I want to thank everyone for the well wishes. I am still recovering from COVID, my energy level is non-existent, there are still some small cognitive delays, but I can walk, I am not in constant pain, and it looks as if I can keep food down. Thank you for your well wishes.

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Education

Doctor of Philosophy in Higher Education Administration
University of Florida (2017)

Juris Doctor with a Concentration in Intellectual Property
State University of New York at Buffalo Law School (2005)

Bachelor of Arts in Honors
Spanish Florida A&M University (2001)

Experience Overview

  • 9+ years of university administration and instruction

  • 4+ years of elementary and secondary education experience

  • 4 years of supervisory / department head experience

  • 1 year of legal experience

Publications

  • Heatley, Neverson. (2017). Analyzing Minority Enrollment at American Bar Association Accredited Law Schools Between 2004 - 2012 Using Feedback Loops. University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

  • Heatley, Neverson. (2012). A Look at the Conduct Participation Rates of Black Males at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale (institutional report). Southern Illinois University.

  • Heatley, Neverson. (2009). Bar and Academic Performance of Graduates from 2005 - 2008 (institutional report). Florida A&M University

  • Wood R. Craig, Deziree Elliot, Carlee Poston Escue, and Neverson-Anyjah Heatley. (2008). North Carolina School Boards Association v. Moore: A Decision Without a Solution. ELA Notes.

  • Heatley, Neverson. (2007). Gratz, Grutter, and the Future of Higher Education (keynote presentation). Florida Education Fund McKnight Doctoral Fellowship Summer Meeting.

  • Heatley, Neverson. (2001). My Collegiate Life through Poetry (presentation). National Association of African- American Honors Programs Conference.

  • Heatley, Neverson. (1999). Hip-Hop in Translation: An examination of the “hidden messages” in rap music (presentation). Southern Regional Honors Programs Conference

“I appreciate your self awareness and ability to stick to your beliefs, even when faced with my saddest facial expressions. I look forward to working with you in the future… at Howard.”
“You are an amazing person and somehow you are able to make me laugh and inspire me at the same time. It’s been a pleasure getting to know you this summer and I hope to wrangle a salsa lesson from you sometime.”
“You have a talent for being to converse with everyone and make them feel like an old friend, and this has greatly brightened the fellowship!”

about me

I am a native of Harlem, New York raised during the crack era of New York City. My father was an elementary school dropout who sold drugs and committed a number of robberies in Harlem. My mother was a high school graduate who became one of my father's good customers. I didn't see my father much during my youth as he spent a large amount of time in jail. My mother "raised" me on public assistance in between her drug use. Around 8 or 9 years old, i was removed from her and placed in foster care. I spent the remainder of my independence being bounced between group homes, homes of family members, and roaming the streets. I became an emancipated minor at 16 due to my independent nature.

I was fortunate enough to be found and helped to attend college in Florida. For me the change was a huge adjustment, finally having stable meals and a home. My excitement was short-lived as I learned I did not have the scholarship advertised, was responsible for student loans, and the HBCU experience was not close to the show A Different World, which was my only exposure to college beforehand. However, I went on to have a good amount of success in college. I participated in student government, student radio, fraternity life, volunteer organizations, and worked for the university in various roles related to technology.

Following my negative experience in college, I decided to work towards becoming a college president so I could help create a better experience for those following me. I continued to law school due to the large number of legal issues facing HBCUs at that time. Law school was a positive experience and helped create a great foundation for my doctoral studies that followed. As part of my doctoral experience I served as an administration for a HBCU where I was able to see, in action, the ailments facing these institutions and the genesis of them. Having earned my doctorate, I am now dedicated towards creating a positive and successful environment and experience for students, especially black males.

Myers-Briggs Personality Profile:

A Logician (INTP) is someone with the Introverted, Intuitive, Thinking, and Prospecting personality traits. These flexible thinkers enjoy taking an unconventional approach to many aspects of life. They often seek out unlikely paths, mixing willingness to experiment with personal creativity.

shutterbug

I learned photography as a way to contribute to my university. I felt that I could add to my duties as a web designer by providing photos of sporting and campus events. I was instantly hooked. Seeing people through the lens and being able to capture and share that moment with them was exhilarating.

I have continued my love a photography with a focus on moments that reflects the true expression people have to what is ocurring around them or with their lives. I have also shot sports, but with a focus on the spectators and the rollercoaster ride they experience through the game(s).

For the upcoming year, I will again focus more on shooting candid portraits of natural Black men and women. My goal is, in a small part, to counteract the filters and unhealthiness of Instagram and like platforms with the hope of encouraging people to embrace their natural beauty and selves.

To the right are some photo albums of mine on Google Photos, I will post more in the upcoming months. If you have Google, you can also subscribe to the albums and make comments.

I have performed work for or been featured in:

  • Florida A&M University

  • New York City Football Club

  • Rutgers University

  • SB Nation: Once a Metro

  • Suomen Krikettiliiton (Finnish National Cricket Team)

  • The FAMUan

  • The Third Rail Supporters Club

memberships

Mensa was founded in England . . . “Mensa means “table in Latin, and the organisation was so named because Mensa is a round-table society where ethnicity, color, creed, national origin, age, politics, educational and social background are all completely irrelevant. In fact, the only relevant qualification for membership is scoring within the upper 2% of the general population on an approved intelligence test.

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. (ΑΦΑ) is the first intercollegiate historically African American Greek-lettered fraternity. It was initially a literary and social studies club organized in the 1905–1906 school year at Cornell University but later evolved into a fraternity with a founding date of December 4, 1906, at Cornell. It employs an icon from Ancient Egypt, the Great Sphinx of Giza, as its symbol. Its aims are "Manly Deeds, Scholarship, and Love For All Mankind," and its motto is "First of All, Servants of All, We Shall Transcend All."

just sharing with the world

A note from one of my former students.
My son, Neverson, IV.
My son, Najm al Din.
I am a rapper & poet and have had the opportunity to perform my original work in front of a crowd of 30,000 people at Yankee Stadium for the New York City Football Club.
I enjoy all forms of music and enjoy the connection one can have while dancing. We had so much fun here that people stopped to watch us "perform."
We had so much fun here, just dancing and being silly, we were trying new things also - I believe it came out pretty well.

2021 Playlist

Here are the songs that represent me for the upcoming year. These are not random, you can a lot about me from them. Here's the Apple Music playlist.