Dr. Felix A. Okojie is currently a joint Professor of Higher Education and Public Health at Jackson State University. Between 1999-2013, he held various executive level positions at Jackson State including Provost and Vice-President of Academic Affairs and Student Life, Vice-President for Research and Federal Relations, and Vice-President for Research and Development. He has also served as a Senior Research Associate at Atlanta University and Education Technologist/Director of Community Service at the Mississippi State Department of Education.
Dr. Okojie received his undergraduate diploma in Business Administration, a Master of Public Health from Jackson State University, Master of Arts degree in Medical Sociology, and a doctorate degree in Educational Administration and Policy Studies from Atlanta University. Dr. Okojie is also a graduate of Harvard University’s Institute for Educational Management.
In his prior executive leadership positions in research and development, he played pivotal roles in Jackson State University’s research and fund raising campaigns culminating in the university receiving over $800 million in sponsored programs and fund raising activities during the fifteen year time frame. These activities lead to the university being designated as a “high research activity” institution by the Carnegie Foundation and ranked by the National Science Foundation (NSF) as second among HBCU’s in research and development expenditures.
A Certified Research Administrator, Dr. Okojie has served on various national boards including the Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU), and the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) board of directors.
A strong proponent of universities capabilities in the nation’s economic development agenda, he has testified orally and in writing on these capabilities to committees in the U.S. Congress.
Dr. Okojie is highly published and has consulted with several universities and private organizations at the national and international levels on strategic planning and fund raising winning strategies.