I am the Sue E. Denman Distinguished Chair in American Literature and Professor of English at the University of Texas at San Antonio. I'm also an experienced coach, mentor, and workshop leader. My professional consultations draw on theories of compassion, attention, and happiness. I offer resources for greater productivity with increased whole-health practices to academics, entrepreneurs, and intellectuals at all stages of development. As a lesbian, I enjoy opportunities to work with queer clients.
Besides teaching courses in African American literary studies and Black feminisms, I have published extensively on Black cultural topics, Black women’s lives, and career development.