Dr Boyce Watkins often speaks of the influence that his grandmother Felicia had on his ability to understand finance, money and how economic models work. These influences stayed with Dr Watkins for life, and lead to him becoming one of the most highly sought after African American scholars on the planet. While speaking to millions of people around the world, Dr Watkins often gives credit to his roots and uses these experiences to shape the way he teaches wealth building to families, especially those who have young children.
This course is based on Dr Watkins' film, "The secrets to Black Financial Intelligence." As part of your joining the course, you'll be given a copy of this film, along with a great deal of exclusive content from Dr Watkins in which he lays out the principles behind the creation of intergenerational wealth. Black people are strong and have overcome a great deal in the last 400 years. The next magic hurdle on the horizon will be the ability to harness and control our money so that we are capable of building the empires we deserve.
This course is the first step on that journey.
I love to learn. I love to teach.. I never presume that I know everything, since the key to knowledge is understanding how little you actually know. But my goal is to give information, insights and perspectives that allow you to broaden your thinking and to realize all that is possible.
My PhD is in Finance, which I obtained from The Ohio State University. My masters degrees are in Mathematics and Statistics, which I earned at The University of Kentucky. I also received BA and BS degrees with a triple major in Finance, Economics and Business Management from The University of Kentucky.
I have been on the faculty at Syracuse University since 2001. Before that, I taught classes at The University of Rochester, The Ohio State University, Indiana University and The University of Kentucky. I've been teaching at the college level since I was 22 years old, and have mostly taught classes in Mathematics, Economics, Statistics and Finance.
I am the author of the following books: "Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about College," "What if George Bush were a Black Man?", "Financial Lovemaking 101: Merging Assets with Your Partner in Ways that Feel Good," and "Black American Money."
Finally, I am the founder of the Your Black World Coalition, an organization and independent media outlet with over half a million subscribers worldwide. We have played a role in confronting destructive hip-hop music, and have also led campaigns on various civil rights issues in the African American community.