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Donald Easton-Brooks

Thanks for visiting my site. I am an internationally recognized award winning author/researcher for my work as critical quantitative culturally responsive scholar and leader. I have over 100 presentations, articles, and books. As a leader, I have managed and raised millions while leading units to top tier recongnition.


Featured Book

2019 Philip C. Chinn Book Award Winner by the National Association of Multicultural Education

Ethnic Matching: Academic Success of Students of Color is an in-depth exploration on the impact of ethnic matching in education, the paring of students of color with teachers of the same race. Research shows that this method has a positive and long-term impact on the academic experience of students of color. This book explores what makes this phenomenon relevant in today's classrooms. Through interviewing quality teachers of color, this book sheds a light on the impact these teachers make on the academic experience of students of color. This approach is meant to provide all teachers valuable insight into techniques for engaging with diverse learners. Also, from these conversations, the book shows how the intentionality of culturally responsive practice can enhance the academic experience of students of color. Topics such as the challenges of recruiting and retaining quality teachers of color, as well as the valuable work being done on the local, state, and national level to promote diversifying the field of education as a way to provide equitable education for all students is also explored in this book.

Featured Article

Article of the Year

2020 Neuner Award for Excellence in Professional-Scholarly Publication
Given annually to the author judged to have written the overall finest manuscript published during the preceding year in the Journal of Higher Education Management presented by the American Association of University Administrators (AAUA).

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Featured Project

The DEI Playbook

Our communities are becoming more and more diverse. This growth is pushing organizations to be more effective in responding to a diverse clientele and at the same time creating a community of belonging as they create a stronger diverse workforce. The DEI Playbook is designed to assist organizations in creating and maintaining an environment responsive to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI).


Dr. Easton-Brooks has presented keynote addresses for national organizations, graduations, and have presented at international conferences. Major focus:

  • Diversity & Equity
  • Leadership
  • Purpose and Planning


Dr. Easton-Brooks’ research and leadership has appeared in a number of media outlets internationally and in well know magazines. This work centers on how we shape humanity through education, policies, data-driven decisions, and best-practices


Over the past 25 news, Dr. Easton-Brooks has presented a number of trainings and workshops in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for universities, non-profit organizations, healthcare, and businesses. This work is centers on the DEI Playbook development by Dr. Easton-Brooks.

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