Title: Professor Emeritus
Company: Kent State University
Location: Diamond Vale, Diego Martin, Trinidad and Tobago
Kwame Nantambu, PhD, professor emeritus at Kent State University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the field of history.
Dr. Nantambu leverages more than 35 years of experience as a proven expert in the field of education. Specializing in African history, he previously served as a professor of ancient African civilization at Kent State University for 13 years. Shortly after retiring from his full-time teaching obligations, he was honored with the title of professor emeritus at the institution in 2003. In his other prior endeavors as an educator, Dr. Nantambu operated as an associate professor at Howard University for 16 years, where he also acted as the chairman of the graduate program for international studies.
Prior to embarking on his vocational journey, Dr. Nantambu cultivated his own higher education, ultimately achieving a PhD at the Union Institute & University in 1981. As part of his dedication to his profession, he has also remained affiliated with The Association for the Study of Classical African Civilizations (ASCAC) since 1984. In his earliest professional efforts, Dr. Nantambu also excelled as a public speaker and presenter. To wit, he spoke on African history in great length at several schools, including Coppin State University in 1982.
Well-regarded for his scholarly output as well, Dr. Nantambu has authored numerous monographs, newsletters and professional papers, in addition to convening many conferences throughout his career. Most recently, he was featured in the Trinidad and Tobago News in 2022. He has also authored and co-authored and co-authored a variety of African history pieces, including his book, “Egypt & Afrocentric Geopolitics: Essays on European Supremacy.” Likewise, Dr. Nantambu authored “A Current Bibliography on African Affairs” in 2001.
To commemorate his earliest achievements, Dr. Nantambu was named as an Outstanding Young Man of America in 1986. In light of his fulfilling career, he has largely attributed his success to his positive outlook, professionalism, and desire to excel. Accounting for his accomplishments, he is particularly proud of his work on his written work, especially “Who Built the Premise and Why?”, which is based on his first trip to Egypt in 1992. Looking to the future, Dr. Nantambu hopes to visit Ghana or Senegal and further immerse himself in African culture.
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