About Dr. Philip Mcadoo

Dr. Philip McAdoo is an educator, LGBTQ activist and former Broadway Actor.  He was featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show honoring Sidney Poitier for his work with inner city youth and mentor initiatives. A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Philip holds an MA in transformative leadership from The California Institute of Integral Studies, and a PhD from The University of Pennsylvania from the Graduate School of Education.

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“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world” – Nelson Mandela

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  • Philip McAdoo has a deep commitment to working within the diversity field.  The power of his approach is that he is concerned and focused on the individual and the experience of said individual.  I have grown and learned about myself and the world through our numerous collaborations

    Andre Robert Lee The Prep School Negro
  • Philip McAdoo and his son Zaden from Atlanta--came to Washington, DC to highlight how essential a loving home can be to a child in need of support and understanding. Philip, his partner Sean Cavanaugh, and Zaden are a beautiful, loving, globe-trotting family; simply being with them just warms your heart. Their story is the happy ending which every foster care youth and potential parent should have the opportunity to experience.  

    Rep. John Lewis Congressman & Civil Rights Leader
  • Philip McAdoo's diversity leadership was impressive to witness. I appreciate the opportunity to be a part of this much-needed dialogue around LGBTQ issues and diversity

    Jesse Tyler Ferguson ABC’s Modern Family

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