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Emmanuel O Oritsejafor

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Title:
Chair and Professor
Department:
Email:
eoritsejafor@nccu.edu
Phone:
(919) 530-5202
Fax:
(919) 530-7977
Office:
319 Albert N. Whiting Criminal Justice Building

Jobs/Responsibilities

Academic and Administrative leadership in the Department of Public Administration

Biography

Dr. Emmanuel O. Oritsejafor received is M.A and Ph.D. in Political Science from Atlanta University. His teaching and research interests include Political Economy, Comparative Politics, Public Policy and Development Public Administration.

Dr. Oritsejafor is a Full-Professor of Political Science and public policy and was the Director of International Affairs at North Carolina Central University from 2005-2012. He also served as the Chair of the Political Science Department from 2010-2014. He is currently the chair of the Department of Public Administration at NCCU

He has published numerous book chapters and articles in journals: Third World Studies Journal, Journal of African Policy Studies, Journal of Public Management and Social Policy, Journal of College and Character, Journal of Global Competitiveness, and the Journal of Sustainable Development in Africa, The Encyclopedia of Public Administration and Public Policy Studies, the Whitehead Journal of Diplomacy and International Relations, and The Journal of Pan African Studies, the African Social Science Review, the Liberian Studies Journal, the Journal of Commonwealth Youth and Development, and the Journal of safety and crisis Management.He is currently co-authoring a book on ?Democracy, Governance and Economic Growth in sub-Saharan Africa?.

Dr. Oritsejafor has received numerous academic awards; he was the 1987 recipient of the John H. Winters Academic award. He was the recipient of Ford Foundation graduate and research Fellowship in 1988. In 1997, he was the recipient of the Wye Center Fellowship on Building Citizenship from the Aspen Research Institute. He was the co-winner of the 2007 Lawrence Dunbar Reddick Memorial Scholarship award for the best Article on Africa published in the Journal of Third World Studies. He was also the recipient of the Fulbright Senior Administrative Fellowship 2008-2012. He is currently, the Associate Editor of the Liberian Studies Journal. He is a Senior Fellow at the united Negro College Fund; and was also selected to the Harvard University Institute for Management and Leadership in Education for the MLE Class of 2013. He also received post-doctoral training in Management at the University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management.

Dr. Oritsejafor has also served as the principal investigator on numerous international development and international education grants and have played integral role in advancing sponsored research and international education at North Carolina Central University. He was the Co-Project Director of the Mellon Foundation Grant, International Community Initiative designed to enhance international education at North Carolina Central University; he was the Project Director of the USAID Grant entitled ? Institute for Democracy and Development in War-Torn Liberia at the University of Liberia, 2006-2007 and the Project Director for a USAID Grant on Technology in Higher Education: The Institute for Distance Education at the Academy for Economic Studies, Chisinau,Moldova. He was also the Principal investigator of the UNCF-SP, 2012-2013, Global Entrepreneurial Grant.

Dr. Oritsejafor is the chair of the North Carolina Consortium for International and Intercultural Education(NCCIIE). He is also the Executive Secretary of the African Studies Research Forum, affiliated with the Association of Third World Studies.

Research Interests

Governance and Political Freedom, Development Administration, Comparative Public Administration, and Political Economy.

Education

PhD Clark Atlanta University 1995

Selected Publications

1. Emmauel, O. M., & Lenora, H. (2014). Navigating The Performing Arts in a Globally Networked Classroom : The Case of Jazz Born in America Created Internationally". Global Innovation of Teaching & Learning in Higher Education..
2. , O. (2012). The Silent Tsunami: The Nexus of Food Security and Rising Oil Prices . The Journal of Crisis and Management, 2.
3. E., O. (2012). The Silent Majority:The Role of Women in the in the informal market in post-war Liberia. The Liberian Studies Journal, 71-93.
4. , O. (2011). Youth Soccer As A Catalyst For Interculturalism: A Case Study of Triangle United Soccer Association of North Carolina, USA. Journal of CommonWealth Youth & Development, 8, 40-52.
5. , O. E. (2010). Food Security in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Case Study. African Social Science Review, 4.
6. , O. E. (2009). National Integration in Liberia: An Evolving Pursuit. Journal of Pan African Studies, 3, 96-120.
7. , G. J., & , O. E. (2009). African Growth and Opportunity Act and Economic Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa.. The Whitehead Journal of Diplomacy, X, 123-140.
 
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