Social Sciences, Human Services and Criminal Justice
Office Hours: By Appointment - N658
- Comparative / World Politics
- Cross Cultural Leadership
- Culture and Society / Diaspora / Ethnic Studies
- Development and Migration Studies
- Gender and Sexuality
- International and Regional Organizations
- World Religions (and Global Conflict)
Doctor of Management (D.M), February 2011. School of Advanced Studies, University of Phoenix.
Specialization: Organizational Management and Leadership.
Dissertation: “The Role of Culture on the Leadership Styles of Generation X Women in Nigeria: A Phenomenological Study”. Advisor: Dr. Frank Salamone.
M.A. Africana Studies. August 2000. Department of Africana Studies. University at Albany (SUNY). Albany, New York.
Specialization: African Studies
Thesis Project: “Food Security in Nigeria: trails and travails of the Niger-Delta people”.
Chair: Dr. Kwadoh Sarfoh; Advisor: Dr. Adeline Igho Apena
B.A. May 1998. The University at Albany, State University of New York – Albany, New York
Major: French, Minors: Africana Studies and Political Science.
Mental Health First Aid Certification: April 30, 2019. Bronx Community College, New York.
Mind Education Lecture Specialist / Character Education Certification – December 2018. International Mind Education Institute (IMEI), Seoul, Korea.
ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) and Suicide Prevention: Suicide First Aid – April 2018. Borough of Manhattan Community College, New York.
TESOL Certification: Teaching English as a Second Language (Part I: Completed Fall 2017; Part II in progress).
- This class involves students in observation and critical analysis of political affairs. Topics and themes will include both American and global perspectives and both contemporary and historical cases. The class introduces a range of approaches to the study of politics, such as empirical research, quantitative analysis, theoretical questioning, and the examination of literary or artistic works. Central concepts will include politics, power, government, conflict, and justice.
- The history, development, and intellectual origin of American government are studied and analyzed. Special consideration is given to the structure and operation of the executive, legislative and judiciary branches, and the role of government and politics in a modern industrial society.
- Reconstructions I and II, the social Darwinist years, Civil Rights activism of the 1960's, and the cumulative effects of institutionalized racism are set in an historical framework for comparative study. The course examines the impact of urbanization, institutional racism, economic, and political policies on the life experiences of African-Americans. The dynamics of cultural, social, and political interactions within the social structure of the nation since 1865 are analyzed.
- This course studies the social world and how it has evolved over time, as well as how individuals are influenced and structured by social interactions in small groups and by larger social forces. The course covers major sociological theories and research methods, and key concepts such as culture, socialization, social class, race/ethnicity, gender, technology, social inequality, and social change.
Research and Projects
CUNY SUMMER STIPENDS
CUNY Service Learning Fellowship, Summer / Fall 2019: $1,000
Develop a Service Learning Project over the summer with Community Board 1 Manhattan on Civic Engagement for Intro to Politics (POL 110) Fall 2019 course.
CUNY Summer 2019 Open Resources Pedagogy /Zero Text Book initiative grant: $3,000
Funding provided to edit and development an open resource (OER) textbook and a wordpress website for open pedagogy tailored to BMCC (Borough of Manhattan Community College) Social Sciences Department course need. Redesigning POL 110 – Intro to Politics Course (Pending end of Fall, 2019). ZTC Resource used as part of the Fall 2019 Service Learning project with Community Board 1 Manhattan.
CUNY Summer 2018 Open Resources Pedagogy / Zero Text Book initiative grant: $2,000
Funding provided to edit and development an open resource (OER) textbook tailored to BMCC (Borough of Manhattan Community College) Social Sciences Department course needs. “OpenStax American Government OER Text for POL 100 (American Government) course at BMCC” (Pending end of spring 2019). ZTC resource used as the main text book for the spring 2019 American Government Course.
OER / ZTC Resources
Alapo, R. (pending). OER / ZTC Resource on “Culture and Leadership in A Society” for Introduction to Sociology (SOC 100).
Alapo, R. OER/ ZTC version of Open Stax American Government textbook developed for Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC – CUNY) Social Sciences Department – for the course Intro to Politics (POL 110) on “Civic Leadership in a Democracy” Pending Fall, 2019. (Unpublished manuscripts pending approval for publication on CUNY Academic Works).
Alapo, R. OER/ ZTC version of Open Stax American Government textbook developed for Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC – CUNY) Social Sciences Department – for the course American Government (POL 100) on “Civic Engagement and Young People’s Participation in Democracy” – Pending Spring 2019. (Unpublished manuscripts pending approval for publication on CUNY Academic Works).
Alapo, R. I Am A Leader: Understanding My Leadership Styles. A Workbook on Gender and Leadership. (Unpublished manuscripts). Compiled courtesy of Women’s Press Collective, New York. Workbook content to be used as part of e-portfolio for the FYS Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 Academic year (Unpublished manuscripts pending approval for publication on CUNY Academic Works).
Alapo, R. (2016). Generation X: The Role of Culture on the Leadership Styles of Women in Leadership Positions. ASTA Publications, New York.
Alapo, R and Rockefeller, D. (Jul. 2019). Racial Disparities in the United States Criminal Justice System: “With Liberty and Justice for All?”. Philosophy Study. 9(7), 424-430.
Alapo, R and Rockefeller, D. (May. 2019). The State of White Supremacy in America: It Is Time to Stand Together. Philosophy Study. 9(5), 287-291.
Alapo, R. (Jan. 2018). Ministerial Leadership: The Servant Leader as a Transformational Leader. Philosophy Study. 8(1), 12-16.
Alapo, R. (Jan.-Feb. 2018). Organizational Power Politics and Leadership Experiences on the View and Use of Power in Organizations. Management Studies. 6(1), 30-36.
