Visiting Artist

Maurice is Vice President of the Community Learning and Chief Diversity Officer at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University. Prior to this appointment, Maurice served as inaugural Director for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and Associate Professor in Critical Studies at the University of the Arts. Maurice's teaching includes a variety of courses focused on the intersection of science and creativity including Problem Solving, Brain and Behavior, Human Perception and Sleep Dreams and Art. Serving as faculty advisor for a number of student-led groups including, the African Diaspora Collective, Media Now, and the UArts chapter of the NAACP, he has been twice awarded Advisor of the Year by the Office of Student Affairs. 

Maurice has held both faculty and administrative appointments at Community College of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Penn State Abington, and Drexel University. Maurice is the creator and host of Drexel University's 10,000 hours podcast and co-founder of the Broadside Collective which is dedicated to exploring the intersection of Creativity, Science, and collaborative practices to advance community problem-solving. He serves as chair of the board of directors for Harambee Institute of Science and Technology, a k-8 charter school advancing Afro-centric values in West Philadelphia, Nancy's House supporting the well-being of Caregivers, and NAZUN, a national student-run organization dedicated to eradicating college student hunger. Maurice received a Master's in Molecular and Cell Biology from the Medical College of Pennsylvania and completed his Doctoral work in Sleep and Chronobiology at the Unit for Experimental Psychiatry of Perelman School of Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania.