About Us : Board Members Last Updated: Saturday, 06 September 2008 - 5:45 PM


The Board of Directors of Radical Scholar, Inc., is committed to fostering dialogue among diverse thought communities on a global basis in order to facilitate the building of a better future for humanity as a whole.  Board members contribute their unique expertise and energies to the expansion of Radical Scholar’s mission and aims by devoting their time and talent as well as by embedding Radical Scholar within the larger networks of which they are an integral part.   The Board is led by Founder/President/CEO Baruti KMT and observes a non-hierarchical principle of management. Board members serve two-year terms. 

Lisa CampbellLisa Campbell is the Afternoon Drive News Anchor at WSB in Atlanta, where for the past 12 years she has hosted Atlanta’s Evening News and produced and anchored newcasts heard daily during The Clark Howard Show.  A 23-year news veteran, Lisa worked with CNN and CNN Radio, as well as at News/Talk stations in Texas, Maryland, Tampa, and Miami, before joining WSB.  A self-described “teaologist,” Lisa is also the innovative Founder and CEO of Urban Tea Party, Inc., a tea-drinker’s lifestyle company. After being inspired by Oprah’s Angel Network, Lisa recently gave away the original Urban Tea Party teahouse and gallery – a hip, funky, contemporary tea place where metro Atlantans can experience over 100 teas and herbal infusions, located at 636 North Highland Ave. – to an aspiring entrepreneur.  In addition to managing and expanding Urban Tea Party, Inc., Lisa is currently working on a book titled Urban Tea to be published in 2007.

Dr. CarterLawerence Edward Carter, Sr. , M.Div., S.T.M., Ph.D., D.D., D.H., D.R.S. D.H.C., is the first Dean of the Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel and tenured Professor of Religion, and College Curator at Morehouse College since 1979. He also served as an adjunct professor, Spring 2006, at the Morehouse School of Medicine in the Master of Public Health Program. For forty-seven years, Dr. Carter has studied and worked in fourteen American universities, colleges, and professional schools, spoken at over eighty different colleges, universities, and seminaries, and received over six-hundred speaking engagements from eighteen denominations, and traveled to thirty-three foreign countries. He has made over sixty radio and television appearances, including nationwide in England, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, continent wide in Africa, Singapore, Malaysia, Southeast Asia, and India .

Scholars Press published Dr. Carter’s Centennial Festschrift, honoring Benjamin Elijah Mays, Mercer University Press published the second edition in paperback titled, Walking Integrity: Benjamin Elijah Mays as Mentor to Martin Luther King, Jr. Weatherhill Press published Dr. Carter’s Global Ethical Options, in the Tradition of Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Daisaku Ikeda first edition in 2001. An Indian edition was published by Gandhi Media Centre, in New Delhi and Madurai, in 2005.

Dr. Finch Charles S. Finch, III, MD - recently retired as Director of International Health at the Morehouse School of Medicine.   He is a 1971 graduate of Yale University and a 1976 graduate of Jefferson Medical College.   He completed a family medicine residency at the University of California Irvine Medical Center in 1979. Dr. Finch joined the Department of Family Medicine at the Morehouse School of Medicine in 1982 and then the Office of International Health in 1989, eventually becoming the principal investigator of a traditional healer survey among the Serer people of Senegal, 1991-1992.

Dr. Finch has conducted independent studies in African antiquities, comparative religion, anthropology, and ancient science since 1971.   Since 1982, he has published more than a dozen articles and a collection of Dr. Finch's essays, The African Background to Medical Science, was published by Karnak House ( London) in November, 1990.   His Echoes of the Old Dark Land (August, 1991) was published by Khenti Inc. (Decatur) and his most recent book, The Star of Deep Beginnings: Genesis of African Science & Technology, was published in February, 1998.

Dr. Finch has lectured more than 800 times in the U.S., Senegal, England, Switzerland, Guatemala, Jamaica,Trinidad, the Bahamas, and Egypt on diverse topics and has led seven study tours to Egypt since 1989 and traveled to Africa 60 times. Additionally, He was a co-organizer of Coumba Lamba USA, an 8-day African healing ceremony on St. Helena Island, South Carolina in 1996.

Dr. PicardEarl Picard, Ph.D., is a Senior Research Associate in the Office of International Affairs at Georgia State University responsible for developing internationally sponsored programs.  He served on the graduate faculty of Political Science at Atlanta University from 1977 to 1985. Since 1985 Dr. Picard has served stints with the Institute of International Education (IIE) in Zimbabwe (1985-88) and South Africa (1997-99). From 1990 to 1997 he served as Director of the Office of International Training and Development (OITD) at Clark Atlanta University where he organized and managed training programs for overseas professionals. In addition Dr. Picard secured and managed USAID development assistance contracts in Nepal, Zambia, Ethiopia, Madagascar, Egypt, Rwanda, and Benin. Additionally, Dr. Picard worked as a consultant to the Atlanta Empowerment Zone Corporation, the National Council of Negro Women, the Fulton County Department of Health and Wellness, and the United Negro College Fund Special Programs Corporation.



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