Mwatabu S. Okantah | e-Inside | Feb. 6, 2017 | Kent State University

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Mwatabu S. Okantah

Associate Professor
Department of Pan-African Studies
Kent Campus

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Poet-in-Residence/Professor of Pan-African Studies

WORKED AT KENT STATE SINCE:

September 1991

EMPLOYMENT PRIOR TO KENT STATE UNIVERSITY:

Assistant to Director, Black Studies at Cleveland State University

LIKES MOST ABOUT KENT STATE UNIVERSITY:

The environment suits my career as an artist and as an educator.

ATTRACTION TO KENT STATE UNIVERSITY AS AN EMPLOYER:

Department of Pan-African Studies

RESIDES IN:

Akron, Ohio

HOMETOWN:

Vaux Hall, New Jersey

EDUCATION:

B.A., English and African Studies, Kent State University, 1976; M.A., Creative Writing, City College of New York, 1982

HOBBIES:

I am a practicing performance poet/musician. www.mkepoet1.com