Dr. Emmanuel Amadife

Professor of Political Science Criminal Justice School of Government, Policy and Justice Studies
Hathaway HallRoom 233A400 East Main St.Frankfort, KY 40601(502) 597-6118


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 Relations, 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

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