Mejai Bola Avoseh

Mejai Bola Avoseh

Professor

EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION

Delzell Education Center 201

Phone: (605) 677-5812

Email: Mejai.Avoseh@usd.edu

Bio:

Dr. Avoseh has taught at different levels of education in Nigeria, Namibia and the United States. He has presented and published widely in different areas of adult and higher education.


Teaching Interests:

Adult education, Comparative/International/multi-cultural education & Indigenous pedagogy.


Research Interests:

Adult education, Comparative/International education & diversity/multi-cultural education.


Education:

  • MA, Philosophy, University of Ibadan, 1984
  • BA, Philosophy, University of Ibadan,
  • MS, Educational Leadership & Administration, The College of St. Rose,
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE), Teacher Education, University of Ibadan,
  • Ph D, Adult Education, University of Ibadan,

Licensures and Certifications:

  • The Fulbright Press and Public Relations Certificate, United States Department of State
  • School District Administrator Certificate (SDA), NYSED
  • School Administrator/Supervisor (SAS) Lincense, NYSED
  • New York State Teacher certificate - Common Branche -Pre-K to 6, New York State Education Department
  • New York Teaching License: Social Studies, Secondary 7-12 , NYSED

Grants:

  • CTL Teaching & Learning Grant, USD - CTL. (2016 - 2017)
  • CTL Teaching and Learning Grant., USD. (2016 - 2017)
  • SOE research grant, School of Education. Grant Role: Co-Principal. (2015 - 2015)
  • Teaching/Research, Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board & the US Department of State. (2013 - 2014)
  • CTL Teaching and Learning Grant, USD. (2009 - 2009)
  • Bush Grant, USD/CTL. (2009 - 2009)
  • Center for Academic Engagement Grant, USD. (2008 - 2008)
  • CTL/Bush Grant, USD. (2007)
  • Fall 2011 CTL/MCI Grants, Center for Teaching and Learning.

Publications:

Citations listed below are presented in a standardized, modified format for display purposes only. They do not necessarily reflect the preferred style and conventions of the faculty member or discipline.

