Our Faculty

FACULTY IN THE UNITED STATES

  1. Kọ́lá Abímbọ́lá
    • Babaláwo (Ifá Priest).
    • Ph.D. (Philosophy of Science) London School of Economics and Political Science.
    • Ph.D. (Law of Evidence) University of Birmingham.
    • LLB (Laws) London School of Economics and Political Science.
    • B.A. (Philosophy) Ọbáfẹ́mi Awólọ́wọ̀ University, Nigeria.
  2. TaKeisha Abímbọ́lá
    • Iyánífá (Ifá Priestess).
    • B.A. (Government and Politics), University of Maryland, MD.
    • B.S. (Psychology) Brenau College, GA.
  3. Basha Àlàdé
    • Ìyálórìṣà (Ọbàtálá Priestess).
    • M.A. (Film) New York University in film and education.
    • B.A. (Subject) Stanford University.
  4. Debra Bernal
    • Iyánífá (Ifá Priestess).
    • M.D. The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD.
    • M.D. Howard University College of Medicine, Washington, DC.
    • Board certification: Physical medicine and Rehabilitation 1987.
    • Licensure: Pennsylvania.
  5. Marilyn Brown        
    • Bokor (Iyánífá/Ifá Priestess).
    • Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (CCI).
    • Certification (CVT), Washington Hospital Center School of Cardiovascular Science, Washington, DC.
    • Certification (Healing Touch I, II), Healing Touch International, VA.
    • Certification (Raw Food Nutrition and Preparation), Sunfired Foods, Panama and Living Foods Institute, GA.
    • B. A. Interdisciplinary Studies (Adv. Soc. Sci.), Catholic University of America, Washington, DC.
  6. LaShaunda Craddock
    • Ìyálórìṣà (Yemọja Priestess).
    • Ed.D. (Educational Leadership), Virginia Commonwealth University.
    • M.A. in Interdisciplinary studies, Virginia Commonwealth University.
    • Graduate Degree for Teaching Certification, Virginia Commonwealth University.
    • B.A. (English and African-American Studies), Virginia Commonwealth University.
  7. Daryl Harris
    • Babaláwo (Ifá Priest).
    • Ph.D. (Political Science) Howard University, Washington, DC.
    • B.A. (Political Science) Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.
  8. Bonnie Claudia Harrison
    • Iyánífá (Ifá Priestesses).
    • Ph.D. (Anthropology of the African Diaspora) The University of Texas-Austin.
    • M.A. (Anthropology) The University of Texas-Austin.
    • B.F.A. (Documentary Film) The Art Institute of Chicago.
  9. Anestine Hector-Mason
    • Ph.D. (Rhetoric and Linguistics), Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA.
    • MS.Ed. (Educational-TESOL), Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY.
    • M.A. (Rhetoric and Composition), Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY.
    • B.A. (Theater Arts and English), Clark University, Worcester, MA.
  10. Madu Ifoma
    • Babaláwo (Ifá Priest).
    • Business Management, University of Maryland (US Army), Munich Campus.
    • Certificate in Medical Laboratory Science, United States Army Academy of Science, TX
    • B.S. Biology, Knoxville College, TN
  11. Leslye M. Huff 
    • Ìyálórìṣà (Ọya Priestess).
    • J.D. Cleveland State University.
    • B.S. (Education) Cleveland State University.
    • B.A. (Psychology) Cleveland State University.
    • Licensure: Supreme Court of the United States of America, April 27, 2009.
    • Licensure: U.S. District Court, North District of Ohio, December 27, 1999.
    • Licensure: Ohio Bar Admission, May 17, 1999.
  12. Òkúnfúnmikẹ́ Ìṣọ̀lá
    • Ìyálórìṣà (Olókun Priestess).
    • Herbal Apprenticeship, Wild Ginger Herbal Center, MD.
    • Herbal Apprenticeship, Sky House Herb School, MD.
  13. Òòṣákáyọdé Ìṣọ̀lá
    • Babalórìṣà (Ọbàtálá Priest).
    • M.S. (Clinical Mental Health Counseling) Capella University, Minneapolis, MN.
    • Certification as Organic Farmer & Rancher, Future Harvest–Chesapeake Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture, Cockeysville, MD.
    • B.S. (Psychology) Capella College, Minneapolis, MN.
    • A.S. (Graphic Design) Gibbs College, Vienna, VA.
  14. Eric Mason
    • Babaláwo (Ifá Priest).
    • MBA (Finance), University of New Orleans, LA.
    • BGS (English, Culture and Ethnic Studies), University of New Orleans, LA.
  15. Báyọ̀ Ọmọlọlá
    • Ph.D. (African languages) University of South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa.
    • M.A. (Yorùbá Literature), University of Ìlọrin, Nigeria.
    • M.A. (Communications Arts) University of Ìbàdàn, Nigeria.
    • B.A. (Yorùbá Language) University of Ifẹ̀, Nigeria.
  16. Ọlátúndùn Palmer
    • Ed.D. (Educational Leadership) Northeastern University, Boston, MA.
    • M.A. (School Administration), Gardner-Webb University, Boiling Springs, NC.
    • M.A.Ed. (Special Education: Mild/Moderate Disabilities) Lesley University, Cambridge, MA.
    • B.S. (Social Science: Human Development and Family) Lesley College (now Lesley University), Cambridge, MA.
  17. Adé Randall Thompson
    • Babaláwo (Ifá Priest).
    • M.S. (Computer Science and Engineering), University of South Florida, FL.
    • M.A. (Educational Leadership), Clark Atlanta University, GA.
  18. Terry Victor
    • Babaláwo (Ifá Priest).
    • DDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery), Howard University, Washington, DC.
    • License State: DC.
    • B.S. (Computer Science), University of Kansas, KS.
  19. Tyra Washington
    • Iyánífá (Ifá Priestess).
    • M.S. (Acupuncture), Tri State College of Acupuncture, NY.
    • B.A. (History and Education), Howard University, Washington, DC.
  20. Pamela Wynn
    • Iyánífá (Ifá Priestess).
    • Ph.D. (Urban/Public Affairs Administration), University of Texas, Arlington, TX.
    • M.A. (Urban Affairs), University of Texas, Arlington, TX.
    • B.A. (Psychology), University of Texas, Arlington, TX.

