He currently serves as an Associate Professor of Communication at Harris-Stowe State University in Saint Louis Missouri and is an executive board member of the Missouri Arts Council. Reynaldo has earned several awards for leadership and teaching excellence and he is currently the Past Chair of the Black Caucus of the National Communication Association (NCA). He has previously served at an international level working for prison reform with C.U.R.E. International in Douala Cameroon and as a development ambassador recently assisting in the completion of a library project for the Sekyere Afram Plains district in the country of Ghana. Reynaldo publishes extensively in the area of Afrofuturism, communication studies, and the African diaspora experience. Reynaldo is currently the executive director and co-founder of the Black Speculative Arts Movement (BSAM), a network of artists, curators, intellectuals and activists. He is the co-editor of Afrofuturism 2.0: The Rise of Astro-Blackness published by Lexington Books (2015), co-editor of Cosmic Underground: A Grimoire of Black Speculative Discontent published by Cedar Grove Publishing and The Black Speculative Art Movement: Black Futurity, Art+Design (Lexington Books, 2019), as well as the co-editor of “Black Lives, Black Politics, Black Futures,” a special issue of TOPIA: Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies.