Davin Kellar
- Spelman junior Lauren Harper named the first winner of the NABJ Larry Whiteside Scholarship ($2,500) for aspiring sports reporters.
Forums/Panel Discussions Hosted or Co-Hosted by Journalism and Sports
- 2017 – “Rising Stars in the Media” presented as part of the Founder’s Day Weekend. Four products of the journalism program discussed their triumphs and challenges as they started professional media careers: Gerren Gaynor ’11 (theGrio.com); Curtis Jackson ’14 (Atlanta Falcons); Jordan Jones ’14 (The Atlantic Magazine); Quincy Young (Bleacher Report)
- 2016 – “Election Reflection: Trump Won. Now What” panel discussion presented to analyze results and consequences of 2016 presidential election. Moderator Rose Scott, WABE-FM. Panelists: Angela Rye, CNN; Andra Gillespie, Emory U.; Morehouse professors Illya Davis ’90 and Levar Smith ’02; Edward Mitchell ’09, Council on American-Islamic Relations.
- 2016 – “Rising Stars in the Media”: presenters David Dow ’12 (CBS 48 Hours), Mark Anthony Green ’10 (GQ), Donovan Ramsey ’10 (Demos fellow, free-lance writer), Max Tyler ’13 (ESPN The Magazine).
- 2012 – “And the Winner Is … Analyzing the 2012 Election”, a panel discussion featuring noted journalists and political science professors. Co-sponsored with Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. Featured panelists: Corey Dade, NPR National Correspondent; Bryan Monroe, Editor, CNN Politics; Cynthia Tucker, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist.
- 2012 – “HOUSEsports Weekend” conference, sponsored by ESPN, included six workshops. Topics included developing a column writing or sportscasting career (panelists were ESPN’s J.A. Adande and Jemele Hill), career opportunities in sports administration, the history of black pro basketball players before 1965 (when NBA rosters became 50% black), cultural and business aspects of sports abroad, Toni Stone (female Negro Leagues ballplayer).
- 2010 – New York Times columnist Bill Rhoden and Olympics hero Tommie Smith featured panelists in “Life After the Locker Room” symposium.
- 2009 – “The Big Transition: From Racial Majority to Racial Minority.” Informed students about making the transition from an HBCU to likely being a racial minority in graduate school or the workplace.
- 2008 – “Covering Change: How Black Journalists Reported on Barack Obama’s Rise to Power.” Featured panelists: Pulitzer Prize winner Les Payne (Newsday), Pulitzer nominee Derrick Jackson (Boston Globe), White House correspondent April Ryan.
- 2008 – “Being a Black Man: At the Corner of Progress and Peril” – examined status of black males in American society and at Morehouse. Featured panelist Washington Post Managing Editor Kevin Merida.
- 2008 – Preview screening of “Black Magic”, ESPN documentary about history of basketball at HBCUs. Followed by Q&A with NBA Hall of Famers Earl Lloyd and Earl Monroe, and director Dan Klores.
- 2008 – Negro Leagues photo exhibit “Discover Greatness” at Woodruff Library, co-sponsored with Negro Leagues Baseball Museum.
Students Exposure to Veteran News Media
- 2016 - Basic News Writing and Advanced News Writing classes attended talk by Pulitzer-Prize winning columnist Leonard Pitts and political analyst Jeff Greenfield about the presidential election at Arthur Blank Foundation.
- 2015 – Students Jonathan Marshall and Amber Johnson attended the Investigative Reporters Conference in Philadelphia after receiving all-expenses scholarships from the IRE.
- 2015 – Attended guest lecture given by Essence Magazine co-founder Edward Lewis.
- 2014 – Participated in interview of New York Times Executive Editor Dean Baquet.
- 2013 – Book lecture by Sam Freedman, author of “Breaking the Line.”
- 2013 – Workshop entitled “One-Band Reporter” featuring Iraqi war multimedia correspondent Alphonso Van Marsh.
- 2011 – 10 students attended “The Future of the American Dream” discussion featuring former NY Times columnist Bob Herbert, Pulitzer Prize-winning author David Garrow and Deborah Bial, founder of The Posse Foundation.
- 2008 – Basic News Writing class attended talk by political analyst Jeff Greenfield about the presidential election.
Student Exposure to Sports Media Careers
- 2017, 2015, 2013 and 2011 – Tours of Turner Sports studios for Sports Reporting students.
- 2017, 2016, 2014 and 2013 – Sports Reporting class covered NASCAR race at Atlanta Speedway.
- 2016 – May graduate Anthony Davis, sports reporting intern for Little League World Series in Sept 2016.
- 2015 and 2016 – Tours of 92.9 FM sports talk show studio for Sports Reporting students.
- 2015 and 2013 – Information sessions with ESPN Production and Stats & Information groups.
- 2011 – NASCAR “Race to the Finish” career panel informed students about internships, scholarships and career opportunities in motor sports.
- 2011 – Career panel brought together eight black professionals from ESPN with about 125 AUC students. Headline panelists: Keith Clinkscales, Senior VP for Content Development, Roxanne Jones, VP of Publishing.
- 2010 – Lecture by Atlanta Hawks analyst Mike Glenn on sports broadcasting and boxing pioneer Tom Molineaux
- 2010 - TNT basketball analyst and former NBA star Chris Webber met with 20 sports reporting students, administrators and faculty members.
- 2010 – Presentation by Minor League Baseball President Pat O’Conner about job and internship opportunities in baseball.
- 2009 – “Power and Influence From the Sidelines: Is Sports Journalism for You?” Featured panelists: Michael Wilbon (ESPN), Sam Crenshaw (Channel 11), Ryan Stewart (“2 Live Crew” on 790 the Zone). Later broadcast on Comcast Channel 23.
