Yale University

YAAA Lunch with Faculty/Staff Series
 Rodney T. Cohen is an assistant dean and director of the Afro-American Cultural Center at Yale University. Prior to Yale, he held administrative positions at the University of Notre Dame and Presbyterian College. He holds a doctorate in education from Vanderbilt University and has published articles related to African American issues in higher education and has served as a faculty fellow at the Washington Center for Academic Seminars and Internships. He has been recognized by the NAACP as one of the ‘100 most influential African Americans in Connecticut’ and a ‘50 most influential’ by the New Haven Living Magazine. He currently serves on the boards of Connecticut Teach for America, the Booker T. Washington Academy and the Association for Black Culture Centers. He has previously served on the advisory boards of the Blue Ridge Boy Scouts of America, the Laurens County Health Care System, the South Carolina Alpha Leadership Academy and a member of the City of Clinton planning commission. He also served as president-elect for the South Carolina Professional Association for Access and Equity. He has lectured and conducted presentations on black life, education and culture for a number of institutions and organizations including The Jefferson Society, Black Enterprise Magazine, Columbia University, The Darden School of Business, Furman University and Brooklyn College. He has been quoted by a number of publications including The Washington Post and the Houston Press. He is a native of Atlanta where he earned a B.S. from Clark College; he also earned a M.A. from Western Kentucky University. He is a member of the American Association of Blacks in Higher Education, Rotary, the National Eagle Scout Association and the NAACP where he serves as chair of the New Haven ACT-SO program.
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