Hydeen K. Beverly, PhD, MSW is an Assistant Professor of Social Work in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, Social Work and Criminal Justice at Oakland University. He earned his PhD from the University of Texas at Austin Steve Hicks School of Social Work, and his BSW and MSW from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Michigan, respectively. Hydeen has over 15 years of social work practice and research experience. Hydeen’s research explores how Black men and youth from urban environments understand and engage in their process of resilience. Hydeen is also a hip hop artist, and he bridges elements of hip hop with principles of social work and education to encourage youth resilience, healing, and triumph.