Dr. Wade W. Nobles, is professor emeritus in the Department of Africana Studies, the School of Ethnic Studies at San Francisco State University and is the founder and Executive Director of the Institute for the Advanced Study of Black Family, Life and Culture, Inc. in Oakland.
As the director of the Institute for the Advanced Study of Black Family Life & Culture, Inc., Dr. Nobles has served as the leader of numerous community based development initiatives. He has written and conducted over sixty seven funded community-based research, training and development projects. His specific research interest include African-centered education, African psychology, Black self-concept, racial identity formation and human authenticity, cross-cultural and ethno-human functioning, socio-political systems and psycho-cultural development, African-American family dynamics, psychological aspects of mythology, Black child development and parenting, systems of human transformation, African spirituality and traditional African healing systems. A founding member of the Association of Black Psychologists and former national President (1994-95). Read more at San Francisco State University