about Dr. Joyce Ashuntantang fondly called Dr. Ash or Dr. J, has appeared as a Keynote speaker, poet and scholar in many countries around the world including, England, Germany, Nicaragua, Greece, Costa Rica, Colombia, Nigeria, Morocco, Cameroon and USA. She is a dynamic presenter who draws from her personal experience, interdisciplinary education and extensive encounter with many cultures to make an impact on diverse audiences around the world. She is intelligent, funny and captivating. Her poetry readings and unique keynote addresses with a fusion of performance poetry inspire confidence, enthusiasm and passion. Everyone leaves her presence ready to translate hope into achievable action!


A graduate of three continents, Dr. Joyce Ash received a B.A in Modern English Studies with a minor in Theater Arts from the University of Yaoundé Cameroon, a Masters in Librarianship from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth and a Ph.D. in English on African Literature from the City University of New York. However the single event in her life that taught her the most was the death of her parents as a result of a ghastly auto accident when she was 20. This sudden unexpected tragedy made her see very clearly how ephemeral life is and emboldened her to make a positive impact on others while she can!