Luther Mercer brings a wealth of background and experience having worked in education, government relations and policy for more than 15 years. As the Tennessee Charter School Center’s Memphis Advocacy Director, he works actively with school operators, the Shelby County School Board, County Commission, and other community partners to advance policy efforts aligned with the needs of Tennessee charter schools.
Luther is a lover of knowledge as evident through his diverse educational background. He holds degrees from Tennessee Technological University and Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law and has studied International Trade Law, International Criminal Law and the Islamic Legal System at American University in Cairo, Egypt. He also holds certificates in TEFL Methodology and Mandarin Chinese and Culture from Beijing University; and has an Instructor’s License in Entrepreneurship Training from the Kauffman Foundation in Kansas City, Missouri.
Outside work and advocacy, Luther enjoys traveling, reading, writing and collecting art.