Social Change is a course that explores the work of nonprofit organizations as change agents. The student will learn the value of social media, networks, and the power of a compelling cause as tools to effect change within the mind and actions of groups, communities, and regions. Additional focus upon exploiting the social responsibility of for-profit organizations to advance social change initiatives.
Dr. KenZoe Brian J. Selassie is an incredibly talented and dynamic critical theories research scholar and professor, guest lecturer, and keynote speaker as well as nonprofit resource development officer, communications consultant, and public servant professional.
As a consultant, Dr. Selassie leverages his Government of the District of Columbia experience as a Chief Development Officer, Deputy Director, and Special Assistant to a Chief Operations Officer for the State Superintendent to serve clients with the assistance and support of his team. Through his consulting work, he assists nonprofits, community and faith-based organizations, educational institutions, think-tank and research groups, and quasi-government and government agencies with resource development and management, intercultural marketing communication and outreach education, diversity compliance, grant and program audit preparation, and specialized training and workshops within these areas of service.
Dr. Selassie earned a Doctorate of Philosophy in Communication and Culture from Howard University, a Master of Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix, Master of Public Administration from Walden University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Mount Union. He is a 2016-2017 Fulbright-Hays scholarship recipient and currently serves as the Chair of the Department of English, Foreign Language, and Mass Communication at Benedict College.