Cornell F. Woodson earned his B.S. in Communication Management and Design from Ithaca College in 2009. After teaching high school English in Atlanta, he went on to earn his masters in higher education and student affairs administration with an emphasis on social justice from the University of Vermont in 2013. Cornell has spent his career in education working with underrepresented groups and developing social justice initiatives to engage communities in tough conversations about the social issues that impact our society.
In 2015 Cornell founded Brave Trainings LLC, a social justice consulting firm. He has traveled around the country working with higher ed. institutions, non-profit, and for-profit organizations on their inclusion efforts. Cornell believes that authentic dialogue, reflection on our identities, an understanding of our history, and direct and consistent action are key to creating a more inclusive environment.