Today on the Dads with Daughters Podcast we spoke with Dr. Bryant Marks, Founding Director of the National Training Institute on Race and Equity. Dr. Marks talks to us about his own experience at being a father but we also dive deep on bias and how we as fathers can explore the bias that all of us hold within ourselves.
About Dr. Bryant Marks
Dr. Bryant T. Marks, Sr. is a minister, researcher, trainer, and award-winning educator. He has provided diversity, equity, and inclusion training for eighteen years. His personal and professional mission is to develop the knowledge, wisdom, and skills of others that will allow them to reach their full potential and live their lives with purpose and passion. Dr. Marks is the Founding Director of the National Training Institute on Race and Equity and is a professor in the Department of Psychology at Morehouse College. He served on President Obama’s Board of Advisors with the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans and as senior advisor with the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Dr. Marks was a contributor/trainer with the Obama Administration’s My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) and 21st Century Policing programs. Dr. Marks has provided implicit bias training to over 2,000 Police Chiefs and executives via a series of briefings at the White House in 2016, and over 16,000 patrol officers in local police departments including the entire Los Angeles Police Department. He has also provided training related to diversity and implicit bias to individuals in education (K-12 and higher education), philanthropy, non-profits, local and federal government, and several other sectors.
Dr. Marks serves on several national boards and is a highly sought after speaker and trainer. 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 diversity and implicit bias, Black male psychology and development, the academic achievement of minority college students, innovations in STEM education, and personal passion and productivity. Dr. Marks is married to Kimberly Marks and father to Kim, Zion-Trinity, and Bryant II.
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