Last updated --20-Apr-2017
Dr. Lathardus Goggins II has been an advocate for youth and education for more than thirty years, and is the author of BRINGING THE LIGHT INTO A NEW DAY , 365 BLACK: NUGGETS OF WISDOM FOR EACH DAY OF THE YEAR, and AFRICAN CENTERED RITES OF PASSAGE AND EDUCATION. Dr. Goggins’ formal studies include Geography, Higher Education Administration, Learning Theory, Philosophy and Foundations of Education, African-American Studies, African-centered Rites of Passage, HIV/AIDS Prevention Instruction, and Cultural Diversity.
Professionally, Dr. Goggins has worked with “at-risk” youth as a Prevention Specialist and has worked more than 20 years in Higher Education. Dr. Goggins has been responsible for admissions, academic advising, community outreach, directing an Upward Bound program, student activities, programming, campus climate assessment, and setting campus policy on diversity and civility. As a professor, Dr. Goggins has taught leadership, cultural diversity and multicultural competency, and African-American male development courses. Dr. Goggins is the publisher at Saint Rest Publications, Principle Consultant, Applied Academic Solutions, and is Humanware/Social Emotional Learning Manager for Cleveland Metropolitan School District.
As a scholar, he is examining the relationships between socialization, learning theories and academic achievement. Particularly, using the rites of passage model as a framework for educators to better understand where students are in their development and what services and activities would be appropriate. Additionally, Dr. Goggins is the primary investigator of the First Person Research Projects.
Dr. Goggins comprehensive experiences are complemented by his extensive travel throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico, The Netherlands, Australia, The U.S. Virgin Islands, Panama, The Bahamas, United Kingdom and Africa in the countries of Senegal, Benin, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Ghana and South Africa.
As, a noted author and scholar, Dr. Goggins has been featured on numerous local, nationally syndicated radio and TV programs, including:
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