Dr. Ladislaus M. Semali
TitleProfessor of Education (Adult Education)
DepartmentLearning and Performance Systems
CentersInstitutional Consortium for Indigenous Knowledge (ICIK)
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.