Dr. Felix Kumah-Abiwu is an Assistant Professor of Pan-African Studies at Kent State University. He received his Ph.D. in Political Science (International Relations, Comparative/African Politics and Public Policy) from West Virginia University. He also studied at Ohio University and the Legon Center for International Affairs and Diplomacy, University of Ghana. Before he joined the Department of Pan-African Studies, Dr. Kumah-Abiwu taught various courses in Africana Studies at Eastern Illinois University. His research focuses on the politics of development, elections and democratization in Africa, foreign policy analysis, foreign aid, social movements (African diaspora), African American males and public education as well as global narcotics policy issues. He is the author of The Dynamics of U.S. Narcotics Policy Change: Implications for the Global Narcotics Regime (2012). He has contributed a chapter on the security challenges of drug trafficking in West Africa to a recent volume published by the UN University for Peace (UPEACE). Dr. Kumah-Abiwu’s scholarly articles have also appeared in the Journal of Pan African Studies, West Africa Review, International Journal of Public Administration and Journal of Economics and Sustainable Development.
* B.A. in Political Science & History, University of Ghana, Legon
* M.A. in International Affairs, University of Ghana, Legon
* M.A. in International Affairs (Communication & Dev. Studies), Ohio University
* M.A. in Political Science, West Virginia University
* Ph.D. in Political Science, West Virginia University
* Elections & Democratization in Africa
* Foreign Policy Analysis/Foreign Aid & Development