Dr. Michael Ndemanu was born and bred in one of the Anglophone provinces of Cameroon. Upon graduating from College of Education (ENS) in Cameroon, he taught French and English in public secondary schools in the north of the country for eight years prior to immigrating into the United States in 2006. Upon arrival in the U.S, he enrolled in a Master’s program at Langston University in Oklahoma City where he obtained his Master’s in English as a Second Language. Two years later, he went on to enroll in a Ph.D. program in Curriculum and Instruction in Indiana University’s School of Education in August 2008.
Dr. Ndemanu teaches multicultural and multilingual issues in education with a lot of passion given his international background and his fluency in multiple languages. Dr. Ndemanu is married to Elizabeth and they both have four children –Rita (13), Zita (13), Leslie (11), and Lauretta (9) - who were all born in Cameroon. He draws a lot from his experiences as an immigrant parent and a speaker of five languages in teaching multicultural education and ESL courses.
Dr. Ndemanu’s research interests are in the sphere of multicultural education, international education, and literacy.