Biography of Kevin Antoine
Kevin L. Antoine, JD, is a respected Fulbright Specialist Scholar, legal analyst, educator, author, public speaker, DEI Social Justice expert, health equity and civil/human rights advocate. He has worked as a senior executive in the two largest public college and university systems in the United States, the State University of New York, and the City University of New York.
As a Fulbright Specialist Scholar, Dr. Antoine is a member of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) and the Institute of International Education’s Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES). His research focuses on applying international treaties (United Nations, International Declaration on Human Rights, and the Constitution of the World Health Organization) to the domestic law of the United States.
Dr. Antoine is a frequent speaker/presenter. Notably, he has been a speaker at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. Congressional Black Caucus Tech 2020 Initiative, the American Society for Law Medicine and Ethics, and the Harvard School of Public Health. He has been featured in the Harvard School of Public Health Newsletter and the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies Focus Magazine.
Dr. Antoine has been a candidate for elective office twice, the U.S. Congress and the New Jersey State Senate. In his 1996 U.S. Congressional campaign, he was the first African-American to win the Democratic Nomination in Mississippi's majority white 4th Congressional District. In his 2017 New Jersey State Senate campaign, he sought to become the first Independent candidate elected to the New Jersey State Senate.
A former US Air Force Captain and Air Force ROTC graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi, he was the first student of color elected Vice President of Student Government and President of the Student Senate at a predominantly white university in Mississippi.
Dr. Antoine earned his law degree from the College of William and Mary School of Law and completed Harvard University’s Administrative Fellowship Program. He also completed the State University of New York's Executive Leadership Academy. He earned a graduate certificate in Change Management from Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations. He serves as the Chairperson of the Newtown Township, PA, Human Relations Commission.