Current NU Doctoral student and professor as well as Ph.D. program alum recently had research articles related to education in developing countries of Africa published in a refereed international journal
Mr. Demissie L. Karorsa, Niagara University Doctoral student and research assistant from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, collaborated with Ph.D. professor and program coordinator, Dr. Walter S. Polka, to produce an article that was published in volume 22, number 3 of Educational Planning: A Journal Dedicated to Planning, Change, Reform, and the Improvement of Education.
The article titled: “The equity-quality dilemma of higher education expansion: A goal –oriented planning approach for maintaining high quality standards in Ethiopia” provides an analysis of the aggressive mission to expand higher education opportunities to the populace of Ethiopia, the second most populous country in Africa.
Reverend Dr. Augustine M. Ayaga, who received his Ph.D. in Leadership and Policy from Niagara University in January 2015, also had an article published in the same journal edition. The title of his article is: “Planning for Church and State Educational Leaders’ Partnerships in Ghana: An Examination of Perceptions Impacting Relationships.” Dr. Ayaga is a Catholic Priest from Ghana whose article is based on the findings of his doctoral dissertation. He was awarded the 2015 Stephen J. Denig Memorial Award for the dissertation that, ‘Most Specifically Reflects the Vincentian Mission of Niagara University.’ His article provides a guide to policy makers associated with both church and government relationships in terms of improving their partnerships in order to improve education in developing countries like Ghana.