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Sharon Gramby-Sobukwe

Biographical Information

Sharon Gramby-Sobukwe

Education

  • Ph.D. in Political Science (1997), Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Dissertation: Economic Development and Civil Society: The Impact of Structural Adjustment on the Trades Union Congress of Ghana, 1983-1993. August 1997. Advisor: Benedict Stavis.
  • M.A. in Government Administration (1985), University Of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Certificate in Public Policy and Management (1983), Rand Graduate Institute, Santa Monica, California
  • B.A. in Public Policy Studies (1983), Duke University, Durham, North Carolina

Honors & Grants

  • 2011 Provost’s Summer Stipend, Eastern University
  • 2011 Tenure, Eastern University
  • 2006 Provost’s Fellowship, Eastern University
  • 2002 Minority Junior Faculty Grant for Career Enhancement, The Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation
  • 2001-2002 Faculty Fellowship, Walter Rand Institute for Public Affairs, Rutgers University
  • 2001-2002 Research Council Grant, Rutgers University
  • 2000 Special Commendation for Program Innovation in the International Public Service and Development Track, Graduate Department of Public Policy and Administration, Rutgers University – Camden
  • 2000 Jay A. Sigler Award, Public Administration Student Association, Graduate Department of Public Policy and Administration, Rutgers University – Camden
  • 1999-2000 Research Council Grant, Rutgers University
  • 1996-1997 Dissertation Completion Grant, Temple University
  • 1995-1996 Future Faculty Fellowship, Temple University
  • 1995 Certificate of Merit in Teaching, Temple University
  • 1991-1995 Dean's Fellowship, Temple University
  • 1989-1991 Future Faculty Fellowship, Temple University
  • 1983-1985 Association of Public Policy and Management Fellowship

Associations

  • American Political Science Association (1990-present).
  • International Leadership Association (2007 – present).
  • African Association of Political Science (1996-2000).
  • American Society of Public Administrators (1998-2005).
  • African Studies Association (1997-2000).
  • American Association of University Women (1996-2001).
  • Christians in Political Science (2005 – 2007)
  • National Conference of Black Political Scientists (1996-2005).

Journal Articles

Presentations

  • Tempered Radicals: Black Women’s Leadership in the Church and Community. Tobias Leadership Conference. Colorado Springs, CO. February 25, 2012.
  • Leading with Purpose, Passion and Principles: Cultivating a Faith-Full Foundation for Social Change Leadership. National Collegiate Leadership Conference. Tuscan, Arizona. February 19, 2012.
  • To Occupy or Not to Occupy… Wall Street, Tahrir Square, Ettadamen or A Main Street Near You? National Collegiate Leadership Conference. Tuscan, Arizona. February 18, 2012.
  • Leading from the margins: Black women clergy making space for women. International Leadership Association, Boston, MA. October 29, 2010.
  • Poster Presentation. Doing Justice Globally. International Leadership Association. Prague, Czech Republic. November 13, 2009.
  • Teaching Justice Globally. American Political Science Association – Teaching and Learning Conference Internationalizing the Curriculum 1. San Jose, California. February 24, 2008.
  • How do we Teach Justice? (with Dr. Connie Ostwald). Eastern University Academic Festival. St. Davids, Pa. March 19, 2008.
  • Who Cares for the Urban Poor? The Significance of Race, Class and Religion in the Political Priorities of the African-American Suburban Mega-Church. Annual Conference of the Pennsylvania Political Science Association, Villanova, Pennsylvania, April 2003.
  • The Influence of Faith Based Initiatives in Setting Community Development Goals. Annual Meeting of the American Society of Public Administrators, Washington, DC, March 2003. (Presenter and moderator)
  • Old Wine in New Wine Skins? African-American Mega-Churches and Their Politics. Annual Meeting of the National Conference of Black Political Scientists, Richmond, Virginia, March 2001.
  • Financial Restructuring in U.S. Cities and the Third World: Toward a ‘General Theory of Structural Adjustment’. (Co-authored with Robert W. Bailey), Annual Meeting of the American Society of Public Administrators, Orlando, Florida, April 1999.
  • SAPping the Unions: State, Class and Labor in Ghana. Annual Meeting of the National Conference of Black Political Scientists, Atlanta, Georgia, April 1998.
  • Structural Adjustment and the Trades Union Congress of Ghana, 1983 to 1993. Annual Meeting of the Northeast Political Science Association, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, November 1997.
  • Evaluating Structural Adjustment and Democratization in Africa: A Research Design. Annual Meeting of the New York State Political Science Association, Ithaca College, Ithaca, New York, March 1996.
  • The Effects of Labor Organization on Democratization in Ghana. Annual Meeting of the National Conference of Black Political Scientists, Savannah State College, Savannah, Georgia, March 1996.
  • African Women and Feminism in The African Diaspora. Graduate African American Studies Student Union Colloquium, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, April 1991.
  • Women and Democracy in Socialist Countries: The Effects of Democratic Centralism on Women's Organization. Pan African Women's Conference, Black Cultural Center London, England November 1990.
Tags: College of Business and Leadership, College of Health and Social Sciences, Organizational Leadership (Ph.D), Political Science Department