Dr.William Drakeford, Ph.D.
Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park
Dr. Drakeford earned his Ph.D. in Special Education and Corrections Education from the University of Maryland College Park where he also served as an Assistant Professor for the past several years. He has published a number of scholarly articles in peer reviewed journals. As part of his scholarship and research, Dr. Drakeford developed and established a business almost 10 years ago. Drake’s Place Salon World, which provides job opportunities to the community at large and for men and women transitioning into the community upon release from corrections.
Dr. Drakeford is recognized for formulating “Action Research” between a major University, a correctional facility, and a business entity owned by a Professor in the area of Cosmetology and Barbering. His company has six locations in Prince George’s County and Southern Maryland. Dr. Drakeford has partnered with staff from the PG County Correctional Facility and has provided job opportunities and mentoring for men and women transitioning into the community upon release from corrections. Dr. Drakeford was recently awarded the “Gillette Men of Style Award” for his contributions and service to the community. He is married with two children.
- Early Childhood Education
- Special Education & Corrections
- Drakeford, W., & Staples, J. (2008) Minority Confinement in the Juvenile Justice System: Legal, Social, and Racial Factors. Teaching Exceptional Children, 39, 52 – 60.
- Drakeford, W., Leone, P.E., Hamlett, N., & Vickery, M. (2006) An Examination of Disability Issues in Introductory Juvenile Justice and Criminal Justice Textbooks. Journal of Criminal Justice Education. 16, 280 – 291.
- Drakeford, W. (2004). Racial Disproprotionality in School Disciplinary Practice. National Center for Culturally Responsive Educational System. Practitioner Brief, 1 – 8.
- Drakeford, W. (2003). The Impact of an Intensive Literacy Program to Increase the Literacy Skills of Youth Confined in Juvenile Corrections. The Journal of Correctional Education, 23, 32- 42.
- Wilson, M., & Drakeford, W. (2002). [Review of the book Lost Boys]. Beyond Behavior, 11, 32.
- Leone, P. E., Meisel, S., & Drakeford, W. (2002) Special Education Programs for Youth with Disabilities in Juvenile Corrections. The Journal of Correctional Education, 53, 46 – 50.
- Drakeford, W., & Garfinkel, L. (2000) Differential Treatment of African American Youth. Reclaiming Children and Youth, 9, 51-53.
- Leone, P., & Drakeford, W. (1999) Alternative Education: From a Last Chance to a Proactive Model. The Clearing House, 77, 86-88.
2005 – 2010: Advisor; Black Graduate Student Association, UMCP