Dr. Kofi Lomotey

Bardo Distinguished Professor

Department of Human Services
Educational Leadership

Dr. Kofi Lomotey

Phone: 828.227.3323
Email: klomotey@wcu.edu
Office Address: Killian 210C

Education:
PhD, Stanford University, 1985
MEd, Stanford University, 1981
MA, Cleveland State University, 1978
BA, Oberlin College, 1974

Biography:
Dr. Lomotey has taught at SUNY-Buffalo and LSU. He was Provost at Medgar Evers College-CUNY and at Fisk University. He served as Chancellor at Southern University and President at Fort Valley State University. Kofi has published several books, journal articles and book chapters, including the Handbook on Urban Education (with H. Richard Milner), the Encyclopedia of African American Education and Going to School: The African American Experience. He served as the editor of the journal, Urban Education, for 19 years, and currently serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Negro Education and Educational Researcher. He is also a member of the AERA Journals Publication Committee. Lomotey earned a BA degree in economics (Oberlin College), his M.Ed. degree in elementary curriculum and instruction (Cleveland State University), a MA degree in educational administration and policy analysis (Stanford University) and his PhD degree in educational administration and policy analysis (Stanford University).

Publications:

Books:
Milner, R. H. and Lomotey, K. (Eds.) (forthcoming, 2014). Handbook on Urban Education. New York, NY: Routledge.

Lomotey, K. (Ed.). (2010). Encyclopedia of African American education, Volumes I and II. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications.

Smith, W. A., Altbach, P. G., & Lomotey, K. (Eds.). (2002). The racial crisis in American higher education, Volume II. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press.

Teddlie, C., & Lomotey, K. (Eds.). (1997). Readings on equal education, Volume 14, Forty years after the Brown decision: The current and future sociological implications of school desegregation. New York: AMS Press, Inc.

Lomotey, K. (Ed.). (1997). Sailing against the wind: African Americans and women in U.S. education. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press.

Lomotey, K., & Teddlie, C. (Eds.). (1996). Readings on equal education: Volume 13, Forty years after the Brown decision: Implications of school desegregation for U.S. education.New York: AMS Press, Inc.

Altbach, P. G., & Lomotey, K. (Eds.). (1991). The racial crisis in American higher education: Problems and solutions. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press.

Lomotey, K. (Ed.). (1990). Going to school: The African-American experience. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press.

Lomotey, K. (1989). African-American principals: School leadership and success. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.

Articles in Journals:

Lomotey, K. (2012). The president and the chief academic officer. Public Purpose. Journal of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU), Summer 2012.

Lomotey, K. and Milner, R. H. (2012). Inner city education in times of transition: The journal, Urban Education, 46 years young. Urban Education, 47(2).

Lomotey, K. (2000). The crisis in pre-collegiate urban education: Selected aspects. Journal of Research in Education, 9(1), 3-6.

Lomotey, K., Shujaa, M. J., Nelson-Brown, T. A., & Kyles, S. R. (1999). African-American enrollment and retention in higher education: An application of game theory. Trotter Review. William Trotter Institute, University of Massachusetts, Boston.

Lomotey, K., & Simms, J. (1996). Dispersing and employing knowledge on refashioningurban schools: Exacerbating the power relations dilemma. Educational Policy, 10(2), 297-303.

Shujaa, M. J., & Lomotey, K. (1996). Afrocentric education. African Peoples Review, V(2), 17-18.

Allen, K., Jacobson, S., & Lomotey, K. (1995). African-American women in educational administration: The importance of mentors and sponsors. Journal of Negro Education, 64(4), 409-422.

Lomotey, K. (1995). Social & cultural influences on schooling: A commentary on the UCEA knowledge base project, Domain I. Educational Administration Quarterly, 31(2), 294-303.

Lomotey, K. (1993). African American principals: Bureaucrat/administrators and ethno-humanists. Urban Education, 27(4), 395-412.

Lomotey, K. (1992). Independent Black institutions: African-centered education models. Journal of Negro Education, 61(4), 455-462.

Lee, C. D., Lomotey, K., & Shujaa, M. J. (1990). How shall we sing our sacred song in a strange land? Journal of Education, 172(2), 45-61.

Lomotey, K., & Swanson, A. (1989). Urban and rural schools research: Implications for school governance. Education and Urban Society, 22(3), 436-454.

Lomotey, K. (1989). Cultural diversity in the urban school: Implications for principals. NASSP Bulletin, 73(521), 81-85.

Lomotey, K. (1987). Black principals for Black students: Some preliminary observations. Urban Education, 22(2), 173-181.

