Higher Education in Africa & the United States
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Higher Education in Africa & the United States

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The Editors:


 Ogechi E. Anyanwu, Timothy Forde, & Iddah Otieno



Subtitle: The Black Experience

This book is a multidisciplinary analysis of selected issues and challenges that continue to shape the educational experience of blacks in post-colonial Africa and the post-civil rights United States of America. Thematically organized in two parts with a total of thirteen chapters authored by experts in the field of higher education, this book presents higher education from many perspectives of the humanistic and social science disciplines and thus helps readers to understand the subject in its totality. The chapters discuss higher educational traditions upheld in selected countries in Africa and selected topics in the United States of America and Africa during the colonial period or era of civil right movement, the changes and exchanges that occurred afterwards, and a comprehensive assessment of higher education policy outcomes in recent years.


“This book is a timely and welcomed addition to the growing body of compelling works on trends in higher education in Africa and the United States.”


Apollos O Nwauwa, PhD

Professor, History & Africana Studies, Bowling Green State University


“This timely book creates a space for discussion where individuals are seeking to examine and understand the unique historical and contemporary successes, challenges, consequences, and future of Blacks in the United States and African higher education settings.  This is a profoundly important book, a must-read for anyone who has an interest in the Black experience in higher education.?”


Dr. Sherwood Thompson

Professor, Educational Leadership, Counselor Education & Communication Disorders,
Eastern Kentucky University

About the

Dr. Ogechi E. Anyanwu is a professor of History and African Studies in the Department of History, Philosophy, and Religious Studies at Eastern Kentucky University, USA, where he also served as Director of African and African-American Studies and Coordinator of the Center for Career & Cooperative Education.  Prior to joining Eastern Kentucky University in 2006, he had worked at Imo State University as Assistant Lecturer in the department of history and international studies, Executive Assistant to the Vice-chancellor, and Administrative Officer in the Institute for Continuing Education Program. He received his Ph.D. in African history from Bowling Green State University, Ohio, USA.

Dr. Timothy Forde is currently the Vice Provost for Diversity and Chief Diversity Officer at Eastern Kentucky University. Prior to coming to EKU in 2011, he was the Associate Director of Science Education at Oak Ridge Associated Universities in Oak Ridge, TN. He received his Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN; his MPH in Epidemiology from the University of Alabama in Birmingham; and his bachelors from Oakwood University in Huntsville, Al. After receiving his MPH, Dr. Forde worked as a researcher at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, TN. His area of focus was health disparities among children considered at risk for school failure.  After receiving his doctorate, his focus shifted to educational disparities and cultural competence.  For the past twenty years, Dr. Forde has conducted workshops, presented, taught and written in the areas of diversity, inclusive excellence, cultural competency, epidemiology, and emerging technologies.

Dr. Iddah Aoko Otieno is a professor of English and African Studies at Bluegrass Community and Technical College, Lexington, Kentucky.  She is also the founding Director of the Kenya Exchange Program within the Kentucky Community and Technical College System.  She received her Bachelor of Education (English) from Maseno University, Kenya in 1994, Master of Arts (English) from Eastern Kentucky University in 2001, and Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation (Comparative International Education) from the University of Kentucky in 2012.  Iddah is the author of Kenyan Public Universities in the Age of Internationalization, co-author of Voices of African Immigrants in Kentucky, and editor of An Anthology of Contemporary Short Stories and Poems from East Africa.  She also serves on the editorial board for the Journal of Retracing Africa


 2019 [ISBN: 1-58107-521-9; 334 pages, 6 x 9 inches, soft cover]