  • Avoseh, Mejai Bola. AK?T?Y?N AND OJÚ ?RUN: INDIGENOUS AFRICAN METAPHORS FOR DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION. Edited by M. Avoseh & M. Boucouvalas, 23-28. Memphis: Commission for International Adult Education of AAACE, 2017.
  • Avoseh, Mejai Bola. Ubiquitous indigenous African lifelong education as "New" foundation for sustainable development. In Education and new Developments, edited by Mafalda Carmo, 618-622. Vol. 2017. Lisbon: END, 2017.
  • Avoseh, Mejai Bola. Dakota Diversity and Indigenous values: The metaphor of Abomi Senu Fena. In Dakota TESL 2016 Newsletter, edited by Emily Koo, 9-9. Vol. 10, Iss. Fall 2016. Sioux Falls: Dakota Teachers of English as Second Language , 2016.
  • Jean Francois, Emmanuel, Avoseh, Mejai Bola, Griswold, Wendy, and . Perspectives on transnational higher education. In Perspectives on transnational higher education, edited by Jean Francois, Avoseh, & Griswold..
  • Avoseh, Mejai Bola. Balancing the "local" and the "global" through transnational education: The Case of the University of Botswana. In Perspectives on transnational higher education, edited by E. Francois, M.B.M. Avoseh, & W. Griswold . Boston: Sense Publishers, 2016.
  • Shudak, Nicholas, and Avoseh, Mejai Bola. Freirean-based critical pedagogy: The Challenges of Limit-situations and Critical Transitivity, 463-471. Vol. 6, Iss. 4. Creative Education, 2015. (DOI: 10.4236/ce.2015.64046)
  • Avoseh, Mejai Bola. Botho: Botswana's Indigenous Power for Humanizing the "Vuvuzelas" of Globalization.. Edited by Marcie Boucouvalas, 24-31. Bowie, MD: Commission for International Adult Education of AAACE, 2014.
  • Mosweunyane, Dama, and Avoseh, Mejai Bola. Knowledge, attitudes, and behavior towards HIV/AIDS among the Basarwa of Botswana: Exploring indigenous options, 174-181. Bowie, MD: American Association for Adult and Continuing Education, 2014.
  • Avoseh, Mejai Bola. Lifelong learning as a narrative in humanism. EDAD Newsletter, University of South Dakota, 01. Vermillion, SD: EDAD, USD, 2014.
  • Avoseh, Mejai Bola. From Vermillion to Kasane: A lifelong journey of learning, 01. Vol. Vol.8,, Iss. #1, Spring. Bismarck, ND: Dakota TESL, 2014.
  • Avoseh, Mejai Bola. Avoseh, M.B.M. (2013). Proverbs as Theoretical frameworks for lifelong learning in indigenous African education.. Edited by A. K. Brooks, J. V. Ross-Gordon et. al, 236-250. Vol. 63, Iss. 03. Thousand Oaks, CA: Adult Education Quarterly, 63 (3), 236-250, DOI: 10.1177/0741713612462601. Published by Sage & AAACE (http://www.aaace.org/)., 2013. (DOI: 10.1177/0741713612462601)
  • Avoseh, Mejai Bola. Religious Rites and Celebrations as Frameworks for Lifelong Learning in Traditional Africa. Edited by Marcie Boucouvalas, 5-11. Bowie, MD: Commission for International Adult Education (CIAE) of the AAACE , 2012.
  • Avoseh, Mejai Bola. The Freirean "Andragogy" and Orality in indigenous African education: A framework for comparative education. Edited by Reischmann, J, 51-56. Bamberg: International Society for Comparative Adult Education (ISCAE) , 2012.
  • Avoseh, Mejai Bola. Why my sister did not go to "school" and its lessons for inequities and future agenda., 12. Iss. http://www.worldwewant2015.org/node/290901. New York: UN Women and UNICEF global thematic consultation on Addressing Inequalities in the Post-2015 Development Agenda, 2012.
  • Avoseh, Mejai Bola, and . A traditional African perspective of blended learning.. In Transcultural Blended Learning and Teaching in Postsecondary Education, edited by Emmanuel Jean Francois, Ph.D., 15-28. Hershey, PA : IGI Global , 2012.
  • Avoseh, Mejai Bola, and . The Challenges of Raising an Ideal African Family in America. Edited by Marcie Boucouvalas, 8-14. Bowie, MD: Proceedings of the Commission for International Adult Education (CIAE) of the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE), 2011.
  • Avoseh, Mejai Bola. Proverbs as Foundation of Lifelong Learning in Indigenous African Education. Edited by Marcie Boucouvalas, 15-23. Bowie, MD: Proceedings of the Commission for International Adult Education (CIAE) of the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE), 2011.
  • Avoseh, Mejai Bola. Informal community learning in traditional Africa. In Innovations in lifelong learning: critical perspectives, edited by Jackson, Sue , 35 - 48 . London: Routledge, 2011.
  • Avoseh, Mejai Bola. Adult Educational and Moral Powers of Women in Indigenous Africa. In Proceedings of the Commission on Intationernational Adult Education (CIAE) of AAACE, edited by Marcie Boucouvalas, pp. 9-14. Clearwater Beach, FL: American iation for Adult and Continuing Education., 2010.
  • Avoseh, Mejai Bola. Adult Education and Religious Literacy. In Rocznik Andragogiczny 2009 (The Andragogy Yearbook), 283-293. Warszawa: Akademickie Towarzystwo Andragogiczne, 2009.
