Born to a 17-year old single mother and placed in special education as a child, Dr. Boyce Watkins has risen above the obstacles to become one of the leading black scholars in the world today.
In college, he was the Wall Street Journal Outstanding Graduating Senior in Finance with a triple major in Finance, Economics and Business Management. He went on to earn a Masters Degree in Mathematical Statistics and a PhD in Finance at The Ohio State University. During his year of graduation, Dr. Watkins was the only African American in the world to earn a PhD in Finance.
As a public intellectual, Dr. Watkins has changed the definition of what it means to be a black scholar and leader in America. With a commitment to bringing his knowledge to the people, Dr. Watkins has made thousands of appearances in national media, including CNN, BET, MSNBC and many others.