Directory

Ìṣọ̀lá, Òòṣàkáyọ̀dé

Chair of Òrìṣà Studies - Professor
Òrìṣà Studies
Phone: (571) 660-8085
Babalórìṣà (Ọbàtálá Priest).

o Certification (Organic Farmer & Rancher) Future Harvest–Chesapeake Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture, Cockeysville, MD.
o Certification (Energy Healer) Zawadi Arts & Leadership Training Institute Usui Shiki Ryoho Natural Healing - Reiki Washington DC
o Masters Certificate (Clinical Mental Health Counseling) Capella University, Minneapolis, MN.
o B.S. (Psychology) Capella College, Minneapolis, MN.
o A.S. (Graphic Design) Gibbs College, Vienna, VA.

Victor, Ifálàṣẹ̀ Terry

Co-Chair Ifá Studies
Ifá Studies
Phone: (202) 679-1798
Babaláwo (Ifá Priest).

o DDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery), Howard University, Washington, DC. License State: DC.
o B.S. (Computer Science), University of Kansas, KS.

Bernal, Debra

Chair - Faculty
Òrìṣà Herbology
Phone: (240) 223-7315
Iyánífá (Ifá Priestess)

o M.D. The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD.
o M.D. Howard University College of Medicine, Washington, DC.

Brown, Marilyn

Chair - Professor
Òrìṣà Ìṣẹ̀ṣe
o Bokor (Iyánífá/Ifá Priestess).

o Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (CCI).
o Certification (CVT), Washington Hospital Center School of Cardiovascular Science, Washington, DC.
o Certification (Healing Touch I, II), Healing Touch International, VA.
o Certification (Raw Food Nutrition and Preparation), Sunfired Foods, Panama and Living Foods Institute, GA.
o B. A. Interdisciplinary Studies (Adv. Soc. Sci.), Catholic University of America, Washington, DC.

Abímbọ́lá, Kọ́lá

President
Central Administration
Phone: (571) 888-5199
Babaláwo (Ifá Priest)
o Ph.D. (Philosophy of Science) London School of Economics and Political Science.
o Ph.D. (Law of Evidence) University of Birmingham.
o LLB (Laws) London School of Economics and Political Science.
o B.A. (Philosophy) Ọbáfẹ́mi Awólọ́wọ̀ University, Nigeria.

Harris, Daryl Táíwò

Provost
Central Administration
Phone: (240) 788-7002
Babaláwo (Ifá Priest)

o Ph.D. (Political Science) Howard University, Washington, DC.
o B.A. (Political Science) Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.

Àlàdé, Basha

Faculty
Òrìṣà Ìṣẹ̀ṣe
Phone: (732) 513-4041
o Ìyálórìṣà (Ọbàtálá Priestess).

o M.A. (Film) New York University in film and education.
o B.A. (Subject) Stanford University.

Wynn, Kọ́ládé Pamela

Co-Chair
Ifá Studies
Phone: (570) 850-4833
o Iyánífá (Ifá Priestess).

o Ph.D. (Urban/Public Affairs Administration), University of Texas, Arlington, TX.
o M.A. (Urban Affairs), University of Texas, Arlington, TX.
o B.A. (Psychology), University of Texas, Arlington, TX.

Abímbọ́lá, TaKeisha

Professor
Òrìṣà Studies
Phone: (301) 523-5463
o Iyánífá (Ifá Priestess).

o B.A. (Government and Politics), University of Maryland, MD.
o B.S. (Psychology) Brenau College, GA.

Akínkúnmi, Ayélékè

Professor
Òrìṣà Herbology
o M.A. (Yorùbá Literature), University of Ìbàdàn, Nigeria.
o B.A. (Yorùbá), University of Ìbàdàn, Nigeria.

