Dr. Nina Gilbert is the Executive Director of the Morehouse Center for Excellence in Education at Morehouse College and the former Senior Advisor on Education Reform for the Morehouse Research Institute. Dr. Gilbert is also the Chair and Assistant Professor of the Education Department.Prior to her transition into higher education, Dr. Gilbert served in various teaching and leadership roles in the K-12 sector. She has served as an educator in district, charter, international and independent schools and founded Georgia’s first single-gender charter school, Ivy Preparatory Academy, in 2008. Dr. Gilbert has also been deeply involved in education policy and community advocacy activities and has developed programs and services that promote authentic civic engagement and stakeholder collaboration. Dr. Gilbert is a national thought leader and education innovator and works closely with leaders from other sectors, searching for her expertise.she also works in the film and entertainment industry to ensure compliance with local, state, and Screen Actors Guild requirements that pertain to the education, safety, and welfare of minor actors and entertainers. She has also served as a consultant and producer for three independent films. She holds a Doctorate Degree in Educational and Organizational Leadership from The University of Pennsylvania, a Masters of Education from Clark Atlanta University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of West Georgia.