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Dr. James F. Kirkley
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118 East South Street
Raleigh, NC 27601.
919-546-8457/8399 or
Email: jkirkley@shawu.edu 

Wilberforce Mundia, Th.D.

Email: wmundia@shawu.edu 
Work Phone:  919.546-8372 
Office Location:  Leonard Hall, 2nd Floor, Suite 204 
Office Hours:
  • MW: 4:00 p.m. 5:30 p.m.
  • T: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

Wilberforce Mundia, Ph.D.Dr. Wilberforce O. Mundia is a professor of religion and philosophy in the Department of Religion and Philosophy at Shaw University. Since 1996, he has taught courses on philosophy of religion, world religions, contemporary religious thought, moral philosophy (ETH 100: Foundations of Knowledge & Ethics; ETH 200: Ethical Concepts & Issues; ETH 215: Cross Cultural Ethics; and ETH 300: Professional Ethics). He served as president of the faculty senate for two terms (2010-2014).  Before coming to Shaw University, Dr. Mundia worked with FOOD FOR THE POOR, INC., an International Interdenominational Agency that seeks to alleviate the plight of the poor in Third World Countries. Dr. Mundia received the WHO'S WHO AMONG AMERICA'S TEACHERS award two years in a row (2003-2004, 2004-2005). His research interests focus on the nature, sources, and suggested solutions to problems of human and animal suffering.

This research interest led him to actively participate in research programs at Shaw University which dealt with problems of healthcare disparities in the USA. He recently served as a Co-Investigator on two projects sponsored by The Agency for Healthcare Quality Research and housed in the Institute for Health, Social, and Community Research at Shaw University. A manuscript from one of these studies, "Comparing United States vs. International Medical School Graduate Physicians Who Serve African American and White Elderly," was recently published (January 26, 2007) in the journal, Health ServicesResearch. Another manuscript based on the impact of workforce transitions on the disruption of longitudinal physician-patient relationships is undergoing revision before re-submission to the journal Medical CareResearch and Review.

Dr. Mundia received his doctorate from Boston University in the Philosophy/Theology/Ethics Program in 1995. In addition to publishing in The International Journal of Philosophy of Religion, he has presented many papers at professional conferences on problems of evil, terrorism, and suggested solutions. He also participates in many church activities, serving as a Resource Person to Episcopal Churches in the Diocese of North Carolina and is often called upon to conduct retreats and special educational programs. Dr. Mundia serves on many university committees- including University Marshall, The Faculty Senate, the Academic Council, and the Awards Day Committee.