Dr. Laura H. Manyweather, Adjunct Professor, Business Entrepreneurship and Technology Systems Department of the Business and Civic Engagement Pathway at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College, and Los Angeles Southwest College Business Department, is a college professor and consultant. She brings 29 years of business experience from the private sector and academia. Currently, she teaches business courses for the Los Angeles Community College District to emerging leaders and inspiring business owners. Laura’s teaching style and approach to Adult Learning are innovative and intuitive. Dr. Manyweather received her Bachelor of Sciences from California State University Dominguez Hills. She possesses her MBA in Finance from Argosy University and earned her terminal degree from California State University Long Beach in Educational Leadership with an emphasis on Social Justice, in May 2017. Dr. Laura Manyweather’s research focuses on the Prison Industrial Complex and Black males in Higher Education through an Anti-deficit lens. Her research aimed to affect policy, shift the conversation, and the negative and pervasive paradigm that some faculty members, staff, administrators, and private employers tend to hold toward formerly incarcerated individuals. She is currently serving on the board for Compton Colleges Formerly Incarcerated Student Transitions (F.I.S.T.) Program and Time for Change Foundation. Dr. Manyweather resides in Los Angeles with her husband and three children.