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Doyin Coker-Kolo Ph.D.

Hillside Hall 12
Phone: (812) 941-2206


Doyin Coker-Kolo is Professor and Coordinator of Educational Leadership and a Carnegie African Diaspora Fellow. A veteran teacher and administrator, Doyin believes that the 3 facets of academics-teaching, scholarship and service should be integrated in the professional life of an educator. She has a passion for collaborative research, high impact practice for students, and interdisciplinary grant writing. Doyin considers herself a critical educator with a laser focus on equity and social justice especially in the preparation of teacher candidates and other professionals. She founded “Together We’ll Grow,” a pipeline program for recruiting minority high school students in the Teacher Cadet programs into education. Dr. Coker-Kolo’s areas of research include program and unit accreditations, Supervision and Organization of Middle Level Education, Brain Drain and Higher Education in Sub-Saharan Africa.

 Her recent publications include: “Deanship: The Art of Service and Shared Leadership.” In Hicks & Watson (Ed). Black Administrators in Higher Education: Autoethnographic Explorations and Personal Narratives, published by Hamilton Books, Inc., “The Role of African Universities in a Changing World.” (2013) published in the Journal of Third World Studies, Inc. and “The Role of Accreditation in Fostering Diversity in Teacher Preparation Programs” (2014) in Sleeter, Neal & Kumashiro (Ed). Addressing the Demographic Imperative: Recruiting, Preparing, and Retaining a Diverse and Highly Effective Teaching Force, published by Routledge. Her leadership roles with professional associations include President, Treasurer and Executive Council member for the Association of Global South Studies, Site Visitor and Councilor with the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP. She also served as board member for the Association of Middle Level Education (AMLE).

Academic Background

  • Doctorate

    • University of South Carolina, Columbia, United States
    • Doctor of Philosophy, Major in Educational Administration
  • Masters

    • University of South Carolina, Columbia, United States
    • Master of Education, Major in Educational Administration
  • Bachelors

    • University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria
    • Bachelor of Arts, Major in Educational Administration

Professional Interests


Teaching: Educational Leadership, Multicultural Education and  Middle Level Education.



Grant Writing

Curriculum development

Institutional, unit and program accreditations

Diversifying the teacher and leadership workforce

Human rights to education

 Brain Drain

 Higher Education in Sub-Saharan Africa

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