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Chinaka S. DomNwachukwu, Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Diversity and values
Professor, Department of Teacher Education
Phone: (626) 815-5350
Fax: (626) 815-5336
Chinaka DomNwachukwu, Ph.D., is a Professor of Multicultural Education and Associate Dean for Accreditation at the School of Education, Azusa Pacific University in Azusa California. DomNwachukwu is currently leading the school through a combined National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) re-accreditation through the Council for the Accreditation of Educational Programs (CAEP) and the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) re-accreditations. As Associate Dean for Academic Affairs he provided oversight on all academic and curricular decisions. He also led the school through two years of combined faculty and student research conferences, led the school’s Technology Team, providing oversight on the Emerging Technology Center. He directed the Intern Grant, a grant funded by the State of California for supporting beginning level teachers on contract with local Scholl districts. DomNwachukwu combines a strong faculty credential as a teacher/scholar with a broad leadership portfolio that starts from program site coordinator to chair of the largest department in the school, to serving as Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Associate Dean of Accreditation. He has served on university-wide leadership as chair of the university’s Program Review Committee, member of the University Faculty Senate, Faculty Steering Committee, Masters Council, and many other areas of service. DomNwachukwu is also an ordained minister.


  • M.S., Educational Leadership, National University
  • Ph.D., Intercultural Studies (Emphasis in Cultural Anthropology and Leadership Development), Fuller Theological Seminary
  • M.S., Educational Administration, National University
  • M.A., Intercultural Studies, Fuller Theological Seminary
  • B.A. (B.Th.), Religion and Philosophy (Minor in English as a Second Language (ESL)), Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (through the Nigerian Baptist Theological Seminary)


  • Advanced Studies in Education toward the California Teaching Credential, California State University, Los Angeles


School of Education

  • Department of Teacher Education


  • African Religions
  • Intercultural Studies
  • Social Justice and Multicultural Education
  • Teaching English Language Learners in the K–12 Classroom
  • Theology and Demonology

Courses Taught

  • EDLS 405 – Diversity in the Classroom
  • EDLS 496 – Senior Seminar: Education and Professional Ethics
  • EDUC 504 – Teaching and Cultural Diversity
  • EDUC 544 – Educational Equity and Cultural Diversity in a Pluralistic Society
  • SPED 511 – Language Development for All Students
  • TEP 558 – Methods of Teaching English Language Learners (7–12)