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Dr. Boyce D. Watkins, "The People's Scholar', is one of the leading financial scholars and social commentators in America. In his words, "We don't need more PhDs in the world; we need more Ph-Dos". He advocates for education, economic empowerment and social justice and has changed the definition of what it means to be a Black scholar and leader in America. He is also one of the founding fathers of the field of "Financial Activism" - The objective of creating social change through the use of conscientious capitalism. He is a Blue Ribbon Speaker with Great Black Speakers, Inc. and one of the most highly sought after public figures in the country.
In addition to publishing a multitude of scholarly articles on Finance and investing, Or. Watkins has presented his message to millions, making regular appearances in various national media outlets, including CNN, Good Morning America, MSNBC, FOX News, BET, NPR, Essence Magazine, USA Today, The Today Show, ESPN, The Tom Joyner Morning Show and CBS Sports. He is also the favored Financial Expert and social commentator for "The Wendy Williams Experience", which has 11 million listeners nation-wide. He is also a faculty affiliate with the College Sports Research Institute at The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and the author of "Financial lovemaking 101: Merging Assets with your Partner in Ways that Feel Good."
Educationally, Dr. Watkins earned BA and BS degrees with a triple major in Finance, Economics and Business Management. In college, he was selected by the Wall Street Journal as the Outstanding Graduating Senior in Finance. He then earned a Masters Degree in Mathematical Statistics from The University of Kentucky and a PhD in Finance from The Ohio State University and was the only African American in the world to earn a PHD in Finance during the year 2002.
He is currently a Finance Professor at Syracuse University.
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