Dr. Uhuru Hotep is a nationally-recognized authority on student achievement and leadership-followership development. As a consultant to the Kwame Ture Leadership Institute and with the aid of grants from the Alkebulan Foundation, Dr. Hotep created The Johari Sita: The Six Jewels of African Centered Leadership, the nation’s first and only African centered leadership-followership training program. He also conducts three nationally-acclaimed seminars: “75 Ways to Raise the Intelligence of Black Children and Teens”, “Preparing African Youth for 21st Century Leadership and Service” and “Kilombo Reconstruction: Building Sovereign African Villages in Modern-Day America, Part I-III.” In addition, he is the co-editor of the best-selling book, 72 Concepts to Liberate the African Mind and the former host of “Kilombo Reconstruction,” the nation’s first and only Internet radio show that addressed the topic of restoring African American political and economic sovereignty.
Over the past decade, Dr. Hotep, who serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Pan African Studies, has lectured on African American affairs in Japan, Jamaica, Haiti, Canada, Virgin Islands, and the United Kingdom. As a Fulbright Fellowship recipient, he studied in Ghana, West Africa where he researched the trans-Atlantic slave trade and Akan culture. His published writings include poetry, plays, essays and scholarly research and have appeared in numerous publications, print and electronic. Most recently, the Harvard Journal of African American Public Policy, the Journal of Pan African Studies, and the Journal of Urban Education have featured his work.
Dr. Hotep is a co-founder of Duquesne University’s Project for Academic Coaching through Tutoring (PACT) and coordinator of the African Manhood/Womanhood Development Program at Sr. Thea Bowman Catholic Academy in Wilkinsburg, PA.
His bachelor’s degree in African American studies is from the University of Washington and his two master’s degrees, one in adult education and the other in African American studies, are from the University of the District of Columbia and Clark Atlanta University, respectively. His doctorate is in educational leadership and from Duquesne University. He currently serves as the associate director of both the Michael P. Weber Learning Skills Center and the Robert and Patricia Gussin Spiritan Division of Academic Programs at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA. He lives in Turtle Creek, PA with his wife, LaVerne Baker Hotep, and their grandchildren.