Michael Takafor Ndemanu, Ph.D. is Associate Professor and a scholar of multicultural education, social foundations in education, curriculum theory, and literacy in the Department of Educational Studies at Ball State University. His research focuses on transformative education, English learner pedagogy, transnational education, multicultural education, translingual literacy, peace education, and cross-cultural issues. He has been teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in his areas of scholarship since 2009. He earned his Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from Indiana University at Bloomington in 2012. Prior to that, he had taught French and English in Cameroon public schools for over eight years before immigrating to the United States in 2006. In 2015 he was a recipient of a prestigious Lee Cooper Core Curriculum Award from the University of Southern Indiana where he previously taught.
Professor Ndemanu is also the Executive Director of a newly established Global Institute of Transformative Education (GITE), a U.S.-based non-profit firm designed to improve the quality of teaching and education as a whole in developing countries. He is the editor of Global Journal of Transformative Education (GJTE). He is the Secretary of the International Association of African Educators and a member of several other professional organizations including Curriculum and Pedagogy Group, Curriculum Studies Association, National Association of Multicultural Education. He was a convener of the World Conference on Transformative Education in July 26-28, 2018 at the Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology in Kakamega, Kenya. He has authored several academic articles and book chapters.