Faculty Profiles

Binda Godlove Aka

Assistant Professor
Political Science and International Relations, College of Arts and Sciences

Blodgett Hall 202b

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General Information



Ph.D. in Political Science, University of South Dakota (2020)

Post-Secondary Teaching Certificate, University of South Dakota (2018)

MPA, Savannah State University (2017)

M.Sc. in Political Science, University of Buea (2014)

B.Sc. in Political Science, University of Buea (2010)

Professional Experience

Professional Experience

09/2022 – Present      Assistant Professor, Adelphi University

09/2021 – 05/2022    Visiting Assistant Professor, Siena College.

1/2021 – 06/2021    Adjunct Professor, University of South Dakota.

06/2021 – 08/2021   Research Associate, Government Research Bureau,   University of South Dakota.

2017-2020 Graduate Teaching and Research Assistant, University of South Dakota.

2019-2020      Economic Development Assistant, Vermillion Area Chamber and    Development Company (VCDC), South Dakota.

2015-2017    Graduate Research Assistant, Savannah State University.

2005-2006       Electrical Engineering Teacher, Modern College of Technology (STARMOTEC) Tiko, Cameroon.

Personal Statement

Personal Statement

I am a political scientist whose commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is very strong. I implement the active learning exercise in the classroom by engaging students in what I teach. My students and I actively engage in Socratic dialogue where we address a vast array of issues. I teach courses in the areas of public policy, health policy, American political system, African politics, public administration. As a political scientist, my research interests cut across areas such as public policy analysis and evaluation, the United States health policy, global health issues, sustainable health policy, politics of healthcare reform in the United States, social welfare policy in the United States, redistributive policy, access to healthcare, comparative perspective of states’ policy implementation, public health policy response to COVID-19, African politics, politics-administration dichotomy, public administration, interest groups and public policy, American political institutions, the American Presidency, Congress, constitutionality and the rule of law, individual rights in the Constitution, policy perspectives of international organizations and emerging diseases. My ongoing research projects focus on the impact of Medicaid expansion on access to healthcare and Congressional policymaking.

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