Meet Dr. M. Louis Robinson III, Director of Black Male Engagement
We are pleased to announce Dr. M. Louis Robinson III as our new Director of Black Male Engagement. Dr. Robinson will partner with leaders in the organization to set the strategic direction and operationalize the vision for creating meaningful and effective programming for Black male educators. He will also represent the organization on a policy level, collaborating with state and local leaders to advance research and policy related to Black males in education.
Dr. Robinson brings significant expertise as a 22-year career educator. Throughout his tenure in the urban education space, he has served in the capacity of master teacher, coach, mentor, administrator, consultant and public speaker.
He began his career as an adjunct lecturer at Teachers College, Columbia University as part of the inaugural cohort of the Beyond the Bricks program, a media and international community engagement project to encourage and promote community-based solutions to increase educational and social outcomes for school aged Black males. In that same year, he worked for the Eagle Academy for Young Men in New York City, where his primary responsibility was to spearhead the mentoring program-a collaborative partnership between the school and the Manhattan chapter of 100 Black Men, Inc.
Most notably, Dr. Robinson served as a fellow with the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans where he worked on education policy issues that impact African American children nationwidethrough special efforts such as former First Lady Michelle Obama’s Reach Higher initiative.
Dr. Robinson is a two-time graduate of Columbia University where he earned a doctorate and a master’s degree in Educational and Organizational Leadership. He has also earned a master’s degree in Elementary Education from Pace University and a bachelor’s degree in Communications from Syracuse University.
Dr. Robinson’s first day was March 27, 2023. His role complements the Professional Learning Team.