Mr. Ted T. Ellis graduated from Dillard University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry He worked as an Environmental chemist for eight years, and afterwards, he then began a professional career as a full-time artist, receiving national recognition and acclaim with narrative paintings about African American history, culture, and lifestyle. He recently obtained a Master of Arts Degree in Museum Studies at Southern University of New Orleans, Louisiana, and currently serves as Director of the African American Art History Museum at Southern. He currently serves as Committee Chair for Arts, Sports, and Entertainment.