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KOBI KAZEMBE KALONGI KAMBON
(aka JOSEPH A. BALDWIN, PH.D.)


DISTINGUISHED AFRICENTRIC PSYCHOLOGIST, EDUCATOR, RESEARCHER and AUTHOR

Dr. Kobi K. K. Kambon is a professor of Psychology and former department chair and
coordinator of the Community Psychology Graduate Program in the Department of
Psychology at Florida A & M University. He chaired the Department of Psychology for
12 years (1985-1997) and led the Community Psychology Graduate Program for
26 years (1980-2006).He joined the FAMU psychology faculty in 1980 and is
completing his 30th year of service to the university.


Dr. Kambon is an internationally renowned and distinguished educator, psychological theorist
and researcher in the areas of African/Black Psychology or African-Centered Psychology,
Black personality, mental health and cultural oppression. He has more than 60 scholarly
publications to his credit, including five books; he is the author of several widely used Black
personality and mental health assessment instruments.  His text books titled African/Black
Psychology  in the American Context (1998) and The African Personality in America (1992)
are very popular among professionals and students in the field and are widely used throughout
the country in Psychology and Black Studies departments.  He is a former National President
of The Association of Black Psychologists (ABPsi) as well as a founding member and past president of the North Florida Chapter of ABPsi. Dr. Kambon
has held numerous other national and local offices in the Association.

Dr. Kambon was awarded in 2007 Board certification as a Diplomat and Fellow in African-Centered/Black Psychology. He earned the Bachelors of Arts
Degree in psychology from DePaul University-Chicago, the Masters of Arts Degree in Personality-Abnormal Psychology from Roosevelt University-Chicago, and the Ph.D. in Personality and Social Psychology from the University of Colorado-Boulder (1975).  He is a native of Jasper, Alabama.

The First National Conference on African/Black Psychology recognizes and celebrates the contributions of Dr. Kobi K.K. Kambon.