Joe-Joe McManus, Ph.D.
An innovative educator and diversity professional, Dr. Joe-Joe McManus serves as Chief Diversity Officer and Associate Vice President for Diversity, Educational Equity & Inclusion at California State University San Marcos (CSUSM). He is also a Senior Associate with the Kingston Bay Group consulting firm. Dr. McManus’ experience includes faculty positions at an HBCU and an international university, curriculum development roles at an Ivy League institution and a nonprofit organization, and as a senior university system administrator at the largest urban public university system in the U.S. McManus has had the opportunity to keynote, present and guest lecture widely. Among the many educational institutions where McManus has been a featured speaker are the University of Cambridge (UK), Moscow State University, the University of Malaŵi, Syracuse University, and the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute. Dr. McManus previously served on the National Board of Directors for the National Associate for Multicultural Education (NAME), and currently serves on the Board of Directors of Rootstrong and the Board of Advisors for E3: Education Excellence & Equity. The first in his family, McManus earned a B.S. in psychology and an M.A. in Multicultural Education. In 2000, he completed his Ph.D. in Educational Leadership at Florida A&M University.