I am a proud product of Detroit.  I graduated from Cass Technical High School in 1991 before obtaining degrees from Wayne State University as both a “Tartar” and a “Warrior.”  With three degrees from the country’s best urban university, I consider myself a Wayne Stater through and through.  Did I mention I LOVE my university?  I graduated in 1994 with a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology.  While working on my degree, I was fortunate enough to conduct psychopharmacology research for two years.  In 2000, I obtained my Master of Interdisciplinary Studies degree, and completed my thesis on the war on drugs and its effect on African-American males.   In August of 2015, after completing my dissertation on numbers gambling in Detroit, I was awarded my PhD in Anthropology.    
    I have worked in the law enforcement field for more than 20 years, and have been a part-time faculty member at Wayne State University teaching Introduction of Anthropology and Business Anthropology since 2010.