Alapo, R. (Nov.-Dec. 2017). Women in Leadership and Decision-Making: Understanding Different Styles of Leading. Management Studies. 5(6), 598-605.
Alapo. R. (Sept. 2017). Religious Education for Effective Ministry: Confronting Leadership Challenges in One Beloved Community. Philosophy Study. 7(9), 485-492.
Alapo, R. (Aug. 2017). Architecture of Leadership: Behavioral Integrity and the Role of Strategy, Innovation, and Vision on Both Leaders and Followers. Philosophy Study. 7(8), 426-429.
Alapo, R. (June 2017). Gender, Social Justice, and Leadership in a Changing World. International Journals of Multi-Disciplinary Research (RAIJMR). 5(6).
Alapo, R. and Akintayo, M. (May 5, 2017). Business Governance and Functional Department Participation Plan.
International Journal of Research in Humanities and Social Sciences. 5(5), 16-24.
Alapo, R. Culture and Leadership in the 21st Century. Cultural and Religious Studies. August 2017. 5(4), 174-179.
Editorial and Review Boards
Journal of Management Studies, October 2017 – present
Open Journal of Political Science, September 2017 – present
Open Journal of Leadership, September 2017 – present
Open Journal of Social Sciences, September 2017 – present
Journal of Philosophy Studies, July 2017 – present.
Alapo, R. (2011). The Role of Culture on the Leadership Styles of Generation X Women in Nigeria: A Phenomenological Study. Dissertation defended as part of the requirements for completion of the doctoral program in organizational management and leadership. School of Advanced Studies, (SAS). University of Phoenix, Arizona.
Honors, Awards and Affiliations
- American Sociological Association (ASA)- Summer 2018 to present
- New York African Studies Association (NYASA): 2014 – present, Executive committee member – since May 2018
- New York State Political Science Association (NYSPSA): 2014 – present
- American Political Science Association (APSA): 2014 – present
- African Views Organization: 2018 – present. Director of Interfaith programs. Committee on water project in Africa, and Ubuntu diaspora peacebuilding project. Coordinator of the annual Spirit of Peace Conference “World Prayers for Peace” Opening Ceremony.
- New York African Studies Association (NYASA): 2018 – present. Membership and outreach committee. Newsletter columnist.
- Interfaith Center USA: 2016 – present. Interfaith Council and Editorial Board member.
- World Yoga Community, Inc.: Interfaith Council member: 2015 – present.
- Institute for Peace and Leadership, Inc.: Executive Director, 2010 – present.
- International Association for Peace and Development (IAPD): 2018 – present. Interreligious delegation to the Peace Starts with me conference in New York.
- United Nations Inter-Agency Network on Youth Development: Working Group on Youth and Gender Equality: 2017 – present.
- National Action Network (NAN Brooklyn Chapter): 2016 – present.
- United Nations Association (Southern District) – 2014 – present.
- Study Group on Language and the UN: 2013 – present.
- Women’s Federation for World Peace (WFWP).
- Universal Peace Federation (UPF).
- African Caucus of the NGO Commission on the Status of Women: 2000 – present.
- Professional Staff Congress (PSC – CUNY): 2017 – present (Legislative visit to Albany, New York – Spring 2018; Labor Day March – Fall 2018; CUNY Board of Trustees hearing at Baruch College: testified on behalf of adjunct PSC chapter on Living Wage / 7k per course salary raise – Fall 2018).
Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) Self Study Assessment – March 11 – 14, 2018.
- Part of team which conducted a site visit to North Eastern Seminary at Robert Wesleyan College, Rochester, New York. Worked on Standard III: Design and Delivery of Student Learning Experiences and Standard IV: Support of the Student Experience.
Unification Theological Seminary, New York – Fall, 2013.
- Participated in Self Study as part of Working Group C: Related Educational Activities on Standard 6 – Integrity during my employment as Assistant Director for Recruitment and Interfaith Development.
CONTRIBUTIONS TO BMCC Community
- Faculty Interest Group (FIG)
- Africana Studies
- Non-Violence in theory and practice
- Language, Society, and Culture
- Women’s Studies Project
- Safe Zone Ally: Fall 2018 – present.
- Judge: BMCC Annual Research Symposium (BARS) – May 9, 2018; May 8, 2019.
- Campus Emergency Volunteer (CPR / and First Aid) – January, 2018.
- Field trips: taken students on such as the United Nations, Mayor’s office, Permanent Missions and other international and community organizations. Exposure of students to the Orange the World, #Hearmetoo Campaign of UN Women’s 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence, Human Rights Day, and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to generate advocacy skills and community engagement through service learning.
- Guest speakers: invited speakers to classes to provide professional and hands on / Networking opportunities to BMCC course students.
- Faculty Advisor to Student Clubs:
- International Youth Fellowship (IYF) – Spring 2019 – present.
- Africa Students Association (ASA) – Fall 2018.
Other Faculty Positions:
Center for Ethnic Studies at Social Sciences, Criminal Justice and Human Services Department, BMCC, August 27, 2019 – present
African American History (AFN 124 / HIST 124)
York College (CUNY)
Department of History, Philosophy, and Anthropology, Interdisciplinary Studies, The Cultural Diversity Program, Black Studies. York College (CUNY), Jamaica, New York. August 2019 – present.
Courses in World Cultures and Global Issues:
The Three Worlds: Europe, the Americas and the Third World in Modern Times (HIST 108) – online
Bronx Community College (CUNY)
Social Sciences Department: Sociology Courses
Social Inequality (SOC 37), Race and Ethnicity (SOC 31), Intro to Sociology (SOC 11).
Contributions to BCC
Adjunct Alternate Senator 2019 – 2020 Academic Year.
Faculty Diversity and Inclusion Task Force