Désiré Houngues

General education professor

Education

  • B.A., Universite du Benin
  • Ph.D., Boston University

Credentials

"Implemented and led the SCAD School of Liberal Arts. In my tenure the school more than doubled its departments and faculty."

Awards, recognitions and honors

Who's Who Among Americas Teachers, 2005; Who's Who in America, 2005; Who's Who Among Americas Teachers, 2004; Conflict Resolution Certificate, 1995; Great Books Leader Certificate Great Books Foundation, Atlanta, Georgia, 1996; Global Education Award, World Affairs Council, 1992; Distinguished Foreign Guest Speaker, Wakefield High School, Wakefield, Massachusetts, 1991

Organizations

American Anthropological Association, American Association of Colleges and Universities, African Studies Association, African Studies in Linguistics

Publications and Presentations

  • Liberal Education: An Integrative Approach to the Art and Design Curriculum at SCAD, Savannah, Ga., 2008
  • General Education at SCAD, Savannah, Ga., 2005
  • Education and Language Policies in Africa, ACAL Conference, Harvard University, 2004
  • Topics in the Syntax of Mina, Dissertation, Boston University, 1997
  • On Serial Verb Constructions in Mina, Hounguès, D. & Hutchison, J., 1996 Paper presented at ACAL 27 in Gainesville, Florida
  • Progressive constructions in Mina, Paper presented at ACAL 27 in Gainesville, Florida, 1996

Conferences and research

  • Ethnographic work in Cotonou (Benin) and in Lome and Sokode (Togo) analyzing the impact of the global economy on the culture of the Gen, and Kotokoli people, 2009
  • The Association of American Colleges and Universities Conference on Integrative Designs for General Education and Assessment, 2008
  • The Association of American Colleges and Universities Conference on General Education and Assessment Engaging Critical Questions, Fostering Critical Learning, Miami, FL, 2007
  • Conference on General Education and Outcomes That Matter in a Changing World, Phoenix, AZ, 2006
  • Annual Meeting of the Association of American Colleges and Universities Demanding Excellence: Liberal Education in an Era of Global Competition, Anti-Intellectualism and Disinvestment, 2006
  • 62nd Annual Meeting of the American Conference of Academic Deans, 2006
  • Annual Conference on African Languages, GSU, Savannah, Ga., 2005
  • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Ga., 2004
  • Annual Meeting of the Association of American Colleges and Universities, Washington, D.C., 2004
  • 60th Annual Meeting of the American Conference of Academic Deans Practicing Liberal Education: Deepening Knowledge, Pursuing Justice, Taking Action, 2004