The First 33 Carnegie African Diaspora Fellows

HB-Carnegie-ADFThe Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program has announced its first cohort of 33 scholars who will travel to Africa for 14 to 90 days to collaborate with faculty members at African institutions on curriculum development, research, graduate teaching, training, or mentoring activities. Participants must be African natives with a terminal degree in their field who currently are teaching at an accredited college or university in the United States or Canada.

The project is funded by the Carnegie Corporation and is managed by the Institute of International Education in collaboration with Quinnipiac University in Connecticut. A second round of fellows will be announced in October.

The 33 scholars in the first cohort and their current academic affiliations are listed below. The country in Africa where they will be working as a fellow is listed in parentheses.

  • Patrick F. Mensah, Southern University (Ghana)
  • Emmanuel A. Frimpong, Virginia Tech (Ghana)
  • Ishmael Irungu Munene, Northern Arizona University (Kenya)
  • Irene Kimaru, St. John Fisher College (Kenya)
  • Kefa M. Otiso, Bowling Green State University (Kenya)
  • Esther Adhiambo Obonyo, University of Florida (Kenya)
  • Abu Bakarr Bah, Northern Illinois University (Kenya)
  • Nwadiuto Esiobu, Florida Atlantic University (Nigeria)
  • Kelebogile Setiloane, University of Delaware (Nigeria)
  • Nkechi Madonna Agwu, Manhattan Community College-CUNY (Nigeria)
  • Leonard C. Onyiah, St. Cloud State University (Nigeria)
  • Bukola Adeyemi Oyeniyi, Missouri State University (Nigeria)
  • Bankole K. Fasanya, North Carolina A&T State University (Nigeria)
  • Adeboye Adejare, University of the Sciences (Nigeria)
  • Anthonia C. Kalu, Ohio State University (Nigeria)
  • Aribidesi A. Usman, Arizona State University (Nigeria)
  • Stella C. Iwuagwu, Cleveland State University (Nigeria)
  • Thomas I. Nathaniel, University of South Carolina School of Medicine (Nigeria)
  • Jimmy O. Adegoke, University of Missouri-Kansas City (Nigeria)
  • Josephine B. Etowa, University of Ottawa (Nigeria)
  • Ismail H.A. Abdullahi, North Carolina Central University (South Africa)
  • Nee-Kofi Mould-Millman, University of Colorado-Denver (South Africa)
  • Claudius Mundoma, Florida State University (South Africa)
  • Denis Manga Tebit, University of Virginia (South Africa)
  • Clapperton Chakanetsa Mavhunga, MIT (South Africa)
  • Prashiela Manga, New York University School of Medicine (South Africa)
  • Charles M. Bwenge, University of Florida (Tanzania)
  • Alwiya S. Omar, Indiana University (Tanzania)
  • Wycliffe W. Njororai Simiyu, University of Texas, Tyler (Uganda)
  • Darowan S. Akajagbor, D’Youville College (Uganda)
  • John B. Kaneene, Michigan State University (Uganda)
  • Margaret Loy Khaitsa, Mississippi State University (Uganda)
  • Florence Studstill Wakoko, Columbus State University (Uganda)


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