Black Faculty Office Hours

Winter Term: Various Dates and Times
March, 23, 2022

Dr. Baniyelme Zoogah

Associate Professor of Management in the Human Resources and Management Area of the DeGroote School of Business.

My research focuses broadly on the development of individuals, groups, organizations, and nations, particularly in both Africa and the West.

I specialize in Strategic Followership, the process by which employees in subordinate roles contribute to the strategic objectives of organizations.

I am currently the President of the Africa Academy of Management (AFAM) –

Dr. Lawrence Mbuagbaw

Associate Professor, Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact, Faculty of Health Sciences

I am a Research Methods Scientist (Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics). He trained at the Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (FMBS) in Cameroon (MD; 2005); the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (MPH; 2009); and McMaster University (PhD in Health Research Methodology; 2014). I am an Associate Professor at McMaster University where I teach courses in biostatistics and randomized trials; associate professor extraordinary of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Stellenbosch University; and research methods scientist in the Research Institute of St Joseph’s Health Care Hamilton (SJHH) where he provides methodological and statistical support for other researchers as the Director of the Biostatistics Unit. Find out more.

Dr. Emma Apatu 

Director of McMaster’s Master of Public Health Program; Associate Professor in the Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact (HEI) and a member of the Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis (CHEPA).

I hold a DrPH from East Tennessee State University, and a MPH from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. Before joining McMaster at the beginning of the 2018-19 academic year, she was an Associate Professor in the Department of Public Health at the University of North Florida (UNF).

Dr. Alpha Abebe
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Humanities

I am an Assistant Professor with the Faculty of Humanities, where I teach courses focused on leadership, critical thinking, cross-cultural engagement, and community development. I am also the Faculty Lead for African and African Diaspora Studies at McMaster and am involved in several initiatives focused on achieving equity and excellence at McMaster. With over 15 years of experience as a local and international practitioner, this work has been devoted to engaging and championing youth from African, racialized, and low-income communities. I am also a photographer and use art as a tool for community engagement and dialogue.

Dr. Alpha Abebe

Dr. Juliet Daniel
Associate Dean, Faculty of Science

I am a Professor and Cancer Biologist in the Department of Biology at McMaster University. I received my B.Sc. from Queen’s University and my Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia. l spent six years as a Postdoctoral Fellow in Tennessee (St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital & Vanderbilt University) before joining McMaster in 1999 to establish my own research laboratory.​

My research expertise is cell-cell adhesion and signaling through transcription factors, and how their malfunction contributes to cancer. My research led to the discovery and naming of a new gene “Kaiso”, coined from the popular Caribbean music “calypso”. Read more.


Location: Online, MS Teams

A weekly one-hour opportunity open to all self-identified Black McMaster students!

Book an appointment with a Black faculty member to ask about any of your university questions or concerns, such as …

  • Career decisions
  • Tools to connect with faculty
  • Post-grad plans
  • Being Black in academics
  • Navigating research opportunities

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