Otrude Nontobeko Moyo, Ph.D., MA, MSW

Program Director, IUSB / Professor

Wiekamp Hall 2218
1800 Mishawaka Ave.
(574) 520-4395
Area of responsibility:
IU South Bend


Otrude Nontobeko Moyo is a Professor and Program Director at the School of Social Work - IU South Bend. Her scholarship focuses on social development issues, diversity and critical multiculturalism including, indigenous knowledges, inequality and structural violence, and social change as it pertains to Southern Africa and Africans in the Diaspora. Methodologically, her work uses auto-ethnography and collaborative applied research with communities. Other scholarly interests include the address of social issues with a local-global perspective, prevention of substance use; African immigrant experiences, ubuntu and Africanity, community based teaching-learning and environmental justice. Otrude has been teaching both at the undergraduate and graduate levels for the past twenty years in the areas of social policy, social work practice with immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers, international social work and diversity and critical multiculturalism.

Area of Interest

Social development issues; diversity and critical multiculturalism; Indigenous Knowledge, decolonizing discourses; local-global perspectives in addressing social problems, African immigrant experiences, ubuntu and African philosophy, environmental justice and community based teaching and learning.

Teaching Interest

social policy; community and organizational practice, social work practice with immigrants, asylum seekers and refugees

Practice Experience

Policy practice, community social work