Brent D. Scholar is a 2018 faculty/staff initiate of the Arizona State University Circle and a lecturer in the Department of Leadership and Integrative Studies at the university. He is the 2022 recipient of the O∆K Community Commitment Award for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity.
Since 2011, Brent has been a member of the Diversity Leadership Alliance (DLA), the premiere diversity education organization in Arizona, and has been a part of the DLA’s education and conference committees. In 2020, he began directing the DLA’s online Conversations to Ignite Change, providing education and discussion forums for more than 1,000 members about identifying racism, implicit bias, micro/macro aggressions, and how to be anti-racist. Brent also started the DLA’s Equity Corner – a one-hour follow-up to monthly workshops where members can come together to discuss their efforts to be more inclusionary in their organizations and lives. More recently, he has collaborated with E. I. Games to include game simulations that are based on empathy. In 2019, Brent was asked to review the company’s Emotional Intelligent Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity Game. Scholar’s thoughtful feedback ultimately led to the game winning a gold medal at the Serious Play Awards in 2020.