LaJoyce Brookshire

Adjunct Instructor

Dr. Lajoyce Brookshire

Ask LaJoyce Brookshire who she is and quickly she will tell you she’s God’s Girl, a full-time wife and mother, and a part-time everything else.  She is a licensed and ordained Pastor, Doctor of Naturopathy, Master Herbalist, New York Times Bestselling Author, Host of "ASK THE GOOD DOCTOR" on YouTube, and College Professor at the City University of New York City College campus where she was named the 2023 Adjunct Faculty of the Year.

As a graduate of Trinity College of Natural Health, Dr. Brookshire is a Naturopath treating many nationwide how to Attain, Maintain, and Reclaim ones Perfect Health with everything in nature. Affectionately called “The Good Doctor”, Brookshire teaches that you ARE what you eat. She held class weekly on-air at SiriusXM UrbanView for four years and has transitioned to YouTube. 

Dr. LaJoyce Brookshire is a New York Times bestselling author of the novel based on the movie Soul Food making her the First African American to novelize a major motion picture. With six concurrent bestselling books, Faith Under Fire: Betrayed by a Thing Called Love, Web of Deception, The Last Listening Party of the Notorious B.I.G., and three books in the Ask The Good Doctor book series, RENEWING YOUR MIND INK is Brookshire’s publishing imprint of PEACE IN THE STORM PUBLISHING. The first two releases on this imprint are The Detox Edition Remixed for a Healthy New You and the just released cookbook KITCHEN WARRIORS 101: Homemade Healthy. 

Dr. LaJoyce adapted the Faith Under Fire memoir about the man who married her knowing he had AIDS which sold over 250 thousand copies into an Off-Broadway smash hit stage play with Co-Writer Blake Roberts in addition to the scripts for a feature film, and a 13-episode TV Series. As a result of this experience, Dr. Brookshire has become an HIV/AIDS Educator, and is an advocate for Abstinence and Health Literacy.

In her former career, LaJoyce was a high-powered entertainment publicist to the STARS. As Director of Publicity at Arista Records in the mid-90s, she represented music legends, multi-platinum, and Diamond Certified artists such as The Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin, Sean “Puffy” Combs, Carly Simon, Toni Braxton, Kenny G, OutKast, Monica, Deborah Cox, Craig Mack, Total, Faith Evans, 112, Usher, TLC, Whitney Houston, and The Notorious B.I.G aka (Biggie Smalls) until his death. 

Due to her efforts as Director of Publicity her artists sold over 100 million albums worldwide, such as The Preachers Wife soundtrack, one of the best-selling gospel albums of all time selling an estimated six million copies; The Waiting to Exhale soundtrack selling over 12 million copies and winning a Grammy for best R&B song; TLC’s Crazy, Sexy, Cool certified Diamond album sold over 23 million copies and spent over two years on the Billboard album charts making TLC the first and only girl group in history to be awarded Diamond status. LaJoyce also worked on both Toni Braxton’s certified Double Platinum album Secret selling over 15 million copies; and The Notorious B.I.G’s Ready To Die was certified four times Platinum and his last album Life After Death was Certified Diamond selling over 10 million copies and making it one of the best-selling Rap albums of all time; and Kenny G. earned the status as best-selling Instrumental Artist of all times selling over 75 million records. LaJoyce has worked with bona-fide R&B and Hip-Hop Royalty which firmly plants her on the throne amongst the Stars behind the Stars. 

Brookshire’s current bestseller is co-created with Michelle Joyce, WOMEN BEHIND THE MIC: Curators of Pop Culture featuring women who have worked behind the scenes in the entertainment industry, was inspired by more than two decades of experiences. Women Behind The Mic™ created the "Mic Check Curriculum" which provides students with a comprehensive understanding of the industry and the many career paths available.

Dr. LaJoyce lives in the Poconos with husband Gus - also a Pastor - and together they have a daughter in college.