Professional of the Year - Education/Division Academic Dean of Five Campuses

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Anthony Ingram

Title: Dean, Division of Social Sciences and Human Services, Retired/Founder and Author
Industry: Education
Type of Organization: College
Major Product/Service: Higher education
Expertise: Dr. Ingram is retired after 45 years experience. He is currently providing suggestions, programs, articles, and books for strengthening and fostering positive growth at the individual and organizational level for those dedicated to success at work and in life. The outcome is producing individuals who are educated and mentally fit for service to organizations and society. Since 2017, he has served as an author and speaker with Life and Success, LLC.
Geographic Area of Distribution: International
Affiliations: University of Michigan Alumni Association; Western Michigan University Alumni Association; American Academy of Arts & Sciences
University/Degree: B.S., American History, Western Michigan University; M.A., Urban Education, University of Michigan; M.A., History, University of Michigan; Ph.D., Higher Education Administration, University of Michigan; Certified, Management & Supervisory Training, Development Dimensions International (DDI); Certified, Innovations, Alamo Learning Systems; Provisional Teaching Certificate, K-12
Born: July 30, 1948, Detroit, Michigan
Hobbies/Sports: Martial arts, writing
Work History: During his 17 years at Oakland Community College, Dr. Ingram served as Dean of Academic & Student Services and as Division-wide Dean of Social Sciences and Human Services. Prior to that, he was employed as an organization development specialist for Henry Ford Health System from 1983 through 1990, and American Axle and Manufacturing from 1995 through 1996. He was a Director of Human Resource Development for Henry Ford Hospital from 1990 through 1992, with Mercy Health Services from 1981 through 1983, the University of Michigan from 1982 through 1983, and with the Albert Taubman Company from 1993 through 1995. Dr. Ingram served as Vice-President for Student Affairs at Shaw College from 1980 through 1981 and was Director of Afro-American Studies at Eastern Michigan University from 1976 through 1982. Dr. Ingram has served as part time adjunct faculty since 1980.
Honors & Awards: 1st Degree Black Belt, 1970; Certificate of Appreciation, for Ongoing Fight Against Hatred and Intolerance in America, Southern Poverty Law Center, 1973; Rainbow Recognition Award from the Farmington/Farmington Hills Multicultural Multiracial Community Council, 2005; International Rotary Award for Human Understanding as Paul Harris Fellow from the Rotary Foundation of the Rotary International, "In appreciation of tangible and significant assistance given for the furtherance of of better understanding and friendly relations among peoples of the world," 2003-2012; and, Endorsed, National Association of Water Companies as Co-Author of the best program in nation for training essential front-line customer service representatives, 2008-2010
Published Works: 5 books; Articles
Career Accomplishments: Dr. Ingram is an accomplished educator, lecturer, and trainer. He taught American History, Political Science, Psychology, Organizational Behavior, Human Resources, and Workforce Development to students at 9 of Michiganís eleven state colleges and universities. He designed organization development courses in supervisory development and management and leadership for one of Michiganís major healthcare systems. As a certified teacher in K-12 Social Studies, Dr. Ingram taught at 5 of Michiganís largest urban public high schools. Dr. Ingramís volunteer lecture program on motivation and self-empowerment is conducted at 3 of Michiganís largest correctional facilities. The central message of his personal philosophy of transformation is incorporated into the ďRites of Passage ProgramĒ for African American boys and girls at Hartford Memorial Baptist Church in Detroit. He also co-founded a technology training firm called Harmony Point.