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Dr. Derek F. Greenfield

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Sub-Committee Chair On Equity and...

Company Description: Black Greeks Speak Social Justice and Human Rights Council is an education and policy studies organization that addresses issues of social justice and human rights....   more
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Member
    Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity , Inc.
  • Fellow
    Kellogg Company
  • Director
    Educational Equity

Education

  • master's degree , Sociology
    Northwestern University
  • PhD
    University of Washington
  • bachelor's Degree , Sociology
    Northwestern University
  • doctorate in Education
    Cape Peninsula University of Technology
  • bachelor , Sociology
    Northwestern University
  • master's degrees , Sociology
    Northwestern University
  • Doctor of Education degree
    Cape Peninsula University of Technology
  • doctorate , cultural studies
    University of Washington
  • graduate degrees
    Northwestern University
51 Total References
Web References
Derek Greenfield, Ed.D., ...
www.blackgreeksspeak.org, 30 Sept 2015 [cached]
Derek Greenfield, Ed.D., Ph.D.
Sub-Committee Chair on Equity and Diversity
Derek Greenfield is a visionary speaker, consultant, and thought leader dedicated to inclusive excellence and positive change. With his dynamic and interactive approach, creative ideas, track record of success, and sense of humor, Dr. Greenfield has become a highly requested presenter across the globe. His powerful keynotes and workshops on issues such as diversity and inclusion, motivation, team building, student development, innovative pedagogy, and hip-hop culture have been featured at a wide range of conferences, companies, and colleges, including McDonald's Corporation, NCAA, International Conference on Cultural Diversity, Hilton Hotels, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Texas-Austin, National Black Student Leadership Development Conference, National Dropout Prevention Conference, Progress Energy, and the NBA's Milwaukee Bucks.
Prior to his full-time speaking career, Dr. Greenfield spent over 20 years as a dedicated and talented college professor and administrator. He most recently served as Director of Educational Equity and Inclusion at Alcorn State University in Lorman, MS. Under his leadership, Alcorn became the only HBCU and only school in Mississippi to receive the prestigious Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award twice from Insight Into Diversity magazine and was named a leader among HBCUs for diversity in a Huffington Post feature article.
As a testament to his dedication to student achievement, Dr. Greenfield has been included five times on the list of Who's Who Among America's Teachers, received honors as faculty of the year in previous positions at Saint Augustine's University and Shaw University, and was recognized as faculty member of the year by the Student Government Association during his first year at Alcorn. His course "Hip-Hop and American Society" has been spotlighted twice in Source magazine as representing the first college course in the nation exclusively devoted to exploring hip-hop culture. In addition to publishing a lengthy list of academic articles, Dr. Greenfield is the author of the widely acclaimed motivational book The Answer is in Your Hands. Before beginning his full-time career in academia, Dr. Greenfield spent seven years as an award-winning youth worker in inner-city Chicago.
He earned bachelor's and master's degrees in Sociology from Northwestern University as well as two doctoral degrees - a PhD from the University of Washington and an Ed.D. from Cape Peninsula University of Technology in South Africa.
Dr. Greenfield's work has led him to receive numerous awards and citations, and he was recently named to a prestigious position as a Kellogg Fellow. Reflecting his passion for supporting social justice initiatives, Dr. Greenfield serves on the Board of Directors for three non-profit organizations and continues to engage in youth development efforts in the townships of South Africa. Dr. Greenfield is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
Dr. Derek ...
alarc.org, 19 Sept 2014 [cached]
Dr. Derek Greenfield
...
Dr. Derek Greenfield currently serves as Director of Diversity and Equity Engagement/Assistant Professor of Sociology at Alcorn State University. As a testament to his talents as an educator and dedication to students, Derek has been named six times to the list of Who's Who Among America's Teachers and received Faculty of the Year honors in his previous position at Shaw University. His innovative course, "Hip-Hop and American Society," has been featured twice in Source magazine. He also spent seven years as an award-winning youth worker in inner-city Chicago. Derek has published several academic papers and is author of the widely acclaimed motivational book, "The Answer is in Your Hands."
With his energetic style, innovative ideas, and sense of humor, Derek has become a highly requested speaker, addressing enthusiastic audiences from Texas to Tonga. His keynote presentations and workshops have been featured at events such as the International Conference on Cultural Diversity, National Dropout Prevention Network Conference, Black Issues in Higher Education Conference, National Youth Professionals Institute, National Association of Campus Activities National Conference, and Southwestern Black Student Leadership Conference, as well as dozens of colleges and universities including MIT, University of Washington, University of Texas, and Michigan State University. He has also served as motivational consultant for organizations such as McDonald's Corporation, Hilton Hotels, Progress Energy, United Airlines, and the NBA's Milwaukee Bucks.
Dr. Greenfield received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Sociology from Northwestern University, earned his Doctor of Education degree from Cape Peninsula University of Technology in South Africa, and is currently conducting research towards his PhD in Cultural Studies at the University of Washington.
Dr. Greenfield's passion is most specifically seen in his work to develop, direct, and sponsor youth programs in the townships of South Africa. He is also proud to be a member of the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
Activities ended Saturday with a ...
www.friscoisd.org, 30 April 2014 [cached]
Activities ended Saturday with a presentation by Derek Greenfield, director of Educational Equity and Inclusion/Title IX coordinator and assistant professor of sociology at Alcorn State University.
Derek Greenfield, ...
www.blackgreeksspeak.org, 30 Sept 2015 [cached]
Derek Greenfield,
About Dr. Derek Greenfield | Dr. Derek Greenfield - Speaker. Educator. Author.
derekgreenfield.com, 16 July 2014 [cached]
About Dr. Derek Greenfield
...
Dr. Derek Greenfield is a visionary speaker, consultant, and thought leader dedicated to inclusive excellence and positive change. With his dynamic and interactive approach, creative ideas, track record of success, and sense of humor, Dr. Greenfield has become a highly requested presenter across the globe. His powerful keynotes and workshops on issues such as diversity and inclusion, motivation, team building, student development, innovative pedagogy, and hip-hop culture have been featured at a wide range of conferences, companies, and colleges, including McDonald's Corporation, NCAA, International Conference on Cultural Diversity, Hilton Hotels, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Texas-Austin, University of Michigan Athletics, National Black Student Leadership Development Conference, National Dropout Prevention Conference, Progress Energy, and the NBA's Milwaukee Bucks. With his breadth of knowledge and experience, Dr. Greenfield has been a consultant for numerous organizations and appeared on dozens of media outlets from Hot 97 Radio to ESPN.
Prior to his full-time speaking career, Dr. Greenfield spent over 20 years as a dedicated and talented college professor and administrator. He most recently served in the chief diversity officer role at Alcorn State University in Lorman, MS. Under his leadership, Alcorn became the only HBCU and only school in Mississippi to receive the prestigious Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award twice from Insight Into Diversity magazine and was named the "leader" among HBCUs for diversity in a Huffington Post feature article.
As a testament to his commitment to student achievement, Dr. Greenfield has been included five times on the list of Who's Who Among America's Teachers, received honors as faculty of the year in previous positions at Saint Augustine's University and Shaw University, and was recognized as faculty member of the year by the Student Government Association during his first year at Alcorn. His course "Hip-Hop and American Society" has been spotlighted twice in Source magazine as representing the first college course in the nation exclusively devoted to exploring hip-hop culture. In addition to publishing a lengthy list of academic articles, Dr. Greenfield is the author of the widely acclaimed motivational book The Answer is in Your Hands and co-editor of the recently released academic book Exploring Issues of Diversity Within HBCUs. Before beginning his full-time career in academia, Dr. Greenfield spent seven years as an award-winning youth worker in inner-city Chicago.
He earned bachelor's and master's degrees in Sociology from Northwestern University as well as two doctoral degrees - a PhD from the University of Washington and an EdD from Cape Peninsula University of Technology in South Africa.
Dr. Greenfield's work has led him to receive numerous awards and citations, and he currently holds a prestigious position as a Kellogg Fellow. Reflecting his passion for supporting social justice initiatives, Dr. Greenfield serves on the Board of Directors for three non-profit organizations and continues to engage in youth development efforts in the townships of South Africa. He stands as a Co-Founder of the Higher Education Leadership Foundation, which endeavors to build leadership capacities among aspiring college administrators. Dr. Greenfield is also proud member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
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