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Wilhelmina J. Kalu (nee Dowuona-Hammond) is a Professor of Educational Psychology with interest in Special Education. Her B.A is in Sociology with Psychology minor from McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. She also studied at the Institute of Child Study, with courses at the Ontario Institute of Studies in Education, both at the University of Toronto, Canada. She has a degree in Clinical Social Work from the London School of Economics, University of London and a PhD in Educational Psychology, University of Nigeria.

She served on the Faculty at Dept. of Educational Foundations, University of Nigeria, until 2003, where she developed the Special Education programs on the undergraduate and graduate levels and assisted with similar development and teaching of courses in Educational Psychology and Early Childhood programs. She taught Pastoral counseling and Human development as Adjunct Faculty at McCormick Theological Seminary, Center for African American Theological Studies and Progressive Bible Institute, all in Chicago.

She serves on Editorial boards or consultant teams of African and international journals in Counseling, Educational Foundations and Special Education including the Journal of Spirituality in Mental Health and into community outreach programs. She has over 65 publications in the areas of early childhood and family psychology, pastoral counseling, women and special education.