The Back to Me Project: College and Beyond

13. Letting Go of The Imposter Syndrome with Dr. Markeith Royster

Episode Summary

In our final episode of our limited series, “How Sororities and Fraternities Support Mental Health Awareness,” Dr. Markeith Royster, Delta Chapter member of Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc. shares why it is essential to let go of the Imposter Syndrome. This Norfolk State University graduate co-created a course titled, “From Impossible to I’m Possible: An Analysis of The Imposter Syndrome Phenomenon” to encourage students to use the natural values they possess to combat systems built against them. Through social justice trainings, instructing student development courses and counseling students, Dr. Royster is able to combine his passion for access and retention as Community Director in Student Affairs in UCLA’s Residential Life Department. Dr. Royster completed his Ed.D. in Educational Psychology at the University of Southern California. He received his M.Ed. in Education Curriculum and Instruction at Averett University and his Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics at Norfolk State University. After witnessing the disconnect between secondary education and access to higher education, Dr. Royster developed a number of college access programs to assist in the transition from high school to higher education. His goal is to ensure that students are able to understand, appreciate, and value their authentic selves while achieving their goals. To learn more about Dr. Royster’s work, go to his IG @markeith.royster or email him at mroyster@usc.edu.