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Emmanuel Babatunde, Ph.D.

Professor, Sociology and Criminal Justice Department

Emmanuel D. Babatunde is a Professor of Anthropology at Lincoln University, Pa. where he has served as the Chair of Sociology and Criminal Justice.2009 till the present. He also served as the Director of Honors Program for Talented Students from 1993-2006. Dr. Babatunde earned a Master of Letters (M.Litt.) and Doctor of Philosophy (D.PHIL.) degrees in Social Anthropology at Campion Hall, the Jesuit Private Hall of Oxford University. Dr. Babatunde also earned a Ph.D. in Comparative Education at the Institute of Education, London University. He has done such distinguished post-doctoral fellowships as the year-long Sasakawa Foundation funded Japanese Studies Seminar in 1994, the yearlong American Association of Colleges and Universities Japanese Seminar in 1998-1999 and is a Fulbright Senior Program Specialist, with expertise in globalization and the marginalization of Sub-Sub-Saharan Africa. Dr. Babatunde has served as a Fulbright Senior Program Specialist to Nigeria and Mozambique. In 2015, he served as the Carnegie African Diaspora Fellow (CADF) to the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria (FUNAAB).

Dr. Babatunde has been successful at writing grants that seek to utilize strengths inherent in African and African Diaspora cultures to solve African and African Diaspora social problems such as food insecurity and poverty reduction grants in Nigeria and Nicaragua. Dr. Babatunde was Lincoln University Principal Investigator of the 2011-2014 Michigan State University/Lincoln University $1.1 million Dollars USAID US-Africa Higher Development in Education Agro-Ecosystems Management in Malawi. He is the Lincoln Principal Investigator in the 2011-2015 USAID $25 Million Global Center for Food Systems Innovation.

Dr. Babatunde, who founded the Institute of Rites of Passage, Science and Technology, and the Black Male Task Force at Lincoln University, is an authority on the transition of Black males into productive adulthood. He is also a member of the Advisory Board for the Center of Excellence in Minority Health and Health Disparities, for Jackson State University, Mississippi.

Dr. Babatunde served as the Faculty Representative on the Board of Trustees of Lincoln University.

Dr. Emmanuel Babatunde is PI for USAID MSU/LU Global Center for Food Systems Innovation


  • Faculty Development Grant 2012-2013
  • US-Africa Higher Education Development – 2013
  • MSU/LUPA USAID Grant (amount to LUPA to be determined)

Committees & Service

  • Faculty Representative to the Board of Trustees
  • Promotion Tenure and Severance committee
  • General Education Committee


  • “Cultural Identity for Effective Global Participation: The Case of Nigeria” in ‘Toyin Falola at 60’ published by Africa World Press Inc. Trenton, New Jersey. Release date - October 1st, 2013.
  • The Changing Pattern of Yoruba Parenting, Haleine, S. “Global Patterns of Parenting Across Cultures. Release date July 1st. 2013.
  • Keynote speaker Taibu Annual Conference on the Health of the African Diaspora, ‘Our Health Our Future’ Toronto Canada, September 20, 2012.
  • Chair of The Lincoln University African Conference in June 2013. Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship, 2014.