A native Chicagoan, Dr. Pierce attended Chicago Public School for both elementary and high school. He earned an Associate in Arts Degree in Business Administration from Olive-Harvey College before transferring to DePaul University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science and a Master of Arts Degree in Sociology. Dr. Pierce then relocated to New York to continue his education where he earned a Master of Arts and a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Sociology from Stony Brook University.
Dr. Pierce’s research interests include leadership development and success, motivational tools, and organizational structures conducive for goal attainment; his doctoral research explores the mobilization success of Marcus Garvey and the Universal Negro Improvement Association and was supported by the Marcus Garvey Foundation.
Dr. Pierce has taught at Stony Brook University, St. Joseph’s College, and Passaic County Community College where he was the Faculty Coordinator of the Black Male Leadership Initiative. His consulting work has included religious, civic, and non-profit organizations. In his commitment to diversity, Dr. Pierce has served as both an advisor and a mentor to underrepresented students.
Dr. Pierce uses his experience with high school and college students to thoughtfully craft exciting addresses on the topics of college admission, college success, post college (career) success, leadership, and racial and social problems (poverty, violence, police brutality).