Dr. Jessie L. Adolph earned his Ph.D. in English/African Diaspora Studies at the University of Missouri-Columbia. His research focuses on Fatherhood Narratives in Hip-hop Lyricism. He is currently an English Instructor at Lincoln University. Previously, he was a graduate instructor at University of Missouri, a community college instructor, and a high school teacher. He has taught courses in beginning and advanced composition and writing, African American Literature, Contemporary Fiction, World Literature, and British Literature. Additionally, he taught writing instruction and lyrical analysis for the Minority Achievement Committee Scholars program, a public-school initiative geared towards preparing minority and underrepresented youth for the rigors of college life. Adolph is a 2017 Penn State ELEVATE Fellow, McNair Scholar, Gus T. Ridgel Fellow, Thurgood Marshall Fellow, Award-winning College Outreach Programmer, Martin Luther King, Jr Leadership Award winner, and winner of the Kenneth Davis Folklore Award. He enjoys organizing and facilitating poetry reading events, Hip-Hop symposiums, Black history programs, African American fatherhood programs and writing conferences for academic and marginalized communities.