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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Chinaka DomNwachukwu, Ph.D., is leading the School of Education through a National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) reaccreditation via the Council for the Accreditation of Educational Programs (CAEP) and the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) reaccreditations. As associate dean for academic affairs and accreditation, he provides oversight on all academic and curricular decisions. He also led the school through two years of faculty and student research conferences, and led the school’s Technology Team, providing oversight of the Emerging Technology Center. He directed the Intern Grant, funded by the state of California for supporting beginning-level teachers on contract with local school districts. DomNwachukwu combines strong experience as a teacher/scholar with a broad leadership portfolio that ranges from program site coordinator to chair of the largest department in the school to serving as associate dean. He has also chaired the university’s Program Review Committee, and has been a member of Faculty Senate, the Faculty Steering Committee, and the Master’s Council. He 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.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

Academic Area

  • School of Education
    • Division 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)