Ebenezer O. Aka, PH.D.
Dr. Ebenezer Osita Aka is a professor of urban studies and planning at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
He has served as the director of Urban Studies Program and interim chair of Department of Political Science which included the International Studies Program and Urban Studies Program. His Bachelor of City and Regional Planning (BCRP, Cum Laude) and MA in Geography and Urban Planning (Magna Cum Laude) are from The University of Louisiana, Lafayette, Louisiana; Master of City and Regional Planning (MCRP) from Rutgers-The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, New Jersey; and PH.D. in urban and regional planning from Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas. Dr. Aka is a member of Environmental Studies Group; Sustainability and Sustainable Energy Group; and Morehouse Research Institute (MRI) at the College. He is the author of two (2) books: Regional Disparities in Nigeria’s Development: Lessons and Challenges for the 21st Century (University Press of America, 2000) and World Regional and Cultural Footprints and Environmental Sustainability: Analysis of Socioeconomic Determinants (Hamilton Books: Rowman & Littlefield, 2017). He has been article reviewer for the Journal of Third World Studies; African Urban Quarterly; Urban Affairs Quarterly; and GeoJournal. He has also served as associate editor of the International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, and associate editor of the International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences as well as monographs, book chapters, and several articles and proceedings in various refereed and reputable journals, such as Cities: The International Journal of Urban Policy and Planning; Review of Urban and Regional Development Studies (RURDS); The Journal of Public Sector Management; Journal of Social Development in Africa; African Urban Quarterly-Journal of Comparative Urbanization and Planning in Africa; The International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic & Social Sustainability; The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences; The National Social Science Journal (NSSJ); American International Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences; and Human Ecology Review. Dr. Aka’s research interests include: housing and community development; comparative urbanization and planning; urban and regional development & revitalization; regional disparities; geographic information systems (GIS) applications in planning; environmental sustainability; sustainable development; and biodiversity conservation.