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Jermaine Davis

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Location: St. Paul, MN
Expertise: Orientation, Leadership, Staff Development, Diversity
  • Dr. Jermaine, an african american motivational speaker, has been actively teaching, coaching, and mentoring college adults for more than twenty years.

  • Currently a Professor of Communication Studies and Organizational Leadership at Century College and St. Catherine University in Minnesota.

  • Proud recipient of the prestigious, student-nominated, College Instructor of the Year Award and the TRIO Champion’s Award because of his commitment to helping first generation and low-income college students break the cycle of poverty.

  • Authored and co-authored ten books on topics of academic success, diversity and inclusion, leadership, motivation, inspiration, and women’s leadership. 

  • Proud filmmaker, currently working on the release of his debut documentary and companion book, Breaking The Cycle.

Jermaine beat the odds by making it out of the inner city ghetto of Chicago's housing projects.  His real-life and practical experiences, along with his engaging style of communication, has earned him the prestigious student-nominated College Instructor of the Year Award!   Jermaine is a college instructor, author, entrepreneur and motivational speaker who  delivered messages to thousands of people each year.   His books and his talks inspire college students to take responsibility for their own lives.  Audiences describe Jermaine as entertaining, enthusiastic, engaging, knowledgeable, passionate, motivational, inspirational, content-driven, professionally fun, and a little silly at times. His programs are derived from real-life experience plus academic studies plus a quest for knowledge through reading and research. Got challenges?  Jermaine can relate.  He can realistically address your audience's struggles because he’s faced and overcome some of life’s toughest challenges.  Jermaine is consistently described as authentic and real because he understands the obstacles and frustrations individuals can encounter on their journey throughout life.


We had to turn students away from Jermaine’s first presentation as our theatre could not accommodate all that wanted to attend! I have heard nothing but positive feedback from faculty, staff and students. His mix of enthusiasm, knowledge, humor and experience left our students asking for more. In fact, our bookstore now stocks Jermaine’s book due to the many students who have requested it since his visit.

 - Director of Student Life

   Inver Hills Community College

Jermaine has an incredible talent and ability to influence audiences in a positive way. He was well received by the students, staff, faculty, and administrators. His workshop set a tone that created an environment where everyone felt comfortable sharing their beliefs, values, and opinions.

 - Purdue University

WOW! He surpassed my expectations and that of the planning committee. He is dependable, funny, knowledgeable, and easy to work with – all the qualities I look for in a professional presenter.

 - Associate Director of Student Activities

Boise State University

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