Ruby Payne

Ruby Payne, Ph.D., is the authority on working across economic classes to create sustainable communities where everyone can live well. An engaging and down-to-earth speaker, Payne translates abstract concepts into concrete stAn authority on working across economic classes to create sustainable communities.

In addition to focusing on poverty and education, Payne also works in the areas of social services, criminal justice, healthcare, the workplace, and emotional poverty.

Popular keynote topics:

*Socioeconomic diversity and wealth creation

*Emotional poverty in all demographics

*Moving to a different educational process

Two recent publications won IPPY awards (Independent Publisher Book Awards): Emotional Poverty in All Demographics and Before You Quit Teaching.

Payne has written or coauthored many other books, including Bridges Out of Poverty. Her book A Framework for Understanding Poverty has sold 1.8 million copies.

Payne’s efforts have achieved a global reach, and she has worked in Australia, China, Europe, India, North America, and Southeast Asia.

Payne founded aha! Process, a publishing and consulting firm, in 1996.

aha! Process has received awards for its publications. Payne has published books with Solution Tree Press and the Association for Middle Level Education.

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