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Brian Morrison

Dr. Morrison earned a BA degree in Sociology and teaching credentials in secondary education social studies from New York University.  He earned a Master of Arts degree in African American Studies from Morgan State University as well as a Ph.D. in History in 2008.  His dissertation is titled Selected African American Educational Efforts in Baltimore, Maryland during the Nineteenth Century. He has been a teacher and administrator in New York City, Baltimore City and Baltimore County public schools for 30 years. He has lectured in the School of Education and Urban Studies at Morgan State University and in African American History at Sojourner-Douglass College in Baltimore, MD. Among his other experiences he has been a consultant and curriculum developer with the Reginald F. Lewis Maryland Museum of African American History and Culture and the Maryland State Department of Education contributing to the state’s African American History Curriculum for middle and high school. As a master teacher Dr. Morrison has conducted numerous workshops on teaching the African American experience and how to teach African American students. He worked closely with the Education Department at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum as a master teacher in their ongoing efforts to provide staff development to teachers throughout Maryland on how to effectively implement its curriculum. He is also a member of the National Alliance of Black School Educators, the largest and oldest professional organization of African American educators in the nation, and is past president of the Baltimore County local affiliate. Dr. Morrison retired from a 30 year career as a public school educator in 2014. He continues to contribute to the field of education through his work as founder and president of The William J. Watkins, Sr. Educational Institute, a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring that students in underserved communities receive the best education possible.