Dr. Rosaire Ifedi, assistant professor of foundations, inquiry and community education,joined the Ashland University faculty in 2008.
She examines the intersections of race, identity, gender, and achievement in the lives of immigrant, transnational, and second language learners as well as in the professional lives of those who educate them. She is author of African-born women faculty in the United States: Lives in contradiction (Edwin Mellen Press, New York, 2008). Dr. Ifedi teaches graduate program courses in curriculum, qualitative inquiry, education of ELL’s, and global perspectives in education. The latter involves an optional study away of London - 2014 UK. schools.
Prior to her current position, Dr. Ifedi joined the Ashland University community as a principal licensure student (1999), an adjunct instructor (2004) and a graduate of Ashland University’s doctoral program in educational leadership (2007). Her teaching and administrative experiences include work at Ohio’s historically-Black colleges, Central State University and Wilberforce University; Columbus Public Schools, Ohio Correctional Education System, and high schools and colleges in Nigeria. She has written and presented locally, nationally, and internationally.