Slade&Associates, LLC is a full service education, research, and organizational consulting business. We offer solutions to improve work life in community organizations, higher education institutions and businesses by assisting groups in achieving long and short-term goals.
Specializing in program and project design and management, Phyllis Slade Martin and associates have over 25 years experience and bring a wealth of skills as historians, trainers, and program managers. Slade&Associates, LLC believes that our customized services can help your business or organization achieve excellence by motivating staff and partners to bring your vision to life.
Slade Martin established Slade&Associates,
LLC, an organizational consulting and training company. With
over 25 years of experience working in higher education. Slade
Martin brings a wealth of skills as a trainer, administrator,
and program manager. Known for her strong organizational skills
and creativity, Slade Martin has developed numerous programs
from conception to completion.
For ten years she served as the first director of the African
American Studies Research and Resource Center, and the associate
director of African American Studies at George Mason University
(GMU) in Fairfax, Virginia. She continues to serve as the
director of the Advanced Placement Summer Institute sponsored
by the GMU Center for World History and the College Board.
While at George Mason University Slade Martin was a mentor
in the Dream Catcher's program, which was a partnership with
the Fairfax County Public Schools. She received the GMU Spirit
of King Award in 2003 and the TCE "Push Up" Award in 2013.
Slade Martin co-wrote a brief biography and research
guide titled, "William Sheppard: Virginian and Congo
Crusader," with the support of a grant from the Virginia
Foundation for the Humanities (VFH). She co-curated an exhibit
based on oral history research titled, "Separate and
Unequal in Buckingham County: Segregation and Desegregation
in Virginia." Funded in part by the VFH, the exhibit
is now permanently housed in Buckingham County, Virginia.
Slade Martin holds masters degrees
in History and College Student Personnel Administration, and
a Ph.D. in History from George
Program Management and Development
Training Sessions and Seminars
Community-based Educational Initiatives
Jody L. Allen, a native of Hampton, VA, is a doctoral candidate in history at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA. African American history is her area of specialization including women, the Jim Crow Era, and school desegregation. Her dissertation considers the consequences of the 1902 Virginia constitution revisions that led to the disfranchisement of most African Americans and many poor whites. She is also currently working with a colleague to produce "The Green Light," a documentary on the school desegregation case, Charles C. Green v. the School Board of New Kent County, VA. This little-known 1968 Supreme Court decision led to the integration of public schools throughout the South. She has co-authored "Recovering a 'Lost' Story Using Oral History: The United States Supreme Court's Historic Green v. New Kent County, Virginia, Decision" which will appear in The Oral History Review.
Cassandra Jones brings more than 12 years
in higher education. She has professional experience in qualitative
and quantitative research methods, program evaluation, and
program planning. Ms. Jones is currently the Senior Assessment
Associate at Marymount University. She has held previous positions
at George Mason University and Tufts University.
Ms. Jones received her Bachelor of Arts from the College
of William and Mary, a master's degree in Organizational Learning
from George Mason University, a master's degree from the University
of Virginia in Counselor Education and is currently a doctoral
candidate at James Madison University in psychology with a
specialty in Assessment and Measurement.
Dr. Terell P. Lasane
Dr. Terell P. Lasane, Associate Professor
Psychology, joined the faculty at St. Mary's College of Maryland
in the Fall of 1994. Dr. Lasane completed his undergraduate
work in Psychology at Howard University in Washington, D.C.
with a minor in the Allied Sciences. At Howard, he was a member
of a research honors program where he crystallized his ambition
of becoming an academic psychologist. After graduating from
Howard, he was the recipient of prestigious fellowships from
the American Psychological Association and from the University
of Delaware. He enrolled at the University of Delaware in
the Fall of 1990 and received a Masters of Arts and a Ph.D.
During the Fall of 1996, he won the Capital Area Social Psychological
Association's Outstanding Dissertation Award. Trained as a
social psychologist, Dr. Lasane teaches Social Psychology,
Lab in Social Psychology, Research Methods, Statistics, Psychological
Perspectives of African-Americans, Group Dynamics, The Self
and Identity in Social Behavior, and Intimate Relationships.
He has remained actively engaged in his research program and
has published over two dozen peer reviewed articles, book
chapters, and published technical reports.
