Dr. Ladislaus M. Semali

Dr. Ladislaus M. Semali
Phone: 8148652246
Office Address:
307 Keller Building
University Park, PA 16802
Campus: University Park


Professor of Education (Adult Education)


Learning and Performance Systems


Institutional Consortium for Indigenous Knowledge (ICIK)


Adult Education


Dr. Semali is associate professor of education at the Pennsylvania State University in the departments of Curriculum and Instruction and Learning and Performance Systems, specializing in curriculum theory, literacy education, comparative and international education and non-Western educational epistemologies. Dr. Semali is chair of Comparative and International Education www.ed.psu.edu/cied/ at Penn State and Co-director of the Interinstitutional Consortium for Indigenous Knowledge (ICIK) www.ed.psu.edu/icik/, which is part of a global network comprised of thirty indigenous knowledge resource centers in North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. ICIK's signature program that Dr. Semali directs is an international conference that convenes people involved in indigenous knowledge activities from around the world. Semali has extensive experience in organizing internships and workshops for students in Africa, and is currently directing research in East Africa on the UN Millennium Development Goals, a set of targets for cutting poverty, disease, and hunger by the year 2015.