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Edward Profile

EDWARD L. GRAY, JR.

Program Assistant, Metro Nashville Public Schools, provides leadership, facilitates instruction, and provides professional development to strengthen instructional practices. Mr. Gray received his B.S. in Psychology from Tennessee State University, Nashville, Tennessee; M.S. in Administration and Supervision from Tennessee State University in Nashville, Tennessee; and is currently enrolled in the Educational Leadership doctoral program at Carson-Newman University in Jefferson City, Tennessee. Mr. Gray is the Co-founder of A Future Beyond, a non-profit organization established to take an active role in cultivating and developing the gifts of tomorrow’s leaders. He is also member of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), and the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP).

Thurman Profile

THURMAN E. WEBB JR.

Assistant Professor of Psychology, College of Education, Tennessee State University. Dr. Webb serves as coordinator and provides instruction for the College of Education in the Professional School Counseling program. He is also the lead instructor for Psychology of the Black Experience at Tennessee State University. Dr. Webb received his B.S. degree in Psychology from Tennessee State University, Nashville, Tennessee; M.S. Psychology: Professional School Counseling from Tennessee State University in Nashville, Tennessee; and Ed.D. in Educational Leadership for Teaching and Learning (Leading for Social Change) from Walden University, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Dr. Webb is a Licensed Professional School Counselor and a Licensed Professional Counselor. The counseling profession is a labor of love for him and has resulted in a productive, 10-year career, in Metro Nashville Public Schools as a Licensed Professional School Counselor, as well as a counselor educator for the past 7 years at Tennessee State University. As a licensed professional school counselor and a licensed professional counselor Dr. Webb has played both a proactive and reactionary role in the educational mindsets of learners of all types. In August of 2017, Dr. Webb and colleagues established 180 RED (Research, Education, Development) LLC and IMANI Integrated Behavioral Health PLLC. IMANI (IBH) is designed to provide counseling / therapy services and psychological testing, while 180 RED is geared toward workshops and training in the area of integrated behavioral health. He is the founder of the nonprofit Rebrand the Black Man, an organization geared toward showcasing the many contributions Black men make to the global community; and Founder/CEO of Centered Person Consulting, a consulting firm design to bring out the best in people and organizations through increasing cultural proficiency. He is the recent recipient of the Dr. Charles Thompson Counselor Educator of the Year award from the Tennessee Association for Counselor Education and Supervision. He currently serves as the faculty adviser for both Tennessee State University’s NAACP student organization and The Association for Black Psychologist. Dr. Webb’s many research publications and presentations are aligned with the success of underrepresented populations, as well as successful creation and/or implementation of pedagogical strategies that enhance collective learning, ensure cultural proficiency, and are immediately resilient (sustainable).