School of Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Studies
Marcia Alesan Dawkins, Ph.D. is an award-winning professor who has taught on two continents and virtually, worked for a startup, earned fellowships in the Ivy League, and spoken at The Mayo Clinic. She used her expertise in communication, culture, politics and technology to co-found an app development company and write three books, "Clearly Invisible: Racial Passing and the Color of Cultural Identity" (2012), "Eminem: The Real Slim Shady" (2013), and "Mixed Race 3.0: Risk and Reward in the Digital Age" (2015). Dr. Dawkins is a highly sought-after public speaker and media commentator who has appeared on BBC World, NPR, AOL Originals, ABC News, Truthdig Radio, HuffPo Live, and a number of podcasts. Her LinkedIn profile history includes: advisory board member for the National Museum of African American Music, corporate educator for Performance Learning Concepts, and columnist for Truthdig.