Edward Tolliver wholeheartedly acknowledges the life-changing power of education and strives to encourage academic accomplishments in others. In research, his interests encompass the influence busing has on school achievement in rural elementary consolidated schools and the critical issues affecting Black males in Florida.
His research publications have been recorded in the official proceedings of four international conferences on education. Recognizing the significance of making a difference, Tolliver endeavors daily to help young Black males appreciate their academic potential by setting and achieving goals that will allow them to excel. He received a bachelor's degree in office administration, a master of applied social science degree with a concentration in public management and a doctorate of philosophy degree in educational leadership and human services from Florida A&M University. Tolliver also received a 2001 Distinguished Alumni award from his alma mater.