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Department of Black Studies
Black Studies Department

Faculty

Omowale Akintunde, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Office: ASH 184B

Phone: 402.554.2412

oakintunde@unomaha.edu

Ph.D. University of Missouri
M.M.E. Alabama State University
B.S. Alabama State University

Bio

Well published in the areas of education, race, and diversity, he received the Bachelor of Science and Master of Music Education degrees from Alabama State University and the Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction and African American Studies from the University of Missouri-Columbia. He is currently serving on the Editorial Board of the Journal of the National Association of Multicultural Education. In demand as a lecturer worldwide, his national television appearances include the “Crier Report” with Catherine Crier on Fox News Network and the “Morning News” on MSNBC. He is the author of two books, “Multiculturalism and the Teacher Education Experience” and a children’s book, “The Adventures of Darrell and the Invincible Man.”

 

Research Interests

“Whiteness;” White Privilege; Race, Class, and Gender Studies, Multicultural Teacher Education; Hip Hop; Epistemology; Critical Race Theory; and the Social Construction of Race

Publications, Presentations, & Creative Activity

Refereed Publications
Akintunde, O. (2006). Diversity.com: Teaching an Online course on White Racism and Multiculturalism. Vol 7, No. 5, Winter 2006. Journal of the National Association of Multicultural Education.

Meyer, J. Akintunde, O. (2006). Multicultural Education and the Young Child: Racial and Pedagogical Implications for Classroom Reform. Journal of African American Studies. Vol. 25, No. 2

Akintunde, O. (2005). White Privilege, Multicultural Education, and the White Teacher Education Student: Implementing Critical Pedagogical Strategies for Reform. Journal of the National Association of Multicultural Education. (Accepted for publication June 25, 2005).

Akintunde, O. (2004). A Letter to Matthew. Journal of the National Association of Multicultural Education. Vol. 6, No. 4. Fall 2004.

Williams, Karen & Akintunde, 0. (2000). Colorless, Odorless, Tasteless: White College Students ' Perceptions of their Racial and Ethnic Identities. The Journal of Early Childhood Education and Family Review. Nov/Dec., 2000, 8 (2)

Akintunde, 0. (1999). White Racism, White Supremacy and the Social Construction of Race: Moving from Modernist to Postmodernist Multiculturalism. Journal of the National Association of Multicultural Education. Vol. 7, No. 2, Winter 1999

Akintunde, 0. (1999). The Effect of Using Rapping to Teach Musical Form to Urban African American Youth. The Researcher, Vo114, No. I.

Cooney, P. & Akintunde, 0. (1999). Confronting White Privilege and the 'Color-blind' Paradigm in a Teacher Education Program. Journal of the National Association of Multicultural Education. Vol. 7, No. 2, Winter 1999

Akintunde, 0. (1998). Rap, Race, and Ebonics: The Effect of EPD (European Paradigm Domination) and Visual Media on American Education and Formulation of Social Values. Journal of African American Studies, Vol. 17, No. I.

Kuhlman, W. & Akintunde, 0. (1998). Transposing Cognitive Processes into a New Key: Multiple Intelligences Theory and the Preparation of Pre-Service Teachers. The Professional Educator, Vol. XX, No.2.

Akintunde, 0. & Bergee, M. (1997). Attitudes of Undergraduate Elementary Majors Toward Rap Music and It's Utility in the Classroom. The Researcher, Vol. 13, No.1.

Akintunde, 0. (1996). Light Skinned with Good Hair: The Role of the Media and Christianity in the Maintenance of Self-Hatred in African Americans. International Visual Literacy Association Selected
Readings.


National Referreed Paper Presentations
Akintunde, O (2007). White Privilege and the White Pre-service Teacher: Effective Strategies for Multicultural Education Classes,” 2007 Holmes Scholars National Conference in San Antonio, Texas.


