Emmanuel N. Amadife, Ph.D.

Professor College of Arts and Sciences Division of Behavorial and Social Sciences
Hathaway HallRoom 233A400 East Main St.Frankfort, KY 40601(502) 597-6118(502) 597-5830 (fax)


Prior to serving for seventeen years as the Chair of Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences at Kentucky State University, Dr. Amadife taught at the University of Rhode Island where he was also the Interim Director of African and Afro-American Studies Program.  He also taught at Shaw University, Raleigh, NC.  His research and teaching interests include International Organizations, Comparative Government, Development, Third World Issues, Democratization, and African Politics. In addition to his published book Pre-Theories of Foreign Policy Making, his other scholarly peer reviewed publications include “Liberalization and Democratization in Nigeria: The International and Domestic Challenge. Co-author of “Africa’s Political Boundaries: Colonial Cartography, The OAU, and the Advisability of Ethno-National Adjustment.” A frequent participant at professional conferences at regional and national level, Dr. Amadife is the initiator, Founder and Director of the Annual Southern Interdisciplinary Roundtable on African Studies (SIRAS) at Kentucky State University.

Degrees and Certifications

  • Ph.D., University of Connecticut
  • M.A., University of Rhode Island, Kingston
  • B.A., School of International Training, Brattleboro, Vermont
  • Diploma, Institute of Public Administration, Dublin, Ireland