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Advanced Studies Leadership & Policy

Dia Sekayi

Dr. Dia Sekayi

Associate Professor & Program Coordinator, Advanced Studies Leadership & Policy

Office: Banneker 315
Phone: (443) 885-4384

Dr. Sekayi's career in education began with teaching mathematics and science to elementary students at the Nile Valley Shule; an independent, African-centered school in Buffalo, New York. Dia went on to earn a Ph.D. in the Social Foundations of Education with foci on qualitative research and the sociology of education from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1996. Since then, Dia has held multiple full-time faculty positions, each with a focus on doctoral education.

Dia's most recent faculty position included the role of Assistant Director for Education in the Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning at the Georgia Institute of Technology; in this capacity she taught courses and provided individual mentorship to doctoral students in teaching and learning in higher education.

Dr. Sekayi joined Morgan State University as an Associate Professor in the School of Education and Urban Studies in 2016. She has published books, articles, and book chapters in the social foundations of education and has made local, national, and international presentations related to qualitative research.