Maurice W. Dorsey is the author of Zelma’s Aphorisms, Old School Wisdom, Instructive, Inspirational, Hilarious, to Outrageous; Of Time and Spirit: A Tribute to My Father; From Whence We Come, a family saga based upon a true story; and Businessman First: Remembering Henry G. Parks, Jr. 1916-1989 Capturing the Life of a Businessman Who Was African American, A Biography. Businessman First was a finalist in the 2015 QBR Wheatley Book Award, and three books received the Distinguished Favorite recognition for the Independent Press Awards.
He has worked in both the public and private sectors, finding his career in secondary education, higher education, and government. Since his retirement from the United States Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture in 2012, he has been a writer, public speaker, and advocate for the LGBTQ community.
In 2022, he established the Maurice W. Dorsey, PhD, and Robert J. Battjes, DSW, Endowed Scholarship at the University of Maryland-College Park for the Student Success Initiative, and the Maurice W. Dorsey, PhD, and Robert J. Battjes, DSW, Current- Use Scholarship for the Student Success Initiative.
He is a graduate of the University of Maryland-College Park, earning a bachelor of science degree in arts and humanities (1970) and a doctorate in philosophy in education (1983). He also earned a master’s degree in arts and science from the Johns Hopkins University (1975) and a master’s degree in education from Loyola University of Maryland (1976).
He resides in Washington, DC.