Egli Colón Stephens, Ed.D. is a woman of deep faith committed to social justice and transformative education. She has been an inner-city educator for about twenty years and currently teaches Sociology at Bronx Community College and Dominican History at Borough of Manhattan Community College, in New York. She is a firm believer that education transcends all barriers and has the power to empower, and liberate people.
Dr. Colón Stephens is a New York State Certified teacher. She obtained a Doctorate Degree in Urban Education from the Graduate Theological Foundation. As part of her doctoral studies, she completed a fellowship at the University of Oxford, the United Kingdom, in Interfaith, Inter-religious dialogue and the history of Christianity. Her academic prowess, intellectual acuity and social acumen at the Graduate Theological Foundation and Oxford University led to her getting a unanimous nomination by the faculty to receive the highest academic award in Hispanic Studies named the San Juan Diego Prize, based on the strength of her doctoral thesis, “Urban Education in a Holistic Environment.”
She holds a Master’s degree in Urban and Multicultural Education from the College of Mount St. Vincent where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a cumulative 4.0 GPA and a Bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Management from St. Francis College. She is also a Certified Holistic Life Coach, a consultant and a professional lifestyle model represented by STATE management.
Dr. Colón Stephens has been a distinguished human rights guest speaker at many institutions, including the United Nations, Fordham University, Universidad Panamericana de Aguas Calientes in Mexico to name a few. She is passionate about Latino literature and writing. Her writings have been published on NBC News Latino, My LifeStyle Magazine, Mamás Latinas and a brief article-critique on the Oprah Magazine. She has also been featured in Super Canal 33, The Observer, La Jornada, The New York Times, Fitness Magazine, SemiPerm Connections and Life Coach Network Radio.
Her road to excellence began very early in life. She believes that her accomplishments have everything to do with discipline, love for learning, tenacity and a sense of cultural identity. In spite of her humble beginnings in Santiago, Dominican Republic, she is highly accomplished and proudly admits that her greatest accomplishment has been raising her daughter while pursuing her educational and professional goals.