Dr. Adolph Brown is an internationally renowned workplace and education diversity, inclusion and equity speaker and authority. Dr. Brown is known as "the positive change agent of our day." The actualization of diversity and inclusion is Dr. Brown's life's work whereby ALL feel included, welcomed and supported. As a master teacher, Dr. Brown speaks on numerous topics, however diversity and inclusion permeates everything he is and does. He followed in the footsteps of his professional role model, Dr. Kenneth Clark, who was instrumental in winning the Brown v. Board of Education (1954) landmark case. This case is acknowledged as one of the greatest Supreme Court decisions of the 20th century. His master's theses implemented the works of Drs. Nathan (pioneer of black studies programs in the U.S.) and Julia Hare. He describes parts of his life before becoming a clinical psychologist, university professor and research-scientist as one of humiliating racism, prejudice and discrimination. As one of the pioneer research investigators of “The School to Prison Pipeline,” Dr. Brown knows that understanding structural inequities is only the start, however dismantling the foundations from which these structures are built leads to solutions. He is a servant-leader at heart, a life-long social justice advocate and a career teacher & business educator. He is admired around the world for his simple and direct “Real Talk,” and powerful, universal and timeless teachings. Dr. Brown is best known for inspiring all who hear him to learn, laugh and lead, while as a one of the most effective diversity and inclusion speakers, simultaneously reducing unconscious implicit bias at every turn. He is the leading provider of anti-bias training in business and educational equity training in K12 and higher education.
As a much sought-after and highly effective Diversity, Inclusion and Equity keynote speaker, Dr. Brown skillfully addresses the impact of stereotypes. He credits much of his success to the luxury of humble beginnings of being reared by a single parent mother in abject poverty of the inner city housing projects infested with gangs, drugs and violence. His oldest sibling and only brother Oscar was murdered when Adolph was only eleven years old. Young Adolph often received a respite when he was sent to spend summers with his grandfather in rural farming country, and when he was sent to the library for time-outs in elementary school. Adolph became the first in his family of five to participate in Head Start, graduate high school, and attend college. He is now more committed than ever to his mission to prove that love always wins as the happily married married father of eight children and one grandchild.