Howard University . Washington, DC
Faculty Biography - Abdul Karim Bangura
PhD Linguistics, Georgetown University
PhD Political Science, Howard University
PhD Development Economics, University of Maryland Baltimore GraduateSchool
PhD Computer Science, Columbus University
PhD Mathematics, Columbus University
MS Linguistics, Georgetown University
Grd Dpl Social Sciences, Stockholms Universitet
MA International Affairs, American University
BA International Studies, American University
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Telephones: Howard University, 202.806.9388/6850/6720; The African Institution: 202.829.6554

For 17 years now (three years for Bowie State University, seven years forAmerican University, and seven years for Howard University), the scientificessays of Abdul Karim Bangura’s undergraduate students have been themost published in the faculty refereed National Conference onUndergraduate Research Journal, and many others have been published inother faculty refereed journals. Also, for 14 years now, his graduate studentsat Howard Universiity and American University have been the most publishedin refereed and other scholarly journals and books and have won the mostBest Graduate Student Paper Awards.

A Muslim who attended a Roman Catholic school and served mass as an AltarBoy in Sierra Leone and studied Judaism under the tutelage of revered Rabbis in Italy, Bangura is well schooled in the Abrahamic connections. Wellsought after for television and radio shows, speeches, lectures, essay andbook manuscript reviews, workshops on research methodology andteaching/learning strategies, inter-religious dialogues, training in cross-cultural communication and language usage strategies, and conflictresolution, Bangura holds a BA in International Studies, an MA inInternational Affairs, a Graduate Diploma in the Social Sciences, an MS inLinguistics, a PhD in Political Science, a PhD in Development Economics, aPhD in Linguistics, a PhD in Computer Science, and a PhD in Mathematics.

Bangura is currently a professor of Research Methodology and Public Policy inthe Department of Political Science and coordinator of the NationalConference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) initiative at HowardUniversity and a researcher-in-residence of Abrahamic Connections andIslamic Peace Studies at the Center for Global Peace in the School ofInternational Service at American University. Before that, he was a professorof International Relations and Islamic Peace Studies, a researcher-in-residence at the Center for Global Peace, the coordinator of the BA inInternational Studies—International Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR)ffocus, the coordinator of the Islamic Lecture Series, the coordinator of theNCUR, and the faculty advisor of The Africa Project at the Center for GlobalPeace, the American University Undergraduate Research Association(AUURA), the International Peace and Conflict Resolution Association (IPCRA),the Student Organization for African Studies (SOFAS) and the Muslim StudentAssociation (MSA) at American University, and the director of The AfricanInstitution in Washington, DC. From 1993 to 2000, Bangura taught PoliticalScience and International Studies, served as Special Assistant to thePresident and Provost, founded and directed The Center for Success at BowieState University of the University of Maryland System. He also has taught atGeorgetown University and Sojourner-Douglass College.

Bangura is the author 75 books and more than 600 scholarly articles. One ofhis recent books titled African Mathematics: From Bones to Computers is thewinner of the prestigious Cecil B. Curry Book Award. Bangura is fluent inabout a dozen African and six European languages, and studying to increasehis proficiency in Arabic, Hebrew, and Hieroglyphics. He is the recipient ofmany teaching and other scholarly and community service awards. He is alsoa member of many scholarly organizations, has served as President and thenUnited Nations Ambassador of the Association of Third World Studies, and isa Special Envoy of the African Union Peace and Security Council.

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