Projects Selected to Begin in May 2018

Ghana

Project: STEM Research Involving Earth Observation Data and its Analysis for Climate Change Monitoring in West Africa
Host: Ms. Sharon Sappor, All Nations University College
Fellow: Dr. Richard Damoah, Morgan State University
Field of Study: Physics

Project: PhD in Industrial Process Management Curriculum Co-Development
Host: Dr. Jonathan Annan, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
Fellow: Professor Patrick Bobbie, Kennesaw State University
Field of Study: Business

Project: Advanced Geospatial Techniques Training for Social Science Research
Host: Dr. Divine Appiah, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
Fellow: Dr. Samuel Adu-Prah, Sam Houston State University
Field of Study: Geography

Project: Graduate Teaching/Mentoring, Collaborative Research With KNUST School of Business Ph.D. Students & Faculty
Host: Dr. David Asamoah, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
Fellow: Professor Moses Acquaah, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
     Professor Francis Andoh-Baidoo, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Field of Study: Business

Project: Curriculum Enhancement for Coastal Water Resources Studies and Research Collaboration in Coastal Environmental Processes
Host: Dr. Simon Mariwah, University of Cape Coast
Fellow: Dr. Joseph Zume, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
Field of Study: Geography

Project: The Global African Experience: Diasporic Migrations‚ Global Labor Regimes and Development in Africa- A Roadmap for Curriculum Development and Collaborative Research
Host: Dr. Brempong Osei-Tutu, University of Cape Coast
Fellow: Dr. Fumilayo Showers, Central Connecticut State University
Field of Study: Anthropology

Project: Curriculum Development for a New Undergraduate and Masters Degree Course in Technical and Professional Communication Studies
Host: Dr. Jemima Anderson, University of Ghana
Fellow:  Dr. Godwin Agboka, University of Houston
Field of Study: Communications

Project: Co-development of courses for New Postgraduate Studies in Social and Behavioral Pharmacy‚ Research Collaboration in Socio-Behavioral Interventions for Addressing Health Challenges‚ and Capacity Building in How to Turn Theses into Media Briefs and Policy Briefs
Host: Dr. Irene Kretchy, University of Ghana
Fellow: Dr. Bernard Appiah, Texas A&M University
Field of Study: Public Health

Project: Building Capacity and Global Competence among Faculty and Graduate Students through Training‚ Mentoring and Support: Implementation of the Nutrition Care Process (NCP) Model in Collaborative Research in Ghana
Host: Dr. Agartha Ohemeng, University of Ghana, Legon
Fellow: Dr. Janet Antwi, State University of New York at Oneonta
Field of Study: Nutrition

Kenya

Project: Co-Develop and Enhancement of Online Learning Environment by Infusing Active Learning Tools and Leveraging These with the Institutional eLearning Platform for Use in the Virtual and Actual Classrooms
Host: Dr. Daniel Ganu, Adventist University of Africa
Fellow: Dr. Onesimus Otieno, Oakwood University
Field of Study: Public Health

Project: Mentorship and Training in Research for Staff and Graduate Students and Development of Social Justice Education‚ Leadership and Governance Curricula for Postgraduate Studies
Host: Professor George Muthuaa, Chuka University
Fellow: Professor Njoki Wane, University of Toronto
Field of Study: Education

Project: Curriculum Co-Development for  Undergraduate Diploma in Gender and Climate Change 
Host: Dr. Damaris Parsitau, Egerton University
Fellow: Dr. Chinekwu Obidoa, Mercer University
Field of Study: Environmental Sciences

Project: Collaborative Medicinal Chemistry Research on Isolation of New Biologically Active Compounds from Plants Endemic to the Mau Forest Complex
Host: Professor Josiah Omolo, Egerton University
Fellow: Professor Joseph Rugut, Missouri State University, West Plains
Field of Study: Chemistry

