Dr. Donald E Grant Jr began his career as a middle school science teacher in Baltimore MD after graduating from Hampton University with a Bachelors’ degree in Biology. Having grown up in an under-resourced Buffalo NY community, he knew very quickly that the kids he was teaching needed more than he had to offer at the time. This prompted Dr. Grant’s doctoral studies in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Multi-Cultural Community Psychology and a move to Los Angeles CA in 2003.
In addition to his broad work in media, coaching and wellness, Dr. Grant serves as Executive Director of the Center for Community and Social Impact (CCSI) at Pacific Oaks College in Pasadena CA and has a long history of direct mental health service delivery and administrative oversight for foster care systems, child welfare programs, education systems and homeless mental wellness services.
Dr. Grant works diligently to increase awareness on mental wellness issues, parenting, child development and socio-cultural events that impact citizens of our country and our world as Access Hollywood Lives Mental Health and Parenting Expert while consulting on films, book adaptations and documentaries. His most recent publication is “Social Learning Theory & Strength Based Approaches to Counseling African American Adolescent Males” a chapter in Counseling African American Males. Is newest book, “Nooses Across Nations: Black Men & Intercontinental Colonialism” is in pre-publication with Palgrave MacMillan. You can see Dr. Grant across a variety of media platforms as a socio-cultural analyst and read his work as an on-line contributor to Ebony Magazine, The Good Men Project and The Young Black Experience.