  • Avoseh, Mejai Bola. Paulo Freire's Humanism and the Challenges of 21 st Century Adult Education. In Rocznik Andragogiczny 2009 (The Andragogy Yearbook). Warszawa: Akademickie Towarzystwo Andragogiczne, 2009.
  • Avoseh, Mejai Bola. Paulo Freire's Conscientization and the Challenges of 21st Century Adult Education, 1-6. Cleveland, Ohio: Commission on International Adult Education (CIAE) of AAACE International , 2009.
  • Avoseh, Mejai Bola. A Cross-cultural Analysis of Fighting Poverty through Education and Participatory Development, 10-18. Vol. XXI, Iss. 1. Boston: International Journal of Case Method Research & Application, 2009.
  • Avoseh, Mejai Bola. Adult education for rural revitalization in South Dakota, 37-40. Vol. XL, Iss. 3. Community Education Journal, 2009.
  • Avoseh, Mejai Bola. A comparative review of lifelong learning in traditional African and Native American indigenous education. In Comparative Adult Education 2008: Experiences and Examples, edited by Reischmann, J. and Bron, M, 191-202. Frankfurt/New York: Peter Lang, 2008.
  • Avoseh, Mejai Bola. Using adult education methods to engender closer connections between ESL teachers and learners, 5-6. Piere, SD: Dakota TESL Newsletter, 2008.
  • Avoseh, Mejai Bola. School executives and the challenges of diversity in relationships. In Texas Council of Women School Executives (TCWSE) Monograph, 149-155. Texas Council of Women School Executives (TCWSE) Monograph, 2008.
  • Avoseh, Mejai Bola. A comparison of participation in adult education and learning across two 'worlds', 51-57. Edinburgh: Standing Conference on University Teaching and Research in Education of Adults (SCUTREA, 2008.
  • Avoseh, Mejai Bola. Values and informal education: From indigenous Africa to 21st century Vermillion, 51-57. St. Louis, Missouri: 49th Annual Adult Education Research Conference (AERC), , 2008.
  • Avoseh, Mejai Bola. Student Government and 'Volante' should challenge rumors. Vermillion: The Volante, 2008.
  • Avoseh, Mejai Bola. Andragogy in second grade: Reflections of an adult educator in elementary education, 19-27. Vol. 5, Iss. 2. New York: The New York Journal of Adult Learning, 2007.
  • Avoseh, Mejai Bola. The symmetrical relationship between learning and communities in traditional Africa. Belfast: Standing Conference on University Teaching and Research in Education of Adults (SCUTREA, 2007.
  • Avoseh, Mejai Bola. The United States' 'No Child Left Behind Act' and its implications for widening access to education. In Widening Access to Education as Social Justice, edited by Akpovire Oduaran and H. S. Bhola , 227-244. Dordrecht, : Springer, 2006.
  • , Lu, Jui-hsiang, Avoseh, Mejai Bola, and . A Comparison of Paradigm Shifts in Continuing Education Programs and Practices at a Selected University in Taiwan and a University in the United States, 80-87. Milwaulkee: Commission on International Adult Education (CIAE) of AAACE, 2006.
  • Avoseh, Mejai Bola. Adult Education and Religious Literacy, 1-7. Milwaukee: Commission on International Adult Education (CIAE) of AAACE, 2006.
  • Avoseh, Mejai Bola. Without Genealogy: A Search for the Unwritten History of Adult Education in Traditional Africa, 1-12. Bamberg, Germany: 11th International Conference on the History of Adult Education, 2006.
  • Avoseh, Mejai Bola, Gosmire, Doreen, Morrison, Marcia, Van Osdel, Joanne, and . Paulo Freire and the Jigsaw Puzzles of Online Education. In Paulo Freire and the Jigsaw Puzzles of Online Education. Grand Forks, ND: Beyond Boundaries: Integrating Technology into Teaching and Learning , 2005.
  • Avoseh, Mejai Bola. The Power of Voice: An Analysis of Dialogue as a Method in both Elementary and Adult Education, 374-384.. Vol. XVII, Iss. 3. Boston: International Journal of Case Method Research and Application -, 2005.
  • Robinson, Derrick, Schaap, Benjamin, and Avoseh, Mejai Bola. Emerging themes in Creative Higher Education Pedagogy. Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education .
  • Avoseh, Mejai Bola, and . Multiracialism and Diversity Support: A Study of Perceptions in Small U.S. Colleges. West Texas A&M : Journal of multiculturalism in Higher Education .
  • Avoseh, Mejai Bola. Sustaining Empowering Education in the 21st Century through Indigenous Pedagogies. Wheeling, Illinois : International Council on Education for Teaching (ICET)..
  • Avoseh, Mejai Bola. Proverbs as Theoretical frameworks for lifelong learning in indigenous African education.. SAGE: Adult Education Quarterly. (DOI: doi:10.1177/0741713612462601 )
  • Avoseh, Mejai Bola, Morrison, Marcia, Gosmire, Doreen, and Van Osdel, Joanne. Indigenous Ways and a Holistic Education Approach to Green Revolution..

