As the Director of Student Engagement, Nu'Rodney supports the social, cultural, and academic development of students by providing advocacy and referral services tailored to meet the needs of Temple University's diverse population.
Additionally, Nu'Rodney works in collaboration with appointed 10-15 Diversity Peers on inclusive and Social Justice Programming to coordinate initiatives meant to advance cultural awareness on campus and engages and invites the broader Temple community into the process of encouraging inclusivity.
Lastly, Nu'Rodney works with the Graduate Extern of Gender and Sexuality Inclusion, which provides tailored programming for the LGBTQIA+ community as well as the Safe Zone Ally training.
Hailing from Montgomery, Alabama, Dr. Nu'Rodney Prad is the Director of Student Engagement at Temple University's Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, Advocacy, and Leadership. Specializing in gender and sexuality inclusion and racial identity, he advocates for students through impactful programming and dialogues fueled by a passion for social justice and heightened awareness.
With a bachelor's degree in political science and a Masters in College Student Personnel and Counseling from the University of Central Arkansas, Dr. Prad holds a doctorate from Temple University. His research, guided by Critical Race Theory and Intersectionality, explores the motivations of White College students in racial justice movements and their perceptions of Black peers.
Dr. Prad, a respected speaker at the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity, trains social justice facilitators in navigating difficult conversations. He's involved in various professional organizations and is a life member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated. Dr. Prad champions positive change through diverse contributions, inspiring a more equitable and conscious society.