Nwachi Tafari, Ed. D.
Dr. Nwachi Tafari received his Ed.D in Higher Education with a concentration in Community College Leadership from Morgan State University. Dr.Tafari’s post-doctorate education includes the National Center for Developmental Education/Appalachian State University’s Kellogg and Advanced Kellogg Institutes. In addition, Dr Tafari has been trained in learning-centered pedagogy through On Course Curriculum workshops I and II and the course “Strategies for Empowering Students to Become Active, Responsible Learners”.
Nwachi served Coppin State University as the Coordinator for Master of Education programs and as a Graduate Professor of Education. Prior to joining Coppin, Tafari served the developmental education field for over ten years as the Assistant to the Vice President for Academic Affairs, Acting Director of Publications, Director of Baltimore City Community College’s Institute of InterCultural Understanding, and an Assistant Professor of Developmental Writing at Baltimore City Community College.
Dr. Tafari has also served the University of Baltimore and Morgan State University as an adjunct professor. Lastly, he has facilitated diversity and humanity training, acted as a researcher, on-campus facilitator, and practicum adviser for the National Center for Developmental Education.
As a presenter, Nwachi is internationally known. He has presented and co-presented for colleges and universities across the United States and abroad. His research on Black and White English and Developmental Education has been published in The State of Black Baltimore, Minority Retention: What Works?, and the Journal of Adult and Continuing Education. He has collaborated with Morgan State University’s Dr. Christine Johnson McPhail and Appalachian State University’s Dr. Hunter Boylan and Barbara Bonham. Nwachi has also appeared on Maryland Public Television to discuss his chapter in Coppin State University’s academic text The State of Black Baltimore.
Nwachi now serves Guilford Technical Community College as the Division of Developmental Education. The Division, which consists of approximately 100 full- and part-time faculty members, has received accolades from NADE and the National Center for Developmental Education. Nwachi also serves the College on the Achieving the Dream Initiative Task Force.