College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Alumnus Publishes Book and Receives Thabo Mbeki Award for Public Service and Scholarship

Fonkem Achankeng I, Ph.D., graduate of the doctoral program in the Department of Conflict Resolution Studies (DCRS) in NSU’s College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (CHASS), has co-edited a book with Janet Hagen, Ph.D., entitled, Crime, Second Chances, and Human Services: Creating a Pathway to Ordinary Life for the Convicted. Rowman and Littlefield published the book. For more information, please go to:

In addition, Achankeng received the Thabo Mbeki Award for Public Service and Scholarship at the 19th Annual Africa Conference, University of Texas, Austin, in March. “Among other things, the Awards Committee in choosing him for this award noted his community services, his membership in organizations and societies that promote peace, his promotion of African culture, and his ability to merge practice with theories.”

Achankeng, is an associate professor  in the Department of Human Services Leadership in the College of Education & Human Services at the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh. He has authored numerous articles and was a Fulbright scholar in 1995-1996 at the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute for Public Affairs, University of Minnesota. Previously he was in the diplomatic service in the Foreign Ministry of Cameroon. His teaching and research interests include refugees, migration and human services; social issues and solutions; and conflict analysis and resolution. Achankeng is an Executive Council Member of The Wisconsin Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies.