Black Science Fiction Society

Jarvis Sheffield, M.Ed. has been involved in various forms of multimedia for over 25 years. He has done graphic design, web design, video and animation multimedia and has written technical articles for various publications. Jarvis has taught seminars, workshops, and classes on STEAM, technology and education.

Jarvis holds a BS degree in Interdisciplinary studies from Tennessee State University where he formed a foundation of determination by living the school’s motto- Think, Work, Serve. He further refined his skills with hard work and integrity by earning a Master’s in Education from Trevecca Nazarene University (Trevecca). Jarvis is currently a Doctoral Candidate, studying Educational Leadership, at Trevecca.

In addition to his educational pursuits, Jarvis holds several leadership roles including:

  • Director — Diversity Track at DragonCon. Dragon Con is the largest multi-media, popular culture convention focusing on science fiction and fantasy, gaming, comics, literature, art, music, and film in the US.
  • Coordinator — Tennessee State University Media Center at Historic Tennessee State University for both Main and Avon William downtown campuses
  • Board Member — Urban Media Makers. Urban Media Makers is a consortium of independent content creators telling stories that feature people of color.
  • Marketing Chair— Tenn-Share Consortium. Tenn-Share helps Tennessee libraries deliver efficient, effective library services through group purchasing power and innovative resource sharing projects.

Lastly, Jarvis is a proud father and husband, a member of Lake Providence Missionary Baptist Church and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.