DUNN, Dr. D. Elwood

DUNN, Dr. D. Elwood



Dr. Elwood Dunn is a distinguished professor of Political Science with many years of experience in Foreign Policy, International Relations, African Studies and Diplomacy. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in International Studies from the American University; a Master of Arts Degree in International Relations from the same University and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from the Cuttington College and Divinity School in, Suakoko, Bong County, Republic of Liberia as well as a Certificate d’ Etudes Politiques from the Universite de Lyons, France.


Employment at the National Level Dr. Dunn served as Minister of State for Presidential Affairs, 1979-1980. Prior to that, he served as Deputy Minister of State for Presidential Affairs/Director of the Cabinet. Dr. Dunn also served the Republic of Liberia as Assistant Minister /Special Assistant to the Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1974-1975 and as Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs for American Affairs & Director of the Foreign Service Institute at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Employment at the Academic Level · Instructor of African Studies at Seton Hall University and Adjunct Assistant professor at Essex County College in New York from 1970-1973.


Adjunct Professor at the University of Liberia and Cuttington University College from 1975-1979

Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Liberia from August –December, 1980

· Professor of Political Science at the University of the South from 1986 to present.
· Chair and Professor of Political Science at the University of the South from 2000 – 2004
· Dr. Dunn speaks and writes French with proficiency.


This well respected and accomplished writer has many books to his credit, among them: The annual Messages of the Presidents of Liberia 1848-2010 (a compilation in three volumes), Liberia and the United States during the Cold War: Limits of Reciprocity, and Liberia and Independent Africa, 1940s to 2012: A Brief Political Profile, AHLP Occasional Paper, June 2012.


Dr. Dunn is married to Rev. Dr. Matilda E. Greene Dunn (Episcopal Priest). This union is blessed with four (4) adult children. Dr. Dunn hails from Grand Bassa County. This illustrious son of Liberia, the retired Chair and Professor of Political Science at the University of the South served as national Orator for programs marking celebration of the 165th Birth Anniversary of the Republic of Liberia. The issues raised by Dr. Dunn triggered major national and international debates about Liberia’s value system and how there is a need to review the nation’s National Symbols, Cultural Orientations, Constitution and Rights of each person.

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