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Emmanuel O. Onifade

Belinda White Professor and Director of the Accounting Program


Dr. Emmanuel Onifade joined the faculty of Morehouse College in 1994 as Associate Professor of Accounting.  He is currently Professor and Director of the Accounting Program at Morehouse College.  He is a Certified Public Accountant.  He earned his B.S. degree in Accounting and Finance at Central State University in Ohio, MBA in Accounting at the University of Cincinnati in Ohio, and Ph.D. in Accounting at The University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina. 

Prior to joining the faculty of Morehouse College, Dr. Onifade taught at the University of Cincinnati and at the University of South Carolina while he was in the graduate programs at those universities.  He taught at Wilberforce University in Ohio and briefly at the University of Ife in Nigeria, while on sabbatical.  In 1993, Dr. Onifade served as an external examiner at Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone.  He served as the Chair of the Accounting Departments at Hampton University (called Hampton Institute at that time) and South Carolina State University for 4 and 9 years, respectively. While on sabbatical, he taught at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in Greensboro, North Carolina.  He is actively involved in student and faculty exchange program at Morehouse College.  In his involvement, he taught at Al Akhawayn University in Morocco, during the summer of 2011 and at Rajamangala Technical University in Bangkok, Thailand, toward the end of 2011.  Dr. Onifade also served as Morehouse College Ambassador travelling with students during the Spring Tour.  Some of the countries visited include France, Turkey, UK and Scotland, Ireland, Costa Rica, Chili, Argentina, Italy, Greece, Switzerland, China, and Morocco.

His research interests are in behavioral and managerial accounting. He has published in the Journal of Applied Social Psychology, Journal of Accounting and Finance Research, Academy of Accounting and Financial Studies Journal, Journal of the Academy of Finance, The International Advances in Economic Research, Southwestern Business Administration Journal, Journal of Educational Leadership, Review of Business Research, Business Education and Accreditation, and Competitiveness in International Business and Trade, National and Regional Studies.
Dr. Onifade received teaching excellence awards at Wilberforce University and South Carolina State University.  Also, as a faculty at Morehouse College, he received “Vulcan Materials Company Teaching Excellence Award” for outstanding contribution to undergraduate education, student learning, and student life.  His teaching areas are managerial and financial accounting.

Dr. Onifade’s service to Morehouse College include numerous membership in department, division and college-wide committees on which he has served at various times.  These committees include Admissions Committee, College Council, Faculty Development Committee, Appointments, Promotions, and Tenure Committee.  He is currently the Chair of the college-wide Committee on Curriculum and Educational Policy. His service to the community is focused on youth development.  A major highlight of resources obtained to enhance his community service goal was a $300,000 Grant from GE, which he received to promote math and quantitative development among high school students at disadvantaged communities.  Booker T. Washington High School and Southside High School in Atlanta were two of the beneficiaries of the services provided with the grant.  

He is a father of four children:  Dr. Kike Onifade, who specializes in internal medicine; Dr. Kemi Onifade Spradling, Pharmacist in Charge of one of the CVS Stores; Dr. Tayo Onifade (Morehouse man), an Assistant Professor at Florida State University in Tallahassee, and Ms. Remi Onifade, who is currently pursuing her doctor of physical therapy degree in the School of Medicine at Emory University.  He has six grandchildren.  His general philosophy about life is known to have been adopted from well-known four-word music: “Don’t Worry, Be Happy.”  He derives his joy and intrinsic satisfaction from his family, friends, and the success of his students.  His hobbies include golf, tennis, and travelling.