Awards and Honors:

  • Nominee, Belbas-Larson Award for Excellence in Teaching, University of South Dakota, 2017
  • Board Member, American Association for Adult and Continuing Education, 2016
  • Director, Commission for International Education of AAACE, 2016
  • President-elect, Transnational Education and Learning Society (TELS), 2016
  • Nominated for the School of Education Excellence in Research Award, School of Education, 2015
  • Nominated for the School of Education Excellence in Service Award, University of South Dakota, 2015
  • Vice-President and Board Member, Transnational Education and Learning Society (TELS), 2015
  • Cerificate of Completion of Fulbright Scholarship Program, Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board & United States Department of State, 2014
  • Board Member, Association of Educational Development in Africa, University of South Africa, 2014
  • President and Chair of Board, Dakota TESL, 2013
  • Received the J. William Fulbright Scholars Award for U.S. Scholars, United States Department of State, 2013
  • Nominee, Belbas-Larson Award for Excellence in Teaching, USD, 2013
  • President-Elect, Dakota Teachers of English as a Second Language - Dakota TESL, 2012
  • Nominee, Belbas-Larson Award for Excellence in Teaching, USD, 2012
  • Nominee, Belbas-Larson Award for Excellence in Teaching, USD, 2010
  • Nominee, Belbas-Larson Award for Excellence in Teaching, USD, 2008
  • Nominee, Belbas-Larson Award for Excellence in Teaching, USD, 2007
  • Special Mention for Literacy Research, UNESCO, 1992

Presentations:

