Reverend Dr. Bryant T. Marks, Sr. is a minister, researcher, trainer, award-winning educator, and former member of the Obama Administration. He is the Founder and Chief Equity Officer of the National Training Institute on Race and Equity and a tenured professor of Psychology at Morehouse College. Between 2017 and 2021, Dr. Marks provided implicit bias training to over 100,000 employees and volunteers in law enforcement; city, county, and federal government; corporations; education; and healthcare. Dr. Marks holds a B.A. in psychology and a minor in economics from Morehouse College, and a Master’s and Ph.D. in Social Psychology from the University of Michigan. Dr. Marks conducts research and professional development in the areas of diversity and implicit bias, Black male psychology and development, and personal passion and productivity. Dr. Marks is married to Dr. Kimberly Marks and father to Kim, Zion-Trinity, and Bryant II.
The National Training Institute on Race & Equity (NTIRE) at Morehouse College is a social impact and educational entity. Assisting individuals and organizations with identifying, understanding, and managing the content, skills, and behavior needed to create diverse, equitable, and inclusive organizations and communities, NTIRE’s model is built on a unique combination of social and cognitive science, the tenets of Martin Luther King Jr.’s version of the Beloved Community, the values of Morehouse College, and engaging and interactive training. NTIRE uses non-judgmental, yet evidence-based approaches to shed light on difficult and sensitive topics to enhance interpersonal and intergroup relations.