Dr. William Hobbs (aka William Ashanti Hobbs, III) is Department Chair of Humanities at Florida Memorial University. He self-published a collection of short stories and poems and The Chosen People: Africa’s Lost Tale of Meroe, a novel, while still a junior at Florida A&M University. In time he earned a master’s and doctorate degree in creative writing from Florida State University. Hobbs has written about the systemic challenges in higher education for both instructors and students of color. Additionally, he has also taught conflict resolution seminars and most recently developed an online course for success strategies and resiliency for young black males. His novel North of the Grove, self-published, focuses on the importance of mentorship.