Dr. Akuoma Nwadike is a scholar and researcher-practitioner dedicated to Liberation—especially in education—through increasing Inclusivity. After teaching English Literature (ELA) at the middle and high school levels, providing ELA and college-preparatory instruction at the postsecondary level, and serving in roles that further developed her innate analytical skills while completing two master’s degrees in education (and M.A. and an M.S.), she concluded her formal education with a Ph.D. in Learning, Leadership, and Educational Policy from the University of Connecticut (UCONN). She balanced her doctoral work with teaching collegiate courses and serving in leadership roles that continued to actualize her researcher-practitioner analytical and instructional skills.
Dr. Nwadike uses research-based best practices and originally designed evaluative frameworks and models to advocate for, design, implement, and measure Inclusivity development. Her expertise in research, mixed methods data analysis, and program development and evaluation inspired her to integrate theories she internalized into an impactful way of operationalizing Liberation work.