Project: Research Collaboration on the Role of CEACAM-1 in Type 2 Diabetes‚ Cardiovascular Complications and Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) and Strengthening of Metabolic Medicine in the Medical Curriculum
Host: Dr. James Ogutu, Kenyatta University
Fellow: Dr. Harrison Muturi, Ohio University
Field of Study: Medical Sciences

Project: Strengthening the Collaborative Relationship in Teaching Foreign Languages‚ Collaborative Research and Utilization of the Phonetic Laboratory
Host: Dr. Margaret Barasa, Kisii University
Fellow: Dr. Augustine Agwuele, Texas State University, San Marcos
Field of Study: Linguistics

Project: Creating Framework for Development of a Center for Peace‚ Social Justice‚ Equality‚ and Security through  Curriculum Review and  Establishment of Research Collaboration
Host: Dr. Herman Kiriama, Kisii University
Fellow: Dr. Mary Gitau, Clarke University
Field of Study: Social Work

Project: Mathematics Education Collaborative Research‚ Curriculum Co-development and Review‚ and Graduate Student Training and Mentoring
Host: Dr. Enock Obubua, Kisii University
Fellow: Dr. Penina Kamina
Field of Study: Education

Project: Curriculum Co-development and Postgraduate Program Capacity Building for Employable Skills in Public Health Courses
Host: Dr. Wycliffe Amukowa, Machakos University
Fellow: Dr. Kepher Makambi, Georgetown University
Field of Study: Public Health

Project: Culturally Responsive Research and Graduate Student Mentoring
Host: Dr. Kennedy Bota, Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology
Fellow: Professor Winnie Muchera, Ball State University
Field of Study: Education

Project: Collaborative Research in Mosquito-Proofing Houses for Malaria Control in Kenya
Host: Dr. James Mutunga, Mount Kenya University
Fellow: Dr. Esther Obonyo, Penn State University
Field of Study: Biology

Project: Preservation‚ Documentation and Archiving of African Indigenous Knowledge for Posterity; Training Students and Junior Faculty on the Role and Importance of Recording Memory Using Video and Visual Technologies
Host: Professor Martin Njoroge, Pan Africa Christian University
Fellow: Dr. D. Ndirangu Wachanga, University of Wisconsin, Whitewater
Field of Study: Communications

Project: Strengthening the Bachelors and the Doctoral Concentrations in Peace and Conflict Studies to Meet Market Needs and Improve the Employability of Graduates
Host: Mr. John Githigaro, St. Paul's University
Fellow: Dr. Nicholas Githuku, The City University of New York
Field of Study: Political Science

Project: Research‚ Writing and Dissemination for Academic Professionals and Post-Graduate Students 
Host: Mr. Dzinekou Jonas, Tangaza University College
Fellow: Professor Faith Maina, Texas Tech University
Field of Study: Education

Project: Curriculum Co-Development for New Master's Degree in Emergency Medicine
Host: Dr. Benjamin Wachira, The Aga Khan University, Nairobi
Fellow: Dr. Grace Wanjiku, Brown University
Field of Study: Medical Sciences

Project: Implementing A Faculty Development Program: Center for Academic Staff Development (CASD) & Faculty Mentoring in Blended Teaching & Scholarly Publishing
Host: Dr. Simon Ngigi, The Catholic University of Eastern Africa
Fellow: Professor Ishmael Munene, Northern Arizona University
Field of Study: Education

Project: Collaborative Research to Develop Simple‚ Efficient and Low Cost Water Treatment Technologies for Use in Areas That Lack Municipal Water Treatment Facilities or Areas Where the Centralized Water Distribution Systems Have Been Compromised Due to a Natural Water Disaster
Host: Dr. Naumih Noah, United States International University-Africa
Fellow: Dr. Emilly Obuya, The Sage Colleges
Field of Study: Chemistry

Project: Community Engaged Scholarship: Curriculum Development and Graduate Student Mentoring
Host: Dr. Jane Mutune, University of Nairobi
Fellow: Dr. Brillian Muhonja, James Madison University
Field of Study: Interdisciplinary Studies

