Dr. Ahmadu Baba-Singhri

Title: Professor of Sociology
Dept.: Sociology
Office: Rasmussen Center 233

Prof. Ahmadu A. Baba-Singhri is a native of Bogoro, Bauchi State of Nigeria. Came to the United States to attend Ohio State University on full academic ccholarship from Bauchi State Government of Nigeria. Worked his way through Graduate degrees (M.A.) and (Ph.D.), both in the USA. He is the fifth of five sons from his parents who did not go to school nor could read or write, but were (both deceased) very supportive of Dr. Ahmadu's educational endeavors.

Education Background

  • Ph.D. Sociology (Demography), Minor in Political Science, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, USA (2000)
  • M.A. Sociology (Criminology), University of Toledo, Ohio, USA (1992)
  • BSc. Education (Agronomy/Bio. Sciences), Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA (1987)
  • Applied/Clinical Sociology Practitioner (Criminology), USA (2011)¬†

Start Date at Grand View

  • August 2005

Areas of Expertise

  • Criminal Justice/Juvenile Justice
  • Criminology
  • Homeland Security
  • Forensic Science
  • Peace and Conflict Resolution
  • Socio-Economic and Socio-Political Development
  • Civil and Human Rights
  • Community Development and Engagement¬†

Research / Accomplishments

  • African Perspective
  • Poem
  • African Development and Leadership Criminology (presented topics)
  • Recidivism and Crime
  • Poverty and Crime
  • Homeland Security and Political Correctness
  • Homeland Security and Corruption
  • Homeland Security and Ethno-Religious Conflict
  • Education: teaching and Learning
  • Ethics and Political Ideology
  • The Criminal Justice and Criminalization
  • Political Stability and Physical Quality of Life in Sub-Saharan Africa (Dissertation)
  • Social production of Juvenile Delinquency
  • Abnormalization of the Normal and Fallacy of power
  • Fear of the Known-Unknown: Of law Enforcement and Community Interactions.
  • Gun Violence: Of Mental Illness and Criminal background
  • Bilingualism and the American Dreams: The melting pot with Olive? The African Immigrant Experience: United States A Case Study (to be presented)
  • Immigration and Refugee: The Immigrant Rights and the Constitution (to be presented)

Community & Civil-Human Rights Development

  • Commissioner of Human Rights, State of Iowa, USA (2016-present)
  • Chair, criminal Justice Committee, Iowa-Nebraska State NAACP, USA (2014-present)
  • Advisory Member, Immigrant and Refugee Advisory Service, City of Des Moines Human and Civil Rights Commission (2017)
  • Criminal Justice Advisory Board Member, Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) (2007-present)
  • Advisory Board Member, Urban Dreams, Des Moines, Iowa (2014-2017)
  • Director of Prevention Services & Grant Development Officer, Africentric Personal Development, Columbus, Ohio (2003-2005)
  • Evaluation Consultant, Continuing Education Department, Wayne County Community College, Detroit, Michigan (2003-2004)

Personal Interests

  • Reading Philosophy (Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Hobbes, Kant, etc.)

Questions & Answers

What makes Grand View unique among other universities?
Small size classes and student-faculty engagement philosophy.
What is your favorite part about working at Grand View?
Interactions with students in class settings.

Student Testimonials

  • "Dr. Baba-Singhri has completely given me a new perspective on different topics concerning criminal justice. I truly believe he is the best instructor at Grand View." - Kyle Nitz
Dr. Ahmadu Baba-Singhri