B.A. English as a Second Language, University of Antananarivo, Madagascar
Graduate Certificate English as a Second Language, University of Antananarivo, Madagascar
B.A. Interdisciplinary Studies, Eastern Washington University, Spokane, WA. (Summa cum Laude)
M.B.A. Eastern Washington University, Spokane, WA.
M. Div. Courses, 4 Semesters, Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI
Ph. D. in Political Science, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI
Ph. D. Dissertation in Political Economy and Comparative Politics
Disseration Title: "Becoming Formal or Informal Entrepreneurs: What Explains the African Case?"
"Informal Institution in Madagascar and Cyclical Political Crisis", April 12-15, 2012, Chicago, IL. 68th Midwest Political Science Association Annual Annual National Conference.
"Cooperation between the U.S. and Diaspora Communities: Implications doe Development and Foreign Policy", April 12-15, 2012, Chicago, IL. 68th Midwest Political Science Association Annual Conference.
"Formalizing the Informal: Analysis of the Formalization of Informal Institutions in Madagaascar", November 29 - December 1, 2012, Philadelphia, PA. 57th Annual Meeting of the Afircan Studies Association Conference.
"Informal Institutions and Informal Market in Madagascar", Nov. 17-20, 2011, Washington DC. 56th Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association.
"Institutional Determinants of Business Creation in the Formal and Informal Market in Madagascar", March 31-April 3, 2011, Chicago, IL. 69th National Conference of the Midwest Political Science Association Conference.
"Measuring Diaspora Identity", Nov. 18-21, 2010, San Francisco, CA. 55th Annual Meeting of the ASA.
"Graduate Student Service and Advocacy: Evaluations and Best Practices", Nov. 11-14, 2010, Boston, MA. 24th Annual National Conference of the National Association od Graduate-Professional Students.
"Interactions of Formal and Informal Institutions and Enterprise Creation: Cross-country Analysis", April 22-25, 2010, Chicago, IL. 68th National Confernce of the MPSA.
"Measuring Diaspora Identity among Liberians in the United States", April 22-25, 2010, Chicago, IL. 68th National Confernce of the MPSA.
Institutions and Development: "Liberian Diaspora Capital Investment", June 10-August 8, 2009, Washington DC. George Washington University, Center for International Buisness Education Research. Summer Doctoral Institute.
"Civilian Control of the Military and Democratic Consolidation in Africa", April 3-6, 2008, Chicago, IL. 66th National Conference of the MPSA.