eWINS Featured Speaker: Dr. Ivory A. Toldson

Dr. Ivory A. Toldson, executive director of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities, will be the featured speaker at 2016 Education, Workforce, and Innovation National Student Success Conference (eWINS).

Dr. Ivory-Toldson, the executive director of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and UniversitiesAccording to U.S. Secretary Arne Duncan, Toldson is “a prolific young scholar and myth buster” and he was coined as a “Problem Solver” by Diverse: Issues In Higher Education.

Toldson will give a keynote address during the opening day of the eWINS Conference. It will also participate in special Networking events.

Toldson research has garnered more than 65 publications, including 4 books, and more than 150 research presentations in 36 US states, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Scotland, South Africa, Paris, and Barcelona.

He one of his lectures he said, “We have to be in a position where we are not dependent upon the gap research; where we can look at these young black males, young black people, or any group, and look within and see what separates the ones who are doing it right and the ones who need help.”

“Look beyond the numbers. Look beyond the test and see the test taker.”

Registration is now open, sign up at eWINS Conference 2016.

About Toldson

Dr. Ivory A. Toldson was appointed by President Barack Obama to devise national strategies to sustain and expand federal support to HBCUs, as the executive director of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities. He is currently on leave from his position as full professor at Howard University. He has also served as senior research analyst for the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, and editor-in-chief of The Journal of Negro Education, and contributing education editor for The Root, where he debunked some of the most pervasive myths about African-Americans in his Show Me the Numbers column.

Dr. Toldson has more than 65 publications, including 4 books, and more than 150 research presentations in 36 US states, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Scotland, South Africa, Paris, and Barcelona. He has been featured on MSNBC, C-SPAN2 Books, NPR News, POTUS on XM Satellite Radio, and numerous local radio stations. His research has been featured in The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Root, The National Journal, Essence Magazine, and Ebony Magazine.

According to Capstone Magazine, “Toldson has spent a lot of time traveling across the country talking with teachers about misleading media statistics that invariably either link Black males to crime or question their ability to learn.” Dr. Toldson was named in the 2014 and 2013 The Root 100, an annual ranking of the most influential African-American leaders.

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