Since his retirement from the United States Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture in 2012, Maurice W. Dorsey has been a writer, public speaker, and advocate for the LGBTQ community. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in family and consumer sciences (1970) and a doctorate in philosophy in education (1983). He also earned a master’s degree in arts and sciences from the Johns Hopkins University (1975) and a master’s degree in education from Loyola University of Maryland (1976). He resides in Washington D.C.