Brian Carey Sims has over 15 years of faculty and administrative experience in university teaching and learning, faculty governance, and social and instructional media. He is founder and Executive Director at Jomoworks, an education management consulting firm specializing in University / K-12 partnership development, with a portfolio that includes evidence-based programs, funded research and evaluation projects from public and private-sector institutions, strategic partnerships in community violence prevention and engagement and research dissemination science. His research focuses on the implications of media for individuals, families, and communities of African descent. His forthcoming book, College Thug Syndrome offers an explosive Afrikan-Centered analysis of higher education. He holds a PhD in education and psychology from the University of Michigan and is a proud alum of IRL’s mighty (mighty) Cohort 2.