Marvin Perry, Executive Director
Marvin Perry the Executive Director of Morgan Community Mile. Is a ten year employee, who originally started with writing grant and monitoring time and effort of the faculty and staff. He later became the Managing Director for the GESTAR Internship program. He trained and developed over 25 students, in NASA research. He has worked with countless number of students on community projects, contracts and internship. He is currently in his last year of Community College & Leadership Doctoral Program (Ed.D). He has a Masters in City and Regional Planning. Mr. Perry also has certification in Community Development, Grant-writing, Non-profit Development, and he is a Community Leadership Training expert, under the Leadership Management Institute Program (LMI). Conducted interdisciplinary higher education town meetings at local municipalities and developed tourism and economic development plans for Preston, Maryland in Caroline County. He has publications on water mitigation plan for the Chesapeake Maryland water waves. Conducted homeless studies and authored reports for the Baltimore City Homeless services in their bi-annual HUD Homeless Count. Mr. Perry’s City and Regional Planning Masters research project was on the Redevelopment of Northwood Shopping Center. Conducted economic development research and reports for Baltimore City. Developed a tourism and economic plans for Preston, Easton, Cambridge, and Maryland in Caroline County.
Ellis Brown, Director
Ellis Brown moved to Baltimore, MD in 2004 to join the staff at Morgan State University and currently serves as the Director of the Morgan Community Mile Initiative. During his tenure he has effectively expanded and strengthened Morgan’s community involvement by participating in and working with neighborhood associations across the City. He serves on the Board of Directors of the North East Development Alliance (NEDA), Blue Water Baltimore and the Belair-Edison Neighborhood, Inc.
Before Baltimore, Brown worked at Edward Waters College in Jacksonville, Florida, where he established the Edward Waters College Community Development Corporation (EWC CDC) and served as its first Executive Director. He is an experienced field worker, manager, and executive in the area of community and economic development having served as a Peace Corps volunteer, Associate Peace Corps Director, and Country Representative in Senegal, West Africa for the Washington, D. C.-based non-governmental organization Africare. Brown lives in Baltimore City and is involved with his local community organization; he serves on the Housing and Development Team, the School and Recreation Team and works with the Playground Group.
Ellis Brown is married to Doris Brown (a computer systems analyst currently working in Morgan’s Restricted Funds Department), and has a daughter Ama who is also in Baltimore, a son Trey who is in Jacksonville, Florida, and his youngest son Robert who is a 1st Lt. in the US Army, currently posted to Hawaii.
Asha Layne, Community Statistician
Asha Layne received her Ph.D. in Sociology from Howard University in 2015, specializing in criminology and social inequality. She received her B.A. in Anthropology from William Paterson University in New Jersey and M.S. in Sociology from Morgan State University. Her research interests include intimate partner violence, race and crime, sexuality, and juvenile violence. Asha was born in Port of Spain, Trinidad and raised in Clifton, NJ.
Asha provides a myriad of services to MCM, including: website management and updates, statistical data analysis and interpretation, maintaining the MCM social media presence, and grant writing and acquisition. She has been a professor in higher education for over six years, serving students at various colleges/universities in Baltimore. Crime prevention and community engagement serve as the vision and goal for her future work, and MCM is the perfect place for her to get that work started.
Samuel Oni, Online Consultant
Oluwasola Samuel Oni is currently pursuing M.S. in Sociology. In 2009, he received his B.S. in Sociology from University of Lagos. His research interests include work and organization, race and ethnicity, education, family and gender. In May 2014, Mr. Oni obtain a Professional Diploma in Human Resource Management from Chartered Institute of Personnel Management Nigeria (CIPMN).
He currently provides online administrative support to Morgan Community Mile, and manages the MCM social media and website. In spring 2017, he worked as a graduate assistant in Sociology & Anthropology Department at Morgan State University, by providing research assistance and administrative support. In fall 2016, he worked as a volunteer at Morgan Online, where he provided administrative services including: website management and updates, and managed the school social media. After his bachelors degree, he worked briefly with a Micro-Finance Bank as a Human Resource intern before moving on to work with MTN Communications Nigeria Limited, as online customer care representative. Mr. Oni served twice as team representative and assisted the team leaders to manage and document the team affairs. As an Applied Sociology student, Mr. Oni seeks to provide solution to community problems with the sociological perspectives and tools learned from Morgan State University.