Thank you for visiting my website. Here you can find information about my research, leadership, media appearances, and community engagement.
As a servant-scholar, to borrow and expand upon Robert Greenleaf’s concept of the servant-leader, I humbly bring various skills and values to what I do: listening, empathy, healing, awareness, persuasion, conceptualization, foresight, stewardship, commitment to the growth of people, and community building. As former Chair of the Department of African American Studies at Northwestern University; an award-winning sociologist focusing on issues at the intersection of inequality and public policy; and a Trustee at Spelman College, I firmly believe in doing everything that I can to describe, analyze, and remedy past and present injustices that prevent individuals from reaching their full potential and positively shaping our communities.
I look forward to being in conversation with you.
Dr. Celeste Watkins-Hayes