author, publisher, consultant
Dr. SaFiya Dalilah Hoskins is a communications consultant and founder/ publisher at Ubiquitous Press, LLC. Previously, she was host of the talk radio show Beauty, Brains & the Bottom Line with Dr. Sa on a nationally syndicated radio network.
Dr. Hoskins earned a Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) in Urban Higher Education and Educational Leadership from Jackson State University. From Howard University she earned, a Master of Arts (MA) in Human Communication Studies with an Organizational Communication focus and a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Journalism with an emphasis in Public Relations and a minor in African American Studies. Dr. Hoskins has worked in academe for over fifteen years and industry for twenty. She has held positions at Miles College, Bowie State University, Howard University, American University, University of Phoenix, Radio One, Def Jam Recordings, Black Entertainment Television (BET); and, as a director of communications and resource development at a non-profit organization. In addition, Dr. Hoskins has served on Capitol Hill to the United States House of Representatives and as associate producer to a nationally syndicated talk radio show.
Dr. Hoskins’ empirical research focuses upon the analysis of race, gender and class in American Society and the role of communication in social and organizational contexts. Her presentation of research on White Faculty Perceptions of Racial Climate at Historically Black Institutions with Dr. Barbara J. Johnson was well received by an international audience at The Association for the Study of Higher Education Annual Conference. Dr. Hoskins has also been invited to present her research by the American Association of Blacks in Higher Education (AABHE) and the National Association for African American Studies (NAAAS).
Dr. Hoskins grew up in a culturally rich environment where creativity was nurtured and expression was encouraged. She published her first novel, An Infrequent Pairing under the name SaFiya Dalilah and was a featured poet in the anthology, Alternatives to Surrender. Dr. Hoskins is a regular contributor to the Harvard University, African American National Biography, Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Dr. Evelyn Higginbotham-Brooks, editors; having written nearly seventy entries. Dr. Hoskins is the coauthor of Growth and Development for the Millennial Generation (w/ Wallace ‘Gator’ Bradley and Dr. Cornel West); and, she is the author of two children’s books, Binky: The Cutest Kitten Ever and The Adventures of Bouki and Rabbi: Cottage in the Clouds a Bahamian folktale (w/ Durelle Williams). Dr. Hoskins is the author of White Faculty at HBCUs: Perceptions of Racial Climate based upon her research that will also appear in an academic textbook. Dr. Hoskins is the editor of Altruism at HBCUs: Cultivating Institutional Relationships to Positively Impact Alumni Giving (w/ Dr. Derek C. Henson); and, Effective Teacher Training: A Hip Hop Pedagogy (w/ Dr. Carol A. O’Connor). Dr. Hoskins has also collaborated with Grammy Award winning artist GLC and actor/ choreographer Chico Bryson to compose their respective autobiographies. In addition to writing, Dr. Hoskins has appeared in a series of two regional commercials for the play Smilin’ Faces and was a featured guest of Chef Emeril Lagasse on the Discovery Channel Network’s program Emeril Green in the episode, Vexing Vegetarian.
Dr. Hoskins enjoys writing, travel and music. With a certification to Teach English as a Foreign Language (TEFL), she has lived in Paris, France where she tutored children of West African descent; also, she traveled to Hong Kong, China as part of an international delegation to explore communication across cultural contexts. She has been a member of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE), American Educational Research Association (AERA), American Advertising Federation (AAF) and Public Relations Society of America (PRSA).
Dr. Hoskins currently resides in Washington, DC where she studies law at the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law.