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Dr. Supreme Understanding (Dr. Sujan Kumar Dass)
Abridged Curriculum Vitae

Education

Ed.D., Curriculum and Instruction, Argosy University, December 2006.

Dissertation: Pedagogy of the Five Percent: Education in the Nation of Gods and Earths: An ethnography of best practices in nonformal education as they occur in an American subculture situated outside of the traditional school system.

Ed.S., Curriculum and Instruction, Argosy University, May 2005.

Major Field of Study: At-Risk Learners.

M.Ed., Early Childhood Education, Georgia State University, May 2004.

B.A., History, cum laude, Morehouse College, May 2001.

 

Certification

Art Educator Certification, February 2008

Leadership Certification, Georgia State University, September 2007.

History Educator Certification, June 2007

Georgia Educator Certification, Level T-7, December 2006

 

Honors and Distinctions

Teacher of the Year (Atlanta Public Schools, 2010)

Atlanta’s Power 30 Under 30 (2009)

Atlanta Family Awards for Excellence in Education (2008)

Japan-Fulbright Memorial Fund Scholarship (2004)

Community Service Scholarship (2004)

AmeriCorps National Service Award (2003-2004)

Phi Alpha Theta, International History Honors Society (2001)

Artistic Achievement Award, Spelman College (2001)

 

Publications

Understanding, S. (2013), Author. Black God: A Brief Introduction to the World’s Religions and their Black Gods. Atlanta, GA: Supreme Design Publishing.

Understanding, S. (2013), Author. 365 Days of Real Black History Calendar. Atlanta, GA: Supreme Design Publishing.

Understanding, S. (2012), Author. When the World was Black, Part Two: Ancient Civilizations. Atlanta, GA: Supreme Design Publishing.

Understanding, S. (2012), Author. When the World was Black, Part One: Prehistoric Cultures. Atlanta, GA: Supreme Design Publishing.

Understanding, S. (2012), Author. 365 Days of Real Black History Calendar. Atlanta, GA: Supreme Design Publishing.

Understanding, S. and Allah, C.A. (2011), Author. The Science of Self, Volume One: Man, God, and the Mathematical Language of Nature. Atlanta, GA: Supreme Design Publishing.

Understanding, S. (2011), Author. 365 Days of Real Black History Calendar. Atlanta, GA: Supreme Design Publishing.

Dass, S. (Editor). Ferris, W.H. (2011), Editor. The African Abroad: The Black Man Under Western Civilization, Volume Two. Atlanta, GA: Two Horizons Press.

Dass, S. (Editor). Ferris, W.H. (2011), Editor. The African Abroad: The Black Man Under Western Civilization, Volume One. Atlanta, GA: Two Horizons Press.

Dass, S. (Editor). Initiates, Three. (2011), Editor. The Kybalion: Seven Ancient Principles. Atlanta, GA: Two Horizons Press.

Dass, S. (Editor). Ramacharaka, Y. (2011), The Yogi Science of Breath. Atlanta, GA: Two Horizons Press.

Allen, J. (2009), Editor. From Poverty to Power: The Realization of Prosperity and Peace. Atlanta, GA: Two Horizons Press.

Dass, S. (2010), Editor. Daily Meditations: A Year’s Worth of Guidance. Atlanta, GA: Two Horizons Press.

Dass, S. (Editor). DuBois, W.E.B. (2010), Editor. Darkwater: Voices from Within the Veil. Atlanta, GA: Two Horizons Press.

Dass, S. (Editor). Aesop. (2011), Editor. Aesop’s Fables: 101 Timeless Tales. Atlanta, GA: Two Horizons Press.

Dass, S. (2009), Editor. Heritage Playing Cards. Atlanta, GA: Two Horizons Press.

Dass, S. (Editor). David Walker, Frederick Douglass. (2011), Editor. David Walker’s Appeal / The Heroic Slave. Atlanta, GA: Two Horizons Press.

