Lasana Hotep

  • Thinker/Solutions Expert
  • Simplify complex issues
  • public speaking & workshop facilitation
  • panel discussions

Lasana Omar Hotep is a consultant, educator and researcher committed to providing insight and practical strategies in the arenas of community development, student engagement and organizational efficiency.  He uses the mediums of public speaking, workshop facilitation, panel discussions, writing and one-on-one consultation to communicate his erudition, ideas and techniques.

- bio

Lasana’s fact-based, witty, multi-media presentations inform and inspire individuals to think critically about society.  He leverages his combined experience in media, business and education to provide a refreshingly informed perspective on history, culture and politics. Professionally, Lasana has served as an associate producer in television news, vice-president of a wireless phone franchise, an elementary school teacher and a program coordinator at the university level.


One of his most notable achievements is developing the nationally recognized African-American Men of Arizona State University (AAMASU) program.  AAMASU is a college readiness program targeting high school students in the Phoenix Metropolitan area and a college organization.  The program has been the subject of doctoral dissertations and serves as a model for several institutions with initiatives targeting Black males. He shared his programmatic insights with the Turning the Tassel Symposium at Morehouse College and has consulted several colleges and universities on their Black male enrichment programs.  Lasana also serves as a faculty member of the Student African-American Brotherhood (SAAB).


Authors of edited volumes have solicited his unique perspective and analysis.  Lasana has contributed chapters to several publications including African-American Men in College (Jossey-Bass 2006), The State of Black Arizona (ASU 2008), Be A Father to Your Child: Real Talk from Black Men of the Hip Hop Generation (Soft Skull 2008) and The Black Male Handbook: A Blueprint for Life (Atria 2008).


- services
Keynote Addresses

Multi-media Workshops


- clients

Colleges and Universities
Albany State University
Arcadia University
Arizona State University
Ball State
Champlain University
Clemson University
Coe College
Colby College
Cornell College
Cornell University
Estrella Mountain Community College
Fayetteville State University
Foothill College
Georgia Southern University
Howard University
Indianapolis University Purdue University Indiana (IUPUI)
Laney College
Langston University
Lincoln University
Los Angeles City College
North Carolina A&T
Northern Illinois University
Northwest Missouri State University

Merritt College
Metropolitan Community College – Penn Valley
Millikan University
Morehead State University
Morehouse University
Phoenix College
Sam Houston State University
State University of New York – Stony Brook
St. Cloud State University
St. Philips College
Temple University
Texas A&M University
Texas State University
Togaloo University
University of Arizona
University of Arkansas – Fayetteville
University of Houston
University of Kansas
University of Louisville
University of Massachusetts – Amherst
University of Missouri
University of Nebraska
University of Texas at Austin
University of Texas at Dallas
University of Toledo

High Schools & Middle Schools

Desert Vista High School – Tempe Arizona
Cesar Chavez

Community Centers & Museums

Molefi Kete Asante Institute of Afrocentric Studies


Am I My Brother’s Keeper Conference (KU)
Association for the Study of African Life and History (ASALAH)
Black and Male in America
Black Brown & College Bound
Barack Obama and American Democracy (BOAD)
Noel-Levitts — Retention Conference
Mis-Education of the Black Greek Leadership Conference
Southwestern Black Student Leadership Conference (SBSLC)
Student African American Brotherhood (SAAB)


  • Lasana has contributed to the publications below.

African-American Men in College (Jossey-Bass 2006)

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The State of Black Arizona (ASU 2008)



Be A Father to Your Child: Real Talk from Black Men of the Hip Hop Generation (Soft Skull 2008)

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The Black Male Handbook: A Blueprint for Life (Atria 2008)

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