Michael Fonkem, Ph.D.

Human Services Leadership

Doctor of Philosophy | Nova Southeastern University (2010)

Areas of Expertise:

  • Conflict Analysis & Resolution
  • Social Issues & Solutions
  • Refugees, Migration & Human Services


Dr. Fonkem’s PhD in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from Nova Southeastern University is scaffolded by his master’s in the same field from Antioch University, Yellow Springs, Ohio.  Dr. Fonkem also earned both undergraduate and master’s degrees in French from universities in Nigeria and Cameroon respectively.  Dr. Fonkem served as adjunct faculty at UW Oshkosh in both the department of Human Services & Educational Leadership and in the department of Foreign Languages, at UW-Parkside, Marian College, Antioch University, Fox Valley Technical College and UW-Fox Valley.  In addition to having served as a Fulbright scholar in 1995/96 at the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute for Public Affairs, University of Minnesota, he has over 18 years of experience as Executive Director of the Association for Nonviolence, diplomatic experience in the Foreign Ministry of Cameroon, and has been actively engaged in scholarly teaching, publishing, and public presentations on social issues both in the US and abroad.  Most recently, Dr. Fonkem received the Chic Nichol Essay Award for Best Article in the April 2009 edition of The Mediation Journal.

Date of First Employment at UW Oshkosh: January 2008
Years of P-12 Experience: 2 years

Classes Typically Taught:

  • Social Issues and Solutions in Human Services
  • Domestic Violence
  • Refugees, Migration & Human Services
  • Human Behavior & Strategies for Intervention
  • Conflict Analysis & Resolution