Our faculty bring decades of experience in the classroom, government, non-profits, business, and consulting to the classroom, creating a unique learning environment that is constantly evolving.




African Studies Faculty 


Scott Taylor
Associate Professor; Director, African Studies Program

Kathryn DeLuna
Assistant Professor, History

Desha Girod
Assistant Professor, Government

Lise Morje Howard
Associate Professor, Government

Amadou Kone
Professor, French

John Kraemer
Assistant Professor, Health Systems Administration

Callisto Madavo
Adjunct Associate Professor, SFS

Meredith McKittrick
Associate Professor, History

Yonatan Morse
Visiting Assistant Professor and Associate Director of Masters in Democracy and Governance Program

Emily Mendenhall
Assistant Professor, SFS

Gwendolyn Mikell
Professor, Anthropology

Ken O. Opalo 
Assistant Professor, African Studies Program

Samantha Pinto
Associate Professor, English

Lahra Smith
Associate Professor, African Studies Program

Alexander Thurston
Visiting Assistant Professor, African Studies Program

AffIliated Faculty 

Richard America
Adjunct Professor

Chester Crocker
Professor of Strategic Studies, SFS

Ellen Feingold 
Affiliate, SFS

James Habyarimana
Associate Professor, McCourt School of Public Policy

Stephen King
Associate Professor, Government

Maction Komwa
Adjunct Professor, African Studies Program

Stephen King
Associate Professor, Government

William Olsen
Social Sciences Bibliographer

John O Voll
Emeritus, SFS

Yoon Jung Park
Affiliate, African Studies Program

Melissa Thomas
Visiting Researcher

James Ngundi
Adjunct Instructor, African Studies Program

Andrew Zeitlin
Assistant Professor, McCourt School of Public Policy





For more information contact: 

Julie McMurtry

Associate Director, African Studies Program


Phone: 202-687-5934