Dr. Reuben A. Buford May aka Reginald S. Stuckey (#rappingprofessor) is a dynamic and inspirational speaker and performer who transforms his story into rap lyrics that capture the essence of his life. Through his music and performance the audience feels the energy that has driven him to become the accomplished scholar and rapper that he is.
He is Presidential Professor for Teaching Excellence ("the most prestigious faculty honor bestowed by Texas A&M"), the Glasscock University Professor in Undergraduate Teaching Excellence and Professor of Sociology at Texas A&M University. He is the author of three books (see Books), and has been a fellow at the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research at Harvard University and a Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. visiting professor at MIT. He received his Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Chicago.
Stuckey is noted for his impromptu rap performances on street corners all over America. He says, "There is something free and exhilarating about performing wherever you are when the inspiration hits." He has found that others gravitate toward his positive energy. "Most people see it as genuine creative expression full of passion. They love to pull out their phones and snapchat to friends," he says. Stuckey's concerts are as entertaining as his impromptu street performances. He loves performing and hopes to continue inspiring others to do what they enjoy with passion.