Baba Gdey Dogon

Baba Gdey Dogon

Baba Gdey Dogon is a native of Brooklyn, New York and currently resides in Greensboro, NC. Gdey is a graduate of North Carolina Central University (Durham, NC) where he earned a B.A. in Psychology (Magna Cum Laude) and a M.A. in General Psychology. His areas of research include: Industrial/organizational psychology, mental health, the fear of success, acculturation, acculturative stress, organizational development, human motivation, educational psychology, academic achievement, study habits, and poverty.

Baba Gdey has overseen numerous projects as a mid-level manager and considers himself a transformational leader. Baba Gdey also has experience as an Adjunct Professor as well as a Therapist.

Baba Gdey Dogon’ s academic highlights include: NCCU Global Education Program, Ghana, Africa (2008); NCCU Rhodes Scholar Fellowship Nominee (2006); The Fund for American Studies, University of Hong Kong (2006); Southern Education Foundation, Intern (2004); Golden Key International Honors Society (2003); The Fund for American Studies, Georgetown University (2003); Phi Eta Sigma National Honors Society (2002); NCCU Honors Program (2001).

Educating African American College Students: Seeking the Splah– is a unique body of academic literature that takes an earnest look at some of the variables that contribute to the academic achievement of African American college students. Most people understand the term “higher education” from the traditional American idea of it— education that one receives after completing high school. I want to introduce another definition of higher education that does not come from a book— instead, it is consciousness or a level of understanding that you get from a higher power (i.e. God, Allah, Ra, Jah, Yah, the Creator, the Source, the Faceless one, the Most High etc.). I am literally introducing a new school of thought. You will not ordinarily read academic bodies of literature like this.

Instead of telling “his-tory,” African Americans need to tell “our-story.” Higher education does exist and black students should not be without it. The cognitive restructuring needed to foster our new legacy of education, can only be accomplished by seeking the Splah. The Splah is a term that I have coined which means: peace on earth through connecting with the Creator. Higher knowledge does exist and it stands above all previous and current knowledge, including any human-drafted curriculum created to educate.