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Missouri State professor earns international fellowship

Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowships to support 31 Projects in Africa
Monday, July 7, 2014

The Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program (ADF) bridges the gap between North American and African learning systems, and this year one of Missouri State University’s assistant history professors, Dr. Bukola Adeyemi Oyeniyi, was awarded a fellowship through this program to assist in its efforts to heal the educational system.

Adeyemi Oyeniyi will travel to Nigeria to work at Joseph Ayo Babalola University with Dr. Zacheaus Apata on curriculum co-development in African history and African social history, particularly conflict resolution and peace building.

The Joseph Ayo Babalola University project is one of 31 projects that will pair African Diaspora scholars with higher education institutions in Africa to collaborate on curriculum co-development, research, graduate teaching, training and mentoring activities. Adeyemi Oyeniyi is one of 33 African Diaspora scholars awarded fellowships to travel to Africa to conduct the projects, which span fields including the arts and humanities, social sciences, education, sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics.

For more information, contact Dr. Victor Matthews, dean of the College of Humanities and Public Affairs, at (417) 836-5529.

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About the ADF
The Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program (ADF) is a scholar fellowship program for educational projects at African higher education institutions. Offered by the Institute of International Education (IIE) in partnership with Quinnipiac University, the program is funded by a two-year grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York (CCNY) to support 100 short-term faculty fellowships for African-born academics. The program exemplifies CCNY’s enduring commitment to higher education in Africa. IIE manages and administers the program, including applications, project requests and fellowships.

College of Humanities and Public Affairs
The College of Humanities and Public Affairs offers 16 undergraduate, eight graduate and six certificate programs. Departments in the college include criminology and criminal justice, defense and strategic studies, economics, history, military science, philosophy, political science, religious studies, sociology and anthropology. The department of defense and strategic studies is housed in the Washington, D.C. area. The college helps students understand social, political and legal structures, ethical principles, religious systems, and economic institutions and practices within a global, historical, and contemporary context.

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