Emmanuel Ngomsi, Ph.D.
Founder and Principal, Universal Highways
An experienced educator and trainer, Dr. Ngomsi is a native of Cameroon and has lived in the U.S. and France. He specializes in teaching Americans about the cultures of West Africa, and in promoting a love of cultures, respect for diversity, and international experience among U.S. citizens.
Emmanuel has taught French, biology and chemistry to Cameroonians, French, and American students, and served as curriculum coordinator of international studies with the Kansas City, Missouri school district. As college adjunct, he designed and taught numerous courses related to African cultures and education, as well as on culture and diversity in the workplace. Dr. Ngomsi spent nine years as instructor, cross-cultural and chief-language coordinator for the United States Peace Corps in Cameroon. The National Endowment for the Humanities and the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation honored Dr. Ngomsi in 1995 when he received the National Foreign Language Fellowship Award. This distinction allowed him to pursue his dream of researching African folkloric and children's games. He is the creator of YAN-KOLOBA: A Teamwork Game Rooted in Africa.
Dr. Ngomsi holds a multidisciplinary Ph.D. in public affairs and educational administration at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He is active in numerous cultural, educational and professional training associations, and has been a guest-speaker, lecturer and presenter at various national conferences.