Awards Tuesday, 21 October 2014


  • International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI): Principal Investigator (PI), Strengthening the Role of ICT/KM applications for Informing Agricultural & Rural Development Strategies and developing a Regional Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support System application via the African Center for ICT Innovations and Training, Yola. 2008-Present.
  • John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation: Principal Investigator (PI), Establishment of a Hub for the Center for ICT innovation and Training. 2006-Present.
  • University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand – Collaboration Research Grant Award: Co-Principal Investigator,  A Study of Information Communications Technologies and Poverty Reduction. 2004-2006.
  • American University of Sharjah: Co-Principal Investigator, Building IT Competence for Business Students: Implementation of an e-Lab Competence Incubator & Integrating Open Source S/W in the MIS Curriculum. 2004-2005.
  • American University of Sharjah- Research Grant Award: Principal Investigator (PI), Innovation & Process Improvements in Higher Education Administration and Management in the Middle East : An Examination of AUS Banner System ERP Implementation at AUS. 2004-2005.
  • Rutgers Research Grant Award (University Wide) – A study of Information Communications Technologies and Economic Development. 2002-2003.
  • Rutgers School of Business Summer Research Grant Award – ICT & Development. 2001-2002.
  • Howard University Research Grant Award (HUFAST) – HUFAST Project-A study of Spatial Databases with United States Air force. 2002-2003.
  • Howard University Provost Academic Excellence Research Grant Award – An Interdisciplinary Curriculum Development grant to co develop an undergraduate Senior level course in Financial Engineering (MIS Department & Finance Department & Mathematics Department). 2002-2003.
  • Howard University Summer Research Grant Award – Telecommunication & Economic Growth. 2002-2003.


Stevens Institute of Technology

  • Best Ph.D. Dissertation in Information Management(Systems); Wesley J. Howe School of Technology Management
  • Teaching Assistant Award
  • Graduate Research Assistant Award

Howard University

  • Computer-Based Information Systems Outstanding Faculty Award (1996/1997)
  • Computer-Based Information Systems Outstanding Faculty Award (1999/2000)
  • Academic Excellence Award – Provosts Office (1998 and 1999)
  • School of Business Summer Faculty Research Award (1998)
  • School of Business Summer Faculty Research Ward (1999)

AT&T Bell Laboratories

  • Cross Platform Customer Solutions Award- Human Factors Group, Global Communications Systems (GBCS) (1993)

Miami Dade Community College

  • Academic Honors Scholarship – Center of Excellence Honors Program (1988-89)


  • Faculty Research Fellowship – Fannie Mae Corporation, Washington, DC. (Summer 1997)
  • Pre-Doctoral Research Fellowship – Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ (Summer 1994)
  • Teaching Fellowship – State of Connecticut, Board of Trustees of Community – Technical Colleges, Minority Fellowship Program, Ct. (1993-94)
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