Dr. Rosaire Ifedi is Assistant Professor in the Schar College of Education, Ashland University. She teaches mostly at the Columbus Center where she became a member of the Ashland University community first as a principal licensure student in 1999, an adjunct instructor in 2004 and then a graduate of the doctoral program in educational leadership in 2007. She became full time faculty in 2008. Dr. Ifedi also has a B.A. in Education with a minor in English (1984) and an M.A. in English as a Second Language (1987) from the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN).
She currently teaches Qualitative Research (EDFN 506) and Contemporary Education: Issues and Practice (EDFN 500).
Her previous teaching and administrative experiences include work at Central State University, Wilberforce, Ohio; Columbus Public Schools, and the Ohio Correctional Education System. She had also taught at both high school and university levels in Nigeria.
Her research interests are in the areas and intersections of race, gender, immigration, and achievement gaps. Additionally, another interest is the use of qualitative inquiry to investigate and unearth marginalized or/and new voices. Her first published book is African-born women in the United States: Lives in contradiction (published by the Edwin Mellen Press, New York, 2008).
At Ashland University, she serves on the Global Connections Committee, Professional Development Committee and other ad hoc committees. She is currently participating in the International Faculty Learning Community and is working on a study abroad, faculty-led tour, London Summer 2010.