Dr. Brian Chad Starks is a nationally recognized expert on Diversity, Inclusion, Equity and the disruption of Implicit Bias. A mesmerizing storyteller and critical criminologist, Dr. Starks is famous for his authenticity and sense of humor. His personal and professional experiences make him uniquely qualified to help educators, business owners and government officials understand the effects of structural inequality, poverty, and crime.
For more than twenty years, he has worked to create social justice and equity for individuals, organizations and communities. The former owner of B. Chad Bonding, Dr. Starks completed his undergraduate studies in Sociology at Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina. He holds a Master’s degree in Criminal Justice and a Master’s Certificate in Alcohol and Drug Studies from the University of South Carolina as well as a doctorate in Criminology from the University of Delaware. He has been on the faculty at Lynchburg College, Delaware State University, and Benedict College.
Dr. Starks serves as an Associate Director with the Delaware NASA Space Grant Consortium where he works to increase minority student representation. In 2014, Dr. Starks was awarded the Louis L. Redding Diversity Award from the University of Delaware. This award honors individuals who have implemented diversity programs that resulted in a significant change to the culture and climate of the university. In 2016, Dr. Starks received the NAACP Civil Rights award from the Lynchburg, Virginia Branch. He was also inducted into the 2016 Wofford College Athletics Hall of Fame. In 2017, Dr. Starks created the I KNOW I CAN INSTITUTE which impacts generational poverty for socio-economically disadvantaged high school students.
As CEO of BCS & Associates Consulting Firm, Dr. Starks travels around the country speaking and teaching the truth about implicit bias, cultural competency, and structural inequality.
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