Carter Julian Savage is a Scholar-in-Residence at Morehouse College and an associate at the W. E. B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research at Harvard University. In these roles, Savage is both teaching and researching on social and historical issues facing African American males.
Savage has co-edited one book and published several scholarly articles, book chapters, book reviews and magazine articles on the history of education for African Americans, the social context of education for African American males, the theoretical framework of after school programs, and the development of after-school education programs.
In addition to his academic work, Savage is chief idea officer of I-AM Consulting, LLC, a research and development firm that develops leadership and creates program opportunities that transform the lives of “disconnected youth,” especially African American youth, through the renewal of their minds. Through the work of this firm, Savage is seeking to create a multi-ethnic community which firmly believes that "disconnected" youth can mature into adults who can lead and positively transform the world.
Involved in the field of youth development for more than 20 years, Savage began working part-time for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee in Nashville, Tennessee as a sophomore in college. From 1989-98, he served in various capacities, including associate executive director. In 1999, he moved to Atlanta to become the senior director, Education Programs for Boys & Girls Clubs of America. From 2001-2008, he served as vice president, Program & Youth Development Services for Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
Savage holds a Doctorate degree in Educational Leadership and a Master’s in Public Policy with a concentration in program development and evaluation from Peabody College of Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee; he is also a three-year graduate from Vanderbilt University with a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics.