Millennium Learning Concepts, LLC

Dr. Roger Cleveland is a transformational leader and groundbreaking researcher in the fields of diversity, equity, multicultural education and academic innovation. Cleveland has dedicated his life to empowering businesses, public institutions and schools to embrace diversity and inclusion. His unique experience as a results-driven educator and revolutionary thought leader makes him a sought-after lecturer, teacher and academic consultant.

Dr. Cleveland has spent more than 22 years in K-12, and higher education. His teaching expertise has allowed him to educate students at: Morehead State University, The University of Kentucky, Middle Tennessee State University, and Eastern Kentucky University. Cleveland has published nearly two dozen equity, inclusion and education-related peer reviewed research articles. He has hosted hundreds of diversity and inclusion workshops and lectures nationwide. Additionally, Cleveland is a founding member, and Assistant Director, of the Black Males Working Academy; a program focused on college and career readiness through academics, social-emotional learning and student achievement.

Cleveland’s work and service have earned him various awards and recognitions. In 2014 he was inducted into the Kentucky Civil Rights Hall of Fame. Cleveland was named Professor of the Year by the Kentucky Association of Blacks in Higher Education. He has also received the P.G. Peeples Equity and Excellence Achievement Award. As a professor at Eastern Kentucky University, Dr. Cleveland was dubbed one of the “Teachers Making a Difference.”

Dr. Cleveland is the CEO and President of Millennium Learning Concepts Consulting Company, an agency which focuses on helping organizations meet their goals in the areas of: cultural proficiency, instructional equity, implicit bias, closing achievement gaps, learning styles, transforming school culture, conducting culture audits, and school improvement planning.
Cleveland earned his Doctor of Educational Foundations from the University of Cincinnati in 1998. He also holds a Master’s in the Sociology of Education from Union College, and a Bachelor of Communications from Morehead University.

The Middlesboro, Kentucky, native, resides in Lexington, Kentucky with his wife, Audra. He is the father of three amazing college students Maya, Taylor and Dorian.

Since 2004, Millennium Learning Concepts has provided technical assistance, professional development, equity & culture audits, educational research and educational resources for all the following:


Valvoline (DEI Audit)

Ashland Oil

Kentucky Work Force Development 

United Way of the Bluegrass

Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government (DEI Audit)

North America Toyota Manufacturer 

Kentucky Housing Corporation (DEI Audit)

Baptist Health Kentucky

Pennsylvania Ag Education Commission (DEI Audit)


Tennessee Department of Education

St. Louis Public Schools

Southeast Equity Center (Florida)

Adams High (South Bend, Indiana)

New Albany- Floyd-County School Corporation (Indiana)

Indiana Department of Education

Dunbar Elementary (Atlanta Public Schools)

Georgia Adult Education Department

Mississippi Department of Education

Anchorage, Alaska Principals

Butler University (Indiana)

Middle Tennessee State University

Lawrence County Schools (Kentucky)

Fayette County Schools (Kentucky)

University of Purdue at Calumet

Stoneybrook Middle School (Indianapolis)

Marian College (Indiana)

Mississippi Learning Institute

Noxubee County Schools, Mississippi

Clarksdale School District, Mississippi

Kosciusko School District, Mississippi

Marshall County Schools, Mississippi

Ector County Schools (Odessa, Texas)

Kentucky Department of Education

West Central Tech Community College, Carrolton, Georgia

Jackson Public Schools, Jackson, Mississippi

Indiana University-Northwest



Ramsey Middle School-Louisville, Ky

Jessamine County Schools-Nicholasville, Ky

Red Bank High School-Chattanooga, Tn

West Carrollton Community & Technical College, Carrolton Georgia

Pascagoula School District, Mississippi.

Indiana University

Roger Bacon High School (Cincinnati)

Jefferson County Public Schools (Louisville)

Morehead State University

Wingfield High School (Jackson, Ms)

Lincoln County Schools (Kentucky)

Confluence Prep. Academy Charter School (St. Louis)

Southeast Community & Technology College

Fayette County (Ky) Day Treatment Center

Castle Heights Elementary (Tennessee)

Frost Middle School (Louisville)

Kentucky Community Technical College

Richland I School District (Columbia, South Carolina)

Richland II School District (Columbia, South Carolina)

Clark County Schools (Las Vegas, Nevada)

Moss Point School District (Moss Point, Mississippi)

Hillcrest Academy (Cincinnati, Ohio)

The University of Alabama

Yates Elementary (Lexington, Kentucky)

Tuscaloosa City Schools

Confucius Institute (University of Kentucky)

Harris County Department of Education (Houston, Tx)

Cleveland Metro Schools, Cleveland, Oh

Cincinnati Public Schools, Cincinnati, Oh