  • Avoseh, Mejai Bola. Adult Learning in a Complext World: Wither South Dakota?. Presented at the Dakota Teachers of English as Second Language, Sioux Falls. (November 08, 2017)
  • Avoseh, Mejai Bola. AK?T?Y?N AND OJÚ ?RUN: INDIGENOUS AFRICAN METAPHORS FOR DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION. Presented at the Pre-Conference of the Commission for International Adult Education (CIAE), OF aaace., memphis, TN. (October 31, 2017)
  • Avoseh, Mejai Bola. The Philosophical Base of Transnational education and Global Citizenship. Presented at the Fourth Annual Transnational Education and Learning Society (TELS) Conference, Athens, Ohio. (October 4, 2017)
  • Avoseh, Mejai Bola. MEDAGBE: Ogu moral philosophy for Diaspora citizenship. Presented at the Diaspora Festival of Badagry, Badagry, Lagos, Nigeria. (August 23, 2017)
  • Makwinja, Layani, Newland, Lisa, Avoseh, Mejai Bola, Freeman, Harry. Contextual predictors of children's subjective well-being in Botswana. Presented at the 6th Conference of the International Society for Child Indicators, Montreal, Canada. (June 2017)
  • Avoseh, Mejai Bola. Ubiquitous indigenous African lifelong education as "New" foundations for sustainable development. Presented at the International Conference on Education and New Development, Lisbon - Portugal. (June 2017)
  • Avoseh, Mejai Bola. Gendering from the Periphery: A transcultural Perspective on American Indian and Ogu Indigenous Women. Presented at the 2017 Bi-Ennial International Conference : Gender & Security, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. (May 17, 2017)
  • Avoseh, Mejai Bola, Changkuoth, Gatchay K., Zongo, Prosper, . Political and Cultural Challenges of transnational terrorism in Sub-Saharan Africa. Presented at the Third Annual International Conference on Transnational Education and Learning, The University of Memphis. (October 6, 2016)
  • Avoseh, Mejai Bola. Diversity and Equity in Education: The Dialectics of Modernity and African Tradition. Presented at the XVI World Congress of Comparative Education Societies. (August 22, 2016)
  • Avoseh, Mejai Bola. Repositioning Adult Education with Indigenous Synchronicity and Without the Vuvuzelas of Globalization: The Framework of B?M. Presented at the World Conference on Adult Education, University of Ibadan, Nigeria. (August 12, 2016)
  • Avoseh, Mejai Bola. The Art and Craft of Interactive Teaching and Learning in Indigenous Pedagogies. Presented at the 33rd, International Conference OF WACRA, Pontifica Universidad Cat, Lima, Peru. (July 5, 2016)
  • Schaap, Ben, Avoseh, Mejai Bola: Mejai., . An Educator's Effect on Adult Learners' Creative Insight. Presented at the 65th American Association for Adult and Continuing Education Conference, Albuquerque. (2016)
  • Avoseh, Mejai Bola. Enriching the Landscape of International Adult Learning through Circular Rubrics. Presented at the AAACE 2016 Annual Conference, Albuquerque. (2016)
  • Avoseh, Mejai Bola. Botho and the revolutions in transnational adult learning. Presented at the The American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE) 64th Annual Conference, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (November 18, 2015)
  • Avoseh, Mejai Bola. Dakota Diversity and the Linear-Holistic Challenge: The Metaphor of Abomi Senu Fen?. Presented at the Closer Connections Conference of Dakota Teachers of English as Second Language , Sioux Falls, SD. (November 10, 2015)
  • Avoseh, Mejai Bola. Botho, ?m?lú?bí, and M?dagbe (B?M) as Frameworks for Transnational Education. Presented at the 2nd Annual International Conference on Transnational Education and Learning, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio,. (October 2, 2015)
  • Avoseh, Mejai Bola. Botswana's Kgotla: A Viable Addition to the Dialogic Process in Adult Education.. Presented at the The American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AACE) 63rd Annual Conference, Charleston, South Carolina. (November 4, 2014)
  • Avoseh, Mejai Bola. Botho: Botswana's Indigenous Power for Humanizing the "Vuvuzelas" of Globalization.. Presented at the International Pre-Conference, Commission for International Adult Education (CIAE) , Charleston, South Carolina. (November 03, 2014)