- 2008 – “How Do I Get Started in a Sports Media or Business Career?” Featured panelists: Arthur Triche (Atlanta Hawks), Harold Ellis (NBA coach), Reggie Roberts (Atlanta Falcons), Bill Strickland (sports agent).
- Classroom Lecturers (Professional Journalists and Sports Figures)
- Editors Kevin Merida, ESPN’s The Undefeated Editor-in-Chief; Sonya Ross, The Associated Press Race and Ethnicity Editor; Ray Cox, Sports Editor, Atlanta Journal-Constitution; Bill Hill, Assistant Managing Editor, MLB.com; Slant News editors Kyle Harvey and Spencer Dukoff.
- Print sports reporters and columnists Michael Wilbon, Bill Rhoden, Stephen A. Smith, Shaun Powell, Jeff Schultz, Mark Bradley, Lowell Cohn, Chris Vivlamore, Steve Wyche, Darryl Ledbetter.
- Sports figures Edwin Moses, Dominique Wilkins, former NFL players Dorsey Levens, Bob Whitfield and Chigbo Anunoby, retired Atlanta Braves and Olympic sports executive Dick Cecil, professional tennis coach Benny Sims, tennis media relations coordinator James Pressley, George Mason U. basketball coach Paul Hewitt, Morehouse athletic director Andre Pattillo and coaches Terry Alexander, William Lewis, Robert Mitchell and Grady Brewer, various Morehouse golf, tennis and baseball players.
- Print news columnists and reporters Derrick Jackson, Moni Basu, Matthew McKnight, Aaron Gould Sheinin, Errin Whack, Lee Whack
- Feature writers John Blake, Rosalind Bentley, Michelle Hiskey, Eric Stirgus
- Radio show hosts and producers Rose Scott and Candace Wheeler, WABE-FM;
- Multimedia journalists Kara Walker, Alphonso Van Marsh, Mikki Harris, Sidmel Estes, Vince Baskerville, Add Seymour, Synera Shelton
- Photojournalists Mike Calloway, Jake Carpenter, Ross Knight
- Copy editors Lateef Mungin, Lisa Gibson, David Gibson
- Television broadcasters Sam Crenshaw, Andre Aldridge
- Authors Gary Pomerantz, Pete McDaniel
- Digital marketing strategist William Riddick
- Journalism training experiences offered to students
- 2017 - Sports Reporting class covered the Atlanta Falcons-Tampa Bay NFL game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Students observed players during pregame warm-ups at field level, asked questions during postgame interviews with Coach Dan Quinn and quarterback Matt Ryan, and wrote game stories in the press box.
- 2008-2017 Basic News Writing classes attend and report on an Atlanta Hawks game each semester, including interviewing Hawks personnel
- Students Lee Williams and Isaiah Smalls joined professional broadcasters in hosting Tiger Watch homecoming program, Oct. 27, 2016
- Six students tweeted out and shot photos from the 2014 Platform Summit at Morehouse as high achievers in various professions discussed keys to success.
- Students Kris Colley and Venson Hawkins joined professional broadcasters in hosting Maroon Tiger Game Day program, Oct. 16, 2014
- Students Robert Douglas and Keion Grissom joined professional broadcasters in hosting Maroon Tiger Game Day program, Oct. 24, 2013
- 2011-2013 – Each year, from 4-6 students have attended the National Association of Black Journalists national convention.
- 2013, 2012, 2009 and 2008 – Day-long workshops for Maroon Tiger staffers at the beginning of the school years, resulting in special editions about the annual Morehouse breast cancer walk and the first-ever preview of a Morehouse football season
- 2010 – “Media Law in the Digital Age” workshop at Kennesaw State
- 2009 – Campus Progress regional journalism conference
- Sports writing boot camp at North Carolina A&T
- Business journalism seminar at North Carolina A&T
Director’s Contributions to Overall Campus Life
- Faculty representative to the Board of Trustees, chair of Faculty Committee on Athletics, member of Faculty Welfare Committee.
- As adviser to Maroon Tiger news organization, director has given guidance to editors and section heads, led copy editing sessions, helped staff members plan upcoming articles and special editions, participated in appointing editors for coming school years, arranged training workshops, given writing tips to reporters. In January 2016 and 2017,
the director was part of a Morehouse contingent that visited Cuba for more than a week. Then he wrote articles for and helped edit special Cuba Editions of the Maroon Tiger about the trips.
- Guest lecturer in Business, English, Leadership, History and African-American Studies courses at Morehouse.
- 2010-2016 – As Chair of the faculty’s Committee on Athletics, helped conceive and implement the first Homecoming Game faculty tailgates and first faculty basketball tailgate.
- 2016 – Moderated RISE panel entitled “The Activist Athlete: Speaking Out Against Injustice” that included Olympics icon John Carlos, pioneering sports sociologist Dr. Harry Edwards, and Kenneth Shropshire, Faculty Director of the Wharton School’s Sports Business Initiative.
- 2015 – Panelist on forum entitled “The Confederate Flag – Forgiveness and Reconciliation” co-hosted by Andrew Young Center for Global Leadership and Morehouse College Leadership Studies Program
- 2012 – Moderated “The Business of Sports and Entertainment” career workshop during Innovation Expo 2012.
- 2010-2012 – Moderated journalism and film presentations during the annual English Department Student Symposium.
- 2011 – Moderated Q&A session with Indianapolis Colts coach Jim Caldwell after his campus-wide lecture “Six Pillars of Leadership” for the Morehouse Management Club. Was member of planning committee.
- 2011 – Secretary of Faculty Committee on Admissions