Yvette Essounga-Njan

Trustee at Tuskegee University

Yvette Essounga-Njan is an associate professor of management at the Brimmer College of Business and Information Science at Tuskegee University, in Tuskegee, Alabama.

She graduated with a PhD in Business Administration and International Business with a concentration in Management and Organizational Behavior from the University of Texas-Pan American in Edinburg, Texas, now known as The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. She obtained an MBA with a concentration in International Business, and a BS in Business Administration with a major in Leadership & Management and Organizational Behavior both from Rider University in Lawrenceville, NJ. She obtained an Associate Degree from the Académie of Versailles, in Paris, France. Also an adjunct professor with Madonna University in Michigan, she is engaged in Leadership research, as well as cross-cultural research comparing the United States and France, and comparing Asian, Hispanic, Native American, and African cultures. Her research includes healthcare management, and identity theft and culture. Dr. Essounga has published in these areas in the Case Research Journal, Review of Business Research (RBR), Int. Journal of Services & Standards and the International Journal of Business Strategy (IJBS), the Journal of Strategic and International Studies among other journals. She is an ad hoc reviewer for the International Journal of Services and Standards. She designed a course linking US & Chinese students, using Polycom Technology. She is a reviewer for a number of academic journals and is also a member of the PhD Project. Prior to joining Tuskegee University, she was a member of the faculty at Virginia State University in Petersburg, Virginia.

Currently, Dr. Essounga is working on big data education, micro-finance in communities of color, and the impact of healthcare disparities; as well, she is investigating student engagement in higher education, in the US, France, Cameroon and China. Her work has recently been accepted for publication in Transnational Corporations Review, a publication by Taylor & Francis. She lately presented an empirical study on the effects of the pandemic on students’ engagement and mental health, using the example of a miniature sample of students at a HBCU.


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