BRIAN CHAD STARKS, PH.D.


Speaker, Writer, Critical Criminologist

Biography
of Dr. Starks

Dr. Brian Chad Starks is a speaker, writer and critical criminologist. As an active member of his community, he serves on various boards, lending his knowledge and expertise as needed. Born and raised in “The Metro” – Columbia, South Carolina, he attended Richland County public schools and graduated from Columbia High School. Dr. Starks attended Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina, where he played football and majored in Sociology. For more than twenty years, he has worked to build social justice and equity for individuals, organizations and communities. Dr. Starks holds a Master's degree in Criminal Justice from the University of South Carolina and a doctorate in Criminology from the University of Delaware.


Dr. Starks has been on the faculty at Univ. of Lynchburg, Delaware State University, and Benedict College in Columbia, South Carolina.
Dr. Starks also serves as an Associate Director with the Delaware NASA Space Grant Consortium where he works to increase minority student representation. In 2014, Dr. Starks was awarded the Louis L. Redding Diversity Award from the University of Delaware. In 2016, Dr. Starks received the NAACP Civil Rights award from the Lynchburg, Virginia Branch. He was also inducted into the 2016 Wofford College Athletics Hall of Fame.

As CEO of BCS & Associates Consulting Firm,
Dr. Starks travels around the country, speaking and teaching the truth about implicit bias, cultural competency, and structural inequality.

Training & Development

Dr. Starks is a skilled facilitator who creates a challenging learning environment that changes lives. He offers a wide range of training programs addressing issues of social justice and equity for individuals, organizations and communities. Dr. Starks will work with you to develop a session that meets your specific needs.

Dr. Starks brings expertise in:
• Diversity and cultural competency
• Structural inequality and equity
• Minority recruitment and retention
• Youth and young adult mentoring

 

Publications

Dr. Starks has published works on the inequities in the bail system, disproportionate minority contact in the criminal justice system, the importance of service in education, the impact of teaching criminal justice courses in prisons, street-life oriented black boys’ attitudes towards education, and the willingness of the public to record police-citizen encounters

Students will participate in facilitated sessions such as:
• Effective Communication
• Cultivating Critical Thinking Skills
• How our Differences Provide Strength