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Clemente Abrokwaa

Clemente Abrokwaa

Sr. Lecturer in African Studies and

Undergraduate Director

111 Willard Building
Email:
Office Phone: (814) 865-5257

Biography:

Dr. Abrokwaa is a Senior Lecturer in the African Studies Program at Penn State University. He holds a Ph.D. in International/Intercultural Education from the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, and an MA Degree in African/Third World Studies from the University of London, England. He also holds a B.Ed. in Education and African Music from Cape Coast University, Ghana. Dr. Abrokwaa specializes in Education and Economic Development in Africa. He teaches courses in African History, Gender Dynamics in Africa, and Contemporary Africa. His research interests include Science and Technology in Africa, Education in Africa, Globalization, African Politics, Multiculturalism, Biotechnology, and Biodiversity, Economic Development in Africa, and Peace and Conflict Studies. He is currently writing a book titled, Introduction to Contemporary Africa for survey courses on Africa at the undergraduate level. Dr. Abrokwaa served as Director of the Peace and Conflict Studies Program in the Science, Technology and Society Department at Penn State from the period 1999-2005. He also serves as Faculty Advisor to the Penn State National Model African Union Society, which participates in the Annual National Model African Union Conference held in February at Howard University, in Washington, DC. He is the Faculty Advisor to the Penn State African Students Association.

Courses Taught:

  • AFR/WMST 202: Gender Dynamics in Africa
  • AFR 191: Early African History
  • AFR 192: Modern African History
  • AFR 400: Model African Union