Author, professor, lecturer, motivational speaker, music executive, artist manager, entrepreneur, fighter and cancer survivor would be the words used to sum up the life and career of Mathew Knowles. Dr. Knowles received a BA in Economics & Business Administration from Fisk University for his undergraduate degree. He also possesses an MBA in Strategic Planning and Organizational Culture, a Ph.D in Business Administration and recently attended Harvard's Professional Development course in Ethical Leadership. He currently holds a professorship at University of Houston, Prairie View A&M University and The Art Institute. In fashion, he was the Co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer of apparel lines House of Deréon, Deréon, and Miss Tina. As a pioneer for African American success in the corporate world, Knowles corporate career includes communications sales consultant at AT&T, sales and marketing at Xerox Corporation, Xerox Medical Systems, Phillips Medical System and Johnson & Johnson. In music, at Music World Entertainment Corporation, he has architected the careers of Destiny’s Child, Beyoncé and Solange, just to name a few, and has worked with legends such as Chaka Kahn, O’Jays, Earth, Wind & Fire, and many others.