MBM Inc. Announces Dr. Bryant Marks as Keynote Speaker for 2016 Honors Gala
The Maryland Black Mayors Inc. is excited to announce Dr. Bryant T. Marks, Sr. as the keynote speaker for the 2016 MBM Honors Gala!
Dr. Marks is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Morehouse College, Director of the Program for Research on Black Male Achievement, and a senior advisor with the White House Initiative on HBCUs. Dr. Marks also serves as a Commissioner with the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans; he is a member of the STEM task-force of the Commission. He is also a contributor to the White House My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) Task Force. Dr. Marks serves on the MBK Task Force for Fulton County, GA, and has given several presentations on minority male achievement to MBK task forces and elected officials. Dr. Marks is member and former chair of the Diversity Climate Committee for the Society for Personality and Social Psychology and serves on advisory boards for the American Men’s Studies Association and the College Board as well as the Morehouse College Board of Trustees. He holds a B.A. in psychology and a minor in economics from Morehouse College, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Social Psychology from the University of Michigan. Dr. Marks’ conducts research and professional development in the areas of Black male psychology and development, institutional practices that improve African American student achievement, diversity in organizations, innovations in STEM education in high school and college, scientific literacy and identity, and using STEM concepts to teach life skills, character, and habits of success. He is married to Kimberly Marks and father to Kim, Zion-Trinity, and Bryant II.