Micheal Eric Dyson - Updated Jun 2024

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Micheal Eric Dyson

Micheal Eric Dyson is an American, Author, Radio Host, and Preacher. Micheal Eric Dyson won the 2007 American Book Award for his book “Come Hell or High Water: Hurricane Katrina and the Color of Disaster“. Likewise, he is also a sociology professor at Georgetown University.

Early Life and Childhood

Micheal Eric Dyson was born in the year 1958, on October 23. Dyson was born in Detroit, Michigan, USA. Likewise, the author is 65 years old as of now. Dyson belongs to American nationality and was born under the star sign Scorpio

Moving on to his family, he was born to Addie Mae Leonard. Dyson was adopted by his stepfather Everett Dyson. Likewise, he has four brothers. Their names are Anthony Dyson, Everette Dyson-Bey, Gregory Dyson, and Brian Dyson. Moreover, he grew up with his brothers in Detroit, USA.

Micheal Eric Dyson – Education

He went on to attend Cranbrook School located in Bloomfield Hills. He left the school and enrolled in Northwestern High School. After his high school graduation, he went on to attend Carson-Newman College. Likewise, Dyson graduated with a bachelor’s degree, Magna Cum Laude in the year 1985. Moreover, he attended Princeton University. Dyson received a Ph. D in religion from the same university in the year 1993.

Micheal Eric Dyson – Career and Professional Life

Micheal Eric Dyson is a professor, author, radio host, and preacher. Dyson has taught at several Universities. Some of the Universities he has taught are the Chicago Theological Seminary, Brown University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Columbia University, DePaul University, and the University of Pennsylvania. Likewise, From 2007 to 2020, he was a Professor of Sociology at Georgetown University.

In the year 2021, Dyson moved to Vanderbilt University where he holds the Centennial Chair. He also serves as a University Distinguished Professor of African American and Diaspora Studies in the College of Arts and Science. Likewise, he also works as a University Distinguished Professor of Ethics and Society in the Divinity School. Moreover, in the years 2016 and 2018, he was a visiting professor at Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vermont. 


Micheal Eric Dyson has written a couple of books too. His book Come Hell or High Water: Hurricane Katrina and the Color of the Disaster was released in 2006. Likewise, his essay One Love Two Brothers Three Verses discusses racism against young black males in the US. Moreover, his last three books have appeared on the New York Times Bestsellers list.

Micheal Eric Dyson

Caption: Micheal with his book(Source: Instagram)

Radio host

Dyson has also hosted a radio show, which aired on Radio One. The show aired from January 2006 to February 2007. Likewise, Dyson is also a commentator on National Public Radio, MSNBC, and CNN, and is a regular guest on Real Time with Bill Maher. Moreover, in the year 2011, Michael Eric Dyson became a political analyst for MSNBC

The Michael Eric Dyson Show radio program debuted on April 6, 2009. The show is broadcast from Morgan State University. Likewise, The first guest was Oprah Winfrey. Similarly, Dyson dedicated his book Can You Hear Me Now? The Inspiration, Wisdom, and Insight of Michael Eric Dyson to Oprah Winfrey.

Awards and Net Worth 2024

Micheal Eric Dyson has won a couple of awards for his books. Some of the awards he has received are as follows: the 2004 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work, the 2006 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work, the 2007 American Book Award, and the 2018 Southern Book Prize.

Likewise, Dyson enjoys a net worth of $4 million.

Micheal Eric Dyson – Relationship status

Micheal Eric Dyson has been married thrice. His first wife was Theresa Taylor. The couple married in the year 1977. However, things did not work out and the couple divorced in the year 1977. He then married Branda Joyce in the year 1982 and divorced after a decade. Likewise, he married his third wife Marcia L Dyson in the year 1992. As of now, he might be single.

He has not involved himself in any scandals or controversies. Likewise, Dyson has maintained a clean internet profile.

Body Measurements

Micheal Eric Dyson is in his early 60s. As for his height, he stands tall at 5 feet 9 inches and weighs 70 kg. Likewise, Dyson has black-colored hair and a pair of brown eyes.

Micheal Eric Dyson

Caption: Micheal posing for a picture(source: Instagram)

Social Media

He is active on Instagram and Twitter. He has 148k followers on his Instagram and 428k followers on his Twitter account.