Dr. Jamaine M. Abidogun, Professor in History, Missouri State University, holds a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction in Secondary Education with a minor in African and African-American Studies from the University of Kansas. Dr. Abidogun received a Fulbright Scholar Award (2004 – 2005) for her research “Gender Perspectives in Nigeria Secondary Education: A Case Study in Nsukka” and a Fulbright Core Senior Scholar Award (2013-2014) for her work “Strengthening Gender Research to Improve Girls’ and Women’s Education in Nigeria.” Currently, she serves as the MSED History and Social Studies Program Coordinator, the EPP MSED Committee Chairperson (2015-2016), and is a founding member of Missouri State University’s Disability Studies Committee. Her co-edited works include, Education, Creativity and Economic Empowerment in Africa (Palgrave, 2014) and The Political Economy of Modern Africa: Wealth, Exploitation (I.B. Tauris, forthcoming 2015). She has published several chapters and articles in African and Education Cultural Studies. Dr. Abidogun is the editor-in-chief of the African Journal of Teacher Education (AJOTE) housed at the University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada. She is a member of several academic organizations, including the Fulbright Academy, African Studies Association (ASA), and the Mid-America Alliance for African Studies (MAAAS).