Ivory Toldson

Chief of Research & Professor

Concentric Educational Solution & Howard University

Dr. Ivory A. Toldson, a renowned research scholar, serves as Chief of Research for Concentric Educational Solutions, professor of counseling psychology at Howard University, and editor-in-chief of The Journal of Negro Education. Dr. Toldson has over 100 scholarly works, including 4 books. His media presence on MSNBC, CNN, and NPR underscores his dedication to public discourse. He is the author of Brill bestseller, No BS (Bad Stats): Black People Need People Who Believe in Black People Enough Not to Believe Every Bad Thing They Hear about Black People. Dr. Toldson was named one of the top education scholars by Education Week’s Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings. His role as the national director of Education Innovation and Research for the NAACP highlights his advocacy. He also served as president of the QEM Network, leading efforts to expand STEM education and HBCUs success. He was appointed by President Barack Obama as executive director of the White House Initiative on HBCUs. A prolific scholar, he popular public commentary on social media. He has delivered more than 200 research presentations across the United States (in 41 states and Puerto Rico), and across the world in Canada, the Dominican Republic, Scotland, South Africa, France, and Spain. He is an avid art collector/influencer, and the home he shares with his wife, Marshella, and two children in Washington, DC contains more than 100 unique works of arts.