Dr. Ronnie Hopkins serves as the Executive Vice President and Vice President for Academic Affairs and Professor of English (tenured) at Voorhees College in Denmark, South Carolina, USA. Dr. Hopkins has provided academic and student leadership fostering students’ personal development, endorsement of life-long learning and continuing education, community and world service, and preparation for an ever-changing global society. Dr. Hopkins’ synergistic activities include international scholarly research and presentations at Saint Monica University, Buea, Cameroon, Central West Africa, the University of Technology at Quibdo, Choco, South America; Guilan, Beijing, and Shanghai, Republic of China; University of Ghana-Legon, Accra, Ghana, West Africa, Merida, Mexico, and Ocho Rios, Jamaica; Cape Town, South Africa. Additionally, he is Founder and Senior Artistic Director for NGOMA African Cultural Performance Troupe, founded in 1994 at Norfolk State University and continued to present. Dr. Hopkins earned the Doctor of Philosophy degree in English in 1994 and the Master of Arts degree in English in 1991 from Michigan State University respectively. Also, he has completed postdoctoral studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1995). His foundation in English studies came from North Carolina Central University where he earned the Bachelor of Arts degree in English with Secondary Teaching certification in 1986. Additionally, he has been conferred the Doctor of Humane Letters (LLD) Honoris Causa from Saint Monica University in Buea, Cameroon, Central West Africa in May 2016. Dr. Hopkins is the author of Educating Black Males: Critical Issues in Schooling, Community and Power (State University of New York Press: Albany, 1997) among other scholarly journal articles.