620 Pray Harrold
Ph.D. in African American Studies, Temple University, 1994
M.P.A. in Public Affairs (concentrated in Development Management), Indiana University in Bloomington, 1988
B.A. in Journalism (Major) & Business (Minor) Indiana University, 1986
Professor Victor Oguejiofor Okafor is Head of the Department of Africology and African American Studies at Eastern Michigan University. Author of five books, Dr. Okafor has also contributed chapters to several anthologies, and published a variety of scholarly articles in such refereed journals as the Western Journal of Black Studies, the Journal of Black Studies, Africa Update, and the Griot. Dr. Okafor's writings have appeared in national magazines and newspapers. He has presented papers at dozens of professional conferences, conventions, and meetings of student and other groups.
In Winter, 2014, Dr. Okafor was named and recognized as "a Most Valuable Professor" by Eastern Michigan University's Men's basketball team.
A certified online course designer and instructor, Dr. Okafor has been designing and teaching online courses since 1999. Teaching both offline and online, his overall teaching experience embraces courses on or related to:History of Black Studies, Theories, Methods and Methodologies in Black Studies, Black Politics & Public Policy, African Civilization, Multiculturalism, and Afrocentricity/Afrocentrism
As a consultant on multicultural/diversity issues, Dr. Okafor serves as an expert court witness on cases related to African cultural questions and issues. For more than two decades, he has also served as a language interpreter on legal, corporate, medical and other matters requiring communications in Igbo language and translations between Igbo and English.
Before joining Eastern Michigan University in 1995, Dr. Okafor previously served as Director of African American Studies and Assistant Professor at North Carolina State University.
Books & book chapters
A sample of Okafor’s Journal & other publications
Okafor, Victor. (2015, March). Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Et al.: A Survey of Emergent Grassroots Protests & Public Perceptions of Justice. The Journal of Pan African Studies. vol. 7 (8), 43-63. (http://www.jpanafrican.com/docs/vol7no8/7.10-8-4-Victor.pdf).
The Department of Africology and African American Studies is part of the College of Arts & Sciences, 214 Pray-Harrold, 734.487.4344