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Dr. Boyce Watkins

Financial Expert & Social Activist

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 Dr. Boyce Watkins Biography

Boyce D. Watkins, "The People's Scholar,” is one of the leading social commentators, black speakers, and freedom fighters in America. As an advocate for education, economic empowerment, and social justice, he has changed the definition of what it means to be a black scholar and leader in America. "We don't need more PhD’s in the black community; we need more Ph.Dos.”

In addition to publishing many scholarly articles on finance and investing, Watkins shares his message with others, appearing in national media outlets, including CNN, Good Morning America, MSNBC, FOX News, BET, NPR, Essence, USA Today, The Today Show, ESPN, The Tom Joyner Morning Show and CBS Sports. Watkins appears in a weekly segment on Keeping it Real with Al Sharpton as a political expert. He is also the favored financial expert and social commentator for “The Wendy Williams Experience” with 11 million listeners nationwide.

Watkins has spoken to over 50,000 black youth about the benefits of obtaining a college education as part of his “Step Up and Go to College Tour.” In response to an announcement by President Obama, Watkins, along with Al Sharpton, Marc Lamont Hill, Jesse Jackson and other prominent black keynote speakers, are actively engaging in initiatives to combat the astronomical dropout rates for African American students.

As a financial speaker, he has advised black Americans through his series "Get your Paper Straight" and "Black Love, Black Money, Black Relationships" and through 150 national television, radio and print interviews in the last two years alone.

A faculty affiliate with the College Sports Research Institute at The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Watkins has endured firestorms of controversy for his willingness to honestly and intelligently address racial inequality in university hiring/tenure practices, NCAA athletics, the prison system, "mainstream media," and the educational system. Featured on CNN, CBS, ESPN, and in The Washington Post and The Los Angeles Times, he has led the movement to properly compensate college athletes, many of whom live in poverty while their coaches make millions. He argues that the tax exempt status of the NCAA should be challenged, and they should no longer have an anti-trust exemption.

Watkins earned BA and BS degrees with a triple major in finance, economics and business management. In college, he was selected by The Wall Street Journal as the “Outstanding Graduating Senior in Finance.” He then earned a MA in mathematical statistics from The University of Kentucky and a PhD in finance from Ohio State University where he was the only black American in the world to earn a PhD in finance during 2002. He currently serves as a finance professor at Syracuse University.

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  • Trayvon Martin & Jordan Davis: Young, Black & Misunderstood

    The shooting deaths of two unarmed African-American teen males sparked a national conversation about racism, hip-hop culture and gun violence. Having once been revered as a troubled teen in his youth, Dr. Boyce Watkins shares the communication breakdown between Black boys and America. In a push to repair the communication gap, Dr. Watkins provides three things that America should know about Black boys and three things that Black boys should know about America.

  • From Parole Board to School Board: Reshaping Education for Urban Youth

    The day-to-day challenges urban youth face oftentimes force them to succumb to criminal activities as opposed to acquiring an education. In this keynote, Dr. Boyce Watkins equips educators and administrators with the necessary skills to communicate, inspire and retain inner-city youth in an educational environment.

  • Liquid Money: Spending Habits that Cause Cash to Seep Through Your Fingers Like Water

    Your spending habits control your ability to establish and maintain personal and professional relationships, including your ability to purchase things of appreciative value and your ability to live a long, healthy life. If you're not aware of your spending habits, you'll find your money seeping through your fingers like water in a balled fist.

  • Time is Money, Literally: Managing Your Time Like Your Wallet Depends On It

  • Building the Dream of Inclusion: Five Things Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Would Want Every American to Know

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    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Dr. Boyce Watkins for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Dr. Boyce Watkins for your next private or corporate function.
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Dr. Boyce Watkins

Financial Expert & Social Activist

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Dr. Boyce Watkins Biography

Boyce D. Watkins, "The People's Scholar,” is one of the leading social commentators, black speakers, and freedom fighters in America. As an advocate for education, economic empowerment, and social justice, he has changed the definition of what it means to be a black scholar and leader in America. "We don't need more PhD’s in the black community; we need more Ph.Dos.”

In addition to publishing many scholarly articles on finance and investing, Watkins shares his message with others, appearing in national media outlets, including CNN, Good Morning America, MSNBC, FOX News, BET, NPR, Essence, USA Today, The Today Show, ESPN, The Tom Joyner Morning Show and CBS Sports. Watkins appears in a weekly segment on Keeping it Real with Al Sharpton as a political expert. He is also the favored financial expert and social commentator for “The Wendy Williams Experience” with 11 million listeners nationwide.

Watkins has spoken to over 50,000 black youth about the benefits of obtaining a college education as part of his “Step Up and Go to College Tour.” In response to an announcement by President Obama, Watkins, along with Al Sharpton, Marc Lamont Hill, Jesse Jackson and other prominent black keynote speakers, are actively engaging in initiatives to combat the astronomical dropout rates for African American students.

