Dr. Mylon Jamar Kirksy has over 20 years of professional experience in higher education working in several student affairs areas such as: residence life; Greek life; and housing services.

Mylon received his Bachelor of Science in Political Science and Public Relations from Illinois State University in Normal, IL. He received his Master of Communication and Information Studies in Organizational Communication from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ.

His Doctor of Education in Higher Education Leadership and Administration was received from the University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA.


In 2013, Dr. Kirksy established Sidebar Education Consulting Group, LLC with two colleagues.

In 2016, he became the sole owner and serves as the founder and chief operations officer of the company.  In addition to being an entrepreneur, Dr. Kirksy serves as the senior director of Residence Life for the University of Texas at Austin and is an assistant professor of practice in the Program in Higher Education and Leadership.  He also teaches a course entitled: Foundations of Intercultural Competency in the College of Liberal Arts.

Dr. Kirksy’s areas of expertise are in organizational leadership, development and change management; student and staff learning and development; research, assessment, and evaluation; communications; and intercultural competency development. Dr. Kirksy is a certified behavioral-based interviewer, a graduate of the Institute for Facilities Management, and a qualified administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) that assesses individuals’ intercultural competency.

In 2017 he was asked to join the faculty at IDI, LLC as a trainer to certify other individuals to be qualified administrators.  His professional affiliations are with the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA); the Association of College and University Housing Officers – International (ACUHO-I); and the Association of Physical Plant Administrators (APPA). 

Currently, Dr. Kirksy serves as the Director-Elect for NASPA Region III.  

In 2021, Dr. Kirksy was awarded the Bob Cooke Distinguished Service Award from the Southwestern Association of College and University Housing Officers (SWACUHO).  In 2014, Dr. Kirksy was honored with a membership into the Global Directory of Who’s Who Among Executives, Professionals, and Entrepreneurs.  In 2007, Dr. Kirksy received the NASPA Region VI Mid-level Student Affairs Professional Award for outstanding commitment to the profession and contributions to the development of programs that promote student learning and personal development.

You may contact Dr. Mylon Kirksy by telephone at (404) 500-9015 or by email at mjkirksy@consultsidebar.com. Also, please visit the company's website at www.consultsidebar.com. 

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Dr. Mylon Kirksy

Founder & Chief Operations Officer

Sidebar Education Consulting Group, LLC 

Est. 2013