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ABOUT

DR.CHIKE AKUA

Chike Akua, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership at Clark Atlanta University and one of the most sought after speakers at colleges, universities and educational conferences. 

Dr. Akua’s scholarly research on African-centered education, has been published by academic presses in the following publications: African-Centered Education: Theory and Practice (2020), The Journal of Black Studies (2020), The SAGE Encyclopedia of African Cultural Heritage in North America (2016) and The Handbook of Urban Education (2014).  In 2023, he was commissioned to conduct a special research study for the Wayfinder Foundation entitled, "Dismantling the Pre-School to Prison Pipeline Through Black Literacy and Education for Transformation."  He subsequently helped to launch a national campaign to educate the community on the issues of the study in Washington, D.C., Minneapolis, MN and Jackson, MS.

His most recent books include the revised and expanded 4th edition of Honoring Our Ancestral Obligations: 7 Steps to Black Student Success, which contains the Standards of African-Centered Education and Education for Transformation: The Keys to Releasing the Genius of African American Students (Second Edition).  Dr. Akua has written 11 books in all, produced a series of African Origins historical videos online and 70 Black History and African Proverb Posters along with impactful online curricula for students, parents and professional development for teachers.  His curriculum materials are used in public, private and charter schools, colleges and universities, both nationally and internationally.

Dr. Akua earned a doctorate in educational policy studies at Georgia State University, a Master of Arts degree in education with a concentration in school counseling from Clark Atlanta University and is a cum laude graduate of Hampton University where he earned the bachelor of arts degree in education (concentration in English).

Dr. Akua has been featured in Ebony magazine and more recently in The Washington Post and Black Enterprise magazine for his work as an educational leader.  He helped lead over 1000 students and parents on trips throughout Egypt, Ghana, Senegal and Morocco through the African Genesis Institute.  Dr. Akua resides just outside of Atlanta, GA in the US with his wife of twenty-nine years and their two sons.

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