Consulting

Selected Presentations and Speaking Engagements

Peer reviewed presentations

Commodore, F. E., Washington, A., Johnson, A., Googe, C., Covington, M. (November 11, 2017). It goes down in the comments: A critical discourse analysis of conversations about Black women HBCU presidents. Paper presented at Association for the Study of Higher Education, Houston, TX.

Commodore, F. E., Washington, A., Johnson, A., Googe, C., & Covington, M. (November 8, 2017). Madame matriarch and sister Sapphire: The crafting of Black women HBCU presidential Narratives in the Media. Paper presented at Association for the Study of Higher Education, Houston, TX.

Commodore, F. E. & Covington, M. (April, 2017). Focusing on the girls: Women-focused centers, programs, and services at HBCUs. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association, San Antonio, TX.

Covington, M. (March, 2016). Where they at though? Increasing representation of women of color in higher education. Presented at the 2nd Annual Women’s Conference, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC.

Ward, K.R., Burney, M., Covington, M. & Hilton, A.A. (March, 2016). Diversity is being asked to the party: Inclusivity is being asked to dance. Program presented at the NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education Annual Conference, Indianapolis, IN.

Ward, K.R., Covington, M. & Wiggins- Davis, T. (February, 2016). Everyone’s favorite “R” word: Retention! Program presented at the NASAP –National Association of Student Affairs Professionals Annual Conference, Houston, TX. 

Covington, M. (November, 2016). Welcoming the unwelcomed: Improving the experiences of Black women in higher education. Program presented at the Southern Association of College Student Association Fall Conference, Jacksonville, FL.

Chavis, T. & Covington, M. (November, 2016). A scholar-practitioner approach to increasing persistence of minorities in STEM. Program presented at the Southern Association of College Student Association Fall Conference, Jacksonville, FL..

Ward, K., Covington, M., Cunningham, T. & James, T.  (February, 2016). Bloody, but unbowed: From the ghetto to graduation. Program presented at the Black Issues Conference, Knoxville, TN.

Ward, K., Covington, M. & James, T. (February, 2016). What’s next?: A look into the future of the Black community. Program presented at the Black Issues Conference, Knoxville, TN.

Covington, M. (May, 2014).  The influence of sex and race on decisions to shoot. Poster presented at North Carolina Psychological Foundation/Association, University of North Carolina- Charlotte, Charlotte, NC.

Lee, A. K., Covington, M., Roberts, H. W., Deans, T. D., Lee, D.,&  Faulkener, C. (May, 2014).  Racial stress, coping and hypertension in Black young adults. Poster presented at the North Carolina Psychological Foundation/Association Conference, University of North Carolina-Charlotte, Charlotte, NC.

Lee, A. K., Covington, M. & Brown, T. (May, 2013). Resources for pregnant and parenting students. Poster presentation presented at the North Carolina Psychological Foundation/Association, Durham, NC.

Covington, M. (January, 2014). The influence of sex and race on decisions to shoot. Poster and paper presented at the 12th Annual Ronald E. McNair Research Symposium, North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro, NC.

Covington, M. (July, 2013). The influence of sex and race on decisions to shoot. Oral and Poster presentation at the Mid-Michigan Symposium for Undergraduate Research Experiences (Mid-SURE), Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.

Selected Invited Presentations

Covington, M. (July, 2017). Digging Deeper: Identity at TIP. Duke TIP at Louisiana State University, Residence Life Training, Baton Rouge, LA.

Covington, M. (June, 2017). Enhancing Respect and inclusion. Duke TIP at Louisiana State University, Residence Life Training, Baton Rouge, LA.

Covington, M. (January, 2017). Perceptions of tourism. Micro-teaching Session, Teaching English for Specific Purposes. Institucion Universitaria Colombia Americana (UNICA), Bogota, Colombia.

Perry, A. & Covington, M. (December, 2016). HESA in study abroad: Our trip to Kenya, Africa. Western Carolina University Board of Trustees Meeting, Cullowhee, NC.

Covington, M. (November, 2016). Recognizing the differences between cultural appropriation and cultural appreciation. Brown Bag Lunch-n-Learn workshop series facilitated at Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC.

Covington, M. (October, 2016). Perspectives of Black women graduate students studying abroad. Western Carolina University, Higher Education and Student Affairs, Cullowhee, NC.

Covington, M. (September, 2016). Further than race: Using diversity to foster unity in the workplace. Western Carolina University, Residential Living, Cullowhee, NC.  

Covington, M. (July, 2016). The shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile: My role as a scholar-activist. Harris-Stowe State University, Summer Bridge Program, St. Louis, MO.

Covington, M. (March, 2016). Reaching success in college. New Horizons Regional Education Center, Hampton, VA.

Covington, M. (February, 2016). Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.: The N-Word program. Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC. (Panelist).

Covington, M. & Hilton, A. A. (January, 2016). Racism. Social Justice Institute. Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC.

Covington, M., & Hilton, A.A. (October, 2015). Reaching students not like you. The College of Education & Allied Professions, Office of Field Experiences, Professional Development Day. Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC.

Covington, M. (April, 2014). Benefits of undergraduate research. 12th Annual Ronald E. McNair Research Symposium. North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, Greensboro, NC. (Panelist).

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