Valerie Boyer

Kiley Kinnard

Valerie Boyer is a woman of many callings. She is a vocalist, musician, dancer, poet, activist, minister, historian, and most of all an educator. In every space, she breathes knowledge. Born and raised in Galveston, TX, Valerie Boyer was groomed in southern hospitality and shares that kindness everywhere she goes. Her life’s work reflects the southern colloquialisms of her childhood … Read More

Matthew Donahue

Jim Calder

Matthew Donahue, speakers bureau

Dr. Matthew Donahue is a Teaching Professor at the Department of Popular Culture at Bowling Green State University, specializing in topics related to popular culture, popular music, film, media and culture and popular culture and the arts.  He has lectured on such topics regionally, nationally and internationally and has served as an authority on popular culture topics for national and … Read More

William McDaniel

Jim Calder

William “Ted” McDaniel is Professor of African-American Studies and Professor of Music at the Ohio State University. A specialist in African-American music and jazz performance, he is noted for his analysis of the music of John Coltrane and Charlie Parker. He has published several works on black music and more than 300 music arrangements. Understanding Black History Through Black Music … Read More