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Dr. Dimeji Togunde Adds to Repertoire as a Published Author

September 2022

Spelman College's Dimeji R. Togunde Pens Chapters for New Book In a new book, "Reimagining Internationalization and International Initiatives at Historically Black Colleges and Universities," edited by Krishna Bista and Anthony Pinder (published by Palgrave Macmillan, June 2022), 'Dimeji Togunde, Ph.D., vice provost for global education and professor of international studies in the Gordon-Zeto Center for Global Education, contributed to two chapters:

Chapter 3: "What Counts as Internationalization and for Whom: Comprehensive Internationalization at Historically Black Colleges and Universities."

Chapter 4: "Universalizing Internationalization at Historically Black Colleges and Universities Through Virtual Learning." 

The book has been well received and represents the "values, legacies and global engagements of HBCUs." 

Throughout his tenure at Spelman, Dr. Togunde has offered over 20 years of strategic leadership by developing and implementing a global studies curriculum and program development/management, while expanding access to international education, student learning outcomes, faculty development, accreditation and strategic initiatives for diversity and inclusion. 

His successful leadership has produced reputational gains for Spelman through several awards and recognitions that include the 2017 Senator Paul Simon award for campus internationalization; Excellence in Diversity & Inclusion in international education from Diversity Abroad in 2018; and the IIE’s Generation Study Abroad Seal of Excellence in 2019. 

Previously, he held the John S. Ludington Trustees’ Endowed Chair in the Social Sciences as professor of sociology; served as chair of the Department of Sociology/Anthropology; director of ethnic studies program; chair of global studies curriculum at Albion College, Michigan, where he spent 15 years before joining Spelman in 2011. He received his Ph.D. degree in development sociology from Cornell University.

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