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Dr Colins Imoh is passionate about social action, sustainable development, nonviolent movement, peace education, diversity, and peacebuilding. 

He is a scholar and teacher. He taught peace studies at the University of Toledo, and California State University, Sacramento. He is Quality Matters certified online course designer,  instructor and peer reviewer. ( | Quality Matters)

Professionally, he obtained his doctoral degree from the University of Toledo, USA, exploring the application of the capability approach developed by Amartya Sen in conflict prevention. An MA in Conflict Transformation and Organizational Leadership from Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, USA and an MPhil in Environmental Management and Sustainability from the University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa. He holds a graduate certificate in Advanced Study of Nonviolent Conflict from the Fletcher School, Tufts University, Boston, USA. 

He was the pioneer coordinator of the Africa Network of Young Peace Builders, a strong network of about 200 youth-based organizations and individuals involved in Peacebuilding, human rights and good governance working from the UNOY Peacebuilders Foundation International Secretariat in the Netherlands. 

He served as the Partners for Peace (P4P) Project Manager, a network whose mission is to build social capital around peacebuilding.  P4P is an initiative of Chevron Inc, USA. Prior to working as P4P Manager, he was the Director of the Centre for Social Transformation and Human Development (CHDST). He coordinated various peace & civic education programs in the communities, including the weekly live Radio programme on democracy, good governance, human rights, peace & development.  

He is an Advisory Board Member of the International Institute for Peace Education (IIPE); Board of Experts of the One Humanity Institute; International Steering Committee Member and Secretary of the African Peace Fellows Board –California State University, Sacramento, and Member of the International Consultancy Panel of the Mediators Beyond Borders; among others.  He is on the editorial board of In Factis Pax journal of peace education and social justice.  

He has written articles and book chapters in his areas of interest.


My research interest centres on the relationship inherent in peacebuilding, democratization, inclusion, diversity, and the various global dynamics. 

At the core of this agenda is the study of the relationship between justice, peace, and democracy. As a political ideal, democracy calls for self-determination, entailing the construction of participatory governance systems and public forums for the public use of reason.  People are at the heart of social development, the people have to be active participants in the process of justice and not mere recipients. They need to be empowered and provided the opportunity to make decisions. My central question explores the nature of democracy, peace and justice in a globalized world. It examines what constitutes a civic and peace-building strategy consistent with that ethic. 

My research focus at the Centre for Inclusion and Diversity (CfID) included exploring and conducting different research activities that contributed contextual information and evidence to the priority areas of social integration, inclusion and diversity programmes to inform decision-making. The issues of residential segregation, school segregation and factors in hate crime reporting are of interest. This analyses the determinants of segregation, by looking at theories that drive residential segregation. As well as examining the effects of segregation on individual outcomes, such as poverty, education and employment including social mixing and levels of mistrust. 

My research agenda also includes examining the effect of school segregation on student attitudes, beliefs and values and in particular how this may influence behaviour such as choice of friends.  I am also interested in the effects of segregation on academic achievement particularly any causal links between school segregation, school resources and academic achievement. Finally, the factors for under-reporting of hate crimes is also a focus of my research. 

Professional activities

  • 01-JAN-19: University of Toledo - PhD
  • 01-JAN-12: Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, USA - Master of Arts
  • 01-JAN-06: The University of Cape Town, Cape Town - Master of Philosophy
  • University of Toledo, USA - Instructor
  • University of Bradford - Research Fellow
  • California State University, Sacramento - Adjunct Faculty
  • International Society for Comparative Adult Education, Member
  • American Educational Studies Association (AESA), Graduate Member
  • Society for Peace Studies and Practice, Member
  • 01-JAN-18: International Centre on Nonviolent Conflict - Curriculum Fellowship Award
  • 01-JAN-19: Helen M. Fields Memorial Achievement Award
  • 01-JAN-11: Open Society Africa Fellowship at Institute for the Study of Human Rights at Columbia University
  • Editorial Board Member - In Factis Pax Journal:
  • International Steering Committee Member, Africa Peace Fellows:
  • International Institute for Peace Education (IIPE) – Advisory Board Member :
  • Mediators Beyond Borders - International Consultancy Panel:


TitleIntegrated Approach to Human Rights in a Post Conflict Niger Delta (2017)
AuthorsImoh Colins Edozie
JournalIn Factis Pax
TitlePeace Education and Gender in Africa: Reflection on the work of Dr. Betty Reardon (2019)
AuthorsImoh, Colins Edozie
JournalIn Exploring Betty A. Reardon’s Perspective on Peace Education: Looking Back, Looking Forward
PublisherSpringer Press
TitleReconciliation the Missing Link in the Niger Delta Amnesty. (2018)
Authorsimoh Colins Edozie
JournalIn Peace & Conflict Resolution in Africa: A Reader
PublisherCambridge Scholars Publishing
Publication NameSixth Annual Ecojustice and Activism Conference: Whose Justice, Whose Community? Ecojustice as Radical Inclusion (2017)
AuthorsHamer, L., Alshehri, M., Imoh, C.E., Alzahrani, S., Rasey, Z.I.
Title Author(s)
Rethinking Democracy and Nonviolent Power in Dangerous Times (2019)Imoh, C.E., Gerson, J., Jeff Warnke, J., and Snauwaert, D.
Capability Approach as a Framework for Conflict Prevention in the Niger Delta (2018)Imoh Colins Edozie
From Rhetoric to Community Action: The Quest for Integrated Multicultural Education (2017)Imoh Colins Edozie
Democratic Experience in Nigeria: Need for a Home Grown System. (2017)Imoh Colins Edozie