Timothy is a writer, trainer, educator, ordained minister, and pundit of Hip-Hop culture and youth development. Timothy is a lecturer and Hip-Hop Scholar in Residence at Teachers College, Columbia University. His writing credits include contributions to the anthologies, “Be a Father”, “Souls of my Brothers” and “HipHopEd: The Compilation of Hip-Hop Education”. Timothy established himself as a youth engagement and youth development specialist during his 22 year career at Martha’s Table, a community based organization in Washington DC. Timothy became an innovator in the integration of Hip-Hop Pedagogy and Youth Development as pillars in establishing after school and summer programs for middle and high school students.
Timothy has helped pioneer Hip-Hop as a teaching and prevention strategy tool by working with The Youth Popular Culture Institute www.ypci.org and co-authoring “Hip-Hop 2 Prevent Substance Abuse and HIV” (H2P). H2P is the only Hip-Hop based prevention program listed in the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration SAMSHA’s registry www.samsha.gov. Timothy is the Chief Visionary Officer of HipHopEd www.hiphoped.com and the curator and moderator for the weekly “Cyber Cypher” #HipHopEd twitter chat @therealhiphoped.
Timothy is currently the owner of Techniques4Learning, a company committed to supporting various organizations and academic institutions in the areas of youth engagement, youth development, business development, training, and program content creation. In addition to establishing his company as a sole proprietor, Timothy is a 2018 New School Creation Fellow with the High Tech High Graduate School of Education. Timothy is married with two children and resides in Silver Spring, MD