College of Education and Allied Professions

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:

For more than 40 years--as a scholar and as a practitioner—Kofi Lomotey has focused on the education of people of African descent. At the higher education level, he has been a university professor, department chair, provost, president and chancellor.  He has been a founder, teacher and administrator at three independent African-centered schools. 

Kofi’s research interests include urban schools, African American students in higher education, African American principals in elementary schools and independent African-centered schools. He has published several books, articles in professional journals and book chapters.

Lomotey is an active member of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) and serves on the editorial boards of Urban Education, the Journal of Negro Education and Educational Researcher.  He has served as principal investigator on several grants totaling more than $4 million.  For 19 years, he served as the editor of the journal, Urban Education

Lomotey has been a member of the faculties at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge and the State University of New York in Buffalo and has served as executive vice president and provost at Fisk University, senior vice president and provost at Medgar Evers College (CUNY), president of Fort Valley State University in Georgia and chancellor of Southern University in Baton Rouge. 

Lomotey has been married to A. Nahuja, Esq. since 1977. They are the parents of three and grandparents of four. 

Selected Recent Publications (2013-present)

Books

Rogers, C., Lomotey, K. and Hilton, A. (2017). Innovative approaches to educational leadership: Selected cases. New York: Peter Lang.

Lomotey, K. (Ed.) (2016). People of Color in the United States: Contemporary Issues in Education, Work, Communities, Health & Immigration, Volume 1: Education: K-12 and higher education. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger Publishers.

Milner, H. R. and Lomotey, K. (Eds.) (2014). Handbook of urban education. New York, NY: Routledge.

Book Chapters

Lomotey, K. & Covington, M. (In Press). HBCUs: Valuable--yet substantially impaired—institutions. In R. T. Palmer, D. C. Maramba, T. Allen Ozuna, A. T. Arroyo, T. Boykin-Fountaine and J. M. Lee, (Eds.). Effective leadership at minority serving institutions. Exploring opportunities and challenges for leadership. New York: Routledge.

Lowery, K. and Lomotey, K. (2017). Culturally responsive principal leadership: A case study. In C. Rogers, K. Lomotey and A. Hilton, (Eds.). Innovative approaches to educational leadership: Selected cases. New York: Peter Lang.

Crow, R., Lomotey, K., & Topolka-Jorissen, K. (2016). An adaptive model for a rigorous professional practice doctorate: The disquisition. In V. Storey & K. Hesbol (Eds.), Contemporary Approaches to Dissertation Development and Research Methods, Hershey, PA: IGA Global.

Lomotey, K. and Lowery, K. (2015). Urban schools, black principals and black students: Culturally responsive education and the ethno-humanist role identity. In M. Khalifa, C. Grant and N. Witherspoon Arnold (Eds.), Urban school leadership handbook. (pp. 118-134). Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield.

Lomotey, K. and Lowery, K.* (2013). Black students, urban schools & black principals: Leadership practices that address disenfranchisement. In R. Milner and K. Lomotey (Eds.), Handbook of urban education. (pp. 325-349). New York: Routledge.

Technical Reports, Introductions, Forewords, Encyclopedia Entries, Monographs, Evaluations, Training Manuals, Et Cetera

Lomotey, K. (2016). Is preschool education important for children of color? No. In K. Lomotey (Ed.). People of Color in the United States: Contemporary Issues in Education, Work, Communities, Health & Immigration, Volume 1: Education: K-12 and higher education (pp. 385-387). Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger Publishers.

Lomotey, K. (2016). Is homeschooling good for students of color? No. In K. Lomotey (Ed.). People of Color in the United States: Contemporary Issues in Education, Work, Communities, Health & Immigration, Volume 1: Education: K-12 and higher education (pp. 392-394). Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger Publishers.

Lomotey, K. (2016). Have minority-serving institutions of higher education outlived their usefulness? Yes. In K. Lomotey (Ed.). People of Color in the United States: Contemporary Issues in Education, Work, Communities, Health & Immigration, Volume 1: Education: K-12 and higher education (pp. 421-425). Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger Publishers.

Lomotey, K. (2015). Council of Independent Black Institutions. In M. J. Shujaa & K. J. Shujaa (Eds.) The SAGE Encyclopedia of African Cultural Heritage in North America (pp. 300-308). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.

Lomotey, K. (2015). Nguzo Saba. In M. J. Shujaa & K. J. Shujaa (eds.) The SAGE Encyclopedia of African Cultural Heritage in North America (pp. 650-652). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.

Lomotey, K. (2015). Foreword. In J. Piert. Alchemy of the soul: An African-centered education. (pp. ix-xii). New York: Peter Lang.

Lomotey, K. (Fall, 2014). Power, politics, social justice, and equity: Black principals and the Brown decisions. UCEA Review, 55(3), 7-9.

Milner, H. R. and Lomotey, K. (2013). Introduction. In H. R. Milner and K. Lomotey (Eds.), Handbook of urban education. (pp. xv-xxiii). New York: Routledge.

Book Reviews

Horsford, S. and Lomotey, K. (2014). [Essay Review of the book Handbook of research on educational leadership for equity and diversity, by L. Tillman and J. Scheurich (Eds.)]. Teachers College Record.

Lomotey, K. (2013). The challenges in attempting to teach other people’s children. [Essay Review of the book “Multiplication is for white people”: Raising expectations for other people’s children by L. Delpit]. The New Press, New York, (2012), Urban Education, 48(1), 149-152.

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