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Maghan Keita

Professor of History and Director, Institute for Global Interdisciplinary Studies, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Villanova University; Chair of the Board of Trustees, The College Board

Maghan Keita is a professor of history, director of the Institute for Global Interdisciplinary Studies, and chair of the Unit on Critical Language and Cultural Studies at Villanova University, USA. Dr. Keita is also the chair of the Board of Trustees of the College Board. He has spent the majority of his professional life concentrating on issues of education in various venues with a particular focus on excellence, access, and equity in the educational process. This has included areas of student preparation, and professional and curriculum development. Dr. Keita’s teaching and research focuses on African, African-American, European and World histories, political economy and development studies. He is the author of numerous works in his area of specialty, including “Race and the Writing of History: Riddling the Sphinx”. As director of the Institute for Global Interdisciplinary Studies, he oversees an academic unit whose primary purpose is to provide students with a skill set that will foster critical and analytical thinking and problem solving, preparing them for responsible global citizenship. Dr. Keita holds a B.A. in Chinese language and East Asian studies from Oberlin College, an M.A. in American history from Cleveland State University, and a Ph.D. in African studies from Howard University, USA. Dr. Keita is a Fellow of Salzburg Global Seminar.