About the Instructor

Portrait of Jack KirklandJack Kirkland, MSW
Associate Professor, Brown School

Jack Kirkland is an internationally known scholar who lectures, consults and writes on the African-American family and social and economic development. Kirkland was an activist and strategist in the Civil Rights Movement and has since held a number of roles as a public servant and elected official. In the classroom, Kirkland brings to life issues of community work, group relations, international social development, racism, social planning, and urban environments. Currently, he serves as the social economic developer of The Helping Village in East St. Louis. Kirkland has also designed and led workshops in African-American culture for public school teachers across the country, focused on improving multicultural classroom environments.