Dr. Lasane has extensive experience in community psychology
for both state and county governments in the state of Maryland.
He has done considerable consulting for local and state governments,
evaluating and conducting needs assessments for important
social programs. He was named the Maryland Psychological Association's
Teacher of the Year in 2000, and has received the Faculty
Service Award from the Student Government Association (SGA),
the St. Mary's College of Maryland Parent's Council Award
for Inspirational teaching and was elected to Who's Who Among
American College Teachers. He was the first faculty member
elected to the St. Mary's chapter of the leadership honor
society, Omicron Delta Kappa, and he is currently faculty
adviser to that honorary.
He also serves as faculty adviser to the Black Student Union,
the Multicultural Achievement Peer Program, and is the chair
of the Multicultural Advisory Committee. Dr. Lasane recently
accepted a hybrid position as Assistant Dean of Students for
Diversity and Academic Engagement. He divides his time between
the Student Activities Office of the Campus Center and his
faculty office in the Psychology Department.
Christina Martin has over three years
of experience working with diverse populations in educational
settings. She is currently teaching in Montgomery County,
Maryland, one of the nations most ethnically, racially, and
economically diverse areas. For the past two years, Martin
has taught with the Commonweal Foundation, a non-profit organization
dedicated to supporting educational programs such as literacy
clubs geared towards struggling students.
Travel abroad experiences have prompted Ms. Martin to work
extensively with English as a Second Language learners. She
has also had opportunities to work with special education
groups in a variety of settings.
She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and
Human Studies from St. Mary's College of Maryland. In 2005,
she completed a Masters of Arts in Teaching from Johns Hopkins
Izetta Slade has been with the University
of Tennessee since July 1999.
She is the Training Administrator for the UT Municipal Technical
Advisory Service, overseeing training programs and certifications
for Tennessee municipal employees. Prior to working with MTAS
she was the Assistant Director for UT Employee and Organizational
Development with primary responsibility for office operations,
mediation, strategic planning, and development and presentation
of training programs.
Having worked in both the public and the private sectors,
she has 10 years of strategic planning facilitation experience,
23 years of management and supervisory experience, and 30
years of training experience. She has over 15 years of experience
with higher education institutions; Howard University in Washington,
D.C., University of Maryland in College Park, Southern Illinois
University in Carbondale, Texas A&M University in College
Station, and The University of Tennessee. Immediately preceding
her move to Knoxville, she worked at Texas A&M University
for 5 years where she was the Assistant Director for Human
Izetta received her B.S. in Business Administration from
the University of South Carolina and her M.S. in Education
at Texas A&M University. During her stay in Texas she
also received formal training in mediation. She is currently
pursuing a PhD. in Business Administration at the University
She has guest lectured on topics such as conflict management,
performance evaluation, challenges of dual career couples,
building supportive work environments, diversity, and strategic
planning and has served as an instructor in the UT College
of Communication and Information Sciences. She has helped
in the strategic planning efforts of a number of Colleges,
departments, and teams. She has also worked closely with administrators,
supervisors, department heads, and Deans in resolving employee
conflicts, including actual mediation.
Izetta has experience working with businesses and local government
agencies in providing strategic planning, facilitation, event
planning, consulting, and training services. She has been
a presenter at national, regional, and state conferences for
professional associations among them; the Colleges and Universities
Professional Association-Human Resources and the Tennessee
Association of Municipal Clerks and Recorders.
Training Sessions and Seminars
Strategic Planning Facilitation
Leadership and Supervisory Coaching, Consulting,
Marian V. Wilson, Ph.D. is the Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Equal Opportunity for the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS). At UMMS, Marian's focus is on creating a culture that is inclusive and that values a civil workplace. Prior to coming to Massachusetts, Marian was the Acting Dean of the Corporate and Community Services (workforce development) division at Cincinnati State Technical and Community College. While at Cincinnati State, Marian was initially the Director of Multicultural Affairs and then was promoted to the Director of Organizational Development and Institutional Equity. She has also worked at several other colleges and universities for the last 22 years. Marian earned her Ph.D. from The Pennsylvania State University in Educational Administration Policy Studies. Marian's professional training is in communications with an emphasis on conflict resolution and mediation. Her career has been focused on developing and enhancing organizational cultures that include: work readiness, diversity, civility, fairness, equity and justice.