Funding | Contributing Scholars | Project Directors | Collaborating Institutions | Development Team


Tolerance and Diversity in the Islam of West Africa was funded by Michigan State University and a grant from the U.S. Department of Education Title VI, Section 606 "Technological Innovation and Cooperation for Foreign Information Access" (TICFIA) program.

Information about all TICFIA grantees is available.

TICFIA Program Information
U.S. Department of Education, OPE
International Education Programs Service
Technological Innovation and Cooperation for Foreign Information Access Program
1990 K Street, N.W., 6th Floor
Washington, DC 20006-8521
Phone: (202) 502-7700
Fax: (202) 502-7859

TICFIA Program Officer
Susanna C. Easton
Program Specialist-IEPS
U.S. Department of Education
1990 K Street NW, Sixth Floor
Washington, D.C. 20006-8521
Phone: (202) 502-7628

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Contributing Scholars

Ghana Galleries
Emmanuel K. Akyeampong, Harvard University,
Gracia Clark, Indiana University,
David Owusu-Ansah, James Madison University,

Senegal Galleries
Cheikh Babou, University of Pennsylvania,
Boubacar Barry,
Charles Becker, beckerleschar@SENTOO.SN
Maria Grosz-Ngate, Indiana University,
Toba Diagne Haidara, Lycee Lamine Gueye, Dakar, Senegal
Fallou Ngom, Boston University,
David Robinson, Michigan State University,
Jennifer J. Yanco, West African Research Association,

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Collaborating Institutions

Michigan State University
Harvard University
West African Research Association
West African Research Center
Indiana University
Boston University
James Madison University
Western Washington University
African Online Digital Library
MATRIX: The Center for Humane Arts, Letters, and Social Sciences Online

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Project Directors

Mark Kornbluh, Project Co-director
Former Director of MATRIX
Dean, College of Arts & Sciences
University of Kentucky
213 Patterson Office Tower
Lexington, KY 40506
Phone (859) 257-8354

David W. Robinson, Project Co-director
History Department
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824
Phone (517) 353-8898

Emmanuel K. Akyeampong, Project Co-director
History Department
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone: (617) 496-3684

David Wiley
Former Director of the African Studies Center
Department of Sociology
Michigan State University
414A Berkey Hall
East Lansing, MI 48824
Phone: (517) 355-7632

Development Team

Megan Anderson -- Data Entry
Brian Beck -- Programming
Josh Christ -- Sustainability Programming
Pete Diaz -- Design
Catherine Foley -- Project Manager
Matt Geimer -- Chief Technical Officer
Cori Heacock -- Data Entry
Dan Jaquint -- Design
Chris Johnson -- Digitization
Eric Limbach -- Spec Development
Purdon Lindblad -- Digitization and Metadata
Cassi Miller -- Programming
Scott Pennington -- Head of Digitization
Emily Riley -- Metadata Creation
Caitlin Russ -- Programming
James Semivan -- Digitization
Alicia Sheill -- Spec Development

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