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Deborah Stroman

Racial equity expert, Community leader, Sports business innovator, Award-winning educator

Dr. Deborah Stroman is an enthusiastic educator and entrepreneur. She teaches at the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel-Hill in the racial equity graduate curriculum and serves the community as a business consultant, media personality, and sport business innovator. She is the founder and CEO of the Center of Sport Business and Analytics, hosts the popular podcast, If You Only Knew, and guides corporations, government agencies, and nonprofits on race and racism strategies.

Dr. Stroman oversees TDM content related to sports and athletics, and race and racism.

Why DEI? Leaders must respond to the disease of racism. It is a virus that has spread in every structure and institution, and it must be eradicated. My goal is to address the “elephant in the room” by providing instruction and counsel backed in research and analysis. My life goals are pretty simple now: Seek Joy. Fight for Justice. I remain ever hopeful that we can do and be better.