Chukwunyere E. Okezie is an associate professor of Education and Human Resource Management and Director of the Griot Program at Marygrove College. He has a joint appointment in both Education and Human Resource Management Programs. He holds a B.Sc., in Business Administration and Training & Development from the Robert Morris University, an M.Ed., in Educational Counseling, and a Ph.D., in Social and Comparative Analysis in Education from the University of Pittsburgh.
His field of interest include African American Male, Cultural and Cross-Cultural Issues, International Migration, Cultural Competency, and Understanding by Design. Okezie is a Board of Examiner/Site Visitor for the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). He has authored and coauthored articles, book chapters, and served on several editorial boards. He served on the Oakside Scholars Charter Academy in Waterford, Michigan for over 6 years and currently serves as its Vice President. He is working on another book chapter titled: The Promise for African American Male Students in Graduate Studies and Professional Development at Marygrove College, In Blanch J. Glimps and Theron, N. Ford (Eds). #Me Too Issues in Religious-Based Institutions and Organizations. In addition to his academic work, he served as the immediate past President of his local community organization.