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
Director & Professor, African Studies Program

Kathryn DeLuna
Assistant Professor, History

Desha Girod
Associate 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

Emily Mendenhall
Assistant Professor, SFS

Gwendolyn Mikell
Professor, Anthropology and SFS

Ken O. Opalo 
Assistant Professor, African Studies Program

Samantha Pinto
Associate Professor, English

Lahra Smith
Associate Professor, African Studies Program

Alexander Thurston
Assistant Professor, African Studies Program

AffIliated Faculty 

Moussa Blimpo
Adjunct Professor

Chester Crocker
Professor, Strategic Studies

James Habyarimana
Associate Professor, McCourt School of Public Policy

Stephen King
Associate Professor, Government

Maction Komwa
Adjunct Professor, African Studies Program

Leonard Muaka
Adjunct Professor, Swahili

James Ngundi
Adjunct Professor, Swahili

William Olsen
Instructor & Bibliographer, International Health

Yoon Jung Park
Adjunct Professor, African Studies Program

John O. Voll
Emeritus, SFS

Andrew Zeitlin
Assistant Professor, McCourt School of Public Policy


Alemmaya Abede

John Bosco

Ellen Feingold

Anita Joshi

Callisto Madavo in Memoriam

To share or relive memories of the late Professor Callisto Madavo, please click here. If you are interested in honoring his memory through a donation, the Dunstan Wai Memorial Foundation (DWMF) welcomes contributions to promote one of Professor Madavo's passions, girls' education in Africa.