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Part of my quest as an academic is to reshape how we all engage social issues for the sake of creating a more equitable society. Having extensive knowledge about topics including race, diversity, inclusivity and social justice within higher education, I have delivered keynote speeches and facilitated a number of workshops for faculty, staff and students. Below are some of the testimonials I've received from professionals in the field. Feel free to contact me should you be interested in having me speak to your department, organization, or college/university. 


"Dr. Dantzler, I cannot thank you enough for agreeing to deliver the keynote at The Cincinnati Project’s (University of Cincinnati) 6th Annual Symposium. Your remarks were equally impactful for students, faculty, and community representatives – a rarity with talks like these. You’ve challenged us to think about the many ways housing impacts an individual’s economic mobility and our responsibility for ensuring accessible and affordable housing for all. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!"

- Dr. Tia Sherèe Gaynor, Co-Director of the Cincinnati Project,

University of Cincinnati

"Dr. Dantzler is an amazing scholar who is well-versed in so many areas. He can talk housing, intersectionality, social justice, you name it. He has the ability to make complex topics accessible for wide audiences. I have witnessed Dr. Dantzler present at academic conferences and in public forums. In both scenarios he educates and his passion brings people in. It is always a pleasure to be in the audience because I always learn something new."

- Dr. Brandi Blessett, Director of the Master of Public Administration Program,

University of Cincinnati

"Dr. Dantzler presented to my group of Resident Assistants on the importance of diversity and inclusion as well as mentoring Students of Color. Instead of a lecture, he provided an academic as well as safe environment for students to present their views whether or not they aligned with the mission of diversity and inclusion practices. He engaged in a dialogue which armed my RAs with great knowledge that they utilize to this day. The feedback I got from having him present was that they wish they had heard this information sooner and it inspired them to carry out their roles in a new way. I appreciated how easy it was to connect with him before, during, and after the presentation. In addition, his student centered approach really helped him to deliver a message, which allowed students to think through where we are as a society today. I would definitely recommend Dr. Dantzler to speak to both students and professionals. He is well verse in this area and provides many great insights."

- Christopher James, Area Coordinator, Hood College

"Dr. Prentiss Dantzler served as the Keynote Speaker for the MACUHO 2016 Conference in Hershey, PA. Dr. Dantzler's presentation style and content infused the entire conference with the grounded reality of our country, while simultaneously inspiring an audience eager for answers amidst so much social and political turmoil. Dr. Dantzler made engagement accessible yet provocative, challenging an audience of educators to make substantive change in their sphere of influence, empowering every person to have a voice toward social justice."

- Brian Medina, MACUHO Past President, Area Coordinator,

Frostburg State University

"I have had the privilege of seeing Dr. Prentiss Dantzler present and speak on multiple occasions and in several different capacities. I am always impressed with the relatability he has in his presence, the depth and breadth of his content, and the approach he utilizes in his presentations. Dr. Dantzler is engaging, creative, knowledgeable and has an uncanny ability to connect with everyone in the room. He pushes boundaries while providing support and is simply one of the best keynotes/presenters/trainers I have worked with over the course of my career in higher education. Dr. Prentiss Dantzler is truly unmatched in his abilities!"

- Deborah Scheibler, MACUHO Vice President / President - Elect,

Director of Residence Life, Wilkes University 





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