Rashawn Ray

Rashawn Ray | PepTalk Expert Speaker
Rashawn Ray | PepTalk Expert Speaker
Speaker, Sociology Professor, University Of Maryland And Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution
Maryland
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Rashawn Ray | Speaker Biography

Expert in racial equity, policing, and criminal justice reform.
Developed virtual reality program for law enforcement training.
Senior Fellow at The Brookings Institution, prolific public speaker.

Rashawn Ray, a Professor of Sociology and Executive Director of the Lab for Applied Social Science Research (LASSR) at the University of Maryland, College Park, is an expert in racial equity, policing and criminal justice reform, health policy, wealth, and family policy. He has testified at both federal and state levels and has developed a virtual reality program for law enforcement and conducted implicit bias trainings for thousands of employees, police officers, and military personnel. Ray is a regular contributor to CNN, BBC, and NPR, and has written for publications such as the New York Times, USA Today, and Business Insider. He is also a Senior Fellow at The Brookings Institution and serves on the National Advisory Committee for the RWJF Health Policy Research Scholars Program. Ray's research focuses on racial and social inequality, particularly in police-civilian relations and men's treatment of women. He has published numerous books, articles, and op-eds, and his work has appeared in prestigious academic journals such as the American Journal of Sociology and Science Advances. Ray has received several awards for his contributions to sociology and public engagement with science. He is a sought-after speaker and addresses topics such as creating civility and tolerance in an uncivil society, embracing diversity in the workplace, reducing racial disparities in policing, and the impact of social media on societal divisions.

Why Should You Book Rashawn Ray?

Rashawn brings a wealth of expertise in racial equity, policing reform, and social inequality, offering actionable insights for creating more inclusive and equitable environments in your team or business. His experience in developing virtual reality programs for law enforcement and conducting implicit bias trainings equips him with unique strategies to enhance team dynamics and decision-making. Booking Rashawn as a speaker will not only inspire your team but also provide them with the tools to navigate and address complex societal issues effectively.

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