Ivory Toldson is an associate professor at Howard University, senior research analyst for the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation and Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of Negro Education. Previously, he served on the faculty of Southern University, was the fourth recipient of the DuBois Fellowship from the U.S. Department of Justice. He also worked as Clinical Director of the Manhood Training Village, and held visiting research and teacher appointments at Emory University, Drexel University and the Morehouse School of Medicine. Toldson has published in more than 60 publications and research presentations in 32 U.S. states, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Scotland, South Africa, Paris and Barcelona.
He offered expert commentary in three documentaries: "Black Male Achievement: Beyond the Bricks," "Hoodwinked" and "Promise Tracker." Toldson is also a contributing educational editor for The Root and Empower and the author of Black Sheep: When the American Dream Becomes a Black Man's Nightmare and The Breaking Barriers Series, which analyzes academic success indicators from national surveys on more than 10,000 Black male students across the country. Through his consulting firm, CREATE, LLC, he routinely works with schools to increase their capacity to promote academic success among Black males. After completing coursework for a Ph.D. in counseling psychology at Temple University, Toldson became a correctional and forensic psychology resident at the United States Penitentiary. While there, he completed his dissertation on Black men in the criminal justice system. He has also received formal training in applied statistics at the University of Michigan.