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Philliph M Mutisya

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Professor of Education and Faculty Senate Chair-2017-18
(919) 530-7689
(919) 530-7681
2093 H. M. Michaux, Jr. School of Education Building


As a Professor of Education, my responsibilities are: Teaching, Research and Community Service. My research informs my teaching and professional development. My research also informs and contributes to: service to the learning communities at institutional, local, national, and internationally while promoting institutional intellectual Advancement and development and empowerment of the "Comm-Uni-Versity"(Community and the university. Executive Member in Professional Research and community organizations: WWW.AAER.ORG, Academy of Processed Education, Kenya Scholars and Studies Association, International Leadership Association, and Kenya University Project.
Research focus is on improvement of educational Process as it relates to Human Behavioral and Social Sciences. Specialty area of focus include: Identity and Socialization, Professional Development in leadership at local, National and Internationally.
Teaches Courses in:
Human Growth and Development
Educational Psychology
Diversity and Multicultural Education courses
Leadership, in International and Global Education
Applied Research
Advises Scholarly theses and Doctoral dissertations.


Education Background:
Ed.D. Instructional Leadership in Education, with a concentration on Curriculum and Development in Multicultural/Bilingual Education,University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 1989.

M.Ed. International Education, with a concentration on Training and Development in Non-formal Education, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 1984.

Undergraduate Degree was waived for an equivalent experience under special Maters Degree program, the Center for International Education, Amherst Massachusetts.

Training Experience and Certification
Certified in Process Education, 2008 by Pacific Crest Inc.
Certified National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI) Trainer- Prejudice Reduction & Conflict Resolution, 2006.
Certified Character Education Trainer, Character Counts Coalition, Josephson Institute National Certification, 2000.
Crest Trainer of Trainers, Cross-cultural Awareness, Peace Corps, 1987.
Certified Language Instructor-Kiswahili and English, Makioki Language Services, Nairobi, Kenya, 1982-1983.

Instructor, National Outdoor Leadership School, Naromoru, Kenya, 1978, 1980-82 and Certified Outdoor Leadership Instructor, Lander, Wyoming, 1979-1980.
Audio Lingual language Training Instructor, Peace Corps, Kenya, 1977-1982.
Currently teaches: Human Growth and Development, Diversity, Pedagogy and Social Change, Multiculturalism & practice of Schooling, Applied Research Techniques, Introduction to Educational Psychology, and Foundations of Educational Psychology.
Current research: focus include, Integrating Culture and Identity in Teaching and learning, Academic Freedom as Empowerment Process to Reclaim Professorship Prestige, shared governance as a Tool to Empower Faculty in Higher Education, and application of Process Education Philosophy in teaching and learning.
Prior to joining North Carolina Central University, taught at Fayetteville State University from 1991-2001. Worked as an Assistant Coordinator-African American student Affairs for two years and as Resident Director in Housing and Residence Life for two years at North Carolina State University, 1987 to 1991.

Before joining graduate school, Mutisya had an extensive experience in teaching and training in Outdoor Education (National Outdoor Leadership School in Kenya and USA), Two years teaching in Ikaatini Secondary and working with US Peace Corps and other international organizations, which earned him an experience equivalent to United States undergraduate degree.
Other experiences include developing and teaching Kiswahili as a visiting Assistant Professor at North Carolina State University and at UNC-Chapel Hill, 1994. His Specialty areas include research in Diversity and Multicultural education/Character Education, and Training and Development in Domestic and International Education. He has published a book with the National Social Sciences Press 1D Conceptualizing African and African American Family and Cultural Identity 1D the book focuses on developing conceptual framework on identity and socialization for African and African Americans, a cross-cultural perspective with a focus on Afrocentricity. He has authored numerous articles. Recent publications include:
He was the recipient of the Fayetteville State University Teacher of the Year Award for 1998/99. It is his belief that future of our nation and of the world, rests with the teachers of tomorrow, and the teachers of tomorrow need to support, guide, and challenge students
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/powerschool-for-students/id444984364?mt=8 in a way that will assure their ability to apply and transfer their knowledge to ever-changing challenges. For teachers to be able to do this they must be well grounded in their educational philosophy, which is the basis for educational theory.
Mutisya chaired numerous dissertations and theses committees in his 10-year tenure at Fayetteville State University. He was instrumental the creation of the doctoral degree program in educational leadership in which he chaired the first Dissertation, in 1997 in the Program at FSU on Character

Chief Consultant for Bahati Educational Training and Development: Conducts Training on Diversity and Professional Development for teachers, University and College Professors, administrators, and staff development for people in other professional fields.
Recent Training:
June 27-July 7, 2010 Conducted a 5 Day Faculty Development Training - Integrating Process Education Strategies and Technology in teaching College Level for Criminal Justice Department faculty at NCCU June 5-June 11, 2010.
Conducted 7 Day Faculty Development- Using an Integrated Approach to Improve Teaching at University level Classroom during Faculty learning Community Training at NCCU.
May 20, 2010 Communiversity Strategies for Building Bridges with the Community
"One Columbus Presented to Columbus State University (Georgia USA) Faculty & community members of One Columbus.
Fall 2009 Shepard Middle School PTA Executive Board Training: Parental Involvement in Schooling Success, Durham North Carolina,
2005 to 2010 Conducted numerous Faculty Professional Development training to Professors in social sciences on Diversity and integrating philosophy in Teaching methodology in higher education level.

Professional Affiliation:
Board Membership
2008-2010 President and Executive Board member http://www.aaer.org
2006-2008 President Elect and Executive Board member for the Association for the Advancement of Educational Research (AAER), and Editorial board member for JAER
2005 to 2009 Service Learning Efforts and Community Based Learning, a national model for service learning by Campus Compact Advisory Board
2006-Present Co-Founder and Interim Board or Directors member of African Diaspora Coalition of North Carolina (ADCNC)
2008 to present NCCU Faculty Representative on UNCEP Africa Advisory Committee
Member of the NCCU Office of International Affairs Advisory Board
National Social Sciences Association (http://www.nssa.us)
South Atlantic Philosophy of Education Society (SAPES)
Institute for the Study of Minority Issues (ISMI) North Carolina Central University
Sister Cities of Durham Advisory Board.
Awards Received:
Inducted to the NCCU Phi Eta Sigma, Chapter of Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society in March 2004
1998/99 Fayetteville State University Teacher of the Year
1996 Teacher Education Scholar, Methodist College, first class of
Teacher Education Research Scholars
1996 Teacher of the Year, recognized by School of Education NCSEA
1990 North Carolina State University Black Student Board Services


EDD University of Massachusetts, Amherst 1989


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Selected Publications

1. Mutisya, P. M. (1900). Published Refereed Research. Published Research.
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