Dr. Hymon is an educator, consultant and diversity leader. In his role, he works to develop leaders and organizations that cultivate maximum employee impact.
Prior to joining the Grads of Life team, Dr. Hymon served as a program leader at Year Up. In a variety of roles, he oversaw program quality and delivery, provided professional coaching, and cultivated relationships with higher education partners.
Dr. Hymon has worked in several capacities within the nonprofit and higher education sectors and served as an assistant professor where he taught college, career and employment readiness courses. He began his career as a K-12 public school music educator.
Dr. Hymon continues to find opportunities to combine his passion for music education and diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) work. He served as a contributing author for the book “The Business of Choir, ” where he wrote the chapter titled “Diversity in your Organization’s DNA.” He is an avid podcaster and sponsors the “Diversity in Music” series for the Savannah, Georgia-based “Music (ed) Matters” Podcast. Dr. Hymon earned a Bachelor of Music in choral music education from Florida State University and a Master of Education in educational leadership from the University of West Florida. He earned a Doctor of Education in educational leadership from the University of California, Los Angeles. His research interests are race in America, identity development, and the advancement of young Black men in schools.
Insights from Dr. Hymon
- The ‘Mark’ of Historically Excluded Talent and How to Mitigate This Bias in the Hiring Process
- The 4 Types of Organizational Leaders: How Your Leadership Style Impacts DEI and How to Drive Lasting Change
- Common Mindsets that Hinder DEI Efforts
- The Consequences Of Raising Cultural Challenges As An Employee Of Color, And How Managers Can Help