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August 15, 2012
SUNO appoints Dr. Mwalimu J. Shujaa as new Dean of College of Education and Human Development
NEW ORLEANS, LA – Southern University at New Orleans is pleased to announce that Dr. Mwalimu J. Shujaa has joined its distinguished faculty as the new Dean of the College of Education and Human Development.
“We are very excited to have someone as talented and experienced as Dr. Shujaa join our University this fall,” said Dr. David Adegboye, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. “The breadth and depth of his work throughout his career will be a tremendous asset in moving the College of Education forward and in helping SUNO provide the highest quality of education to our students.”
Dr. Shujaa comes to SUNO after spending the last four years at Southern University in Baton Rouge where he served as Interim Dean of the Graduate School, Executive Vice Chancellor & Provost and as a Professor of Education. During his time at Southern, Dr. Shujaa led a number of initiatives, including: the institutionalization of a web-based assessment management system, the reaffirmation of accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the implementation of the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence.
Dr. Shujaa and his daughter Kenya are the general editors of the Encyclopedia of African Cultural Heritage in North America (SAGE, forthcoming 2015). His publications include two edited books, over 20 scholarly articles, numerous book chapters and encyclopedia entries. His articles have appeared in notable peer-reviewed journals including Journal of Negro Education, Theory Into Practice, Journal of Education, Educational Policy, Urban Education, Educational Considerations, and Administrator’s Notebook.
Dr. Shujaa also served on the faculties of Medgar Evers College of the City University of New York, Fort Valley State University, SUNY-Buffalo and Rutgers University. He received his Bachelors of Arts from Kansas State College (now Pittsburg State University), his Master’s degree from Trenton State College (now College of New Jersey) and his doctorate in education from Rutgers University.