The director of the program is Randolph Quaye, Professor and Co-Chair of the Africana, Gender, and Identity Studies department at Ohio Wesleyan University. Professor Quaye has many years of experience directing international programs, having recently directed programs in Kenya, Zimbabwe and Tanzania.
Receiving his B.A. in Ghana and his Ph.D. from Northeastern University, Dr. Quaye’s expertise lies in the sociology of health and illness, African development and social conditions in the African American community. Quaye is the author of Underdevelopment and Health Care in Africa and African Americans’ Health Care Practices, Perspectives and Needs.
He has worked with Swedish scientists in examining the impact of economic incentives on Swedish physicians’ practice behavior. Quaye is completing a book manuscript examining the relationship between the State and the Medical Profession in Sweden. He was a recipient of the TEW Presidential Discretionary Fund. Professor Quaye teaches The Introduction to Black World Studies; Black Identity; Black Family; Contemporary Africa in Focus.