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Dr. 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.


“I knew Dr. Jermaine Davis was a great speaker when I saw my most cynical and negative employees standing in line to purchase his books. As a nurse manager, I was able to take back practical tips to share with my nursing staff and nursing managers.”

 - Walker Methodist Health Center

“This is a tough crowd to win over and I witnessed Dr. Jermaine Davis build bridges with our corporate and field employees. We were so impressed with him that we booked him for more than 25 presentations across the U.S. over a three-year period.”

 - Best Buy Corporation

“Dr. Jermaine’s presentation was a perfect mix of business and humor. He was very funny, engaging, and entertaining. I had plenty to worry about as the conference planner, so it was nice that Dr. Jermaine customized his presentation to meet the needs of our employees and leaders. People want to know when is Dr. Jermaine Davis returning?”

 - Boston Scientific

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