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Dr.  Seth N. Asumah is a SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor, Professor of Political Science and Chairperson of the Africana Studies Department. Professor Asumah is the author and co-editor of  eleven books and over 100 scholarly articles, book chapters, reviews, and essays.

He is President Emeritus of the New York African Studies Association (NYASA) and Vice President for Publications. Dr. Asumah is Founding Director of the Institute of Diversity, Inclusion and Social Justice.  He has completed diversity, multicultural and teaching institutes at the National Multicultural Institute, Washington D.C. (2009); University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (1998); Williams College, MA (1994); MIT, Cambridge, MA (1991); and Fisk University, Nashville, TN (1991).

In 2015, Professor Asumah was appointed a Carnegie-University of Ghana Diaspora Fellow.   As a Fulbright-Hay National Screening Committee Member, he was recognized for his endeavors for the Africa Region in 2019 by the Institute of International Education (IIE). Dr. Asumah is a Boren Fellowship National Screening Committee Member for U.S. National Security Education Agency and the Institute of International Education (IIE).   

Dr. Asumah is a recipient of many international, national and local awards and honors, including the National Role Model Faculty Award, Minority Access Inc. (2018), State University of New York Distinguished Academy member, State University of New York at Oneonta Alumni of Distinction (2015), Steven J. Barnes Outstanding Faculty Award SUNY Cortland (2016).  He was the 2015 recipient of the Professor Ali A. Mazrui Outstanding Scholarship and Educational Activities Award (NYASA).  In 2006, Dr. Asumah was a Scholar-in-Residence at the University of Oxford, England, United Kingdom. Professor Asumah received the Outstanding Teaching in Political Science Award from American Political Science Association (APSA), 2008; Rozanne Brooks Dedicated and Excellence in Teaching Award in 1999, and SUNY Cortland Excellence in Teaching Award in 2003. In 2007, Professor Asumah received the honor and rank of SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor. He has received many other honors. These include the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the Political Science Honor Society of Pi Sigma Alpha and the International Honor Society of Phi Beta Delta.

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