Dr. Marcus Bright is a District Administrator with the 5000 Role Models of Excellence Project, a school-system based dropout prevention and mentorship program that serves thousands of boys in state of Florida. He has previously been Director of Student Affairs at City University of New York Medgar Evers College, Student-Athlete Academic Coordinator at Florida International University, and Director of Outreach and Program Development in the Miami-Dade County Public Schools Office of Educational Equity, Access, and Diversity. Dr. Bright has also taught public administration and public policy at five different universities: Florida International University, Lynn University, City University of New York Medgar Evers College, Florida Atlantic University, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Additionally, he was Executive Director of Education for a Better America (EBA); a non-profit organization that partnered with school districts, universities, churches, and community organizations in over 15 cities across the nation to conduct educational programming and enhance public policy engagement. Dr. Bright received a Bachelor’s Degree in Government and World Affairs from the University of Tampa, a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Florida International University, and a Ph.D. in Public Administration from Florida Atlantic University. He has published over 100 articles in various publications including the Huffington Post, The Grio, and Diverse Issues in Higher Education and has spoken across the country on a variety of topics related to public policy, education, and social justice.