  • Modise, O., Avoseh, Mejai Bola. Balancing the "local" and the "global" through transnational education: The Case of the University of Botswana.. Presented at the First international conference on transnational education and learning, Milwaulkee. (September 29, 2014)
  • Avoseh, Mejai Bola. Putting indigenous Africa back into educational development in Africa: An exploration of cultural and traditional frameworks. Presented at the Association of Educational Development in Africa, 2014 IJEDA Symposium, Rustenburg, South Africa. (March 02, 2014)
  • Avoseh, Mejai Bola. Exploring indigenous African epistemology as a framework for comparative education.. Presented at the XV World Congress of Comparative Education, Buenos Aires, Argentina. (June 27, 2013)
  • Avoseh, Mejai Bola. Comparing Honors and Wisdom in Indigenous African Education and in a 21st Century University Program. Presented at the The 61st Annual Conference of the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE), , ), Las Vegas. (November 8, 2012)
  • Avoseh, Mejai Bola. Religious Rites and Celebrations as Frameworks for Lifelong Learning in Traditional Africa. Presented at the Pre-Conference, Commission for International Adult Education (CIAE) of the AAACE, Las Vegas, Nevada. (November 5, 2012)
  • Avoseh, Mejai Bola. The Freirean "Andragogy" and Orality in indigenous African education: A framework for comparative education. Presented at the The 5th Conference of the International Society for Comparative Adult Education , Las Vegas, Nevada. (November 4, 2012)
  • Avoseh, Mejai Bola, Sternadori, Miglena. Indigenous immigrant women and the contradictions of gender re-construction.. Presented at the Women and Gender Research Conference, , The University of South Dakota. (October 20, 2012)
  • Reed, Kristine, Avoseh, Mejai Bola. Partnerships for teacher capacity building. Presented at the The 56th International Council on Education for Teaching World Assembly , University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast , Ghana. (July 11, 2012)
  • Avoseh, Mejai Bola. ). Active citizenship through global learning: Exploring comparative story-telling and case studies for criticality in undergraduate education. Presented at the The 29th International Conference of World Association for Case Method Research and Application, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden. (June 26, 2012)
  • Avoseh, Mejai Bola. Active citizenship through global learning: Exploring comparative story-telling and case studies for criticality in undergraduate education. Presented at the The 29th International Conference of World Association for Case Method Research and Application, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden. (June 26, 2012)
  • Avoseh, Mejai Bola. A traditional African perspective of the adult learner and adult learning in our complex world. Presented at the The 60th International Conference of American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE), Indianapolis. (November 2, 2011)
  • Avoseh, Mejai Bola. Proversbs as Foundations for Lifelong Learning in Indigenous African Education. Presented at the Pre-Conference of the Commission for International Adult Education (CIAE) of the 60th International Conference of American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE), Indianapolis. (October 31, 2011)
  • Avoseh, Mejai Bola, , . The Challenges of Riasing an Ideal African Family in America. Presented at the Pre-Conference of the Commission for International Adult Education (CIAE) of the 60th International Conference of American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE), Indianapolis. (October 31, 2011)
  • Avoseh, Mejai Bola. An African Wand for Seeing the "Invisible". Presented at the Closer Connections Conference, Sioux Falls, SD. (October 2011)
  • Avoseh, Mejai Bola. Connecting Traditional Family Dynamics to Acculturation in America. Presented at the Closer Connections Conference, Sioux Falls, SD. (October 2011)
  • Avoseh, Mejai Bola, Kaufman, Roberta. Putting Paulo Freire in ELL/Learning Disabilities Classrooms. Presented at the Closer Connections Conference, Sioux Falls, SD. (October 2011)
  • Avoseh, Mejai Bola. REDUCING "DISTANCE" IN DISTANCE EDUCATION THROUGH TECHNOLOGY AND HUMANISTIC CONSIDERATIONS: THE CASE OF A UNIVERSITY. Presented at the 28th International Conference on CASE METHOD, Research, Application, Case Writing, Interactive Methods., Dublin, Ireland. (June 26, 2011)
