Faculty & Staff

School of Arts and Sciences


Instructor of Languages/ Interim Director, Writing Center


University Degree: B.A (Licence) Lettres Bilingues, Université de Yaoundé, Cameroon; Certificate in English Language, Literature and French Translation, Centre for Overseas Student Programmes, University of East Anglia, England; PGDM., Mass Communications, M.A., Mass Commmunications, University of Uyo, Nigeria; Certificat de Stage, Centre International d’Études Pédagogiques, Université d’Été, Nantes, France.
Brief Profile: Before joining the American University of Nigeria, Emilienne was a Head of School for 6 years and held other teaching, administrative and leadership positions. She is a disciplined person with personal benchmarks of performance, extremely passionate about what she does and very positive about where she works. She loves reading and writing, and has been published in a few collections. Her first personal collection titled Her African Face was published in Wales.
See http://muse.jhu.edu/login?type=summary&url=/journals/research_in_african_literatures/v039/39.1raji-oyelade.html  and http://www.jstor.org/stable/20109567?seq=1#page_scan_tab_content.

Emilienne currently directs affairs at the Writing Center, and is a member of two university committees. She has participated at various self-development workshops and also enjoys volunteering, traveling, and learning about different cultures. She is blessed with two beautiful daughters, El-Miracle and Faith-Emmanuela. 

AUN Courses: FRE 101, FRE 102, WRI 101, WRI 102    

Research Interest: Effects of the mass media; Factors influencing the instruction and reception of new languages​; ​ Writing Center and Tutoring Best Practices/Pedagogies​; Globalization.

  • Obukoadata, P.O., Akpan, E., Uduma, N.E. and Mboso, A. (2016). Thematic Narratives inherent in Political Parties’ Advertisements and Voters' Perceptions: Analysis of the 2015 Electioneering Campaigns.  In The Nigerian Journal of Communication, 13 (1): 79-102
  • Akpan, Emilienne Idorenyin (2016). ‘The Writing Center – At the Core of AUN’s Liberal Arts Education’. In Inside AUN: A Newsletter of American University of Nigeria, October-December 2016. 81st Edition.
  • Akpan, Emilienne Idorenyin (2014). ‘Moral Education’. In the 2014 AUN Academy Elementary Yearbook. Page 52
  • Akpan, I.E. Akpan, and P. Obukoadata (2013) ‘A Semiotic Deconstruction of Symbols in Print Advertising Consumers Purchase in Nigeria.’ In Research on Humanities and Social Sciences, 3 (13): 13-26



POETRY  (as Emilienne Motaze)

  • Motaze, Emilienne (1993) Her African Face, A Collection of Poems, Y-Fenni, Gwent, Wales: The Collective


  • Her African Face by Emilienne Motaze in Running Waters and Other Poems by Angela MiriMalthouse African Poetry. 2007




CITATIONS (as Emilienne Motaze)


  • Raji-Oyelade, Aderemi (Spring 2008). ‘Notes toward the Bibliography of Nigerian Women’s Poetry (1985 – 2006)’ in Research in African Literatures, 39 (1): 198-203
  • Raji-Oyelade, Aderemi (2007). ‘Representational Exposures: The Album of Nigerian Women's Poetry (1985–2006)’. In Matatu – Journal for African Culture and Society, 33 (1): 293-316
  • Matzke Christine, Geoffrey V. Davis (2006). Of Minstrelsy and Masks: the Legacy of Ezenwa-Ohaeto in Nigerian Writing. Rodopi: Amsterdam

Professional Membership:

  • Member and AUN Representative, International Center for Academic Integrity (ICAI)
  • Member, International Writing Centers Association (IWCA)
  • Member, Association for the Tutoring Profession (ATP)


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