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John K. Marah, EdD

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Office:  201A Hartwell Hall 


John K. Marah, EdD, professor (and chairperson from 1995 to 2012 and 2017-18) is a native of the Republic of Sierra Leone, West Africa.

He has appeared on television and radio discussing a variety of issues on Africa and African people. From 2006 to the present, he has lectured nationally and internationally.

Dr. Marah is currently working on a book, The African Union Needs a Pan-African Educational System: Essays on Pan-African Education and Pan-Africanism.


  • EdD, Syracuse University
    • Dissertation topic: Pan-African education

Book Publications

  • Pan-African Education: The Last Stage of Educational Developments in Africa (1989)
  • African People in the Global Village (1998)
  • Co-editor, The Africana Human Condition and Global Dimensions (2002)

Journal Publications

  • “The Virtues and Challenges in Traditional African Education,” Journal of Pan-African Studies, Vol.1, no. 4, 6: 15-24.
  • “Kwame Nkrumah’s Continental Africa: A Dream Deferred but not Forgotten,” in Ama Mazama (ed.) Africa in the 21st Century: Toward a New Future. 2006. New York and London, Routeledge, pp. 17-31.
  • “From the Temples of Egypt to Emperor Haile Selassie’s Pan-African University.” Journal of Pan-African Studies, Vol. 4, No. 10 (1- 2012): 143-171.
  • “Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Transformative Feminism in Africa,” International Journal of Liberal Arts and Social Science, Vol. 1, No. 4: 12-2013: 31-36.

Dr. Marah has several published articles in The Journal of Black Studies, Journal of African Studies, Journal of World History, African Link, The Literary Griot, Network Africa, The Journal of Pan-African Studies, and The Black Woman: Challenges and Prospects for the Future.

Last Updated 4/19/22