Prof. Ernest L. Gibson III Discusses Higher Ed Achievement Gap Among African American Males

Dr. Ernest L. Gibson III, assistant professor of English at Rhodes, recently was invited by Leadership Memphis and the Memphis Talent Dividend to speak on the higher education achievement gap among African American males.

Gibson’s teaching and research interests include African American literature, male studies, black popular culture and literary/cultural theory.

Dorsey Hopson, new superintendent of Shelby County Schools, and Dr. Lemoyne Robinson, chancellor of Influence One Foundation, also were panelists.

Here’s a recap of the discussion.