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Anderson to be speak keynote speaker for online SC State Honors and Awards Convocation

ORANGEBURG, S.C. -- Dr. Rashad Anderson will be the featured speaker for South Carolina State University’s Spring Honors and Awards Convocation on Tuesday, April 6, 2021.

1890 June 24The event will be conducted virtually at 3:30 p.m. with a video posted on SC State’s YouTube channel.

Dr. Anderson serves as an assistant professor of teacher education and the campus director of the Call Me MISTER Program at SC State University. Central to his work is engaging students, scholars, practitioners, and community members to both find and implement effective means to better propel Black male youth through K-12 and higher education settings.

As a former public-school music educator with several years of experience, Dr. Anderson also brings to his research a deep experiential understanding and passion for the arts. He received his bachelor of science degree in music education from SC State University and a master’s in music education from the University of South Carolina.

Dr. Anderson received his Ph.D. in educational foundations and inquiry at the University of South Carolina, where his research interests focused on the exploration of social justice and equity issues in education including racial, gender, religious, sexual, and class oppression. In 2019, he published his first book, “Wassup with all the Black Boys Sitting in the Principal’s Office,” along with a follow-up publication of “Doing Something About It! A Guide to Building a School-Based Mentoring Program” in 2020.

Dr. Anderson is a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity Inc., Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., Call Me MiSTER, 101 Black Men of SCSU Society, and a host of other professional organizations.

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