As a financial speaker, he has advised black Americans through his series "Get your Paper Straight" and "Black Love, Black Money, Black Relationships" and through 150 national television, radio and print interviews in the last two years alone.

A faculty affiliate with the College Sports Research Institute at The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Watkins has endured firestorms of controversy for his willingness to honestly and intelligently address racial inequality in university hiring/tenure practices, NCAA athletics, the prison system, "mainstream media," and the educational system. Featured on CNN, CBS, ESPN, and in The Washington Post and The Los Angeles Times, he has led the movement to properly compensate college athletes, many of whom live in poverty while their coaches make millions. He argues that the tax exempt status of the NCAA should be challenged, and they should no longer have an anti-trust exemption.

Watkins earned BA and BS degrees with a triple major in finance, economics and business management. In college, he was selected by The Wall Street Journal as the “Outstanding Graduating Senior in Finance.” He then earned a MA in mathematical statistics from The University of Kentucky and a PhD in finance from Ohio State University where he was the only black American in the world to earn a PhD in finance during 2002. He currently serves as a finance professor at Syracuse University.

Dr. Boyce Watkins Videos

  • Dr. Boyce Watkins Talks The Importance of Black Ownership, Life ...

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Dr. Boyce Watkins Speaking Topics

  • Trayvon Martin & Jordan Davis: Young, Black & Misunderstood

    The shooting deaths of two unarmed African-American teen males sparked a national conversation about racism, hip-hop culture and gun violence. Having once been revered as a troubled teen in his youth, Dr. Boyce Watkins shares the communication breakdown between Black boys and America. In a push to repair the communication gap, Dr. Watkins provides three things that America should know about Black boys and three things that Black boys should know about America.

  • From Parole Board to School Board: Reshaping Education for Urban Youth

    The day-to-day challenges urban youth face oftentimes force them to succumb to criminal activities as opposed to acquiring an education. In this keynote, Dr. Boyce Watkins equips educators and administrators with the necessary skills to communicate, inspire and retain inner-city youth in an educational environment.

  • Liquid Money: Spending Habits that Cause Cash to Seep Through Your Fingers Like Water

    Your spending habits control your ability to establish and maintain personal and professional relationships, including your ability to purchase things of appreciative value and your ability to live a long, healthy life. If you're not aware of your spending habits, you'll find your money seeping through your fingers like water in a balled fist.

  • Time is Money, Literally: Managing Your Time Like Your Wallet Depends On It

  • Building the Dream of Inclusion: Five Things Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Would Want Every American to Know

FAQs on booking Dr. Boyce Watkins

  • How to book Dr. Boyce Watkins?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Dr. Boyce Watkins for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Dr. Boyce Watkins, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Dr. Boyce Watkins or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Dr. Boyce Watkins?

    Booking fees for Dr. Boyce Watkins, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Dr. Boyce Watkins, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Dr. Boyce Watkins?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Dr. Boyce Watkins for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Dr. Boyce Watkins for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Dr. Boyce Watkins or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Dr. Boyce Watkins or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Dr. Boyce Watkins is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Dr. Boyce Watkins for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Dr. Boyce Watkins generally travels from KY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Julianne Malveaux, Bobby Seale, Marc Lamont Hill, Bakari Sellers and Clayborne Carson. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Dr. Boyce Watkins for an upcoming event.

Dr. Boyce Watkins Speaker Videos

  • Dr. Boyce Watkins Talks The Importance of Black Ownership, Life ...

Dr. Boyce Watkins Speaking Topics

  • Trayvon Martin & Jordan Davis: Young, Black & Misunderstood

    The shooting deaths of two unarmed African-American teen males sparked a national conversation about racism, hip-hop culture and gun violence. Having once been revered as a troubled teen in his youth, Dr. Boyce Watkins shares the communication breakdown between Black boys and America. In a push to repair the communication gap, Dr. Watkins provides three things that America should know about Black boys and three things that Black boys should know about America.

  • From Parole Board to School Board: Reshaping Education for Urban Youth

    The day-to-day challenges urban youth face oftentimes force them to succumb to criminal activities as opposed to acquiring an education. In this keynote, Dr. Boyce Watkins equips educators and administrators with the necessary skills to communicate, inspire and retain inner-city youth in an educational environment.

  • Liquid Money: Spending Habits that Cause Cash to Seep Through Your Fingers Like Water

    Your spending habits control your ability to establish and maintain personal and professional relationships, including your ability to purchase things of appreciative value and your ability to live a long, healthy life. If you're not aware of your spending habits, you'll find your money seeping through your fingers like water in a balled fist.

  • Time is Money, Literally: Managing Your Time Like Your Wallet Depends On It

  • Building the Dream of Inclusion: Five Things Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Would Want Every American to Know

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