Born and raised in Milwaukee, Donte McFadden is the Senior Associate Director for Undergraduate Research and High Impact Practices for the Educational Opportunity Program at Marquette University. His primary role is serving as the Director of the Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program. Dr. McFadden obtained his PhD in English with an emphasis in Film Studies from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in August of 2013. Since 2014, he has been a Programmer for the Black Lens Program as part of the Milwaukee Film Festival. Black Lens showcases new and classic films by African American filmmakers, and 2020 marks its seventh year.