Fredrick Pinkney, Ed.D.

Dr. Fredrick L. Pinkney is a certified career educator with experience as a classroom teacher, building level and central office administrator. Specializing in working with minority populations from under-resourced environments and developing instructional methods for educating African American males PK-16, he is credited with securing and implementing a $4.3 million alternative school initiative that currently serves over 400 students in Shreveport, Louisiana.

Dr. Pinkney brings a wealth of accreditation experience having worked regionally with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). As a member of the Grambling State University’s President’s Advisory Council, he was instrumental in developing the 5-year strategic plan that strengthened its academic programs and was appointed by Governor John Bel Edwards to serve on the Higher Education Transition Committee.

His educational acumen and pedagogic acuity have afforded him the opportunity to serve as an adjunct professor at Louisiana Delta Community College, Grambling State University, Upper Iowa University, and Appalachian State University. Dr. Pinkney has also served as a clinical supervisor for Centenary College, Louisiana State University-Shreveport, and Louisiana College.

He currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the Louisiana Association of Educators representing 20,000 public school employees. Markedly endorsed for his work in diversity, equity and inclusivity in teacher licensure, he works closely with the National Education Association in developing strategies, processes and blended learning activities to increase teacher licensure at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

Born in Memphis, Tennessee and reared in the Republic of the Philippines, Dr. Pinkney earned a Doctor of Education in developmental education, a Master of Science in guidance and counseling, and a Bachelor of Science in business education, all from Grambling State University in Grambling, Louisiana.

He is an active and engaged member of Phi Delta Kappa, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., Grambling University Alumni Association, and many other civic and community organizations.




  • 2001-Doctor of Education, Grambling State University
  • 1997-Master of Science, Grambling State University
  • 1994-Bachelor of Science, Grambling State University


  • Supervisor of Child Welfare
  • Principal
  • Accreditation
  • Teacher Licensure
  • Mental/Behavioral Health
  • Designing Culturally Responsive Environments
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity


  • Phi Delta Kappa International
  • Kappa Delta Pi
  • Caddo Association of Educators
  • Louisiana Association of Educators
  • National Education Association


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