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Chinaka S. DomNwachukwu, Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Accreditation
Professor, Department of Teacher Education
Phone: (626) 815-5350
Fax: (626) 815-5336
Before coming to APU, Chinaka DomNwachukwu, Ph.D., served as a public school teacher and instructional leader, primarily in the Los Angeles Unified School District. He is one of 40 professors in California who worked with Educational Testing Services (ETS) and the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) through the process of benchmarking and scoring of the California Teacher Performance Assessment (CalTPA) tasks for the state of California. Since completing this process with ETS in 2003, he has worked on the process of developing the CalTPA for APU’s Department of Teacher Education, training assessors and professors in the TPA process. He served as department chair from 2007–10, and as the Azusa campus site coordinator for the multiple subject teacher credential program from 2003–07. He has also served on the Faculty Senate and as a member of the Senate Steering Committee, Master’s Council, and Program Review Committee.


M.S., Educational Leadership, National University
Ph.D., Intercultural Studies (Emphasis in Cultural Anthropology and Leadership Development), Fuller Theological Seminary
M.S., Educational Administration, National University
M.A., Intercultural Studies, Fuller Theological Seminary
B.A. (B.Th.), Religion and Philosophy (Minor in English as a Second Language (ESL)), Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (through the Nigerian Baptist Theological Seminary)

Advanced Studies in Education toward the California Teaching Credential, California State University, Los Angeles


  • School of Education
    • Teacher Education


  • African Religions
  • Intercultural Studies
  • Social Justice and Multicultural Education
  • Teaching English Language Learners in the K–12 Classroom
  • Theology and Demonology

Courses Taught

EDUC 504 – Teaching and Cultural Diversity
EDUC 544 – Educational Equity and Cultural Diversity in a Pluralistic Society

Office Hours

Monday and Tuesday, 11 a.m.–4:30 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Friday by appointment only

Office Location

Building One, Suite 100, West Campus

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