Amelia Leighton Gamel facilitates thought-provoking workshops that empower educators to understand & effectively engage with first generation, marginalized students from under resourced cultures. 

Amelia Leighton Gamel is an assistant professor at Jackson College, a Faculty Fellow who focuses on equity and inclusion, the recipient of the J. Ward Preston Outstanding Faculty Award and the author of Help! My College Students Can’t Read: Teaching Vital Reading Strategies in the Content Areas.

Amelia is also the founder of two nationally recognized college success initiatives, Men of Merit and Sisters of Strength both, which promote the success and advancement of African American college students.

Her successful leadership on campus and in the classroom is a result of her no-nonsense but compassionate methods, her inter-personal abilities, insights into the human experience, and a genuine value for cultural, racial, and social equity.

Amelia is a national presenter who facilitates thought-provoking workshops that focus on how to effectively promote retention and success among first generation, marginalized students from under resourced cultures.

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