131. Bringing Community & Communion to Education with Christopher Travers & Derrick Tillman-Kelly

Communion is an aspect of education that we rarely discuss, but it can have a tremendous impact on students’ personal outlooks and futures. 

Christopher Travers is a scholar, minister, writer, speaker, and curator of communion. Anchored in an ethic of love, his work explores the intersection of spirituality, race, and gender among Black men. Joining him is Derrick Tillman-Kelly, who serves as the Chief of Staff to the Dean of The Ohio State University College of Engineering. 

In this episode, we have a conversation that allows us to think critically, to think deeply, to think about community and what it means to be a part of one.

We unbox:

  • What the Communion Collective is
  • Changing the paradigm of education to fit all students’ needs
  • Helping students find their path
  • Translating a student-centric philosophy across the institution of education