Joe-Joe McManus


Speaker | Consultant | Coach | Advisor

Collaborative engagement and the efforts to promote mindfulness and civility gets me energized.

We must continue to grow and develop to support and provide educational experience regarding equity and inclusion continually.

Dr. Joe-Joe McManus began his higher education career as a faculty member in Teacher Education at Florida A&M University (FAMU). Dr. McManus has lectured as an educational innovator, served on panels, presented, and consulted in the U.S. and internationally for nearly three decades. His experience includes faculty, staff, and administration roles, having served at an HBCU, an Ivy League institution, a state university, a primary urban university system, a religious college, and an international university. As a consultant, he has worked with university presidents and Chief Diversity Officers (CDO), P12 school educators, corporate CDOs, and extensive consulting and leadership development work across sectors. Most recently, McManus served as Chief Diversity Officer at California State University-San Marcos.
Currently, McManus serves on the Board of Advisors for E3: Education, Excellence & Equity, as an Expert Panelist for the Global Diversity & Inclusion Benchmarks (GDIB), and as a member of the Diversity Community Exchange (DiCE) Group for which he edited the book, The Diversity Calling. Previously, McManus served on the Boards for the Center for Culturally Proficient Educational Practice, the Diversity Collegium, and the National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME).
A first-generation college student, McManus earned his B.S. in Psychology from Florida Institute of Technology, an M.A. in Multicultural Education at Alliant International University, and his Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from Florida A&M University. Dr. McManus also completed the National Association for Diversity Officers in Higher Education (NADOHE) Standards of Professional Practice Institute as a member of the inaugural cohort, served on the NADOHE President’s Task Force on Charlottesville, Co-Chaired the Southern California Chapter of NADOHE, and the University of Southern California (USC) Equity Institute.