Comfort O. Okpala


DepartmentLeadership Studies and Adult Education



OfficeProctor Hall
Room: 110

1601 East Market Street
Greensboro, NC 27411

Comfort O. Okpala


EDD: Educational Leadership, Fayetteville State University, 1998

MBA: Organizational Behavior & Management, Governors State University, 1982

BS: Accounting, Roosevelt University, 1981

Research Interests

Dr. Okpala's research agenda is grounded in leadership studies, policy, social justice, and resource equity. Dr. Okpala has a variety of publications in top tier refereed journals. Dr. OkpalaĆ¢€™s published articles have received over seven hundred (700) citations by national and international scholars and researchers according to Google Scholar.

Recent Publications

Okpala, Comfort  Amon, Okpala  (2017).  Factors that impact health career decisions of second generation Nigerian students.  (11,  8,  pp. 4-10).  International Journal of Business and Social Science.

Okpala, Comfort  (2017).  How are we developing student leaders? A qualitative examination of peer-to-peer program at a historically Black university..  No  (4,  4,  pp. 50-55).  Journal of Education and Social Policy.

Bishop, Nadielka  Okpala, Comfort  Campbell, Cecil  (2017).  Staying in focus: Research self-efficacy and mentoring amon HBCU professional doctorates.  In Boykin, Hilton, & Palmer,  Chapter in a book   RouthledgeChapter 6.

Okpala, Amon  Okpala, Comfort  (2017).  Index of economic freedom, religion, and female literacy in sub-Saharan Africa.  (4,  3,  pp. 33-36).  The Journal of Social Sciences Research.

Hague, LaShanda  Okpala, Comfort  (2017).  Voices of African American women leaders on factors that impact their career advancement in North Carolina community colleges.  No  (3,  2,  pp. 1-9).  Journal of Research Initiative.

Young-Walker, Kimberly  Okpala, Comfort  (2017).  Exploring community college students' transfer experiences and perceptions and what they believe administration can do to improve their experiences.  No  (1,  65,  pp. 35-44).  The Journal of Continuing Higher Education.

Dockery, Dalton  Okpala, Comfort  (2016).  The experiences of African-American males in academic leadership positions at public predominantly White institutions in North Carolina.  No  (2,  2,  pp. 1-6).  Journal of Research Initiative.

Okpala, Comfort  Leathers, Evelyn  (2016).  In their own words: Exploring the leadership experiences and challenges faced by African American women scholars in higher education.  Written in Her own Voice: Auto-ethno-edu Biographies of Women in (Higher) Education. Volume I  (1,  ).  Peter Lang.