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Brett E Chambers

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Brett Erik Chambers is a parent, media literacy advocate and 'Catalyst for Change.’ He has spent most of his adult life finding and presenting positive images of people, especially people of color, on television, radio, film, recording, or the classroom.

Chambers was inducted into the National Association of Black Journalists' Region IV Hall of Fame in 2004. He was recognized for his cumulative body of work over his 30 year career in media, from his days in radio at Duke University, to his years producing and directing award winning programming at ABC's owned station WTVD, to his current teaching duties at North Carolina Central University.

Chambers is presently an Instructor at NC Central University where he teaches mass communication and education technology courses. He spends a great deal of time contributing to efforts that address the diversity of learning styles and how technology can be used to close the achievement gap of African American children. Presently, he serves on the Lyceum Committee, Hip Hop Initiative Advisory Group, and Jazz Research Institute Advisory Team.

Chambers also co-taught a Documentary course between Duke and North Carolina Central University students where students met on both campuses.

He has served as Project Coordinator for Technology Enhanced Learning in Science, or 'TELS', a National Science Foundation funded center. NCCU is one of the partners with University of California Berkeley and The Concord Consortium serving as two lead institutions. Also, he's served as a program director for a Department of Education ‘TechTeach’ grant which addresses the integration of technology in the classroom.

Chambers is an award-winning television producer (WTVD-ABC11) of programs addressing education, health, and children’s issues. A graduate of Duke University's Terry Sanford School of Public Policy, he earned his Masters in Education Technology from the NC Central University School of Education. He contributed to the book How We Got Over: Testimonies of Faith, Hope, and Courage, and has been a contributing writer to the Independent Weekly, and TRIBES magazine on his favorite subject, music.

Chambers has documented many of his activities through the years, and his photographs have appeared in various publications, and exhibitions. He currently serves as the President of the Raleigh-Durham Chapter of the National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA) which connects businesses with those who are looking for professional opportunities.


MA North Carolina Central University 2002
BA Duke University 1979


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