John T. Ambenge
Dr. John T. Ambenge is a Professor of Sociology and Anthropology at Middlesex Community College and former chair of Sociology and Anthropology at Egerton University, Kenya.
Dr. Ambenge has an interdisciplinary background in sociology, political science, and anthropology. His areas of specialty are in sociology and cultural anthropology.
He received his doctoral training at the University of Connecticut in Sociology. He has taught at several colleges and universities in an adjunct professor capacity, including the University of Connecticut, Eastern Connecticut State University, Bay Path College, Springfield College, Three Rivers Community College, and Quinebaug Valley Community College.
Dr. Ambenge has been at MxCC for the past 15 years, where he teaches courses in sociology and anthropology, including principles of sociology, introduction to anthropology, cultural anthropology, social problems, juvenile delinquency, sociology of the family, and social inequality. He is an advocate of community engagement and service learning as important instructional tools.
He serves on various committees at MxCC and chairs the College’s Governance Committee; has served as a member of the Student Development Committee; chair to the faculty and staff development committee; chair to the Professional and Sabbatical Contract Committee; faculty member on the College Council; faculty member on college affairs committee; faculty member on several college’s task forces.
Professional service includes: Advisory Board member of Anthropology; member of National Council of Black American Association (NCBAA); Advisory Board member for African Studies.