School of Conflict Management, Peacebuilding and Development

Akanmu Adebayo

Professor of History

Contact Information

Office: Kennesaw Campus
Social Sciences Building (SO 402), Room 4112
Phone: 470-578-6646


Dr. Akanmu G. Adebayo is professor of history and interim director of the Center for Conflict Management at Kennesaw State University (KSU), Georgia, USA. Until June 2009, Adebayo was executive director of the Institute for Global Initiatives at KSU where he directed the institution’s internationalization programs including international partnerships, study abroad, faculty and staff exchanges, internationalization research, and other academic support and program development initiatives. Other positions held at KSU included Assistant Dean, College of Humanities and Social Sciences (2001-2003); and Assistant Director, Office of International Programs (1995-1997). Adebayo earned his Ph.D. from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria, where he also taught in the History Department for ten years. He has been appointed visiting scholar at prestigious universities and institutes, including York University, North York, Canada (1991-92); Institute for Modern Oriental Studies, Berlin, Germany (1994); Dominican Institute, Ibadan, Nigeria (1998); and University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria (2009). Adebayo has published widely in learned and refereed journals. He is currently Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Global Initiatives. His published books include (author) Embattled Federalism: A History of Revenue Allocation in Nigeria (New York, 1993); (co-author) Culture, Politics and Money among the Yoruba (New Brunswick, 2000); (co-editor) Instructional Technology for Basic Education in Ghana (Cape Coast, 2003); (co-editor) Globalization and Transnational Migrations: Africa and Africans in the Contemporary Global System (London: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009); (co-editor) Marginality and Crisis: Globalization and Identity in Contemporary Africa (forthcoming May 2010 by Lanham, MD: Lexington Books). Adebayo is currently engaged in research into African economic history since 1900.