Meshack Sagini

Meshack Sagini

Title: Associate Professor & Research Scientist
Company: Langston University
Location: Edmond, Oklahoma, United States

Meshack Sagini, Associate Professor and Research Scientist at Langston University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in higher education.

A professor at Langston University since 1991, Dr. Sagini has accrued nearly 40 years of professional excellence in higher education. Alongside his role as an educator, Dr. Sagini has been serving as a research scientist at Langston University since 1991. He was formerly an adjunct assistant professor at the University of Oklahoma from 1994 to 1995, an instructor at Michigan State University from 1990 to 1992, an assistant professor of social sciences at Lansing Community College from 1989 to 1991, and a tutor at Michigan State University from 1985 to 1988. He began his career as a lecturer at Northern Caribbean University from 1979 to 1980. Dr. Sagini previously served as a visiting scholar with the University of Michigan in 2005 and Kisii University in Kenya in 2014. Notably, he was appointed to President Barack Obama’s Kitchen Cabinet in 2009 and upon his re-election in 2013.

In preparation for his esteemed roles, Dr. Sagini sought formal education, first receiving a Diploma in social sciences from the University of Cambridge in 1968, followed by a Bachelor of Education in history, education, and religion from Northern Caribbean University in 1979. He went on to earn a Master of Arts in educational leadership and history from Andrews University in 1982 and a Doctor of Philosophy in college and university administration, social sciences perspective, from Michigan State University in 1987. Dr. Sagini completed postdoctoral coursework in public policy at Oklahoma State University in 1997 and at the University of Central Oklahoma from 2016 to 2018.

A leading voice in his spheres of interest, Dr. Sagini maintains affiliation with several industry-related organizations, including the Kenya Scholars & Studies Association, the National Social Science Association, the Association of American Foreign Policy, and Phi Beta Delta. He is also a member of the College of Education at Michigan State University; Gale, a Cengage Company; and the American Society for Public Administration.

To share his knowledge with the community of educators, Dr. Sagini has authored several works in his fields of expertise. In 2015, he published “Globalization: The Paradox of Organizational Behavior: Terrorism, Foreign Policy, & Governance.” In addition, he wrote “Comparative Perceptions of Planners of Four Michigan Community Colleges” in 2011, “Strategic Planning & Management in Public Organizations: Behavior in Organizations” in 2007, and “The African and the African American University: A Historical & Sociological Analysis” in 1996.

In recognition of his exceptional accomplishments, Dr. Sagini was named a Distinguished Professor of Faculty Row by the Faculty Row Committee. Additionally, he was an honoree of the Oklahoma Political Science Association in 2009. The father of three children and five grandchildren, Dr. Sagini hopes to continue teaching and publishing more books and articles.

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