Frederick Engram Jr.

Frederick Engram Jr.

Assistant Professor of Higher Education
Peter Sammartino School of Education



  • History of Higher Education-EDUC 8651
  • Dissertation Prep in Higher Ed-EDUC 8668
  • Diversity/Social Justice in Higher Ed-EDUC 8666


  • Critical Race Theory (CRT)
  • Misogynoir
  • Higher Education
  • PWIs
  • HBCUs
  • Disruptive DEI
  • Anti-Racism
  • Anti-Blackness
  • Performative DEI
  • White manning
  • School-to-prison Pipeline
  • Abolition
  • Black joy


  • BA, Johnson C. Smith University ’05
  • MS, University of Phoenix ’09
  • EdD, Northeastern University ’19

Academic Profile

Dr. Frederick V. Engram Jr. is an Assistant Professor of Higher Education at Fairleigh Dickinson University. His previous academic appointments include the University of Texas at Arlington, Radford University, Virginia Commonwealth University, and Northeastern University.

Dr. Engram has previously published his work in Forbes, Diverse Issues in Higher Education, Blavity, and a host of peer-reviewed journal articles. Dr. Engram has been featured on NBC, TMZ, People TV, Tavis Smiley, and Roland Martin. He also gave a TEDx Dallas College Talk titled Black Joy as an Act of Resistance in 2021.

Dr. Engram is known for his work in critically assessing the ways that racism and anti-Blackness impact African Americans in both systems of higher education and the criminal justice system. Dr. Engram’s first book titled, “Black Liberation Through Action and Resistance: MOVE” via Hamilton Books an imprint of Rowman & Littlefield will be published in November 2023.

He is an HBCU grad – having received his undergraduate degree in criminology from Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, NC – and a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America, Inc.

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