  • Avoseh, Mejai Bola. Study- Abroad as Learning to Serve and Serving to Learn: Building active global citizens through Study-Abroad. Presented at the International Conference on Study Abroad, Service-Learning, and Sustainability, Brookings. (May 14, 2011)
  • Avoseh, Mejai Bola. Service learning and sustainability as community empowerment.. Presented at the International Conference on Study Abroad, Service-Learning, and Sustainability, Brookings, SD. (May 12, 2011)
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  • Avoseh, Mejai Bola. Some Fundamental Questions on Global Learning and Global Transformation. Presented at the The 59th International Conference of AAACE, Clearwater Beach. (October 27, 2010)
  • Avoseh, Mejai Bola. Adult Educational and Moral Powers of Women in Indigenous Africa. Presented at the International Adult Education Pre-Conference, the Commission for International Adult Education, Clearwater Beach, Florida.. (October 25, 2010)
  • Avoseh, Mejai Bola. The Languages and Related Imperatives of Teaching and. Presented at the Great Plains Conference on Teaching in the Social Sciences, Vermillion. (October 9, 2010)
  • Avoseh, Mejai Bola. The Black Race in a Globalized World: Impacts, Challenges & Opportunities. Presented at the 1st. Global Conference on Black Nationalities, Oshogbo, Nigeria. (August 24, 2010)
  • Avoseh, Mejai Bola. Ideas from Indigenous African Education for Adult Education and Community Development in the 21st Century. Presented at the AAACE 58th International Conference, Cleveland, OH. (November 6, 2009)
  • Avoseh, Mejai Bola. Paulo Freire's Conscientization and the Challenges of 21st Century Adult Education.. Presented at the Pre-Conference, Commission on International Adult Education (CIAE) of the AAACE 58th International Conference, Cleveland, OH. (November 2, 2009)
  • Avoseh, Mejai Bola. Andragogy in K-12 and Adult education Classrooms. Presented at the Dakota TESL Conference, Sioux Falls, SD. (October 2, 2009)
  • Avoseh, Mejai Bola. Employing African 'Philosophy' In Humanizing Teaching And Learning In A Global Environment. Presented at the The 26th International Conference on Case Method Research and Application, Vancouver, B.C., Canada. (June 28, 2009)
  • Avoseh, Mejai Bola. Fostering Participatory Development through Academic Engagement. Presented at the 43rd Annual National Community Education Association (NCEA) Conference, Dallas, Texas. (November 6, 2008)
  • Avoseh, Mejai Bola, Schamp, Ryan. Dewey, Freire and self-direction in 21st century college classrooms. Presented at the Great Plains Conference on the Teaching of Psychology, Vermillion. (October 18, 2008)
  • Avoseh, Mejai Bola. Narrating African dreams in English utilizing adult education and cultural awareness. Presented at the Dakota TESL 2008 Conference, Bismarck, ND. (October 9, 2008)
  • Avoseh, Mejai Bola. Educational and related powers of women in pre-colonial Africa.. Presented at the Women and Power Conference, Vermillion. (October 4, 2008)
  • Avoseh, Mejai Bola. A cross-cultural comparison of fighting poverty through education and participatory development. Presented at the 25th International Conference on Case Method Research and Application, Napier University, Edinburgh, Scotland. (June 29, 2008)
  • Avoseh, Mejai Bola. Combining Pragmatism and Conscientization to Empower Adult Learners to Achieve their Best. Presented at the Missouri Valley Adult Education Association Conference, , Kansas City, MO. (June 4, 2008)
  • Avoseh, Mejai Bola. Using adult education methods to engender closer connections between ESL teachers and learners. Presented at the Dakota TESL Closer Connections Conference, Sioux Falls. (October 4, 2007)
  • Avoseh, Mejai Bola. The symmetrical relationship between learning and communities in traditional Africa.. Presented at the Standing Conference on University Teaching and Research in Education of Adults (SCUTREA), , Belfast, Northern Ireland. (July 4, 2007)
  • Avoseh, Mejai Bola, Gosmire, Doreen. Blending behaviorism and humanistic perspectives to create unique learning experiences. Presented at the First Great Plains Conference on the Teaching of Psychology, Vermillion. (April 28, 2007)
  • Avoseh, Mejai Bola. Changing ecology of adult education and the imperatives of Freire's critical consciousness. Presented at the Missouri Valley Adult Education Association Annual Conference, Bloomington, MN. (April 19, 2007)
