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Elson, Ph.D.

Omowale Elson, Ph.D. (him, he, his); Elson Consulting Group, Vice President; Group Relations International, Co-Creator; Baltimore Ethical Society, Board Member; AKRI, former Board Member; Washington-Baltimore Center for the Study of Group Relations, former President; and Montgomery College, Adjunct Professor, Communication; University of Maryland Global Campus, Adjunct Professor, Management & Leadership.


Omowale Elson, Ph.D.,( Howard University 2001), in his scholarly writing and research, explores unconscious dynamics around organizational leadership, communication processes, diversity and multiculturalism, Black social systems, and Afro-Caribbean spiritual practices. His recent book chapter on “How Obama’s Hybridity Stifled Black Nationalist Rhetorical Identity: An Ideological Analysis of his Two-Term Third-Space Leadership" was published in Heather Harris’ (2019) "Neo-Race Realities in the Obama Era."


Therein, he offers a critique of Black Nationalism and its inability to provide a future reality for the Black community. In his 20 years as a group relations and leadership consultant, Omowale’s transformative practices were engaged by the St. Lucia-based Organization of Eastern Caribbean States Commission, the Geneva-based International Telecommunications Union, and locally to include diversity interventions at the University of Maryland, College of Southern Maryland, Montgomery County Department of Transportation, and Howard University Academy of Leadership. Omowale practices TM and is an avid organic gardener.