Chinaka S. DomNwachukwu, Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Diversity and Values
Professor, Division of Teacher Education
Phone: (626) 815-5350
Fax: (626) 815-5336
Office Location: Building One, Suite 100
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Video Introduction


Chinaka DomNwachukwu is the Associate Dean for Diversity and Values at the School of Education, Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, California. He is also a professor in the department of Teacher Education. In his role as Associate Dean, he oversees the infusion of diversity and Christian values in the planning and delivery of academic instructions in the school of education. He works with department chairs, program directors and faculty members in the school on matters pertaining to diversity and values. He also overseas local, regional, and global engagement of the school on issues of diversity. Prior to this role, Dr. DomNwachukwu served as the Associate Dean for Accreditation for 3 years, where he led 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). Before that position, he served as the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, where he provided oversight on all academic, policy, grievance, and curricular decisions pertaining to the School of Education. 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 school’s Emerging Technology Centre. He also directed the Intern Grant, a grant funded by the State of California for supporting beginning level teachers on contract with local School districts. Dr. DomNwachukwu combines a strong faculty credential as a teacher/Scholar with a broad leadership portfolio that starts from program site coordinator to Chair of what was the largest department in the school, to serving as Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Associate Dean of Accreditation, and now, Associate Dean for Diversity and Values. He has served on university-wide leadership positions 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. He currently serves as a member of the Global Diversity Committee of the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education (AACTE). Dr. DomNwachukwu is also an ordained minister.


  • Ph.D., Intercultural Studies (Emphasis in Cultural Anthropology and Leadership Development), Fuller Theological Seminary
  • M.S., Educational Leadership, 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)


  • California K-12 Multiple Subject Teaching Credential
  • California K-12 Pupil Services Administrative Credential

Academic Area

  • School of Education
    • Division of Teacher Education


  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Educational foundations
  • Higher Education Leadership
  • Intercultural Studies
  • Social Justice and Multicultural Education
  • Teaching English Language Learners in the K–12 Classroom

Courses Taught

  • TESP 502 - Science of Teaching 1: How Students Learn: Educational Psychology, Neuroscience,
  • and Theory
  • TESP 503 – Soul of Teaching (K-12)
  • TESP 504 – Schools and Educational Systems (K-12)
  • TESP 511 - The Art of Teaching II: A Pedagogical Models Approach to Instructional Design
  • TESP 555/556 - Methods for Teaching English Language Learners
  • EDUC 504 – Teaching and Cultural Diversity