Commonly known as Dr. Dee, Dr. Matthews is an author, educator, national conference speaker and ordained minister. Passionate and accomplished, Dr. Dee’s gifts, exercised through voice and pen, have aspired many to embark upon their own road to success. Dr. Dee is the president and book strategist for Claire Aldin Publications, LLC. She has written and published several books, including: Their Darkest Hour, Reboot Global Breakout Bible Study Guide, and Almost Doesn’t Count. She is currently working on her first full-length non-fiction book entitled, The Surrendered Soul: Aligning the Five Parts of Your Soul with the Will of God.
With 20 years of experience under her belt, Dr. Dee has been an educator at both public and private institutions. Currently, Dr. Dee is director of the Office of Diversity & Inclusion at Wayne State University School of Medicine where she oversees the outreach, recruitment, and retention of students, faculty, and staff who are underrepresented in medicine. As director, she also provides leadership and strategic direction of the department’s initiatives, programs and courses. Dr. Matthews specializes in helping first-generation and/or low-income students realize and chase their dreams relentlessly. The scope of services offers outreach and recruitment from K-12 through application to medical school. Her goal is to support students in becoming competitive medical school applicants and ultimately, licensed physicians.
Dr. Matthews is a member of the Diversity Advisory Council to the dean for the WSU School of Medicine, which leads the design and implementation of the diversity plan for faculty, staff and students. She serves as a member of the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) Group on Diversity & Inclusion, as well as the National Post Baccalaureate Collaborative.
To complement her writing and teaching expertise, Dr. Dee, a gifted speaker, has presented at national conferences, as well as universities across the country on a wide range of topics: becoming a competitive medical school applicant, the impact of poverty on education, the retention of the first-generation, low-income student, and other topics surrounding diversity and inclusion. She holds a Doctorate in Religious Education, Masters in Theology, and Bachelor of Science in African-American Studies.
As the Pastor of Leadership Development at Impact Church, Dr. Dee created the Ministerial Training Academy, designed to develop ministers and those seeking theological training.
Dr. Dee is happily married to her wonderful husband and best friend, Brian Matthews. She is inspired and committed to paving the way for many to grow spiritually and professionally. Because of this, many lives will unquestionably be impacted in the most positive way, by and through Dr. Matthews.
Claire Aldin Publications, LLC., is dedicated to helping others realize their dream of writing and publishing books. We do this with various services such as one-on-one book consultations, to provide the writer with organization to complete their final manuscript.
Brian Matthews is the Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Operations for Claire Aldin Publications, LLC. He is also an author, licensed minister, and motivational speaker. As a native Detroiter, Brian did not have many pleasant childhood memories or positive role models. A dysfunctional home life led to many hardships. As a result he made many poor choices. Brian found his passion playing basketball and transitioning from player to coach, he began to utilize sports to connect with, mentor, and empower our youth.
Brian is very transparent concerning his personal struggles growing up in the inner city. Because of this, he has inspired many to make important life changes and to the overcome obstacles that once held them back. Currently, Brian is working on his debut release .