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Yndia S. Lorick-Wilmot, PhD is a writer, sociologist and principal social researcher at LWA Consulting. With over 16 years of experience as a researcher for nonprofits, philanthropic foundations, communities and leading research centers across the United States, she has conducted a broad scope of evaluation research and content analyses, developed curricula and facilitated discussion fora and trainings. Her publications, research and presentations focus on a range of issues impacting diverse communities.
In 2012, Dr. Lorick-Wilmot was appointed by Governor Patrick of Massachusetts to serve as Commissioner to the Disabled Person's Protection Commission (DPPC), an independent state agency responsible for the investigation and remediation of instances of abuse committed against persons with disabilities in the Commonwealth.
She is the author of books including Creating Black Caribbean Ethnic Identity (2010), which was rated “Recommended Read for Undergraduate and Graduate students, Community Organizers and Nonprofits,” by Choice Magazine Reviews, Association of Colleges and Research Libraries (ACRL), and recently, Stories of Identity among Black, Middle Class, Second Generation Caribbeans: We, Too, Sing America (2017). Dr. Lorick-Wilmot has published peer-reviewed research articles and book chapters related to race, social policy and identity.
In addition, she has served as senior lecturer in sociology at Northeastern University's College of Professional Studies (formerly University College) since 2001 and is a certified online instructor.
Dr. Yndia Lorick-Wilmot earned her PhD in Sociology at Northeastern University and a Graduate Certificate in Women's Studies via the Graduate Consortium in Women's Studies, Radcliffe College, Harvard University.