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  • Contributors

Fatou K. Ceesay is research coordinator for the African Tobacco Control Consortium, Lagos, Nigeria, aimed at promoting evidence-based tobacco control in sub-Saharan Africa. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Georgia State University (2007) and a Master of Public Health degree in international health from Morehouse School of Medicine (2010). She may be contacted by email at fceesay@msm.edu.

Nick Fobih is an assistant professor of public administration at the Myongji University, Seoul, South Korea. He received his Ph.D. in political science from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, in 2008. He has previously worked as a policy advisor in the office of the President of Ghana. He is currently completing a manuscript on nonprofit-sector administration and its role in democratic development in Ghana. His research interests include democracy & governance, political parties, the nonprofit sector, public-sector reforms, entrepreneurship development, personnel management, and comparative public policy in Africa. He may be contacted by email at nfobih@gmail.com.

A. Carl LeVan is an assistant professor in the School of International Service at American University in Washington, D.C. After working in the U.S. Congress, he served as the National Democratic Institute's country director in Abuja, Nigeria. He received his Ph.D. in political science from the University of California, San Diego, in 2007. His articles have appeared in Democratization, Governance, and The Journal of African Elections, and he has coauthored book chapters on Nigeria in Freedom House's Countries at the Crossroads 2010 and in the undergraduate textbook Comparative Politics Today. He is completing a book on government performance in Nigeria, and he publishes the blog Development4Security. He may be contacted by email at levan@american.edu.

Yassa Ndjakani is a resident advisor for the West African Field Epidemiology, Laboratory and Training Program, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. The program is intended to train local health professional in field epidemiology, to strengthen the public-health surveillance system and responses in Africa. Dr. Ndjakani received his medical degree (1990) from the University of Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, a Master of Public Health degree in international health (2002), and a Master of Science degree in clinical research (2010) from the Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia. He may be contacted by email at yndjakani@msm.edu. [End Page 90]

Patricia Rodney is assistant dean for public-health education and director of the Master of Public Health Program and professor in the Department of Community Health and Preventive Medicine, Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Rodney received a Master of Public Health degree in health education and health promotion from Emory University (1988) and a Ph.D. in sociology and adult education from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, Canada (1994). She is the author of The Caribbean State, Health Care and Women: An Analysis of Barbados and Grenada during the 1979-80 Period (Africa World Press, 1998). She may be contacted by email at prodney@msm.edu.

Nana O. Wilson is a Ph.D. student at Morehouse School of Medicine, studying biomedical science. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in biological sciences from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana (2004), and a Master of Public Health degree in international health from Morehouse School of Medicine (2010). He may be contacted by email at nwilson@msm.edu.

Kurt B. Young is an assistant professor in political science and African American studies at the University of Central Florida. He holds a Master of Arts degree in African and African American Studies and a Ph.D. in political science. He has published numerous journal articles on pan-Africanism and African political thought and movements. His research interests include black politics and African & Caribbean political economy. He may be contacted by email at kurtbyoung@yahoo.com. [End Page 91]

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ISSN
1527-1978
Print ISSN
0001-9887
Pages
pp. 90-91
Launched on MUSE
2010-12-08
Open Access
No
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