Voorhees faculty member publishes book on zero tolerance policies in public schools in the U.S.
March 20, 2017
Dr. Bernard Moses, the current department chair of the Division of Education, Humanities and Social Sciences and the institution’s accreditation liaison, recently published a book titled, “Unchained.” The purpose of the book is to tell the story of the zero tolerance policies that are in public schools throughout the United States.
Moses said that “Unchained” is a contribution to the struggle of what it means to be black in the “Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave.” He said the book gives a voice to the “voiceless,” those who have struggled to tell their side of the story about Zero Tolerance Policies. “Blacks have had enough and it is time to be “unchained” from school suspension and expulsion,” Moses said.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Shaw University, a master’s degree in management from Webster University, and a doctorate degree in sociology from The Union Institute and University.
Moses has been employed at Voorhees for 15 years and during his tenure, he has been teaching and writing grants. Previously, he served two consecutive years as the president of the faculty senate, department chair of the Division of Business and Professional Studies, and chair of the Quality Enhancement Plan steering committee.
Moses is a native of Washington, a United States Marine Corps veteran, and a former law enforcement officer. He is married to his wife Dana, and they have one daughter, Jazmin.