Morehouse College

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Division Faculty

Bryant Thomas. Marks, Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor, Psychology
  • Founder & Chief Equity Officer, National Training Institute on Race and Equity
Dr. Bryant T. Marks, Sr. is a minister, researcher, trainer, and award-winning educator. He is the founding director of the National Training Institute on Race and Equity and is an associate professor in the Department of Psychology at Morehouse College. He is a national thought leader and trainer of diversity, equity and anti-bias research and mitigation strategies for the public, private, and non-profit sectors.

Dr. Marks has provided diversity, equity, and inclusion training for eighteen years. His personal and professional mission is to develop the knowledge, wisdom, and skills of others that will allow them to reach their full potential and live their lives with purpose and passion.  He served on President Obama’s Board of Advisors with the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans and as senior advisor with the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Dr. Marks was a contributor/trainer with the Obama Administration’s My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) and 21st Century Policing programs. Dr. Marks has provided implicit bias training to over 2,000 Police Chiefs and executives via a series of briefings at the White House in 2016, and several thousand patrol officers in local police departments including the entire Los Angeles Police Department. He has also provided training related to diversity and implicit bias to individuals in education (K-12 and higher education), philanthropy, non-profits, local and federal government, and several other sectors. He serves on several national boards and is a highly sought after speaker and trainer.

Dr. Marks holds a B.A. in psychology and a minor in economics from Morehouse College, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in social psychology from the University of Michigan. Dr. Marks conducts research and professional development in the areas of diversity and implicit bias, Black male psychology and development, the academic achievement of minority college students, innovations in STEM education, and personal passion and productivity. Dr. Marks is married to Dr. Kimberly Marks and father to Kim, Zion-Trinity, and Bryant II.



Office Location

(404) 805-2014

Office Hours


  • Director, Morehouse Male Initiative (2006-2012)
  • Executive Director, Morehouse Research Institute
  • Commissioner, White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans— Obama Administration (2013-2017)


featured content

National Training Institute on Race and Equity (NTIRE)- Mission and Services  

Dr. Bryant Thomas provides an overview of NTIRE’s mission and services.

On Topic: Dr. Bryant Marks ’94

Dr. Bryant Marks 94’ joins On Topic to discuss bias present in society while outlining methods to successfully minimize bias for a more diverse, equitable and inclusive community.

Implicit Bias Keynote – My Brother’s Keeper, New York State

This presentation by Dr. Bryant Thomas 1) defines implicit bias, 2) provides examples, 3) describes how it is measured, and 4) how it can be potentially managed/mitigated. Emphasis is placed on the impact of IB on males of color.

MBK New Rochelle: Implicit Bias Presentation by Dr. Bryant Marks

Dr. Bryant Marks delivers a presentation on implicit bias.