A speaker, author, and researcher determined to make academic knowledge relevant in today’s society!
Dr. Sherice Janaye Nelson is Founder & Executive Director of the Black Leadership Roundtable. She is a Diaspora expert who focuses on the political, social, and economic effects of chattel slavery. She received her PhD from Howard University in Political Science specializing in Black Politics, International Relations, and American Government. Her study of Black Americans encompasses the economic and political behaviors that affect a modern day democracy. She is also a leadership scholar examining how leaders lead and what behaviors they actively participate . Dr. Nelson is currently writing a book about the Congressional Black Caucus with Lynne Rinner Publishing due out in 2021. She is a professor in every sense of the word and is an Assistant Professor at Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Passionate about Black people and knowing Black history, she knew roundtable talks needed to be reestablished. Dr. Nelson is committed to fighting for the unity of Black folks throughout the globe. She earned her Masters of Public Administration at the University of the District of Columbia and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a dual degree in History and English from Stillman College in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
Jazmyne Robinson is the Special Assistant to the Director. She brings over a decade of administrative experience supporting C suite business executives across industries . In her career she has led human resource departments, ran business operations ensuring compliance, and planned conferences as well as retreats ranging in size. She specializes in business operations and has written over 30 standard operating procedural manuals . Ms. Robinson is meticulous and pays attention to details while understanding how to prioritize issues as they arise . She is action oriented so her administrative expertise will prove invaluable as BLR launches its inaugural talks .