· 10/24/10 Showa Institute of Japan (Boston), Speak/Performance
· 5/04/10 Showa Institute of Japan (Boston), Speak/Performance
· 4/22/10 Bay State College –Haley House (Dorchester), Performance/Benefit
· 3/28/09 SNHU Southern NH University –NHHEAF Destination College Readiness, Speak/Performance
· 3/12/09 Curry College –Healthy Choices W/District Attorney Keating, Speak/Performance
· 5/07/08 Northeastern University –Sports in Society, Speak/Performance
· 4/21/08 Harvard Grad School of Ed. –Black Student Union Youth Day, Speak/Performance
· 3/22/08 SNHU Southern NH University –NHHEAF "How College Made the Difference," Panel/Performance
· 2/19/08 Berklee College –Songwriting Department Guest Lecturer, Speak/Performance
· 4/21/07 Harvard Grad School of Ed. –Black Student Union Youth Day, Speak/Performance
· 4/20/07 Bristol Comm College –NE Mathematical Assoc. of 2 Year Colleges, Performance
· 4/06/07 Bentley College –"The Business & Culture of Hip Hop," Speak/Performance
· 4/05/07 Bentley College –"The Business & Culture of Hip Hop; Historical Context," Lecture/Performance
· 4/03/07 Eastern Nazarene College –Youth Violence Prevention, Keynote Speaker/Performance
· 3/17/07 Plymouth State College –8th NHHEAF Destination College, Panel/Performance
· 2/26/07 Harvard Graduate School of Ed. –Screening of "Beyond Beats & Rhymes," Panel/Workshop
· 2/01/07 Emmanuel College –Screening of "Beyond Beats & Rhymes,” Panel
· 1/23/07 Democracy Center Harvard Sq/Harvard –Screening of "Beyond Beats & Rhymes,” Panel
· 11/04/06 New England Institute of Art –IBS Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (IBS), Panel
Professor Lyrical's Curriculum Vitae:
EdD Higher Education
(Dissertation: Increasing STEM degree attainment for underrepresented populations - investigates increasing cultural capital through the implementation of Hip Hop culture into higher education curriculua and pedagogical practices)
EDU7202 Transforming Human Systems; EDU7209 Introduction to Doctoral Studies; EDU7210 Leadership Theory and Research; EDU7214 Learning and Human Development; EDU7244 Curriculum Theory and Practice: Implications for Educational Research; EDU7250 Organizational Systems & Institutional Governance; EDU7253 Legal Environment of Higher Education; EDU7256 Financial Decision Making in Higher Education; EDU7258 Strategic Management in Higher Education; EDU7258 Fundamentals of Research; EDU7204 Global & Historical Perspectives in Higher Ed; EDU7281 Research Design; EDU7283 Proposal Development - Qualitative
Assistant Academic Specialist, College of Professional Studies (summer 2010-)
Full-Time Lecturer of Mathematics, College of Professional Studies, Foundation Year (summer 2010-)
Calculus, Calculus II Recitation, Intro to Calculus, Precalculus, Statistics, College Mathematics, Alg II, Alg I, Prealgebra, Foundations of Math, Microeconomics, Pedagogy of Teaching Mathematics, Math Methods (graduate)
Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology, Boston, MA
Algebra II/Trigonometry, 3 credits (fall 06)
Basic Math, 6 credits/2 sections (fall 06)
Statistics, 3 credits (spring 07)
Lowell Public Schools (2000-2005)
Mathematics and Business Instructor Lowell High School, Alternative Program (2000-2005)
PROFESSOR LYRICAL SUMMARY:
"LYRICAL" is known as one of the most respected names in the New England Hip Hop scene. He is as confortable on a stage as he is in the classroom teaching mathematics or music industry related courses. He has well over 50 published songs, including releases that have topped national college radio charts. His most recent album, Put Em All To Shame, has had singles chart at #1 on Soundcloud as well (including over 160,000 plays for one record alone), and is also packaged with a 200 page book, Put Em All To Shame (The Curriculum), which Professor Lyrical authored over the course of the last two years. The album and book (or "albook") are available everywhere online, and in several retail stores such as Newbury Comics. The album/book combo is the world's first "albook" and is designed to be experienced together as a multi-media experience.
In addition to being an actual full-time assistant "teaching" professor at Northeastern University, Professor Lyrical was instrumental in promoting scores of Hip Hop shows in Boston throughout the early and mid 2000s. He has held residencies and planned events at most major venues now welcoming Hip Hop. Lyrical and executives of the Mass Industry Committee spearheaded the highly acclaimed (and sold out to 1000 person crowds) M.I.C. Hip Hop Awards, est. 2006. Lyrical was a vital member of Mayor Menino’s “Hip Hop Round Table” and several City of Boston Peace Fests, opening for artists like Big Daddy Kane and Rakim along the way, while also helping to plan aspects of the show in conjunction with the city. He has won numerous freestyle/MC battles and awards for his amazing ability to improvise and create intricate lyrics right in the middle of a performance.
Lyrical travels to schools and events to perform and speak on issues which are important to him; he is one of the more sought after speakers on topics centering on education, music, Hip Hop culture, social justice, and/or bridging gaps in the community. Lyrical was a featured Tedx Talk speaker in Portsmouth, NH speaking on the power of Hip Hop culture, especially when introduced into the classroom.
A native of Lowell, he earned a BS in Business Administration (Marketing/Econ.) from UMass-Lowell and was hired to write the business plan for the Alternative Program at Lowell High where he taught math and business for 6 years. He also earned his MS in Mathematics from UMass-Lowell while taking his last three courses for his degree at HarvardUniversity after moving to Cambridge, Massachusetts. In 2016, Professor Lyrical earned his doctoral degree from Northeastern University, where he also has been teaching full-time since 2010. Lyrical has also been contracted as an adjunct professor by many Boston area colleges, lecturing on subjects ranging from Hip Hop to Calculus, most of these courses were taught before even completeing his first graduate degree in 2009 (something relatively unheard of within academia). Professor Lyrical has taught over 150 college and university courses to date.
Lyrical's ability to work a stage has directly translated to the classroom and has lead to the development of stimulating curriculum delivered via inovative pedagogy which he constantly revists and revises. His college experience lead to the creation of The College Project (Through the Eyes of Pupils), a 2009 album featuring only Lyrical's students as the guest artists, producers, engineers, graphic artists and photographers on the project. "Dr. Lyrical" defended his thesis in the winter of 2016, which is entitled "Increasing STEM degree attainment for underrepresented populations."
As a teacher, businessman and artist Lyrical is highly involved in many of the events helping shape the face of Hip Hop culture and urban entertainment in Massachusetts. He has been featured on Boston television shows many times including, Chronicle (WCVB-ABC) with Bianca DelaGarza, Urban Update (WHDH-NBC) with Byron Barnett, CityLine (WCVB-ABC) with Karen Holmes Ward, and many more. Nationally he was featured on The Discovery Channel's Animal Planet: "Dogs 101", October 3rd, 2009; this popular episode repeats periodically. Lyrical also was a core extra in the Paramount movie, School Ties (staring Brendand Frasier, Matt Damon, Ben Afleck, Chris O'Donell, and more), where he played a 1950s high school student on the school basketball team.