It has been my extreme pleasure to meet two great African American women lately with a lot in common. Both of them have Doctorate Degrees, both are college professors in Tennessee, and both are fantastic authors..
Dr. LaNise Rosemond holds a Doctorate in Educational Administration from Tennessee State University, a Masters in Sports Management from Florida A&M and a Bachelors in Phys Ed from Norfolk State. She has coached basketball on all school levels including college. She is currently the Assistant Professor of Exercise Science at Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville, as well as being involved with numerous other worthy endeavors. While coaching, though doing a superb job, she underwent burnout. Now she has written a book helping others to avoid that scenario. I met her through another author whom I published, Tennessee Tech, Coach Allison Clark.
It was a great honor to be the publisher of LaNise’s wonderful book, Coach, There Is Hope! Avoiding Stress and Burnout About the Things You Cannot Control. For the final edits, we sat down together in my office and went through the manuscript with a fine-toothed comb. It is now available on Amazon worldwide in both paperback and Kindle.
The other remarkable lady is Dr. Carol Swain, PhD. From the area in which my paternal ancestors have lived for.the past 300 years, Southwestern Virginia, Carol arose from abject poverty to become a giant in Education and world-renowned author. After earning an Associates degree from Virginia Southwestern, she went on to attain her Bachelors in Criminal Justice at Roanoke College, her Masters in Political Science at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, her Masters in Law from Yale and her PhD in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Carol is a professor of Law and Political Science at Vanderbilt University in Nashville and a television host.She is the author or editor of six books. Her scholarly work has been cited by two Associate Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States. Her fields are race relations, immigration, representation, evangelical politics, and the US constitution.
I was privileged to meet Carol Thursday evening at a political dinner. I gave her information on LaNise Rosemond and her fantastic work and told her I felt they could be friends.
In my opinion, these two great ladies exemplify the positive spirit needed in America to bring unity, not division, among our struggling society. We would do well to take heed to what they say and do, and read their powerful work.