Voorhees College faculty member attends SCABSE conference


Voorhees College faculty member attends SCABSE conference

February 22, 2018

Voorhees College Professor Dr. Bernard Moses recently presented his book titled, “Unchained,” at the 2018 South Carolina Alliance of Black School Educators (SCABSE) winter conference.

During the conference, Moses held sessions that empowered and educated educators on some of the best practices to use with K-12 students on issues of suspension, expulsion, and behavior.

Moses wrote “Unchained” to tell the story of the zero tolerance policies that are in public schools throughout the United States.

“It is a beneficial and honorable experience to be amongst black peer educators and have discussions on a social issue that many do not speak about. The last 25 years young Black males and females have paid the price of a failed and serious flawed suspension and expulsion practice,” Moses said.

Many minority students will receive roughly three criminal charges on their police records well before they will ever receive a diploma. As a result, “Unchained,” explains the zero tolerance policies of the public-school systems and how the school principals and school resource officers play a pivotal role.

Moses will also be presenting at the American Association of Blacks in Higher Education (AABHE) in New Orleans on March 25. He was selected to speak out of the 110 accepted submissions.

Moses 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 is currently a professor of sociology and has been teaching at Voorhees for more than 15 years.

He is a native of Washington, a United States Marine Corps veteran, and a former law enforcement officer. He is married to Dana, and they have one daughter, Jazmin.

For more information, contact the Office of Communications, at 803-780-1191 or at communications@voorhees.edu.