Meshack Owino
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 Title: Associate Professor
Africa; Southern Africa; South Africa; East Africa; Kenya
 Dept: History
 Office: RT 1357
 Phone: 216-523-7264
 Email: M.OWINO@csuohio.edu
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. RT 1357, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Research Keywords:
Pre-Colonial and Modern Africa; East Africa; Kenya; Southern Africa; South Africa; Military History of Africa; African soldiers in Pre-Colonial and Modern Colonial; World War I; World War II
 
Education:
Ph.D., History, Rice University, 2004
M.A., History, Rice University, 2000
M.A., History, Kenyatta University, Kenya, 1993
B.Ed., Education, History, Religious Studies, Kenyatta University, Kenya, 1989
 
Brief Bio:
Dr. Meshack Owino has been a member of the Department of History since the Fall of 2005. He teaches courses on Pre-Colonial and Modern Africa as well as regional and country-specific courses on Africa.
 
Honors and Awards:
Merit Recognition Award, 2018
Merit Recognition Award, 2017
Merit Recognition Award, 2014
Merit Recognition Award, 2012
 
Creative and Activities:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBSptowyKYE
 
Research Interests:
Dr. Owino' research interests are on the experience of African soldiers in pre-colonial and colonial Africa. He has published many articles on African soldiers in pre-colonial and colonial Kenya. He also has research interests in the origins and nature of African states; ethnicity and politics; and democracy and human rights in modern Africa.
 
Teaching Areas:
Pre-Colonial and Modern Africa; East Africa; Kenya; Southern Africa; South Africa
 
Professional Affiliations:
African Studies Association
American Historical Association
Society for Military History
 
Professional Experience:
Associate Professor of History, Cleveland State University, 2011 to the Present
Assistant Professor of History, Cleveland State University, 2005-2011
Assistant Professor of History, Bloomsburg University (Pennsylvania), 2004-2005
Adjunct Professor, History, Texas Southern University (Houston, Texas), January-April, 2004
Visiting Professor of History, Stanford University (Palo Alto, California), January-June 2003
Assistant Lecturer, Department of History, Egerton University, Kenya, 1994-1997
Lecturer, Narok Teachers Training College, 1992-1994
 
University Service:
Samples:

Member, University Research Council, Cleveland State University, September-December 2018
Member, University Student Life, Cleveland State University, 2018-2019
Member, CLASS Curriculum Committee, Cleveland State University, 2018-2020
Member, CLASS Dean's Diversity Council, Cleveland State University, 2016 to Date
Member, Black Faculty and Staff Organization, Fall 2005 to Date
Member and Chair, History Department Curriculum Committee, 2018-2019
Member, Minority Affairs Committee, Office of the Faculty Senate, Cleveland State University, September 1, 2015 to 2016
Chair, PRC Committee, Department of History, Cleveland State University, 2015-2016
Member, US History Search Committee, Department of History, Cleveland State University, 2015-2016
Member, Awards Committee, Department of History, Cleveland State University, Fall 2015 to 2017
Member, University Honors Council, Office of the Faculty Senate, Cleveland State University, September 1, 2012 to 2014
Member, Minority Affairs Committee, Office of the Faculty Senate, Cleveland State University, September 1, 2012 to 2014
Chair, Awards Committee, Department of History, Cleveland State University, Fall 2013 to Spring 2015  
Member, US History Search Committee, Department of History, Cleveland State University, 2014-2015
Member, Graduate Studies Committee, Department of History, Cleveland State University, Fall 2014 to 2015
Member, Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, Department of History, Cleveland State University, Fall 2014 to 2015
Member, Undergraduate Studies Committee, Department of History, Cleveland State University, Fall 2012 to 2014
Member, Associate Lecturer Search Committee, History Department, Cleveland State University, 2013 to 2014
Member, Advisory Committee, History Department, Cleveland State University, Fall 2009 to date
Member, Asia Search Committee, History Department, Cleveland State University, 2006
 
Professional Service:
Member, Editorial Board of the Journal of Military History, 2016 to Date
External Examiner: Simon I. Bayani, M.A. Thesis, ┬┐Civil Aviation and Scheduled Air Services in Colonial Botswana, 1935-1966: A History of Underdevelopment,┬┐ Faculty of Arts and Science, Trent University, Ontario, Canada (2017)
 
Community Service:
Samples:

A History of the Lutheran Church in Africa," Lecture given to members of the Lutheran Church, Cleveland, to mark the 500-Year Anniversary of Protestant Reformation, Cleveland, Ohio, September, 24, 2017.

"The African Diaspora," Lecture given to members of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to mark the Black History Month, FBI Office, Cleveland, Ohio, February, 22, 2017.

"'A Diversity Dialogue: The African Diaspora:' It/s More than Just Black and White," Roundtable Organized by the Office of Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio, February, 16, 2017.
 
Research Grants:
NEH Digital Humanities Advancement Grant Award, 2017-18 ($74,939)
CSU Faculty Research and Development Fund, 2015 ($18, 935)
CLASS Margin Spending Money, 2015 ($20,985)
NEH Digital Humanities Start-Up Grant Award, 2014-15 ($59,494)