MEMBER, The Executive Council of the Organized Section on Public Policy of The American Political Science Association; elected for a three year term, August 2010.
MEMBER, Council (Board of Directors), American Political Science Association, elected for two year term, 2009-10 2010-11, in November 2009.
CONSULTANT, Anton de Kom University of Suriname. Provided expert advice to the administration and faculty on institutional and programmatic accreditation practices in higher education in the United States. May 2007.
MEMBER, Carey McWilliams Award Committee, American Political Science Association, January 2006-September 2006.
CO-CHAIR, Race, Ethnicity and Politics Section of the American Political Science Association, September 2004 to September 2006 (two year term).
TREASURER, Race, Ethnicity and Politics Section of the American Political Science Association, 2001- to August 2004.
PRESIDENT, National Conference of Black Political Scientists, 1999-2000.
CHAIRMAN, Committee on Organized Sections, American Political Science Association; appointed by the past president of the American Political Science Association. Term of office: January 1, 1999 to December 31, 1999.
MELLON FELLOWSHIP, Salzburg Seminar in Salzburg, Austria, 16 June to 23 June 1999. Seminar title: “Scientific Development and the Democratic Process.”
REVIEWER, of a book length edited manuscript prospectus, Race and Poverty: Wrongs and Policies for Blackwell Publishers, Boston, MA. September, 1997.
REVIEWER, of a manuscript for the Journal of Negro Education on the tenure process as it affects African-American political scientists, October, 1996.
PROGRAM CHAIR, 26th Annual Meeting of the National Conference of Black Political Scientists, Baltimore, Maryland, March 8 – 11, 1995.
SEMINAR PARTICIPANT, Tufts Environmental Literacy Institute, Tufts University, Medford, MA., May-June, 1992.
REFEREE, National Science Foundation, Political Science panel, 1990-91.
MEMBER OF THE EDITORIAL BOARD, Policy Studies Review, a journal of the Policy Studies Organization, 1987-88 and 1988-89.
CONSULTANT, Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, The Black Philanthropy Project, an eight-city study on philanthropic activity among black organizations. Served as the field analyst for Washington, D.C., May to July, 1987.
MEMBERSHIP SECRETARY, National Conference of Black Political Scientists, 1988-89; 1987-88; 1986-87; 1985-86; 1984-85; 1983-84; 1982-83; 1981-82.
SECRETARY, National Conference of Black Political Scientists, 1979-81.
REVIEWER, book length manuscript prospectus, Policy Analysis: Introduction to an Emerging Profession, for Prentice-Hall, February, 1985.
REVIEWER, book length manuscript, Congress and the American People (2nd edition) by William J. Keefe, for Prentice-Hall, October, 1982.