Abímbọ́lá, Kọ́lá

Professor
Ifá Studies
Phone: (571) 888-5199
Babaláwo (Ifá Priest)

o Ph.D. (Philosophy of Science) London School of Economics and Political Science.
o Ph.D. (Law of Evidence) University of Birmingham.
o LLB (Laws) London School of Economics and Political Science.
o B.A. (Philosophy) Ọbáfẹ́mi Awólọ́wọ̀ University, Nigeria.

Hector-Mason, Anestine

Deputy Provost
Central Administration
Phone: (515) 554-3119
o Ph.D. (Rhetoric and Linguistics), Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA.
o MS.Ed. (Educational-TESOL), Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY.
o M.A. (Rhetoric and Composition), Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY.
o B.A. (Theater Arts and English), Clark University, Worcester, MA.

Craddock, YemọjaKẹ́mi

Faculty
Òrìṣà Ìṣẹ̀ṣe
Phone: (804) 431-6177
o Ìyálórìṣà (Yemọja Priestess).

o Ed.D. (Educational Leadership), Virginia Commonwealth University.
o M.A. in Interdisciplinary studies, Virginia Commonwealth University.
o Graduate Degree for Teaching Certification, Virginia Commonwealth University.
o B.A. (English and African-American Studies), Virginia Commonwealth University.

Braithwaite, Elise

Ògúndáré, Ifábùsọ́lá

Professor
Òrìṣà Herbology
o Ẹlẹ́gùn Ọya (Head Priestess of Ọya) of Ọ̀yọ́ Kingdom and Herbology Practitioner, Ọ̀yọ́, Nigeria.

o Baàṣègùn of Ọyọ́ Kingdom (i.e., President/Leader of the Indigenous Medical Practitioners Association of Ọyọ́ Kingdom).
o Professor of Yorùbá Medicine.
o Ifá Heritage Institute, Ọ̀yọ́, Nigeria.

Mason, Eric

Dean of Academic Affairs
Central Administration
Phone: (504) 251-3328
Babaláwo (Ifá Priest).

o MBA (Finance), University of New Orleans, LA.
o BGS (English, Culture and Ethnic Studies), University of New Orleans, LA.

Harrison, Alálàádé Bonnie Claudia

Professor
Ifá Studies
Phone: (773) 808-3028
Iyánífá (Ifá Priestesses).

o Ph.D. (Anthropology of the African Diaspora) The University of Texas-Austin.
o M.A. (Anthropology) The University of Texas-Austin.
o B.F.A. (Documentary Film) The Art Institute of Chicago.

Hampton, Ọbáfẹ́mi

Professor
Òrìṣà Ìṣẹ̀ṣe

Calhoun, Akínyȩlé

Ọláníyàn, Ifáṣọlá

Professor
Òrìṣà Herbology
o The Ẹ̀kẹrin Awo of Ọ̀yọ́ Kingdom.

o Babaláwo (4th Highest Ranking Ifá Priest of Ọyọ́ Kingdom) and Herbology Practitioner.
o Instructor, Ifá Heritage Institute, Ọ̀yọ́, Nigeria.

Ìṣọ̀lá, Òkúnfúnmikẹ́

Professor
Òrìṣà Studies
Phone: (202) 288-4706
Ìyálórìṣà (Olókun Priestess)

o Herbal Apprenticeship, Wild Ginger Herbal Center, MD.
o Herbal Apprenticeship, Sky House Herb School, MD.

Ifoma, Òrìṣàgbèmí

Professor
Òrìṣà Ìṣẹ̀ṣe
Phone: (678) 949-2693
o Babaláwo (Ifá Priest).

o Business Management, University of Maryland (US Army), Munich Campus.
o Certificate in Medical Laboratory Science, United States Army Academy of Science, TX
o B.S. Biology, Knoxville College, TN

Huff, Leslye

Professor
Ifá Studies
o Ìyálórìṣà (Ọya Priestess).

o J.D. Cleveland State University.
o B.S. (Education) Cleveland State University.
o B.A. (Psychology) Cleveland State University.
o Licensure: Supreme Court of the United States of America, April 27, 2009.
o Licensure: U.S. District Court, North District of Ohio, December 27, 1999.
o Licensure: Ohio Bar Admission, May 17, 1999.

