Her research interests include critical race theory and public law. In 2014, she received a College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences’ Teaching Excellence Award.
Dr. Faulkner is active in the Association for the Study of Classical African Civilizations. She served for three years as the Editorial Assistant for the journal Administration & Society and is also a former Research Associate at Virginia Tech’s Race & Social Policy Research Center. Her dissertation examined Supreme Court Justice William Brennan, Jr.’s social justice jurisprudence, and she has published Cultural Critical Incidents in Hazardous Occupations: A Preliminary Exploration (with Tonya Smith-Jackson, Enid Montague, and Chanel Thomas).
Professor Faulkner's areas of specialization include constitutional and administrative law, race and public policy, and critical organization theory. She teaches courses in Public Administration, Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, Research Methods, and The Politics of Race, Ethnicity, and Gender.
Dr. Faulkner has supervised more than 10 undergraduate research students in the areas of law and judicial policy.