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About Me

Dr. Ozalle Toms boasts a wealth of experience in the education sector, amassing over two decades of dedicated service. Her academic journey led her to earn a doctorate from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, specializing in areas such as teacher preparation, campus climate, and culturally responsive instruction. Driven by a deep-seated passion for education, she initially embarked on her career as a high school special education teacher, where she devoted eight years to making a positive impact.


Transitioning to higher education, Dr. Toms actively engages in various initiatives, including providing support to university students who have aged out of foster care. Her commitment extends to fostering student success and advocating for equity, access, and inclusion. Joining the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in 2012, she served for a decade as a faculty member in the College of Education and Professional Studies, concurrently holding the role of Assistant Vice Chancellor. Currently, she serves as an associate professor at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.


Dr. Toms is a sought-after expert, delivering training sessions at local, state, national, and international levels on topics such as Microaggressions, Civil Discourse, White Privilege, and Reducing Unconscious Bias in the Hiring Process. Beyond academia, she provides educational consulting to K-12 personnel and school districts, focusing on supporting at-risk youth, topics of special education, and fostering inclusive environments.


Among her notable achievements, Dr. Toms takes pride in raising three biological sons, being a grandmother of three, and answering the call to be a foster mom to six. Additionally, she is the accomplished author of "Letting Perseverance Finish" and "I Wanna Know What Love Is," as well as the owner of DocOzLLC.


In recognition of her impactful contributions, Dr. Toms was honored as one of Wisconsin's 52 Most Influential Black Leaders for the year 2022 by Madison365.


  • Ph.D In Special Education

  • Masters in Learning Disabilities

  • Bachelor in Mental Disabilities

            Additional Training and Certificates 

  • Coaching 

  • Diversity 

  • Leadership

  • Higher Education Policies

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