Nigeria

Project: Capacity Building for Librarians at the American University of Nigeria: An Update of Digital Information Services Skills
Host: Dr. Carlos Wong-Martínez, American University of Nigeria
Fellow: Professor Elsie Rogers Halliday, Southern Connecticut State University
Field of Study: Library Science

Project: Understanding and Promoting Cyber Hygiene Practices among Nigerian Workers, and Co-development of MBA Business Analytics Program
Host: Professor Olumide Ionge, Caleb University
Fellow: Dr. Princely Ifinedo, Cape Breton University
Field of Study: Information Sciences

Project: Research Collaboration on Humanities in Africa‚ Curriculum Co-Development in Academic Writing/Environmental Humanities‚ and Graduate Student Teaching/Mentoring
Host: Professor Isidore Diala, Imo State University
Fellow: Dr. Cajetan Iheka, University of Alabama
Field of Study: Literature

Project: Collaborative Research‚ and Graduate Student Teaching/Mentoring Program
Host: Mr. Willys Santos, Kwara State University, Kwasu
Fellow: Dr. Yewande Olubummo, Spelman College
Field of Study: Mathematics

Project: Promoting Military Mental Well-Being Research and Curriculum Development Capacity Building for Military Connected Students
Host: Professor Azubuike Nwankwo, Nigerian Defense Academy
Fellow: Dr. Grace Ukasoanya, University of Manitoba
Field of Study: Psychology

Project: Curriculum Co-Development and Implementation‚ Graduate Student Training and Mentoring Concentrating in Criminal Justice and Criminology Education and Graduate Studies
Host: Dr. Williams Obiozor, Nnamdi Azikiwe University
Fellow: Professor Emmanuel Onyeozili, University of Maryland Eastern Shore
Field of Study: Interdisciplinary Studies

Project: Curriculum Co-Development and Collaborative Research in Conflict Analysis and Dispute Resolution 
Host: Dr. Emeka Ikezue, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka
Fellow: Dr. Vitus Ozoke, Salisbury University
Field of Study: Interdisciplinary Studies

Project: Building Research Capacity in Microbial Genomics‚ Strengthening Microbiology Curricula‚ and Pathogen Genomics Workshop Program
Host: Dr. Sunday Akinde, Osun State University
Fellow: Dr. Olabisi Ojo, Albany State University
Field of Study: Biology

Project: Curriculum Co-development‚ Research Collaboration‚ and Graduate Student Mentoring in Public Health Research Methods and Child Obesity Prevention
Host: Professor Oladimeji Oladepo, University of Ibadan
Fellow: Dr. Temitope Erinosho, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Field of Study: Public Health

Project: Research Collaboration on Trade and Food Price Volatility  - Graduate Methods Course in R Programming
Host: Dr. Oluwafunmiso Olajide, University of Ibadan
Fellow: Dr. Michael Olabisi, Michigan State University
Field of Study: Economics

Project: Curriculum Co-Development for B.Sc. and M. Sc. Degrees in Forensic Accounting‚ Research Collaboration with Faculty‚ and Mentoring of Post-Graduate Students
Host: Dr. Abubaka Kasum, University of Ilorin
Fellow: Dr. Arinola Adebayo, Virginia State University
Field of Study: Accounting/Finance

Project: Collaborative Research in Special Needs Education
Host: Dr. Sylvester Yakwal, University of Jos
Fellow: Dr. Paul Ajuwon, Missouri State University
Field of Study: Education

Project: Furthering Capacity Building Through Curriculum Co-development of Masters of Technology (MIT) Degree‚ Graduate Students  Mentoring and Collaborative Research in Cybersecurity
Host: Professor Charles Uwadia, University of Lagos
Fellow: Professor Adeyemi Adekoya, Virginia State University
Field of Study: Computer Science

Project: Development of a Miniaturized Lab-on-a-Chip Device for Capturing and Concentrating E-coli Bacteria from Water
Host: Professor Fabian Ezema, University of Nigeria, Nsukka
Fellow: Professor Justus Ndukaife, Vanderbilt University
Field of Study: Engineering