Akintunde, O. (2006). Teaching an Online Course on White Racism and Multiculturalism. The National Association of Multicultural Education Conference. Phoenix Arizona


Akintunde, O.; Aragon, A. (2006)Multicultural Education and the White Teacher Education Student. The National Association of Multicultural Education Conference. Phoenix Arizona


Meyer, J.; Akintunde O. (2006). Moving Beyond Barney and Skin-colored Crayons. The National Association of Educators of Young Children. Atlanta, Georgia


Akintunde, O. (2006). White Privilege and the White Teacher Education Student. The National Conference on Race and Ethnicity. Chicago, Illinois.


Akintunde, O. (2005). Robin’s Hood: A Hip-hopera/Using the Hiphopera as a Pedagogical Catalyst. The National Association of Multicultural Education Conference. Atlanta, Ga.


Grimes, M. Akintunde, O. (2005). The “Barney Syndrome” in Higher Education. International Association of Intercultural Education Conference. Verona, Italy.


Akintunde, O. (2005). . Multicultural Education and the Technical Divide. National Holmes Scholars Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Akintunde, O. (2004). Teaching about White Racism and Multiculturalism in an Online Course. National Association of Multicultural Education Conference, Kansas City, Missouri.


Kuhlman, W. & Akintunde, O. (2004). The Effects of Using the Text Lies My Teacher Told Me to teach issues of Diversity and social inequality in a Teacher Education Program. National Association of Multicultural Education, Kansas City, Missouri.


Akintunde, 0. &Williams, K. (2000). Colorless, Odorless, Tasteless: White College Students ' Perceptions of their Racial and Ethnic Identities. American Education Research Association. New Orleans, La.


Akintunde, 0. & Cooney, P. (1999). Confronting White Privilege and the "Color-Blind" Paradigm in a Teacher E4ucation Program. Paper Presentation: American Educational Research Association, Montreal, Canada


Akintunde, O. (1999). The Epistemology of Racism: It's Manifestation in the Counseling Profession. Paper Presentation: American Counseling Association, San Diego, California


Akintunde, O. (1999). Confronting White Privilege and the Color-blind Paradigm in a Teacher Education Program. Paper Presentation: Goodlad National Conference: In Praise of Education, Seattle, Washington.


Akintunde, O. (1998). Teaching 2Pac. Paper Presentation: National Council for Black Studies, Los Angeles, California.


Akintunde, O. (1998). The Impact of Goodlad's Postulates on Pre-service Teacher Educational Reform. Paper Presentation: National Network for Educational Renewal Conference Seattle Washington.


Akintunde, 0. &Williams, K. (2000). Colorless, Odorless, Tasteless: White College Students ' Perceptions of their Racial and Ethnic Identities. American Education Research Association. New Orleans, La.


Akintunde, O. (1997). An Analysis of the 'Symposium for the Eradication of Social Inequality' as a Means for Fostering Oppression Awareness. Paper Presentation: Inclusive and Interdisciplinary National Conference, Portland Maine.


Akintunde, O. (1997). Light Skinned with Good Hair: The Role of Christianity and Comptonization in the Maintenance o f Self-Hatred in African Americans. Paper Presentation: People of Color at Predominantly White Institutions: A National Conference, University of Nebraska at Lincoln.


Akintunde, 0. (1997). The Effect of Using Rapping to Teach Selected Musical Forms to Urban African American Middle School Students. Paper Presentation: American Educational Research Association, Chicago, Illinois.


Cooney, P. & Akintunde, 0. (1997). Early Childhood Education Students' Understandings about Issues of Social Inequality. Paper Presentation: National Association for Early Childhood Teacher Educators Annual Conference, Anaheim, California .


Akintunde, O. (1996). From Steppin Fetchit to Snoop Doggy Dogg: An Investigation of Black males in Rhythm and Blues and Rap Video. Paper Presentation: International Visual Literacy Association Conference, Laramie, Wyoming.


Published Books
Multiculturalism and the Teacher Education Experience
Essays on Race Class and Gender (2007)
ISBN: 978-0-595-46437-1


The Adventures of Darrell and the Invincible Man (2007)
ISBN: 978-1-4251-3912-4


Book Chapters
Akintunde, O.; Ringlaben, R. (2007). Research-based and Emerging Practices in Developmental
and Postmodern Perspectives. Book Chapter.