Dr. Sherard a. Robbins
Dr. Robbins serves as the Founder, Owner, and Principal Trainer of Visceral Change. For close to a decade, Dr. Robbins has operated as a multicultural organizational development consultant helping organizations and institutions across the country and abroad find new and creative ways to center their professional framework around diversity and inclusion. He has championed efforts to address and exact social change both nationally and internationally, and has been highly revered by corporations, councils, and institutions across the globe.
Dr. Robbins' work is grounded in the Core Five Components to Social Justice™, a model outlined in his book, he developed to help people better understand the broader concepts of the work. In his book, A Diamond is a Diamond: The Core Five Components to Social Justice, Robbins suggests that these components: Power and Privilege, Identity and Intersectionality, Systems of Socialization, Cultural Competence, and Allyship and Advocacy, are the foundations of social justice and through an understanding of them, one is able to become an effective steward of leadership. A Professor of Organizational Theory at Vanderbilt University, Dr. Robbins’ scholarship and research centers around Organizational Design and Behavior with a unique focus on inclusive diversity and the cultivation of multicultural organizations. In this, Dr. Robbins' examines the ways in which organizational design and behavior impact the sustainability of diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives. For his work in inclusive leadership and organizational development, Dr. Robbins was selected as a member of the 2019 Southern Arizona 40 Under 40 induction class.
In addition to his work with organizations, Dr. Robbins is also a Constitutional Scholar, holding a Masters in Legal Studies from the James E. Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona. With this, Dr. Robbins puts the United States Constitution on trial, examining whether the lack of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the constitution holds a direct causation to the social inequities of today.
A Ted Talk presenter, published author, international speaker, and former Chief Diversity consultant for NASA's Hubble Fellowship Program, Dr. Robbins prides himself on finding new and creative ways to utilize his platform in an effort to make his message about diversity, equity, and inclusion as digestible and palpable as possible for all.