Professor/Filmmaker/Author / DEI Consultant
Ron possesses an extensive work history that includes, but is not limited to, professorship at Fisk University, The University of Memphis, Lemoyne-Owen College, and Strayer University. He is a biomedical scientist and a published, award-winning researcher. His cardiac research on Triphasic Waveforms was published from Duke University’s department of Biomedical Engineering and presented at the international conference on Biomedical Sciences in Dubai, UAE. Ron has successfully launched and consulted companies and served as the State of Tennessee’s first Director of Charter Schools.
Ron’s academic endeavors have awarded him the following degrees and certifications: Bachelor of Science in Physical Science (i.e., Chemistry and Physics), Master of Education, Master of Arts in English (Technical Writing), Master Black Belt of Lean Six Sigma, a Doctorate in Policy Studies, post-doctoral work in Psychology, and two certifications in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. In 2008, Ron published his work explaining the intricacies of systemic racism. His book, The Disenfranchisement of African American Males, is still referenced by scholars today. The Morehouse Male Initiative listed his work in their 100 books to read on African-American studies. Morehouse College still uses his research as required reading for all incoming freshmen.
Ron’s most recent work is his historic documentary entitled Mound Bayou, MS “The Most Remarkable Town in the South.” His company, Redhouse Productions, uses this feature to educate viewers on the lost truth of Emmett Till and the forgotten, historic town of Mound Bayou, MS. You may also listen to Ron’s podcast—The GenX Revolution—on iHeart Radio, where topics on systemic racism are discussed in depth.
Ron is also a Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion consultant (J.E.D.I.). His company, One Diverse Solution, provides a certificate training course to assist both individuals and organizations with developing a proper culture of Diversity and Inclusion.
Ron enjoys writing and swimming in his spare time. He and his wife, Joyce, of more than 25 years, have nine children. Ron and his family reside in Collierville, Tennessee.
Ron’s favorite quote comes from Dr. Alain Leroy Locke –“Adversity has trouble looking over its shoulder.”