Faculty Supporting Our Programs in Tanzania
Instructor, Core Course
Mr. Adjovi, an attorney with extensive teaching experience, serves as Academic Director at the Arcadia Center for East African Studies in Arusha. He is also responsible for teaching the core course, "Tanzania in the Midst of Peace and Conflict: Contemporary Issues in East Africa" for the Undergraduate, the "African Perspectives of International Law" and the "International Organizations, Peace and Security in Africa" for the Graduate. Mr. Adjovi brings a strong background in working with International Organizations, including his experience as Senior Legal Officer within the Registry of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and as legal assistant for the Organization for African Unity. He also has extensive experience teaching at various U.S. and French institutions as well as serving as Editorial Assistant for the African Yearbook of International Law (through AFIL, the African Foundation for International Law). Mr. Adjovi earned his BA in Law and Public Administration from the University of Paris and then went on to earn one Master's degree in Political Science and one in Human Rights there.
Instructor, Kiswahili Language
Mr. Almasi teaches Kiswahili Language at the Arcadia Center. His background includes intensive course instruction for the School of International Training, for the Group Project Abroad program under a US Department of Education-sponsored program through Yale University, and for the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. Mr Almasi has engaged learners at workshops on course manual editing, Kiswahili teaching materials and audio-visual equipment and pedagogy. He has also served as an Adult Education Coordinator for Tanzanian primary school teachers and has taught primary school. He holds a diploma of education from Dar es Salaam and a Grade A Certificate from the Teachers' Training College in Marangu.
Instructor, French Language
Mr. Basseporte is a native of France who has taught French language extensively, both for the Alliance Française and the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. He has held posts both with the cultural service of the Embassy of France, and with the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He has served as Honorary Consul of France in Arusha since 2002.
Dr. Beatus Leon, MD
Instructor, Health Issues
Dr. Leon has served as a physician, medical officer, educator, researcher and clinical tutor. He obtained his MD from the University of Dar es Salaam and holds degrees and credentials in public health and medical education from institutions in Tanzania, Wales, and The Netherlands. Among his professional posts, he has educated health personnel for the Centre for Educational Development in Health in Arusha (CEDHA), served as a research scientist for the National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR) in Tanzania, and as a medical officer for the Ministry of Health. His specializations in public health, epidemiology, and health-related interventions inform his course on Health Issues in East Africa for the Arcadia Center.
Instructor, African Cinema
Mr. Otebele is an entrepreneur, writer, artist and educator with over three decades' practical experience in radio, television, film and video production. He has received a diploma in Journalism from the London School of Journalism, a B.A. in Theatre Arts from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, and an M.A. in Mass Communication from California State University, Northridge. He has worked extensively in the field of education and is particularly interested in technology in education, as well in community outreach development activities. Among other professional experiences, he is Director and Chief Technical Officer of KAPO Media, which offers media consultancy services. A significant project of his consultancy involves a collaboration with the UCLA African Studies Center and School of Arts and Architecture to design and produce African Folklore on DVD, and he has been instrumental in the design of television programming for AfroVision Network, which seeks to bring Nollywood movies to cable and satellite television networks. Mr. Otebele has written for both print and new media and has extensive screenplay and creative dramatic experiences. His courses for the Arcadia Center seek to introduce students to the phenomenon of the third largest video production industry in the world, Nigeria's Nollywood, and to African cinema in general.
Instructor, International Law & Environmental Issues
Mr Pallangyo serves as Lecturer and Dean of the Faculty of Law at Tumaini University, Makumira University College where he teaches courses in Criminal Law, Environmental Law and Law of Evidence. He is currently an LLD candidate at North-West University, South Africa. Previously he served as a tutor at the University of Kwazulu-Natal at the Pietermartzburg School of Law in South Africa, where he completed his LLM in Environmental Law. He has held posts as an English instructor as well as a visiting scholar at Luther College in the United States, worked as a State Attorney and Regional Magistrate Trainee, and is the author of numerous publications on aspects of environmental law. At the Arcadia Center, he teaches two courses at the Undergraduate level, one on "Public International Law in East Africa" and one on "Climate Change, Law and Policy in Africa".
Dr. Severine M. Rugumamu
Instructor, Political Science
Dr. Severine Rugumamu, previously Executive Secretary, African Association of Political Science (AAPS), Pretoria, South Africa is professor of Development Studies, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Born in Bukoba, Tanzania, 1950, he holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of Maryland, College Park. Before taking up the job as Executive Secretary, he was both a professor at the University of Dar es Salaam, and Director, University of Dar Es Salaam Consultancy Bureau. Previously, he served also as visiting professor, University of Maryland, College Park; University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; and at Bennett College in the United States. Professor Rugumamu is a regular consultant for UN Agencies, the African Capacity Building Foundation, the African Union, African Regional Economic Communities, Pan-African Parliament, sub-Regional and National Parliaments, the Government of Tanzania, and the Tanzania private sector. He is fluent in English and French.
Instructor, African Music/Cultural Studies
Mr. Stubbs serves as Head of the Department of Music and Assistant Lecturer at Makumira University College, where he teaches courses in conducting, music technology and business, choir, jazz, and hymnody and liturgy, amongst others. He also serves as chief administrator for the music faculty and music curriculum development. He is a principal at RCS Music, a Digital Audio Recording and Performance firm, and has performed extensively in symphonies, ensembles, and as a soloist. Currently he is a member of a jazz quartet and an African Ensemble, with engagements throughout Tanzania. He has received numerous music awards and honors and has held posts as a producer, conductor and performer in an array of musical venues. Mr. Stubbs received MM degrees in Organ Performance and Pedagogy and Choral Conducting at Northern Illinois University and a BA in Music Performance from Washington State University.
Renée Kokonya Sullivan
Instructor, Core Course
Renée Sullivan teaches the core course, "Tanzania in the Midst of Peace and Conflict: Conflicts, Peace and Security in East Africa" together with Mr. Adjovi. She joined Arcadia in 2011 after a career at the United States International University in Nairobi, Kenya where she served as Adjunct faculty in the International Relations Department. She has wide experience in teaching international relations and history. Her research interests include Elections, Conflict Resolution and Human Rights. Mrs. Sullivan has also worked for various NGOs in Nairobi and London in the areas of policy, advocacy and research. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations from the United States International University, Nairobi, Kenya and a Masters of Arts degree in International Relations from the London Metropolitan University, London, UK.
Rev. Seth Ole Sululu
Instructor, African Music/Cultural Studies
Rev. Sululu is a music educator and theologian with extensive experience in choral music, music theory, choral conducting, and liturgy and hymnody. He has served as a music director, choir conductor, church music composer, and presenter in areas as various as ethnomusicology and sacred music both in Tanzania and internationally. Rev. Sululu received a BA in Music, a BA in Divinity and Diploma in Theology from Makumira University College.