Oṣùọlálé, Bàbá Làsísì

Professor
Òrìṣà Herbology
o Baàṣègùn of Ọyọ́ Kingdom (i.e., President/Leader of the Indigenous Medical Practitioners Association of Ọyọ́ Kingdom).

o Professor of Yorùbá Medicine.
o Ifá Heritage Institute, Ọ̀yọ́, Nigeria.

Johnson, Adréia

Dean of International Affairs
Central Administration
Phone: (512) 955 1695
o Ph.D., Education/Cultural Studies; The University of Texas at Austin; Department: Curriculum & Instruction.
o M.A., Culture, Organization & Education; University of Sao Paulo, Brazil; Department: School Admin./Education.
o B.A. Portuguese Language & Literature, Catholic University of Sao Paulo, Brazil; Department, Romance Languages.

Palmer, Ọlátúndùn

Professor
Òrìṣà Ìṣẹ̀ṣe
Phone: (617) 922-1977
o Ed.D. (Educational Leadership) Northeastern University, Boston, MA.
o M.A. (School Administration), Gardner-Webb University, Boiling Springs, NC.
o M.A.Ed. (Special Education: Mild/Moderate Disabilities) Lesley University, Cambridge, MA.
o B.S. (Social Science: Human Development and Family) Lesley College (now Lesley University), Cambridge, MA.

Ìṣọ̀lá, Òòṣàkáyọ̀dé

Registrar
Central Administration
Phone: (571)660-8085
Babalórìṣà (Ọbàtálá Priest).

o Certification (Organic Farmer & Rancher) Future Harvest–Chesapeake Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture, Cockeysville, MD.
o Certification (Energy Healer) Zawadi Arts & Leadership Training Institute Usui Shiki Ryoho Natural Healing - Reiki Washington DC
o Masters Certificate (Clinical Mental Health Counseling) Capella University, Minneapolis, MN.
o B.S. (Psychology) Capella College, Minneapolis, MN.
o A.S. (Graphic Design) Gibbs College, Vienna, VA.

Mason, Eric

Professor
Ifá Studies
Phone: (504) 251-3328
o Babaláwo (Ifá Priest).

o MBA (Finance), University of New Orleans, LA.
o BGS (English, Culture and Ethnic Studies), University of New Orleans, LA.

Ọ̀ṣúnwọlé, Samuel Aìbínúọlá

Professor
Òrìṣà Herbology
o Professor of Yorùbá Medicine, University of Ìbàdàn, Nigeria.
o Ph.D. Yorùbá Belief and Healing Systems, University of Ìbàdàn, Nigeria.
o M.A. African Studies, University of Ìbàdàn, Nigeria.
o B.A. Islamic Studies, University of Ìbàdàn, Nigeria.

Washington, Àkànḳé

Faculty
Òrìṣà Ìṣẹ̀ṣe
Phone: (917) 593-5840
o Iyánífá (Ifá Priestess).

o M.S. (Acupuncture), Tri State College of Acupuncture, NY.
o B.A. (History and Education), Howard University, Washington, DC.

Thompson, Adé

Faculty
Phone: (404) 643-1141
o Babaláwo (Ifá Priest).

o M.S. (Computer Science and Engineering), University of South Florida, FL.
o M.A. (Educational Leadership), Clark Atlanta University, GA.

Garrett, Ifárón̄kẹ́

Staff

Ọmọlọlá, Báyọ̀

Faculty
Òrìṣà Ìṣẹ̀ṣe
Phone: (443) 983-0174
o Ph.D. (African languages) University of South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa.
o M.A. (Yorùbá Literature), University of Ìlọrin, Nigeria.
o M.A. (Communications Arts) University of Ìbàdàn, Nigeria.
o B.A. (Yorùbá Language) University of Ifẹ̀, Nigeria.

Summers, Syng

Faculty
Phone: (404) 226-3490