Dr. Daymond Glenn

President, CEO, and Senior Pastor in Portland, Oregon

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Dr. Daymond Glenn is the Founder and Senior Pastor of The Cultural Soul Project church in Portland, Oregon where his ministry exists at the intersections of race, faith, hip-hop, and justice through the lens of the African-American experience. Dr. Glenn has always had an anointing and prophetic call on his life, and his first vocational call was to the field of education. After establishing himself as a leader in the field of education, Dr. Glenn was concerned about the structural limitations that mainstream institutions can have on the materialization and manifestation of one’s prophetic call, so he accepted his formal call to ministry and founded The Cultural Soul Project church to help People of Color in inner city urban America live lives of meaning, being, and purpose. Before founding The Cultural Soul Project, Dr. Glenn held senior level administrative and faculty positions at various colleges and universities, and some of those positions included: Vice President of Student Affairs, Chief Diversity Officer, Tenure Track Professor, and Faculty Administrator. As a professor, Dr. Glenn has taught undergraduate and graduate level courses focusing on urban education, deconstructing multicultural education, race and education on academic achievement, educational theory and philosophy, and critical hip-hop studies.

Dr. Glenn is also a scholar, author, consultant, and keynote speaker, and his research interests include studying how hip-hop culture can offer sites of hope, possibility, and resistance against the social and structural marginalization that Black males face in inner city urban America, the college experiences of undergraduate Black males attending predominantly White institutions, systemic inequality in the workplace, and the intersections of race, faith, hip-hop, and justice in society. Additionally, Dr. Glenn is part of an editorial team of scholars for the national Journal for Hip-Hop Studies, and he is the author of the book Critical Condition: Black Males and Multiculturalism in Higher Education – in this book, Dr. Glenn discusses the challenges, complexities, and possibilities of Black males and multiculturalism in predominantly White institutions of higher education.

Dr. Glenn holds a Bachelor’s degree in Social Science from Portland State University, a Master’s degree in Educational Administration from Lewis & Clark College, and a Doctoral degree in Educational Leadership from Lewis & Clark College.

  • Work
    • The Cultural Soul Project
  • Education
    • Portland State University
    • Lewis & Clark College