Ohio Wesleyan Black World Studies Professor Earns Fulbright Scholarship

Randolph Quaye, Ph.D., Selected to Spend a Semester Teaching in Tanzania, Africa

Randolph Quaye

DELAWARE, OHIO – Randolph Quaye, Ph.D., an associate professor of Black World Studies at Ohio Wesleyan University, chair of the university’s Black World Studies Program, and director of its OWU in Tanzania semester-abroad program, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to teach courses and conduct research at the University of Dar Es Salaam in Tanzania.

The Fulbright Scholar Program is the largest U.S. international exchange program for students, scholars, and professionals worldwide. According to the U.S. Department of State, Fulbright alumni have an impressive record of career success, including 43 earning Nobel Prizes, 28 being named MacArthur Foundation Fellows, and 78 winning Pulitzer Prizes. A total of 29 Fulbright alumni have served as heads of state or government.

At the University of Dar Es Salaam, Quaye will teach courses tied to one or both of his specialties: the sociology of health and illness and the sociology of the black experience. His research will continue his interest in the nature of health care financing in East Africa.

“The goal is to evaluate the recently introduced social health insurance program in Tanzania,” Quaye said of his planned research. “It will allow me to explore the broader goals of health care access, equity, and efficiency in health care delivery systems in Tanzania. I have almost 20 years of teaching at a liberal arts college where teaching, research, and college service are paramount. This opportunity would allow me to present American society to a foreign audience and my own African background would prove invaluable in the classroom.”

Quaye is the author of four books: “Balancing Public and Private Health Care Systems: The Sub-Saharan African Experience” (2010), “Recent Reforms in the Swedish Health Care System: Implications for the Swedish Welfare State” (2007), “African Americans’ Health Care Practices, Perspectives, and Needs” (2005), and “Underdevelopment and Health Care in Africa: The Ghanaian Experience” (1996). He also has written more than 20 articles in peer-reviewed journals and serves a reviewer for the Journal of Health Policy, American Journal of Managed Care, Multicultural Journal of Nursing and Health, and International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance.

He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Ghana, his master’s degree from Acadia University (Canada), and his doctorate from Northeastern University in Boston. He joined the Ohio Wesleyan faculty in 2004.

Quaye is the second Ohio Wesleyan faculty member this month to earn a Fulbright Scholarship. David Caplan, Ph.D., associate professor of English, recently was awarded his career second Fulbright to teach courses at the University of Liège in Belgium.


Ohio Wesleyan University is one of the nation’s premier small, private universities, with more than 90 undergraduate majors, sequences, and courses of study, and 23 NCAA Division III varsity sports. Located in Delaware, Ohio, just minutes north of Ohio’s capital and largest city, Columbus, the university combines a globally focused curriculum with off-campus learning and leadership opportunities that translate classroom theory into real-world practice. OWU’s close-knit community of 1,850 students represents 47 states and 57 countries. Ohio Wesleyan was named to the 2012 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with distinction, is featured in the book “Colleges That Change Lives,” and is included on the “best colleges” lists of U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review. Learn more at www.owu.edu.

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