Anthony Haughton is Chief Executive Officer and Senior Consultant of Black Dragon Consulting, Inc. of Iowa City, Iowa. During study at the University of Iowa he earned a B.A. in Political Science with a minor in Japanese Language and Culture in 1986; a M.A. in African-American World Studies in 1999; left corrections to begin full-time study at the University of Iowa’s Ph.D. program in History in 1998 with an emphasis in American legal history specifically, the history of the “cops, courts and corrections”; a J.D. from the UI the College of Law in December 2003.
Anthony’s Master’s thesis entitled, “An Examination of Disparate Rates of Incarceration of African-Americans in the State of Iowa,” helped motivate the Governor of Iowa to form a task force to examine the problem of disproportionate Black incarceration in the state.
Anthony has approximately 14 years of correctional experience having worked approximately three years as a correctional officer for the Iowa State Penitentiary and later, as a Probation/Parole Officer with the Sixth Judicial District/Department of Correctional Services in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. As a P.O. Tony had an Intensive Probation caseload, was one of the Department’s Gang Monitors and Intelligence Officers as well as the first coordinator of their nationally recognized Youthful Offender Program.
Tony and his wife Rose formed Black Dragon Consulting in 2000 with a three-fold purpose: teaching, training and advocacy. The current mission of Black Dragon Consulting is promotion of “Power Through Knowledge,” addressing the persistence of contentious race relations in America generally and the over representation of African-Americans in the American criminal justice industrial complex specifically. Admitted to the Iowa Bar in September 2004, Tony is currently an attorney in the State of Iowa, practicing law in the office of the Linn County Advocate Incorporated, of Cedar Rapids. As a staff attorney for LCA, Tony has represented adult indigent clients in the area of criminal defense In Linn County Iowa and now leads the Advocate’s Juvenile Division in Johnson County Iowa. The juvenile law practice includes, but is not limited to: Delinquency; Child Welfare (Children In Need of Assistance (CINA) and; Mental Health Committals.
Rose Haughton is Chief Operating Officer and head of BDC Human Resources Department. During her study at the University of Iowa, she earned a B.A. in Ethics and Public Policy.
Rose worked for the University of Iowa in multiple roles; five (5) years in personnel; Nursing Administration for twenty (20) years and; School of Public Health for thirteen (13) years.
Currently retired as of 2015, Rose continues to work in the community promoting equity and diversity both in the University community and the Iowa City community at large.