Dr. Mario Fenyo, a professor of history, has been a fixture at Bowie State University since 1988. He represents the ethnic diversity of the institution in microcosm, having lived, worked, taught, and studied in Europe (Eastern and Western), Africa (Nigeria, Sudan, Namibia), Asia (Korea), the Caribbean (Puerto Rico, Trinidad), and various regions of the United States.
Dr. Fenyo teaches world civilizations, history of the United States, history of Europe, and, occasionally, African American history. He writes books, essays, and articles on a variety of topics, but his favorite ones include the "Third World" (compared), and 20th/21st century East-Central Europe.
He has the habit (some would say "bad habit") of challenging and revising commonly accepted notions, seeking controversy, and getting it. He prefers asking questions to giving answers (mainly because he has too few of the latter). He would rather work in groups, as opposed to individually. He models himself on Henry David Thoreau, Neto, Neruda, and many other peaceful people, including the one who wrote: "where there is no struggle, there is no progress."
Dr. Fenyo is President of the Association of Third World Studies.