INSTRUCTORS AND TEAM LEADERS IN NIGERIA

  1. Mr. Ayélékè Akínkúnmi
    • Registrar and Coordinator, Ifá Heritage Institute, Ọ̀yọ́, Nigeria.
    • M.A. (Yorùbá Literature), University of Ìbàdàn, Nigeria.
    • B.A. (Yorùbá), University of Ìbàdàn, Nigeria.
  2. Ifábùsọ́lá Àjínhún Ògúndáré
    • Ẹlẹ́gùn Ọya (Head Priestess of Ọya) of Ọ̀yọ́ Kingdom and Herbology Practitioner, Ọ̀yọ́, Nigeria.
    • Baàṣègùn of Ọyọ́ Kingdom (i.e., President/Leader of the Indigenous Medical Practitioners Association of Ọyọ́ Kingdom).
    • Professor of Yorùbá Medicine.
    • Ifá Heritage Institute, Ọ̀yọ́, Nigeria.
  3. Bàbá Làsísì Oṣùọlálé
    • Baàṣègùn of Ọyọ́ Kingdom (i.e., President/Leader of the Indigenous Medical Practitioners Association of Ọyọ́ Kingdom).
    • Professor of Yorùbá Medicine.
    • Ifá Heritage Institute, Ọ̀yọ́, Nigeria.
  4. Ifáṣọlá Ọláníyàn
    • The Ẹ̀kẹrin Awo of Ọ̀yọ́ Kingdom.
    • Babaláwo (4th Highest Ranking Ifá Priest of Ọyọ́ Kingdom) and Herbology Practitioner.
    • Instructor, Ifá Heritage Institute, Ọ̀yọ́, Nigeria.
  5. Dr. Samuel Aìbínúọlá Ọ̀ṣúnwọlé
    • Professor of Yorùbá Medicine, University of Ìbàdàn, Nigeria.
    • Ph.D. Yorùbá Belief and Healing Systems, University of Ìbàdàn, Nigeria.
    • M.A. African Studies, University of Ìbàdàn, Nigeria.
    • B.A. Islamic Studies, University of Ìbàdàn, Nigeria.