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Dr. Frederick Bein

Posted: Wednesday, August 25, 2010 in Individuals

Dr. Fredrick Bein, a professor of geography at IUPUI, has a long-time interest in the continent of Africa. From his time as a lecturer at the University of Khartoum in 1974 to his assignment as the liaison for IUPUI's Office of International Programs to Moi University in 2009, Dr. Bein is committed to education in Africa. Read more

Dr. Gebisa Ejeta

Posted: Wednesday, August 25, 2010 in Individuals

In 2009, this native of Ethiopia and now professor at Purdue university won the World Food Prize. Dr. Ejeta's work consists of engineering a strain of sorghum (a staple in sub-Saharan diets) that is resistant to drought and the parasitic stiga weed. Consequently, the food supply of hundreds of millions of sub-Saharn Africans has increased dramatically. Read more

Dr. Jeanette Dickerson-Putnam

Posted: Wednesday, August 25, 2010 in Individuals

Associate Professor of the Department of Anthropology IUPUI, Dr. Jeanette Dickerson-Putnam is the U.S. Director of the Social Science Research Network (SSRN), which promotes collaborative research with Moi University in Kenya. In addition, she is the Director USAID-AMPATH's Social and Behavioral Working Group and a co-organizer and participant in the MU-IUPUI International Symposiums for research projects in Western Kenya. Read more

Dr. Jim Lo

Posted: Wednesday, August 25, 2010 in Individuals

Dr. Lo served as a missionary in South Africa for 13 years. While there, he was involved in church planting and representing the Wesleyan church in various fashions throughout the region. Read more

Dr. Joe Mamlin

Posted: Wednesday, August 25, 2010 in Individuals

Dr. Joe Mamlin has played a crucial role in the development of HIV/AIDS treatment in Kenya. Mamlin moved to Kenya after retiring in 2000 and has been influential in the creation of partnerships with Moi University, IU-Kenya, ASANTE, and AMPATH. Read more

Dr. Jonathan N. A. Lengar

Posted: Wednesday, August 25, 2010 in Individuals

Consultant in Education & African Culture Read more

Dr. Kwadwo Anokwa

Posted: Thursday, August 26, 2010 in Individuals

Dr. Kwadwo Anokwa is the Chair of the Eugene S. Pulliam School of Journalism at Butler University. Born in the country of Ghana, Dr. Anokwa is deeply involved with projects seeking to promote growth and prosperity in Ghana. Read more

Dr. Leroy Quashie

Posted: Thursday, August 26, 2010 in Individuals

Dr. Quashie works with local leadership in Kenya and Uganda in order to empower them; the leaders, equipped with knowledge and skills, are then able to begin development work organically. Moreover, he has worked with the local Ugandan population to create strategic plans for health policy. Read more

Dr. Margaretha Geertsema

Posted: Thursday, August 26, 2010 in Individuals

Dr. Geertsema, a native of South Africa, now works as a professor at the Butler University School of Journalism. Her recent research work details the work of Gender Links in South Africa--a non-governmental organization dedicated to promoting gender equality and ending gender violence. Read more

Dr. Michael Boivin

Posted: Thursday, August 26, 2010 in Individuals

Once a professor of 10 years at Indiana Wesleyan University, Dr. Boivin has worked in the Democratic Republic of Congo in a small medical mission and in Uganda at Makerere University. While in the DRC, Boivin's research centered on the effects of malaria and anemia treatments in school children; in Uganda his work focsued on the effects of cerebral malaria. Read more