Race in America Instructors
DR. ANTIPAS HARRIS
Dr. Antipas L. Harris is a man of many talents, with a simple objective; to help people overcome distress. By reinforcing faith, imparting comfort through the arts, and providing stability through education, he lives out his motto “Rise to the Call.” Dr. Harris earned his undergraduate degree in Creative Music Technology and Religion from LaGrange College, his theology degrees from Emory and Yale Universities, and completed his doctorate in Practical Theology (Church & Society) at Boston University School of Theology. He currently serves as Assistant Professor and Director of the Youth & Urban Renewal Center at Regent University School of Divinity in Virginia Beach, VA. Dr. Harris also serves as the Theologian in Residence at First Presbyterian Church in Norfolk, VA.
Dr. Grayson Bryant
Grayson recently moved to the area after spending the last ten years in California and New York working in independent school education. A native Texan and Spanish teacher by training, Dr. Bryant began his teaching career in Henrico County, VA Public Schools. After he completed his MA in Spanish Literature from the University of Texas at Austin, he moved to Santa Barbara, CA, where he began his doctoral studies focusing on the issues surrounding race in secondary education. His dissertation, An Exploration of Roles, Responsibilities, and Leadership Frameworks: A Study of Directors of Diversity in International Boarding High Schools was published in 2010. Grayson, his wife Beth, and their two sons, Gray and Drew, live in Norfolk with their old but really sweet Yellow Lab, Millie.
Ross, a member of the United States Peace Corps, created and implemented “training of trainers” programming for public educators working in the Errachidia Province of Morocco. As a humanitarian aid worker, he has managed large-scale emergency relief projects in South Sudan, Turkey, Greece, Haiti, and Iraq on behalf of a large Christian iNGO serving marginalized and displaced peoples. Ross, a recipient of the Rotary Peace Fellowship, holds an MA in Conflict, Security and Development from the University of Bradford's Peace Studies Center in Bradford, England.