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SHSS Alum Leads Students, Teachers and Rites of Passage Inductees on Historic Scholarship Tour

Erhabor Ighodaro, Ph.D.

Erhabor Ighodaro, Ph.D.

Erhabor Ighodaro, Ph.D., a graduate of the doctoral program in the Department of Conflict Analysis and Resolution (DCAR) in NSU’s Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS), led a group of thirty-six students and seven teachers from Carol City Elementary School and Miami Carol Senior High School on a trip to historic St. Augustine and Orlando. For the students who are part of the Miami Dade County Public Schools’ Ingram Africa School Alliance (IASA) rites of passage project, this is a culminating educational excursion.

According to Ighodaro, the program was started in 2001 and approximately 2,000 students have participated in the rites of passage project with 23 students from Miami Carol Senior High School having traveled to Africa as part of an international student exchange. The program was started by former school board member, Robert B. Ingram, Ph.D. and is supported by the School Board and the Dr. Robert B. Ingram Foundation.

Ighdaro is Councilman at-Large Seat 6 for the City of Miami Gardens. He is the President of Oracle Consulting Group, a Miami firm that specializes in various conflict resolution interventions, including dispute systems design, conflict resolution, facilitation and mediation services for individuals, groups, and public and private sector agencies. He is an adjunct professor at Miami Dade College and Florida Memorial University. Ighodaro is the past President of the Rotary Club of Opa-Locka/Miami Gardens and the Executive Director of the Dr. Robert B. Ingram Foundation, Inc.  He and Greg Wiggan, Ph.D. are the co-authors of the book, Curriculum Violence: America’s New Civil Rights Issue (2010).