Dr. Ray Tademy, consulting producer. Dr. Tademy received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). He was an instructor for the Virginia Department of Correctional Education from 2008 until 2010 and a volunteer in support of the education and re-entry of incarcerated populations. His work in VA corrections included teaching fatherhood classes, establishing public speaking groups, and an inmate-led think tank that conceptualized pre and post release reentry programs: These ideas were formerly presented, via a debate format, to the Virginia Re-entry Commission in November 2010.
Dr. Tademy has conducted research in HIV prevention, substance abuse, adolescent education outcomes, and health practices and decision making among African American male populations while serving as a program evaluator for the Center of Cultural Experiences in Prevention at VCU. Dr. Tademy is a 25-year Marine Corps veteran and has served as an adjunct faculty member for VCU and an assistant professor at Norfolk State University.