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Kofi Lomotey
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Kofi Lomotey is the John Bardo & Deborah Bardo Distinguished Professor of Educational Leadership at Western Carolina University.  His research interests include black principals, urban education, blacks in higher education and independent African-centered schools. He has taught at SUNY-Buffalo and LSU-Baton Rouge.  He was Provost at Medgar Evers College-CUNY and at Fisk University in Nashville.  Kofi served as Chancellor at Southern University-Baton Rouge and President at Fort Valley State University in Georgia.  


Lomotey has published more than 50 journal articles, book chapters and books, including the Handbook on Urban Education (edited with H. Richard Milner), the Encyclopedia of African American Education, and Going to School: The African American Experience.  He served as the editor of the journal, Urban Education, for 19 years, and currently serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Negro Education and Urban Education.  

Lomotey earned a BA degree in economics from Oberlin College, an MEd degree in elementary curriculum and instruction from Cleveland State University, an MA degree in educational administration and policy analysis from Stanford University and a PhD degree in educational administration and policy analysis, also from Stanford University.


Distinctions at UCEA
2019-2020 PSR
Western Carolina University