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From Diversity, to Unity, to Community
7 Steps Process
Deryl G. Hunt's higher education consisted of a B. A. Degree in Sociology from Fort Valley State College, a M. A. in Sociology from Atlanta University, and a Ph.D. in Public and International Affairs from the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Hunt has held administrative and faculty appointments at: Miami Dade Community College, University of Pittsburgh, Southern Illinois University, National Office of Housing and Urban Development (GS 15), and the city of Opa-locka, Florida.
Among the many publications by Dr. Hunt is Miami: The Place Where Cultures Meet and Opa:locka: The Good City. This two-volume work outlined his perspective on building community. A third and fourth volume: Understanding Culturally Different People: A Training Manual and From Diversity to Unity Handbook on Developing Inclusive Community (co-editor, not yet published) followed during the spring of 1998. In 1999, he co-authored a fifth book on community entitled Building the Inclusive Community: an Alternative Student Services Delivery System (not published). It is that latter work that outlines The Ellison Executive Mentoring and Inclusive Community Building Model developed by Dr. Hunt. In 2002, he furthers his work on inclusive community building by publishing a book entitled: Community Moments and Teachable Seconds.
In 2000, Dr. Hunt developed The Ellison Model Management Plan. He followed up with the development of a Conflict Resolution model that has been used in training in the US as well as other countries including Panama, Haiti, and the Bahamas. He received the William R. Jones Most Valuable Mentor Award 2000-2001 from the Florida McKnight Foundation for his mentoring model and Florida International University's Multicultural Programs and Services' Inclusive Community Building Founders Award. Dr. Hunt's mentoring model is the subject of two doctoral dissertations and at least two master theses. Dr. Hunt has also written a dozen dramatic interactive diversity plays with original scores as part of his community building work. Dr. Hunt's extensive training experience ranges locally, nationally, and internationally in working with waste industry line workers and supervisors to military officers, lawyers, government officials and corporate executives. With such vast experience, Dr. Hunt has become quite effective working with individuals from all walks of life.