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Loveday N. Gbara

Assistant Professor

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Loveday N. Gbara earned his BS degree in Business Administration, MA in Public Administration from Minnesota State University, Mankato, Minnesota, and a PhD in Political Science from Washington State University, Pullman, Washington State. Dr Gbara whose research interests are in African Development and Politics, Institutional Reforms; Public Administration, Policy & Leadership, is currently an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the American University of Nigeria (AUN) where he teaches classes in Political Science, Public Administration & Public Policy, and American Politics. Dr Gbara served as the past chair of the Department of Politics & International Studies (2013-2017) at AUN.  Prior to joining AUN, Dr Gbara had worked for a number of financial and academic institutions in the United States for over a period of 25 years.  


Doctoral dissertation Title:

Policy Analysis of Nigerian Development Projects


African Development & Politics, Institutional Reforms; Public Administration & Leadership

  • Comparative Public Policy

    Introduction to Public Policy

    Nonprofit Sector Management

    Senior Research Project

    Independent Study

Reflections on the Current Challenges of Poverty Reduction in Africa: In Falola, T. & Odey M.O. (2017) Poverty Reduction Strategies in Africa, UK Routledge, London

International Development in Africa: An Assessment of factors affecting Success and Failures. The Macrotheme Review Volume 3, Issue 8, Fall 2014.

Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), A Missing Economic Factor in Africa’s Development, International Journal of Management Science, Volume 3, Number 3, 2011.

International Development (AID), A key to Africa’s Development, or a Trap for Dependency Relationship, International Journal of Sustainable Development, Volume 4, Number 9, 2011

American Political Science Association
National Conference of Black Political Scientists
US Citizen


American University of Nigeria
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Adamawa State, Nigeria
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