American Diversity Report

Peer Review Advisory Group

 Beginning in September 2019, the American Diversity Report will accept academic articles (Guidelines will be announced in the September issue). Writers may submit articles by November 15 to our new Peer Review Advisory Group for our March 2020 issue.


Dr. Joseph Nwoye

An educator and inclusion specialist, Dr. Nwoye is president of Diversity Frontier. He focuses on unconscious bias, diversity policies and practice. He is the author of two books and more than 50 articles that share tools from his experience tackling social issues such as achievement gaps, race, and gender. Dr. Nwoye served as the Director of Multicultural Education at Illinois State University and as chief investigator on discriminatory issues.

  Dr. Cynthia R. Jackson

After completing her military career, Dr. Jackson became a high school physics and chemistry teacher while also facilitating graduate courses for the University of Phoenix as an adjunct professor. After teaching high school, Dr. Jackson transitioned to the instructional design profession. She was the Physical Education, Instructional Systems Specialist for all military schools of DoDEA Europe. She then returned to the U.S. and joined Homeland Security, TSA before transferring to the Department of Veterans Affairs, as the Deputy Director, VA Governance Secretariat.

Dr. Deborah Levin

A continuous improvement consultant and college instructor,  Dr. Levin has earned a Doctor of Management and Organizational Leadership, a Master of Business Administration, and a B.S. in Textile Technology and Design. Her dissertation thesis was entitled, The relationship between communication tools and levels of leadership trust.  Dr. Levin is a certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt with over 20 years of project management experience in areas of product design, manufacturing processes, and transactional operational areas. Her research interests include general leadership, virtual team dynamics, leadership collaboration, nonprofit support, and building quantifiable measurements where none exist.

Advisor Beth LynneDr. Beth Lynne


Having spent 30 years in urban education settings in New York and New Jersey, Dr. Beth Lynne held positions as an elementary teacher, a middle school science and math teacher, a special education teacher, and a high school English teacher. Dr. Lynne was also a school disciplinarian and vice principal. Her passions are educating and accommodating diverse learners and incorporating technology in lessons. She adapted her doctoral dissertation into a popular book, Creating a Technological Learning Profile to Customize Instruction for Diverse Learners. Dr. Lynne is also trained in PBSIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports) and assisted in implementing the plan in middle and high schools in her former district. Now in retirement, Dr. Lynne assists others in self-publishing their books and in writing their dissertations.


Advisory Board - Elwood Watson Dr. Elwood Watson

Professor of History and African American Studies at East Tennessee State University. His areas of specialty are in 20th Century Post World War II U.S. History, African American History, African American Studies, Gender Studies, Popular Culture, and ethnographic studies. He is one of the editors Mentoring Faculty of Color: Essays on Professional Development and Advancement in Colleges and Universities. He is the recipient of the Faculty Teaching Award and Faculty Distinguished Research Award from the the College of Arts & Science.

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