Kevin Brooks

Academic Specialist for Diversity and Civic Engagement

Contact Info

Office: C230G Snyder Hall
Phone: 517-884-1325


PhD in Curriculum and Instruction, Purdue University
MS in Health and Kinesiology, Purdue University
BS in Journalism, Florida A&M University
Kevin Brooks

Kevin L. Brooks, PhD is academic specialist for diversity and civic engagement for the Residential College in the Arts and Humanities. Dr. Brooks comes to RCAH with a variety of administrative experiences in higher education. His specializations are in the areas of recruitment and retention, youth programming, grant writing and management, mentoring, service learning, experiential education, and organizing multicultural and intercultural conferences, events programs, and trainings.

He has spent the past ten years in higher education designing, developing, and implementing community-based programs and diversity initiatives that enrich educational, social, and cultural learning experiences. For instance, he has coordinated academic enhancement programs such as Rites of Passage mentoring programs, STEM education programs, youth sports programs, and summer residential programs to assist students with their transition to college and beyond.

His research and teaching areas include curriculum studies, cultural studies in education, health/wellness studies, and Black/Africana Studies. His scholarly interests examine curriculum theory, critical social theory, and cultural pedagogy in relation to holistic wellness development, socio-cultural aspects of play, media representations of the human body, the education of African American students, and the relationship between African American athletes and the sports industry.

He serves as secretary for the National Council for Black Studies.