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Executive Board

 

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David K. Crockett, Ph.D., chair

David Crockett is an associate professor in the Department of Marketing at the Moore School of Business. His primary research interest is in sociological aspects of consumer behavior, particularly the consequences of social inequality. His research investigates the creation, manifestation, and resolution of class, gender and racial inequality in the marketplace and addresses consumer, managerial and public policy initiatives designed to alleviate inequality.

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Daniella Ann Cook, Ph.D., vice chair/treasurer

Daniella Ann Cook is an associate professor in the Department of Instruction and Teacher Education (ITE) at the University of South Carolina. Her research and scholarship address three intersecting themes: historical and contemporary narratives of black educators, public policy with a focus on community engagement and identifying factors that support student access to rigorous curricula across diverse schooling contexts. These three areas reflect her commitment to the democratic project of sustaining racially just and equitable schooling for communities traditionally underserved by public education.

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Tisha Felder, Ph.D., M.S.W., member-at-large

Dr. Tisha Felder is an Assistant Professor in the Cancer Prevention & Control Program in the Arnold School of Public Health and  the College of Nursing. Dr. Felder's research interests include racial/ethnic and socioeconomic disparities in health, with an emphasis on disadvantaged populations diagnosed with cancer.

Crystal Graham

Crystal Graham, Ph.D., R.N., C.H.S.E., member-at-large

Dr. Graham is a clinical assistant professor in the College of Nursing. Dr. Graham has developed simulation programs in nursing and health sciences, and has presented her simulation program nationally and regionally and served as a consultant for undergraduate nursing schools across the state regarding integration of simulation into their curricula. Her future goals are to continue to address ­diversity, meaningful inclusion, and racial inequity in pedagogical practices of nursing education programs to improve retention of underrepresented students.

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Marvin McAllister, Ph.D., member-at-large

Dr. McAllister is an associate professor of African American Studies and English, specializing in African American and American theater, drama, and performance. He has published two books entitled White People Do Not Know How To Behave At Entertainments Designed For Ladies and Gentlemen of Colour: William Brown’s African and American Theater (2003) and Whiting Up: Whiteface Minstrels and Stage Europeans in African American Performance (2011) (University of North Carolina Press). Dr. McAllister has worked on various university-wide grant committees, the Institute for African American Research Advisory Board, and the USC Connect Advisory Board.