Chapters in Books:

Lomotey, K. and Lowery, K. (forthcoming, 2014). Black students, urban schools & black principals: Leadership practices that address disenfranchisement. In R. Milner and K. Lomotey (Eds.), Handbook on Urban Education. New York: Routledge.

Lomotey, K. and Aboh, S. (2009). Historically Black colleges and universities: catalysts to liberation? In L. C. Tillman (Ed.), The SAGE Handbook of African American Education (pp. 311-318). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications.

Danley, L. L., Land, R. R. and Lomotey, K. (2009). The power of pathways: Strategies for the preparation of African American faculty. In L. C. Tillman (Ed.), The SAGE Handbook of African American Education (pp. 319-333). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications.

Lomotey, K. (2009). Introduction to Section IV: African Americans in Higher Education. In L.C. Tillman (Ed.), The SAGE Handbook of African American Education (pp. 269-272). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications.

Chang, M. J., Altbach, P. G., & Lomotey, K. (2005). Race in higher education: Making meaning of an elusive moving target. In P. G. Altbach, R. O. Berdahl and P. J. Gumport (Eds.), American Higher Education in the Twenty-first Century, Volume II. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press.

Rueda, R., Kyles, S. R., & Lomotey, K. (1999). From projects, theses and dissertations to manuscripts. In F. E. Obiakor, B. Algozzine and J. Boston (Eds.), Publish and flourish: A guide for writing in education (pp. 21-26). CEC.

Altbach, P. G., Lomotey, K., & Kyles, S. R. (1999). Race in higher education: The continuing crisis. In P. G. Altbach, R. O. Berdahl and P. J. Gumport (Eds.), The American university in the 21st century: Higher education and society (pp. 448-466). Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press.

Rivers, S., & Lomotey, K. (1998). Models of excellence: Independent African-centered schools. In W. Pinar (Ed.), Curriculum: New identities in/for the field (pp. 343-353). New York: Garland.

Lomotey, K., & Fossey, R. (1997). The unkept promise of Brown v. Board of Education: How can its vision be fulfilled? In T. DeMitchell and R. Fossey (Eds.), Vain hopes and false promises: The limits of law-based school reform (pp. 165-181). Lancaster, PA: Technomic Press.

Lomotey, K. (1994). Sucheng Chan. In M. S. Seller (Ed.), Women educators in the United States (pp. 103-110). Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.

Lomotey, K. (1994). African-American principals: Bureaucrat/administrators and ethno-humanists. In M. J. Shujaa (Ed.), Too much schooling, too little education: A paradox in African-American life. Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press.

Lomotey, K., & Swanson, A. (1990). Restructuring school governance: Learning from the experiences of urban and rural schools. In S. L. Jacobson and J. A. Conway (Eds.), Educational leadership in an age of reform (pp. 65-82). White Plains: Longman.

Lomotey, K., & Staley, J. (1990). The education of African Americans in the Buffalo public schools. In H. Taylor (Ed.), African Americans and the rise of Buffalo's post industrial city, 1940 to present (pp. 157-186). Buffalo: Buffalo Urban League, Inc.

Lomotey, K., & Brookins, C. (1988). The independent Black institutions: A cultural perspective. In D. T. Slaughter and D. J. Johnson (Eds.), Visible now: Blacks in private schools (pp. 163-183). Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.

Book Reviews:

Lomotey, K. (2013). The challenges in attempting to teach other people's children. Review Essay of "Multiplication is for white people": Raising expectations for other people's children by Lisa Delpit, The New Press, New York, (2012), Urban Education, 48(1), 149-152.

Lomotey, K. (2012). Black educational choice: Race (still) matters. Review Essay of Black educational choice: Assessing the private and public alternatives in traditional K-12 public schools by D. T. Slaughter-Defoe, H. C. Stevenson, E. G. Harrington and D. J. Johnson (eds.), Praeger, Santa Barbara, CA., (2012), Educational Researcher, 41, 233-35.

Rivers, S., & Lomotey, K. Review Essay of Handbook of research on multicultural education, edited by J. A. Banks and C. A. M. Banks, MacMillan Publishing U. S. A., (1995), Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 1(2).

Lomotey, K. Review Essay of Improving the urban high school: What works and why, by K. S. Louis and M. B. Miles, Teachers College Press, New York, (1990), Urban Education, 26(2).

Lomotey, K. Review of Effective education: A minority policy perspective, by Charles Vert Willie, Greenwood Press, New York, (1988), Educational Policy, 3(3), 300-303.

 

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