  • Avoseh, Mejai Bola. Eduard Lindeman and the cultural ends of adult education. Presented at the Missouri Valley Adult Education Association Annual Conference, Bloomington, MN. (April 18, 2007)
  • Zhang, Ling, Avoseh, Mejai Bola. Dismantling cultural silence in ESL. Presented at the Iowa Culture and Language Conference, Des Moines. (February 19, 2007)
  • Avoseh, Mejai Bola. ). An Invitation to Re-Celebrate Humanistic Adult Education with Grundtvig, Lindeman and Freire. Presented at the The 55th American Association for Adult and Continuing Education Conference, Milwaukee. (November 8, 2006)
  • Avoseh, Mejai Bola, Soka, John. Julius Nyerere and Adult Education for Development: Revisiting the Ujamaa. Presented at the The 55th American Association for Adult and Continuing Education Conference, Milwaukee. (November 7, 2006)
  • Avoseh, Mejai Bola. Adult Education and Religious Literacy. Presented at the Pre Conference of the Commission on International Adult Education (CIAE) of the 55th American Association for Adult and Continuing Education Conference, Milwaukee. (November 6, 2006)
  • Lu, Jui-hsiang, Avoseh, Mejai Bola, . A Comparison of Paradigm Shifts in Continuing Education Programs and Practices at a Selected University in Taiwan and a University in the United States. Presented at the Pre Conference of the Commission on International Adult Education of the 55th American Association for Adult and Continuing Education Conference, Milwaukee. (November 6, 2006)
  • Avoseh, Mejai Bola. A Comparative Review of Lifelong Learning in Traditional African and Native American Indigenous Education. Presented at the 4th Conference of the International Society for Comparative Adult Education, Bamberg University, Germany. (September 29, 2006)
  • Avoseh, Mejai Bola. Without Genealogy: A Search for the Unwritten History of Adult Education in Traditional Africa. Presented at the 11th International Conference on the History of Adult Education, Bamberg University, Germany. (September 26, 2006)
  • Avoseh, Mejai Bola. Repositioning Adult Education for 21st Century South Dakota. Presented at the Missouri Valley Adult Education Association Annual Conference,, Fargo, ND. (April 26, 2006)
  • Lu, J.H., Avoseh, Mejai Bola. Cross-Cultural Experiences of Learning and Teaching Adult ESL/EFL. Presented at the Iowa Culture and Language Conference (ICLC), Des Moines. (February 16, 2006)
  • Avoseh, Mejai Bola. Teaching American Adult Learners in the Age of Globalization. Presented at the Iowa Culture and Language Conference (ICLC), Des Moines. (February 16, 2006)
  • Avoseh, Mejai Bola. Searching for the Clientele of Adult Education in South Dakota. Presented at the 54th National Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE) Conference, Pittsburgh. (November 4, 2005)
  • Avoseh, Mejai Bola. Exploring the Educational Import of Governance and Active Citizenship in Traditional Africa. Presented at the Conference on Comparative Democratic Practices,, New York. (November 4, 2005)
  • Avoseh, Mejai Bola, Gosmire, Doreen, Morrison, Marcia, Van Osdel, Joanne. The Impact of the NCLB Act on Leadership Styles of Female Administrators: A Study of Select States of the Midwest. Presented at the 19th Annual Women in Educational Leadership Conference, Lincoln. (October 9, 2005)
  • Avoseh, Mejai Bola, Morrison, Marcia, Gosmire, Doreen. Paulo Freire and the Jigsaw Puzzles of online education. Presented at the 4th Annual Beyond Boundaries Conference: Integrating Technology into Teaching and Learning, Grand Faulks. (October 6, 2005)
  • Avoseh, Mejai Bola, Gosmire, Doreen, Morrison, Marcia, Van Osdel, Joanne. The impact of the NCLB act on leadership styles of femal administrators: A study of select states in the midwest. Presented at the Annual conference of Women in Educational leadership, Lincoln, NE. (October 2005)
  • Avoseh, Mejai Bola, Gosmire, Doreen, Morrison, Marcia, Van Osdel, Joanne. Paulo Frieire and the jigsaw puzzlies of online educationa. Presented at the Beyond Boundaries: Integrating technology into teaching and learning, Grand Forks, ND. (October 2005)
  • Avoseh, Mejai Bola. The Power of Voice: An Analysis of Dialogue as a Method in Both Elementary and Adult Education. Presented at the 8th International Conference of the Academy for Creative Teaching, San Juan Puerto Rico. (January 5, 2005)