Professor Augustine Konneh, PhD is currently the Dean of the Graduate School at the African Methodist Episcopal University in Monrovia, Liberia. He holds an Undergraduate Degree from Cuttington University, Suacoco, Bong County (1986) and a Masters and PhD in History, African Studies and Political Science from Indiana University in Bloomington, where he studied from 1987 – 1992.
Before coming to his present position as Dean, he served as Director-General of the Foreign Service Institute of Liberia, he was also a professor and chair of History at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia USA from 1998 – 2008. His research interests are in the areas of Economic History of Liberia, Peace and Conflict studies, foreign policy, regional and global governance and development studies.
Dr Konneh has authored many articles in Journals and has written books and contributed articles to books by some other authors. He is currently working with others on a book on the “Comprehensive History of Liberia.” He is a member of many scholarly and professional organizations including the Liberian Studies Association (LSA), African Studies Association (ASA), Association for the Study of Afro-American Life and History (ASALH), Georgia Association of Historians (GAH), Southern Conference on Afro-American Studies, Inc (SCAS), National Honors Society (NHS), Phi Beta Kappa, Delta of Georgia (PBK).
Dr Konneh is the recipient of many awards including Fulbright, Rockefeller, “Who is Who” Among American teachers, Who is Who Among African Scholars, and the Ford Foundation. He has recently been appointed Chair of the National History Project mandated to re-write the history of Liberia.