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Dionne Wright Poulton - Archway Publishing. Greater Atlanta Area, GA, US

Dionne Wright Poulton Dionne Wright Poulton

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Greater Atlanta Area, GA, UNITED STATES

Dr. Dionne Wright Poulton, PhD, MA, BEd, BA



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Originally from Toronto, Canada, Dr. Dionne Wright Poulton is a certified K-12 teacher and Diversity and Inclusion Consultant with 15 years of experience specializing in the psychosocial dynamics of race, intercultural dialogue and effective adult behavior. A graduate of the University of Georgia where she earned a Ph.D. in Adult Education, Dr. Poulton’s dissertation was based on a professional development workshop she created in 2004 called Think You Are An Unbiased Teacher? Think Again!

Dr. Poulton is also author of the new book It’s Not Always Racist… but Sometimes It Is – which is an extension of her PhD research, in addition to her experiences as an educator and professional trainer of employees in diverse academic and business environments.

Dr. Poulton is Owner of Poulton Consulting Group, LLC, a company that provides research-based employee training, education and crisis management to all types of businesses, organizations and educational institutions in the area of diversity and inclusion.

Industry Expertise (10)

Education/Learning Professional Training and Coaching Management Consulting Women Human Resources Training and Development Corporate Training Staffing and Recruiting Corporate Leadership Research

Areas of Expertise (3)

Diversity and Inclusion Education Author

Education (4)

University of Georgia: Doctor of Philosophy, Adult Education 2011

Dissertation Title: Exploring the factors that inform teachers' expressed beliefs and reactions to incidents related to race.

San Francisco State University: Administration and Interdisciplinary Studies in Education , Masters of Arts 2004

University of Toronto, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education : Social Sciences and Health & Physical Education, Bachelor of Education 1999

Rice University, Houston, TX: Kinesiology and Health Sciences , Bachelor of Arts 1997

Languages (1)

  • English

Media Appearances (1)

It’s Not Always Racist…but Sometimes It Is

Diversity Magazine  online


Dr. Poulton was identified as a "woman to watch" by Profiles in Diversity Magazine. Her definitions of racism and racial biases may lead to more constructive conversation. Dr. Dionne Wright Poulton earned her doctorate in adult education at the University of Georgia where she researched the racial biases and attitudes of teachers. Her work was inspired by her own past experiences as a high school teacher and university instructor.

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Event Appearances (9)

Dekalb County Schools

Dekalb County Schools  Georgia


Gwinnett County Schools

Gwinnett County Schools  Georgia


Toronto District School Board

Toronto District School Board   Emery Adult Learning Center


Toronto District School Board

Toronto District School Board   Westview Centennial Secondary School



NABSE  Kansas City, MO


National Assoc. of Hispanic Journalist Conference

National Assoc. of Hispanic Journalist Conference  San Antonio, TX


Mistress of Ceremonies

Decatur Book Festival  Decatur, GA


National Assoc. of Black Journalist Conference

NABJ  Boston, MA


Book Expo America

Book Expo America  New York, NY



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