Project: Curriculum Co-Development in Film and Television Script-writing and Production Courses
Host: Mrs. Chioma Obasi, Wesley University, Ondo
Fellow: Dr. Kolawole Olaiya, Anderson University
Field of Study: Film/Cinema Studies

South Africa

Project: Research into Histopathology in Fish and Establishment of a Mentoring Program for Post-Graduate Students in Research Design
Host: Professor Warwick Sauer, Rhodes University
Fellow: Dr. Thea Edwards, University of the South, Sewanee
Field of Study: Biology

Project: Forestry Extension Support Programme
Host: Mr. Cori Ham, Stellenbosch University
Fellow: Dr. Michael Jacobson, Penn State University
Field of Study: Environmental Sciences

Project: Building Biostatistics Capacity through Training and Mentorship
Host: Professor Peter Nyasulu, Stellenbosch University
Fellow: Dr. Lawrence Mbuagbaw, McMaster University
Field of Study: Public Health

Project: Development of a Virtual Platform for Oncology Clinical Trials Infrastructure‚ Resources and Registry for Africa
Host: Professor Lynette Denny, University of Cape Town
Fellow: Professor Folakemi Odedina, University of Florida
Field of Study: Medical Sciences

Project: Curriculum Co-Development for New BScEng in Environmental Engineering including Revamping of Existing Water and EnviroEng Module‚ Mentoring and Training of Younger Staff and Postdoc Fellows in Sustainable Engineering Education and Identification of Long Term Research Collaboration in Sustainability/Environmental Engineering for Food Security and Climate Change Protection
Host: Professor Cristina Trois, University of kwaZulu-Natal
Fellow: Dr. Bernine Khan, University of Texas at Dallas
Field of Study: Engineering

Tanzania

Project: Teaching English for Communication
Host: Professor William Anangisye, Dar es Salaam University
Fellow: Dr. Beatrice Mkenda, University of Iowa
Field of Study: Education

Project: Conducting an Infrastructure Management Graduate Student Research Clinic: A Holistic Approach Aimed at Training‚ Mentoring‚ Facilitating‚ and Revamping the Thesis Course
Host: Dr. Jubily Musagasa, Dar es Salaam Institute of Technology
Fellow: Dr. Thobias Sando, University of North Florida
Field of Study: Engineering

Project: Educational Instructional Technology‚  Curriculum Development and E-Learning Instructional Designer and Educational Researcher
Host: Mr. Issa Malecela, Muslim University of Morogoro
Fellow: Dr. Mutindi Ndunda, College of Charleston
Field of Study: Education

Project: Curriculum Co-Development for a Master's Degree in Anthropology and Heritage Resource Management; Graduate Student Teaching/Mentoring and Collaborative Research
Host: Dr. Antonio Allegretti, Saint Augustine University of Tanzania
Fellow: Professor Charles Musiba, University of Colorado Denver
Field of Study: Anthropology

Uganda

Project: Curriculum Co-Development for the New Master of Public Health Program and Building a Foundation for International Health and Medical Research Collaboration 
Host: Professor Joy Kwesiga, Kabale University
Fellow: Dr. Joseph Byonanebye, Marquette University
Field of Study: Public Health

Project: Strengthening of Graduate Counseling Psychology through Curriculum Review and Redesign; Training and Mentoring in Multi-Disciplinary and Cross-Cultural Clinical Interventions
Host: Dr. Kajumba Mayanja, Makerere University
Fellow: Dr. John Kiweewa, St. John Fisher College
Field of Study: Psychology

Project: Curriculum Co-development of Introduction to Data Science‚ Research Methodology‚ Statistics‚ Advanced Excel‚ and R Open Source Statistical Software to Undergraduate Students
Host: Dr. Jino Mwaka, University of the Sacred Heart Gulu
Fellow: Dr. Stephen Opiyo, The Ohio State University
Field of Study: Information Science