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Teku T. Teku
Teku T. Teku, a Cameroonian national, received a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and psychology from the University of Yaoundé. He holds postgraduate diplomas in social psychology and guidance and counseling from the University of Yaoundé I and received a masters of education from the University of Buea, Cameroon. During that period, he was an instructor at the Faculty of Education where he taught social psychology, the psychology of learning, child psychology and school counseling. His research interests include intercultural communication, multiculturalism, globalization, social justice, and equity within the context of education abroad.
As guest editor of FRONTIERS: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, published in the United States, Teku has worked extensively with authors and researchers on the aforementioned topics. As a university student he was offered a grant for one academic year to participate as an exchange student at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. While there, he had the opportunity to take the American mosaic course that focused on migrant workers, particularly Mexicans and Haitians, working in apple plantations of Adams County, Pennsylvania. This course ignited a desire to research intercultural communication.
He worked as sub-director for the Cameroon Ministry of Employment and Vocational Training, where he designed courses in climate change management, agricultural sustainability (economic viability, environmental protection, and social equity) waste management, and recycling methods. For about 17 years he was program director of the Dickinson College study abroad program in Cameroon, where he worked with over 400 students from various higher education institutions in the United States. In this role he planned and led academic field trips to villages, the rainforest, wildlife conservation areas, agricultural plantations, farmer/grazer zones, and more. As PD he attended seminars and conferences in the United States, France and Spain. He participated in The Forum on Education Abroad in Chicago in March 2022 and took part in Peace Building and Development Studies seminars in Cameroon and Morocco.