Dr. Funwi Ayuninjam


Dr. Funwi Ayuninjam

Director of Internationalization

Office B-3070
Office phone 678.407.5145
Email Address


Dr. Funwi Ayuninjam is the GGC director of Internationalization. He oversees the co-curricular component of campus internationalization, which includes education abroad, international student services, the English Language Institute, international partnerships, the Peace Corps Prep Program, and campus international/intercultural academic programs. He is a member of the Association of International Education Administrators and NAFSA: Association of International Educators, where he has served as NAFSA Academy Coach (2014-2015). Before coming to Georgia Gwinnett College, Ayuninjam was the senior international officer at Central State University, Chatham University, Winston-Salem State University and Kentucky State University. In some of these institutions, he also taught courses in general linguistics, research, African studies, and interdisciplinary studies.

Ayuninjam co-founded the Southern Interdisciplinary Roundtable on African Studies and serves on the editorial committees of the Association of International Education Administrators, the Brill Journal of Asian and African Studies, and CEREC Publishing. He is the author of Voices from Africa and Beyond: A Collection of Poems, The Egg Polisher and Other Tales, and A Reference Grammar of Mbili. He has published many articles and book chapters, the most recent of which is “Beyond Curriculum Internationalization: Globalization for Intercultural Competence” (in Curriculum Internationalization and the Future of Education, 2018).


  • Doctorate – theoretical linguistics – Georgetown University
  • Master's – linguistics – Georgetown University
  • Bachelor's – English and French – University of Yaoundé I, Cameroon

Academic Interests

  • Language and colonialism
  • Mbili language – dictionary 
  • Intercultural communication between Africans and African Americans
  • African religion/spirituality
  • Language planning (Africa)
  • African development
  • English
  • African folklore


  • Kentucky State U: Center for Innovation in Teaching, Learning, and Assessment Faculty Fellow
  • Kentucky State U: College of Arts and Sciences Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Research (1st recipient)
  • Bethesda, MD Rotary Club: Research Grant
  • National Assembly of Cameroon: Scholarship for Translation and Linguistics at Georgetown University