Dorian O. Burton, Ed.L.D is a noted author, consultant, speaker and social advocate for education in the African American Community. He is the Co-Founder of TandemEd, and has previously served in roles at The Harlem Children’s Zone, as the founding Program Director of Education Pioneers Houston, and Director of Stand for Children - Houston. As an independent consultant, he has worked with numerous nonprofits and school districts primarily in Harlem, NY; Houston, TX; and Newark, NJ. Dr. Burton holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Penn State University, a Master’s degree in Higher Education from the Steinhardt School of Education at NYU, and a Doctorate of Education Leadership from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He served as a non-Resident Fellow at the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research at Harvard University, and has also published columns, articles, and papers as well as hosted conferences on k-12, higher education, and black male achievement. Most importantly, he is the proud father of four beautiful children, two sons and two daughters, and the brother of three wonderful sisters that serve as his best friends and comic relief.