Faculty and Staff

Ifá ni Afinimọ̀nà Ọmọ Aráyé

Faculty and Staff

Meet Our Team

We are a team of 26 Ìyánífa, Babaláwo, Babalórìṣà, Ìyálórìṣà, Educators, Medical Directors, Dentists and Nurses (with Bachelors, Masters, Doctoral and other professional qualifications).

Central Administration

Abímbọ́lá, Kọ́lá

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.

Harris, Daryl Táíwò

Babaláwo (Ifá Priest)

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

Hector-Mason, Anestine

Deputy Provost
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Deputy Provost

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

Mason, Eric

Dean of Academic Affairs
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Dean of Academic Affairs

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

Johnson, Adréia

Dean of International Affairs
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Dean of International Affairs

Ph.D., Education/Cultural Studies; The University of Texas at Austin; Department: Curriculum & Instruction.
M.A., Culture, Organization & Education; University of Sao Paulo, Brazil; Department: School Admin./Education.
B.A. Portuguese Language & Literature, Catholic University of Sao Paulo, Brazil; Department, Romance Languages.

Ìṣọ̀lá, Òòṣákáyọdé

Registrar
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Registrar

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

Ifárónkẹ́ Garret

Staff

Department of Ifá Studies

Victor, Ifálàṣẹ̀ Terry​

Babaláwo (Ifá Priest)

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

Wynn, Kọ́ládé Pamela​

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.

Harrison, Alálàádé Bonnie Claudia

Professor
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Iyánífá (Ifá Priestess)

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.

Mason, Eric

Professor
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Babaláwo (Ifá Priest)

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

Thompson, Sàlàkọ́ Adé Randall

Professor
[email protected]

Babaláwo (Ifá Priest)

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

Department of Òrìṣà Herbology

Bernal, Debra

Iyánífá (Ifá Priestess)

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

Akínkúnmi, Ayélékè

Professor

Professor

M.A. (Yorùbá Literature), University of Ìbàdàn, Nigeria. B.A. (Yorùbá), University of Ìbàdàn, Nigeria.

Àjínhún Ògúndáré , Ifábùsọ́lá

Professor

Ẹlẹ́gùn Ọya

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.

Oṣùọlálé, Bàbá Làsísì

Professor

Baàṣègùn

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.

Ọláníyàn, Ifáṣọlá

Professor

Ẹ̀kẹrin Awo

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

Oṣùọlálé, Bàbá Làsísì

Professor

Department of Òrìṣà Ìṣẹ̀ṣe

Brown, Mari

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.

Àlàdé, Basha

Professor
[email protected]

Ìyálórìṣà (Ọbàtálá Priestess)

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

Craddock, YemọjaKẹ́mi LaShaunda

Professor
[email protected]

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.

Hampton, Benjamin

Professor
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Ifoma, Òrìṣàgbèmí Madu

Professor
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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

Ọmọlọlá, Báyọ̀

Professor
[email protected]
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.

Palmer, Ọlátúndùn

Professor
[email protected]
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.

Washington, Àkànḳé Tyra

Professor
[email protected]

Department of Òrìṣà Studies

Ìṣọ̀lá, Òòṣákáyọdé

Babalórìṣà (Ọbàtálá Priest)

M.S. (Clinical Mental Health Counseling) Capella University, Minneapolis, MN.
B.S. (Psychology) Capella University, Minneapolis, MN.
A.S. (Graphic Design) Gibbs College, Vienna, VA.
Certification ( Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki) Zawadi Arts & Leadership – Washington DC
Certification as Organic Farmer & Rancher, Future Harvest–Chesapeake Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture, Cockeysville, MD.

Abímbọ́lá, TaKeisha

Professor
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Iyánífá (Ifá Priestess)

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

Ìṣọ̀lá, Òkúnfúnmikẹ́

Professor
[email protected]

Ìyálórìṣà (Olókun Priestess)

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

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