PERSONAL BIO


Educate yourself when no one else will. – Dr. Kimberly A. Matthews

A native of Henrico County, Virginia, Dr. Kimberly A. Matthews received her Bachelor of Arts in Communication from George Mason University and a Masters in Adult Education and Doctor of Philosophy in Education, both from Virginia Commonwealth University.  

Dr. Kimberly A. Matthews is the author of Forever Friends, released in 2020, Images of America: The Richmond 34 and the Civil Rights Movement, released in 2020 and Images of Modern America: The Richmond Crusade for Voters, released in 2017. 

Her projects focus on empowerment, diversity and inclusion, and leadership, with the goal to engage and educate a new generation to the sacrifices of our ancestors and to encourage a continued quest for empowerment and equality for all. 

Playing teacher and writing stories were her two favorite childhood pastimes. She is currently writing a book of poetry.  Dr. Kimberly A. Matthews is the aunt to six wonderful nieces and nephews.

SKILLS + INTERESTS


SKILLS + ASSETS

  • Detailed and task oriented
  • Critical thinker
  • Organized
  • Planner
  • Logical
  • Objective
  • Curious

INTERESTS

  • Creative writing
  • Researching
  • Analyzing movies and television
  • Civil rights
  • African American history
  • Empowerment
  • Leadership

CAREER/LIFE MILESTONES


  • May 2012 Doctor of Philosophy

    Virginia Commonwealth University
  • June 2014 Graduate of The Grace E. Harris Leadership Institute

    HIGHER Ground Women’s Leadership Development Program
  • June 2017 Book Released

    Images of Modern America: The Richmond Crusade for Voters. The book was also selected as a finalist in the Multicultural Non-Fiction category in the 2017 Best Book Awards.
  • July 2017 Community service trip to Belize

  • November 2018 Presenter at Grace E. Harris Leadership Institute Conference

  • July 2018 Community service trip to Belize

  • July 2019 Community service trip to Belize

  • August 2019 Graduate of the Leadership Education Academy

    International Leadership Association
  • November 2019 Poem featured in the Grace E. Harris Leadership Institute Conference Program

  • December 2019 Graduate of Going Online@VCU

  • February 2020 Books Released

    Images of America: The Richmond 34 and The Civil Rights Movement
  • June 2020 Book Release

    Friends Forever
  • June 2020 Completed Distinguished Toastmaster Award (DTM)

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