Dr. Abdulmumin


Dr. E.M. Abdulmumin is a native of South Central Los Angeles, Watts. From being the leader of the Royal Greeks (a South Central street gang in the 1960’s) to a university professor and administrator, a licensed psychologist and founder of the DuBois Institute--a nonprofit organization designed to empower youth and families--he has struggled and succeeded to be more than a survivor of the “Ghetto Maze.” He earned his BA and PhD in Social Ecology from UC Irvine in 1975 and 1982 respectively with a concentration in criminology, psychology and sociology. Dr. Abdulmumin was the first African American to receive a PhD in Social Ecology.


Dr. Abdulmumin is a Licensed Clinical and Forensic Psychologist with a private practice, a Clinical Professor UCR/UCLA Biomedical Sciences and a University of California Retiree/Emeritus. He was formally the Director of African Student Programs, a Psychologist in the Counseling Center, Project Administrator of the National Youth Sports Program, and Superintendent of Saturday Academy at UCR. He has also worked as a psychologist at Riverside County Department of Mental Health and the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. He is an expert witness/evaluator for the San Bernardino Superior Court District. He is a member of the Association of Black Psychologist and the American Psychological Association.


Since the 1970's Dr. Abdulmumin is especially known for his work with and commitment to assisting disadvantaged inner city youth and families, college/university students and incarcerated youth. His recent awards include: Black Voice Community Builders Award, 2009; Graduate of Leadership Riverside Class of 2008; CAHRO Civil Rights Leadership Award, 2006; Mayoral and City Council Proclamation, City of Riverside, 2006; Chancellor’s Faculty Recognition Award, UC Riverside, 2006; Educator of the Year Award 2005, IEAACC (Inland Empire African American Chambers of Commerce); and a Youth Leadership Award, Islamic Development Center, Moreno Valley, 2004.


He is an executive committee member for the Riverside Branch NAACP, the Mayor’s Multicultural Forum, the Health Executive Exchange (HEXEX), and the EastHills Board—Riverside Chambers of Commerce.


He is a martial arts, fitness and wellness enthusiast and recently won a 2nd Place/Silver at the World Karate Confederation and two 3rd Places/Bronze at the AAU Nationals at Ft. Lauderdale Florida June 9-19, 2009. He and his youth karate team, located at Bobby Bonds Sport Complex/Cesar Chavez Community Center--Riverside, CA, have won 100s of competitions at both the national and international levels.

Dr. E.M. Abdulmumin is a native of South Central Los Angeles, Watts. From being the leader of the Royal Greeks (a South Central street gang in the 1960’s) to a university professor and administrator, a licensed psychologist and founder of the DuBois Institute--a nonprofit organization designed to empower youth and families--he has struggled and succeeded to be more than a survivor of the “Ghetto Maze.” He earned his BA and PhD in Social Ecology from UC Irvine in 1975 and 1982 respectively with a concentration in criminology, psychology and sociology. Dr. Abdulmumin was the first African American to receive a PhD in Social Ecology.


Dr. Abdulmumin is a Licensed Clinical and Forensic Psychologist with a private practice, a Clinical Professor UCR/UCLA Biomedical Sciences and a University of California Retiree/Emeritus. He was formally the Director of African Student Programs, a Psychologist in the Counseling Center, Project Administrator of the National Youth Sports Program, and Superintendent of Saturday Academy at UCR. He has also worked as a psychologist at Riverside County Department of Mental Health and the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. He is an expert witness/evaluator for the 

San Bernardino Superior Court District. He is a member of the Association of Black Psychologist and the American Psychological Association.


Since the 1970's Dr. Abdulmumin is especially known for his work with and commitment to assisting disadvantaged inner city youth and families, college/university students and incarcerated youth. His recent awards include: Black Voice Community Builders Award, 2009; Graduate of Leadership Riverside Class of 2008; CAHRO Civil Rights Leadership Award, 2006; Mayoral and City Council Proclamation, City of Riverside, 2006; Chancellor’s Faculty Recognition Award, UC Riverside, 2006; Educator of the Year Award 2005, IEAACC (Inland Empire African American Chambers of Commerce); and a Youth Leadership Award, Islamic Development Center, Moreno Valley, 2004.


He is an executive committee member for the Riverside Branch NAACP, the Mayor’s Multicultural Forum, the Health Executive Exchange (HEXEX), and the EastHills Board—Riverside Chambers of Commerce.


He is a martial arts, fitness and wellness enthusiast and recently won a 2nd Place/Silver at the World Karate Confederation and two 3rd Places/Bronze at the AAU Nationals at Ft. Lauderdale Florida June 9-19, 2009. He and his youth karate team, located at Bobby Bonds Sport Complex/Cesar Chavez Community Center--Riverside, CA, have won 100s of competitions at both the national and international levels.