Dr. M. Buckley, Morgan State University (Graduate)
"Dr. Kesslyn was literally there from DAY ONE!!!...And now, she's a source of ongoing support, encouragement and wisdom for me."
~Dr. S. Boone, Morgan State University (Graduate)
"I came to her lost and confused on how to be successful. She was able to provide concrete direction, motivation, and support that helped excel my PhD journey. After working with Dr. Kesslyn, I felt relieved and gained confidence that I could actually finish...and I did!
ABOUT DR. KESSLYN...
Dr. Kesslyn Brade Stennis' goal is to be a dynamic difference-maker!
As an award-winning educator, a leading doctoral coach, respected international personal empowerment speaker, and noted faith community servant-leader, it is her mission to inform and inspire as many as possible to live in a space where apex and opportunity intersect.
Dr. Kesslyn holds several degrees: PhD in Social Work and Master of Divinity from Howard University, Master of Social Work Degree from The Ohio State University and a Certificate in Women's Studies, also from Howard University. And she is a proud graduate from Oakwood College!
Currently, she is Director of the Minority Fellowship Program at the Council on Social Work Education. There she supports doctoral and masters students through their academic programs. She also addresses a wide range of issues faced by emerging BIPOC scholars and marginalized communities including diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility, racism, oppression and marginalization.
Prior to this position, Dr. Kesslyn was a tenured Full Professor in the Department of Social Work and was the Executive Director of the Dr. Dorothy I. Height Center for the Advancement of Social Justice at Coppin State University.
In addition, she is founder of Kesslyn Enterprises, LLC, and is Chief Coach and Consultant with The PhD Consultants which she founded to provide inspiration and information for doctoral pursuers so they too can leverage their knowledge and experience to make a difference in the world.