Dr. N’Dri Thérèse Assié-Lumumba

Professor of African and Diaspora education

Dr. N’Dri T. Assié-Lumumba is a Professor of African and Diaspora education, comparative and international education, social institutions, African social history, and the study of gender in the African Studies and Research Center at Cornell University. She has been a Fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science since 2006. In 1996—97 she served as Director of the Cornell Program on Gender and Global Change (GGC). She is also a member of four other Cornell graduate fields: Education, International Development, International Agriculture and Rural Development, and the Cornell Institute of Public Affairs (CIPA).

Professor Assié-Lumumba earned her Ph. D. in Comparative Education (Economics and Sociology of Education) from the University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois (U.S.A.) in 1982, two Masters and two undergraduate degrees in Sociology and History, respectively, from Université Lyon II, Lyon (France) between 1971/72 and 1974/75. She studied also at Université d’Abidjan, Abidjan (Côte d’Ivoire) and Université Laval, Québec, (Canada). She is Chercheur Associé at Centre de Recherches Architecturales et Urbaines (CRAU) at Université de Cocody, Abidjan (Côte d’Ivoire), and Research Affiliate of the Institute for Higher Education Law and Governance of the University of Houston, Houston (Texas, U.S.A.). She is co-founder and Associate Director in charge of the gender unit of the Pan-African Studies and Research Center in International Relations and Education for Development (CEPARRED), Abidjan (Côte d’Ivoire). In 2003, she was a Visiting Professor in the Center for the Study of International Cooperation in Education (CICE) at Hiroshima University, Hiroshima (Japan).