Understanding, S. (2010), Editor. A Taste of Life: 1,000 Vegetarian Recipes from Around the World. Atlanta, GA: Supreme Design Publishing.

Understanding, S. (Editor). Jackson, A. and Allah, I. (2010), Editor. Locked Up But Not Locked Down: A Guide to Surviving the American Prison System. Atlanta, GA: Supreme Design Publishing.

Understanding, S. (2010), Editor. The Hood Health Handbook, Volume Two. Atlanta, GA: Supreme Design Publishing.

Understanding, S. (2010), Editor. The Hood Health Handbook, Volume One. Atlanta, GA: Supreme Design Publishing.

Understanding, S. (2009), Author. La Brega: Como Sobrevivir en el Barrio. Atlanta, GA: Supreme Design Publishing.

Dass, S. (2009), Editor. Black Rebellion: Eyewitness Accounts of Major Slave Revolts. Atlanta, GA: Two Horizons Press.

Dass, S. and Williams, L. (2009), Author. Real Life is No Fairy Tale. Atlanta, GA: Two Horizons Press.

Understanding, S., Allah, C.A., and Allah, S. (2009). Editor. Knowledge of Self: A Collection of Wisdom on the Science of Everything in Life. Atlanta, GA: Supreme Design Publishing.

Understanding, S. (2009), Author. How to Hustle and Win, Part Two: Rap Race and Revolution. Atlanta, GA: Supreme Design Publishing.

Understanding, S. (2008), Author. How to Hustle and Win, Part One: A Survival Guide for the Ghetto. Atlanta, GA: Supreme Design Publishing.

Dass, S. (2006). Pedagogy of the Five Percent: Education in the Nation of Gods and Earths. Atlanta, GA: Argosy University.

Understanding, S. (2006), Author, Editor. The Black God Anthology. Atlanta, GA: Supreme Design.

 

Presentations

“Rap, Race, and Revolution,” WPC2009 Conference, Memphis, TN. April 2009.

“Youth Violence: Real Causes, Real Solutions (Keynote),” Hip Hop Thinks Leadership Conference, Seattle, WA. March 2009.

“Changing the Game,” Seattle Speaking Tour (Various Schools and Community Centers), Seattle, WA. February 2009.

“Urban Youth and Street Lit,” Southwest Regional Library, Atlanta, GA. October 2008

“The Teacher-Learner Exchange,” SAPYOI Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA. October 2008

“Combating Truancy,” APS Truancy Task Force, APS Board Meeting, Atlanta, GA. September 2008

“Fatherhood for Young Men,” Black Star Project, First Iconium Baptist Church, Atlanta, GA. August, 2008

“Hip Hop and Literacy,” Jackson Main Public Library, Jackson, MS. June 2008

“Pedagogy of the Five Percent,” International Conference on the Social Sciences, Honolulu, HI. June 2008

“Cultural Diversity and Global Awareness,” F. L. Stanton Elementary School, Atlanta, GA. February 2008

“Self-Determination and the Internal Locus of Control,” SAPYOI Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA. October 2007

“Mentoring for Success,” E. L. Connally Elementary School, Atlanta, GA, September 2007

“Education v. Incarceration,” United States Social Forum, Atlanta, GA, June 2007

“Pedagogy of the Five Percent: Education in the Nation of Gods and Earths,” Argosy University, Atlanta, GA, December 2006

“Solving Problems with Critical Thinking,” Atlanta Public Schools, Atlanta, GA, September 2005

“Building Capacity, Engendering Leaders,” Metro Atlanta Black Chamber of Commerce, Atlanta, GA. October 2004

“Strategies for CRCT Success,” B. E. Usher Elementary School, Atlanta, GA, April 2004

“Developing a Non-Profit Youth Program from the Ground Up,” AYCIM Growth and Development Conference-Region 4, Charlotte, NC, April 2003