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Dr. Rubin Cockrell

Awards received:


Southern Regional Educational Board Minority Doctoral Scholars Fellow


Covington Who’s Who in International Business


Covington Who’s Who in International Education


Who’s Who Amongst Great Black Speakers


S.H.A.R.P. Training in Leadership Excellence Award


International Rock Steady Award for Superior Performance in Teaching, Training & Advising from U.S. Army in South Korea


International Rock Steady Award for Superior Performance in Teaching, Training & Advising from U.S. Army Japan in Okinawa, Japan


International Training of Leadership Excellence Award in Seoul, South Korea


Ichi Dan Professional Excellence Award in Tokyo Japan


Exceptional Merit of Achievement Award for International Teaching, Training and Advising of Service Leaders


Vigilant Service of Excellence Award for Teaching, Training and Advising in Guantanamo Bay Cuba

Nashville Top Black 40 Under 40 Award Recipient

Instructor of the Year at Tennessee Prison for Woman

Madeline Fulbright International Specialist through U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs

100 Most Leading African Americans by the Nashville Business Net

Top 100 Business Leaders Recipient of Business Leaders Magazine


2 Generational Award Recipient


Walmart Institute of Racial Equity Award Recipient

Racial Justice and DEI&B Advocacy Award



Featured in:


Black Enterprise Magazine


Inspire Magazine


TBN Broadcast Network


State of Tennessee Institute for Public Service


Benjamin Crump Social Justice Institute


The Connect Magazine


U.S. Army Japan Bulletin


Guantanamo Bay Cuba Wire Edition


Brothers of the Academy Edition


United States Forces Korea Bulletin


Cleveland Benedictine High School Alumni Special Highlight


Great Black Speakers Bureau


Fisk University Alumni Highlight 


Tennessee State University Alumni Highlight


Tennessee B.E.S.T. Program Highlight


Case Western Reserve University National Youth Sports Program Most Influential Alumnus


Stay on the Go Magazine


Erie Chinese Journal Magazine

Business Leaders Magazine

Southern Regional Educational Board Scholars Bulletin


Programs taught at:

Fisk University

Tennessee State University

Vanderbilt University


Austin Peay State University

Motlow Community College

Strayer University

Anthem Career College

University of Phoenix

Riverbend Maximum Prison Facility

Charles Bass Correctional Prison Facility

TN Prison for Women B.E.S.T. Program

Corrections One Academy

Military Sexual Harassment and Response Prevention Academy

Belmont University 


Knowledge Academy


University of Tennessee Knoxville Institute of Public Service


Warrensville Heights School District


Nashville Metropolitan School District




Hartford School District


Cleveland Metropolitan School District


Cleveland Benedictine High School


Meta Data Center

Mortenson Construction


Turner Construction

Fortiss Construction

National Electrical Contractor Association

County Technical Assistance Service (CTAS)

Municipal Technical Advisory Service(MTAS)


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