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Carter J. Savage; Ed.D., M.P.P.

Dr. Savage is currently the Chief Idea Officer of I-AM Consulting. I-AM is a research and development firm that develops leadership and creates program opportunities that transform the lives of "disconnected youth," especially African American youth. Through the work of this firm, he is seeking to create a multi-ethnic community which firmly believes that "disconnected" youth can mature into adults who can lead and positively transform the world. He also provides expertise in the development of curriculia for children's health education as part of his practice. Earlier, Dr. Savage was Vice President, Program & Youth Development Services for Boys & Girls Clubs of America in Atlanta, GA. In this role, he had oversight of the development and dissemination of education, program planning and evaluation, technology, arts, and physical education programs to the more than 4,000 local Boys & Girls Clubs in the United States and on military bases in Europe and Asia. He is a Visiting Scholar at Morehouse College, an Associate at the W. E. B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research at Harvard University and instructor at Emory University. As a professor, he is teaching a course in History and Theories of Leadership to undergraduates at the all-male, historically black, Morehouse College as well as a doctoral-level course in the history of American Education at Emory University. As a researcher, Dr. Savage is currently documenting the history of youth services provided to African American males in the first half of the 20th century. Specifically, he is completing two manuscripts entitled, "'In the Interest Colored Boys:' C. J. Atkinson, William T. Coleman and The Extension of Boys' Club Service into the African American Community, 1906-1931" and "Experiences of the Elders: Selected Life Histories of African American Professionals in the Boys & Girls Club Movement." He has published several scholarly articles, book chapters, book reviews and magazine articles on the history of education for African Americans, the social context of education for African American males, the theoretical framework of after school programs, and the development of after-school education programs. Dr. Savage holds a Doctorate degree in Educational Leadership and a Master's in Public Policy (Program Development and Program Evaluation) from Peabody College of Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee; he is also a three-year graduate from Vanderbilt University with a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics.


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