Department of Political Science

Dr. Ebenezer O. Aka, Jr

 

Dr. Ebenezer O. Aka, Jr

Dr. Ebenezer O. Aka
Interim Department Chair/Professor and Director of Urban Studies Program

Dr. Ebenezer O. Aka, Jr. is a professor of urban studies and public policy, Director of the Urban Studies Program, and Interim Chair of the Political Science Department.  He teaches a range of courses in urban studies and urban and regional planning.  His research interests include comparative urbanization, urban planning, and international development, with an emphasis on urbanization, urban and regional development, regional disparities, and environmental sustainability.  Dr. Aka’s works have appeared in scholarly jounals such as International Journal of Urban Policy and Planning; African Urban Quarterly; International Journal of Public Sector Management; Review of Urban and Regional Development Studies (RURDS); Journal of Social Development in Africa; Journal of Asian and African Studies; The International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic & Social Sustainability; The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences; and The National Social Science Journal (NSSJ).  He is an associate editor of both The International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability and The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences and is a member of the American Planning Association, the Georgia State Planning Association, the American Public Health Association, and several academic honors societies.  The recipient of grants from the United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service (2012-2013), the United Negro College Fund (2003-2004), and the Environmental Systems Research Institute (1999), currently Dr. Aka is preparing a forthcoming book entitled, World Regional Footprints and Environmental Sustainability: Regression Analysis of Socioeconomic Determinants.


Education
Ph.D., in Urban and Regional Planning, Texas A & M University
M.C.R.P., Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
B.C.R.P. (Cum Laude) and M.A. in Urban Planning and Geography, University of Louisiana


Selected Publications:
“Foreclosure Disparities in Metropolitan Atlanta Counties Housing Market, 2000-2010: Implications for Policies and Planning,” The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Volume 6, Issue 6 (2011), 89-126 

“Socio-Economic Determinants of National Ecological Footprints in Africa: A Multiple Regression Analysis of the Factorial Impacts.”  The international Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic & Social Sustainability, Volume 6, Number 6 (2010), 15-40

“Gentrification and Socioeconomic Impacts of Neighborhood Integration and Diversification in Atlanta, Georgia,” National Social Science Journal, Volume 35, Number 1 (2010), 1-13

“Ecological Footprint, Environmental Sustainability, and Biodiversity Conservation: A Cross-Cultural Analysis,” International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, Volume 5, Issue 6 (2009), 1-26

“Urbanization and Social Development in Africa,” in George K. Kieh (ed.), Africa and the New Millennium (Trenton, NJ: African World Press, 2008), 157-205

“Biodiversity, Conservation and Sustainable Socio-economic Development: Problems and Prospects,” International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, Volume 2, Number 5 (2007), 52-66

“Gender Equity and Sustainable Socio-Economic Growth and Development: A Cross-Cultural Analysis,” International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, Volume 1, Number 5 (2006), 53-71

Urbanization and Socio-Economic Development in Africa Since The 1980s: A Regional Comparative Analysis.  The Andrew Young Center for International Affairs.  Morehouse College.  Monograph Number III, 2005.

Regional Disparities in Nigeria’s Development: Lessons for the 21st Century (Lanham, Maryland: University Press of America, 2000)

Contact
Wheeler Hall, Room 319
TEL: (404) 681-7573
eaka@morehouse.edu