National Advisory Committee

Brian Carey Sims

Brian Carey Sims has over 15 years of faculty and administrative experience in university teaching and learning, faculty governance, and social and instructional media. He is founder and Executive Director at Jomoworks, an education management consulting firm specializing in University / K-12 partnership development with a portfolio that includes evidence-based programs, funded research and evaluation projects, strategic partnerships in community violence prevention and engagement and research dissemination science. His research focuses on school mental health, agricultural life & sustainability, and human justice & healing, with a particular emphasis on the implications of media for individuals, families, and communities of African descent.  Sims is a strong advocate for international education and has led study abroad programs for undergraduates to Senegal, Malawi, Ghana and Haiti.  He holds a PhD in Education and Psychology from the University of Michigan and is a proud alum of the Interdisciplinary Research Leaders’ Cohort 2, where he currently serves as Senior Advisor for Alumni Affairs. Sims has recently written for the Stanford Social Innovation Review, and his forthcoming book, College Thug Syndrome offers an explosive Afrikan-Centered analysis of higher education.


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