Affiliate Faculty member of Language, Literacy and Culture. Research focus is on Language Planning and Education in Senegal; Wolof Prosodic Structure, developing a Wolof Reader for advanced learners, and language planning and policy issues that African countries are facing in their attempt to develop literacy. Author of Nanu Degg Wolof: A Multidimensional Approach to the Teaching and Learning of Wolof as a Foreign Language. Served as a Senior Fulbright Lecturer at Cheikh Anta Diop University and Gaston Berger University in Senegal (2005-2006). Currently Associate Editor and Manuscript Reviewer for the journal, Studies in African Linguistics. Faculty Advisor for UMBC student organization, Muslims without Borders and past Faculty Advisor for the African Students Association and the Muslim Students Association.