Henry Efesoa Mokosso

Henry Efesoa MokossoTitle: Dean, Professor of History

Company: Southern University at New Orleans

Location: New Orleans, LA

New Orleans, LA, April 19, 2011, Henry Mokosso, Dean and Professor of History at the Southern University at New Orleans, has been recognized by Elite American Educators for dedication, achievements and leadership in higher education instruction and administration.

With 48 years of experience in education, Dr. Mokosso has become renowned for his expertise in African history and culture instruction. He has been the dean of the college of arts and sciences, as well as a professor of history, for Southern University at New Orleans for the past eight years. In these positions, he oversees the administration and faculty, and teaches courses on the topics of African, African-American, U.S. and world history. Previously, he held positions as the inspector of education and principal of the Government Teachers Training College in Kumba, Cameroon, and the principal of the Royal Polytechnic College in Lagos, Nigeria. Among his other honors and recognitions, Dr. Mokosso received the President’s Faculty Excellence award in 1993. He began his journey in education following his interactions with Judy Laws, a member of the Peace Corps.

Dr. Mokosso holds a Ph.D. and a Master of Arts from Howard University. Prior to these, he graduated with honors from the University of Lagos, in Nigeria, with a Bachelor of Arts and diploma in education. A member of the Black Writers Guild of America and the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, he has published many fiction and nonfiction books. In 2006, he wrote and published “One Child, One Wish: The Agony of a One Child Family” and The Triplex Volume: Stories, Poems and Songs for Children.” The following year saw the releases of “The Burden of Custom and Tradition: The Woman who Beat the Sacred Drum,” The Kum Kum Singers of Cameroon: the Ethos and Pathos of an African State,” and “American Evangelical Enterprise in Africa: The Case of the United Presbyterian Mission in Cameroon, 1879-1957.” Dr. Mokosso also lends his editorial expertise to the Journal of International Studies and Development and African Studies Review for their publications. Outside of his profession and hobbies, he is an active supporter of the Southern Poverty Law Society, the American Cancer Society and Feed the Children.

When he retires, Dr. Mokosso intends to continue writing about history and children’s literature. His current work is titled “A Bird’s Eye View of the German Scare in West Africa: British and French Defense Strategies, 1937-1939.”

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