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WILLIAM T. HOSTON, Ph.D., is a professor, author, motivational speaker, poet, and documentarian who hails from New Orleans, Louisiana. He is associate professor of political science at the University of Houston - Clear Lake. Dr. Hoston received his Ph.D. from the University of New Orleans (UNO) in 2007.
He is the author of numerous publications, which range in topic from minority voting behavior, political behavior of African-American politicians, and theories and dynamics of racism and oppression. Dr. Hoston has penned a total of five books, most recently: Black Masculinity in the Obama Era: Outliers of Society (2014); No Bullies in the Huddle (2013); and Listen to Me Now, or Listen to Me Later (2012). He is currently completing two academic books: (1) The End of a Black Empowerment Period in New Orleans: 1978-2010 and (2) The Secret Life of Mr. Waller: Essays on Race and the Black Male Subculture.
In 2013, Dr. Hoston released the documentary, "Black Dot in a White World: Critical Discourse Among Black Males in the Obama Era," which expands the discussion of the economic, social, and political plight of black males in the Obama Era. It features the likes of Civil Rights Icon, John Lewis; Educator, Dr. Steve Perry; Urban League President, Marc Morial; Rap Icon, Master P and his son, Romeo, and a host of others that discuss what it means to be a black male in the 21st century and the impact of living in the Obama Era (http://vimeo.com/73945114).
Dr. Hoston has proved his dedication and commitment to empowering youth and college students to have a brighter future, which was recognized by UHCL as he was the recipient of the 2013 Minnie Stevens Piper Award for outstanding teaching. He also was ranked in the 2012 - 2013 academic year as the 19th best college professor in America according to RateMyProfessor.com. Dr. Hoston's motto is, "I just want to be an example. Many have come before me and hopefully those that come after will be inspired by the example that I have set."
See his website: http://www.wthoston.com. You can also follow him on Twitter @DrHoston.