Joseph Sankoh, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Political Science, Director of the African Initiative and Refugee Studies
- MA, MAIS, Fairleigh Dickson University, 1986
- Ph.D, University of Buffalo, 1999
- PHI 232 – Learning Through Service
- GVT 210 – Politics of Globalization
- LEAF 507 – Leadership & the Community
- GVT 247 – Sustainability & 3rd World Development
- LEAF 511 – Leadership in Non-Profit Organization
- GVT 101 – Comparative Politics
- LEAF 514 – Leadership in Business
- GVT 121 – International Relations
- HIS 230 – Problems of 3rd World
- GVT/HIS 312 – Sub-Saharan Africa
Dr. Sankho, a native of Sierra Leone, West Africa, was founding Director of Daemen's Department of Service Learning. He was the recipient of the Daemen College President’s Outstanding Administrator/Faculty Award in 1994 and helped found Daemen Students Without Borders (a global academic service learning humanitarian student group) and the Multicultural Association of Daemen (a cross-cultural education group).
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Research and Teaching Interests
- Politics of Globalization, Comparative Politics, International Relations, Third World Studies, Black Studies, International Organizations/Non-Governmental Organizations, Political Economy, Corruption Studies, Diplomatic Relations, Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, Academic Service Learning & Civic Engagement.
- The Legal, Cultural, and Economic Determinants of Corruption”, at the 54th Annual Conference of New York State Political Science Association at Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY; April 14-15, 2000.
- “Assessment of Colonialism’s Impact on Corruption in Sub-Saharan Africa”, at the Annual International Conference of National Association of African American Studies, National Association of Hispanic & Latino Studies, National Association of Native America Studies, and International Association of Asian Studies; at Cancun, Mexico, August 20 – September 3, 2001.
- The Issue of Reparations for African Slavery”, at NAAAS, NAHLS, NAAMS, & IAAS National Conference at Houston, Texas, February 17-26, 2003.
- “The Impact of Globalization” (workshop) at COOL Conference at Harvard University; March 16-18, 2001.
- “The Age of Globalization: Who Benefits? – An Analyses of the Plight of the 3rd World in the Age of Increasing Globalization”; at the 28th Annual Third World Conference, March 27-30, 2002, Chicago, Illinois.
- “The Impact of HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa: Why the Rich 1st World Should Care”; at Daemen College, March 26, 2003.
- “Sierra Leone, 12 Years of Civil War” at Zonta Women’s World Organization Conference; Amherst, NY, November 2002.
- Political Corruption in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Comparative Analyses – with Particular Reference to Sierra Leone, Ghana, and Nigeria (Bell & Howell Co; Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1999)
- “Assessment of Colonialism’s Contribution to Corruption in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Case of British West Africa”, in National Association of Hispanics and Latino Studies, National Association of African American Studies, National Association of Asian Studies International Monograph Series 2001 – PP. 409-461.
- “Understanding Diversity & Other Cultures will Enhance Kiwanis Potential for the 21st Century and Beyond”; in Empire State Kiwanian Journal, #5, March 2000, New York.
- “The Issue of Reparations for African Slavery: The Case for Reparations”, in Journal of Intercultural Disciplines, Fall 2004 (Forthcoming).
- National Political Science Honor Society of America;
- New York State Political Science Association;
- National Association of African-American Studies, National Assoc. of Hispanics & Latino Studies, and International Assoc. of Asian Studies;
- American Association of University Professors;
- Editorial Advisory Board, Collegiate Press Publishing (review of academic books, articles, proposals, etc in Black & Third world studie);
- New York State Campus Compact For Academic Service Learning;
- American College Personnel Association;
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