Touching Lives for 32 Years


Thirty-two years is a long time to work at one university, but it’s been a joyous time for Saba Jallow, Ph.D.

“The joy has been in meeting people, especially students, helping them celebrate diversity and walk in other people’s shoes, seeing students graduate and become successful,” said Jallow.

As an associate professor in Georgia Southern’s Department of Political Science, Jallow was one of the founders and past director of the Center for Africana Studies. He is retiring this year.


Born in the Republic of Gambia in West Africa, Jallow is known as an expert on Africa and world politics. He pioneered the Southeast Model African Union (SEMAU), held annually by the University System of Georgia’s Africa Council. SEMAU is a simulation of the African Union (AU) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

“During this simulation, students are given the opportunity to meet ambassadors from…

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