Jean-Pierre Bongila

Region of Interest


Primary Country of Residence

United States of America




University of St. Thomas, MN


Mailing Address

2115 Summit Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55105

Phone/Fax Number(s)

phone: 651-962-4799
fax: 651-962-8831


Countries of Specialization

D.R. Congo, Cuba, Brazil, Ghana, Uganda


- Doctor of Education
- Certificate in Professional Project Management
- Certificate in Online Teaching

Research Interests

- Leadership in the International / Global Contexts
- Educational Leadership and Learning in the Global South
- Ethical Leadership

Teaching Interests

- Biography and Leadership
- Qualitative Research and Analysis of Data
- Intellectual and Ethical Foundations of Leadership
- Power, Freedom and Change


Bongila, J.P. (2018). Developing global positioning leadership. Fieldwork learning in Cuba.
Louisville: Crescent Hill Books.
Bongila, J.P. (2017). The State of Leadership and Diaspora Engagement in the Democratic
Republic of the Congo (DRC) in J. Mangala (2016). Africa and its global Diaspora:
The policy and politics of emigration. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan.
Bongila, J.P. (2013). Grounding leadership ethics in African Diaspora and election rights. New York: Lexington Books.
Bongila, J. (2012). Chaos in the theatre. A grand guignol of actors’ & directors’ worst nightmares.

Bongila, J.P. (2011). Shaping Influences on the Leadership of Genghis Khan, George
Washington, and Nelson Mandela: Applications for Educators. Journal of Leadership Education Volume, 10 (2), 138-155.
Bongila, J.P. (2011). Grounding leadership ethics in African Diaspora and election rights. Journal of Third World Studies, 29(1), 263-286.
Bongila, J.P. (2010). Identifying successful advancement approaches in four Catholic universities: The effectiveness of the four advancement models of
communication. Journal of Catholic Higher Education, 29(2), 195-213.
Bongila, J.P. (2007). The contexts of intellectual education in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Umoja, 2 (2), 14-22.
Bongila, J.P. (2006). Alternative funding strategies for African universities. Umoja (Bulleting of the African and African American Studies Program, Grand Valley
State University), 1(1), 2-11.
Bongila, J.P. (2003). Funding strategies for institutional advancement of private universities in the United States. Applications for African Universities. Parkland, FL:


Educational Leadership and Learning; Global Leadership; Ethical Leadership