Dr. Peter Ndiang'ui

Peter Ndiang’ui – Fort Myers, Florida

Peter Ndiang’ui is a highly experienced teacher. He has taught different social studies disciplines in Africa and United States for over three decades. He is currently teaching Advanced International Certificate Examinations (AICE) Geography and Economics on his teaching website. This is part of the international examinations administered by University of Cambridge. He teaches in a charter…

Tavia Nyong'o

Tavia Nyong’o – New York, New York

Tavia Nyong’o writes, researches and teaches critical black studies, queer studies, cultural theory, and cultural history. His first book, The Amalgamation Waltz: Race, Performance, and the Ruses of Memory (Minnesota, 2009), won the Errol Hill Award for best book in African American theatre and performance studies. Nyong’o has published articles on punk, disco, viral media,…

Isaac Mbiti

Isaac Mbiti – Dallas, Texas

Isaac Mbiti is an assistant professor in the Department of Economics of Southern Methodist University. His research interests are in economic development, labor economics and demography. His research has examined a number of issues related to African economic development, including the impact of primary education and the diffusion of mobile phones, mobile money, and other…

Dr. Penina Lam

Penina Lam – Ontario, Canada

Dr. Penina Lam has a heart for educating girls.   Her organization, African Education Resource Center (AERC), provides scholarships for girls in Kenyan high schools. Their scholars, once funded, enjoy a full scholarship covering all official school fees, school uniforms, books, room and board (for boarding schools) and small stipend to cover transportation costs to and…

Dr. Benson Karanja

Benson Karanja – Atlanta, Georgia

An immigrant from Kenya, East Africa, Dr. Benson M. Karanja attended Beulah Heights Bible College in 1987. After receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree, he continued his education at Brenau University, receiving a Master of Business Administration. He furthered his studies at Clark Atlanta University earning both a Master of Library Science and a Doctorate…

Mwangi Kimenyi

Mwangi S. Kimenyi – Washington, District of Columbia

Mwangi S. Kimenyi is Senior Fellow and Director of the Africa Growth Initiative in the Global Economy and Development program of The Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. He has been a faculty member of the Department of Economics at the University of Mississippi and the University of Connecticut and is the Founding Executive Director of…

Monica Onyango

Monica Onyango – Boston, Massachussetts

Dr. Onyango has over 25 years experience in health care delivery and management. At the Department of International Health she teaches courses in managing disasters and complex humanitarian emergencies, sexual and reproductive health in disaster settings. Her experience includes Kenya Ministry of Health for ten years as a nursing officer in management positions at two…