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Dr Chieke Ihejirika

Dr Chieke Ihejirika is an American scholar of African history and political science.

His academic studies started in Owerri, in Imo State, Nigeria, where he trained as a teacher at Alvan Ikoku College of Education (BEd, 1982). He then moved to Belgium to study philosophy at Katholieke Universteit Leuven (BA, 1984). He started his post graduate studies, in American Studies, at the same Belgian institution (MA 1985), studied political science at Waterloo University in Canada (MA, 1987) and researched political science at Temple University, Philadelphia (PhD, 2000).

Since 2004, Dr Ihejirika has been a faculty member at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania in the Department of History and Political Science.

Lincoln University honored him with its first Freedom and Peace Award, and he is the named Nnamdi Azikiwe Professor of Political Science.  (Nnamdi Azikwe was the first President of Nigeria, some years after being a student at Lincoln University).

Dr Ihejrika has co-authored 2 books: Pantheon of Political Philosophers (2010) and Freedom and Prosperity in the 21st Century (2011). He has also has had published scholarly articles, book chapters and newspaper and magazine articles.

He was an adjunct assistant professor at Drexel University for 6 years. He participated in the future faculty program of Brown University sponsored by Ford Foundation as a graduate student.

He is a columnist with a Philadelphia based community magazine FunTimes. He runs the Igbo language school of the Igbo Catholic Community in Philadelphia Pennsylvania.

He is the founding Chairman of Ngor-Okpala Congress in America—A Diasporan Organization comprising over 3,000 indigenes of Ngor-Okpala Local Government in the United States. He is  the chairman of the building committee mandated to build a multi-million naira conference center for NOCIA at the LGA headquarters at Umuneke Ngor-Okpala, in Owerri Imo State of Nigeria.