Keshawn Dodds was born in Springfield, Massachusetts on February 24, 1978. He still resides there with his wife Tamara Dodds and daughter Sydney Sharee Dodds. Becoming known as a well established football player in Springfield, he was awarded a football scholarship to American International College in 1997. Mr. Dodds played football all four years at A.I.C., and later graduated with a B.A. in Education in 2001.
After graduating from A.I.C., Keshawn went on to become a fourth and fifth grade elementary school teacher within the Springfield Public Schools. During his tenure, Mr. Dodds taught at the Homer and Washington Elementary Schools from 2001 - 2005. He later took a job under Springfield's Mayor, Charles V. Ryan as a Mayoral Aide. Mr. Dodds is now back at American International College as the Director of Greek Life.
Keshawn Dodds is also a published author of a Juvenile Fiction series. He has written six books and currently has two of them published. The two books that are out are, "Menzuo (MEN-ZOO-O) in the Calling of the Sun Prince," (working on re-print of this book. Due out June 2010) Menzuo S.W. (Solar Warriors) Legend of the Blue Diamond." The third installment of the series, “Menzuo S.W. Judgment Set Upon Earth,” is due out in the near future.
Along with writing for children, Keshawn has completed many works for his Young Adult readers. Mr. Dodds has a Y.A. series books. They are: Uncle Charlie Moves In; Who's On my Side? The Story of Kalen Brown; The Secret Lives of the Black Kings and Queens, and Knuckle Up.
Keshawn has also completed his first educational tips manual called, Conquering the Educational Mountain. Tips for the Student and Parent.
Mr. Keshawn Dodds’ goal is to become a full time writer and well known advocate motivational speaker for education. He wants to continue to spread his words of faith towards obtaining a great education and achieving all goals that a person has set in their life. As a young African American male that was raised by a single parent, Keshawn was always instilled with what a good education can bring to a person. Keshawn firmly believes that when hard work meets dedication, success is born.
You can find out more on Keshawn Dodds and the Menzuo S.W. (Solar Warriors) series at: www.menzuo.com;