Dr. Doris J. Sims received a full scholarship from Claremont Graduate School and is a graduate of Claremont University Graduate School where she received a Ph.D. in Child Development and Family Relations. She was an Associate Professor at California State University at Los Angeles and also worked at California State University at Northridge and other colleges and universities for over 40 years in the field of Child Development and Family Relations. She was an Adjunct Professor at Vanguard University in Early Childhood Education.
She founded a preschool, and several elementary through high schools in the Los Angeles area. For ten years Dr. Sims was a volunteer juvenile hall counselor to troubled youth, and taught parenting classes to parents of incarcerated youth.
She was a consultant to The Institute for Black Parenting where she taught parenting classes to foster and adoptive parents. Dr. Sims has written four children’s books about African American inventors with accompanying teachers guides, presented at schools, colleges, churches, and conferences nationally and internationally, she adopted a male child, and she is a single mother. She taught parenting classes to parents who were remanded by the courts to take Parenting Classes. She is a consultant in all aspects of education and family relations.
Her passion is to assist in the education of the African American child and strengthening the black family.