This year, two Missouri State professors were awarded fellowships through the Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program. The goal of the program is to bridge the gap between North American and African learning systems.
Assistant history professor Bukola Adeyemi Oyeniyi, and associate professor of chemistry Adam Wanekaya were selected to participate in the program.
Dr. Oyeniyi will travel to Nigeria to work at Joseph Ayo Babalola University on curriculum co-development in African history and African social history, focusing on conflict resolution and peace building.
Dr. Wanekaya will initiate contact with Federal University of Lokoja in Nigeria to establish research collaboration, student mentorship and research capacity building.
The fellowship program will pair scholars with higher education institutions in Africa to collaborate on curriculum co-development, research, graduate teaching, training and mentoring activities.