Yvonne Tiandem-Adamou

Educational Background

Ed.D., Educational Leadership – Higher Education, American College of Education, USA.

M.Th., Ethics/Religion, Xavier University of Louisiana, USA.

M.Ed., Teaching English as a Second Language, University of North Carolina , Charlotte, USA.

LBB., Bachelor of Law, University of Buea, Cameroon.


Dr. Yvonne Tiandem-Adamou is a lecturer with extensive experience teaching the Humanities, Religion, Language Arts, Writer’s Workshop, and foreign languages. As a certified teacher of North Carolina for 19 years, and upon earning her M. Ed in TESL from the University of North Carolina, USA, she taught K-adult ESL at various levels. In addition, she served as assistant principal and in different leadership positions in local public and private schools. Upon completing her Doctorate, she transitioned into higher education. She served as an adjunct professor of English Workshop for ESL students, World Religions, Human Rights Education, Social Justice Topics, Cabarrus College of Health Science, and Rowan/Cabarrus Community College. Her areas of specializations are second language learning/acquisition, Multicultural education, Positive psychology, and Spirituality. Dr. Tiandem-Adamou has a passion for multicultural education and is a fervent advocate for girls’ education which led her to found GirlsTalk International, a non-profit whose primary goal is to promote girls’ educationand leadership worldwide. As a renowned speaker with a solid record of community service, she serves on various non-profit boards, where she gained much experience in event planning. She is multilingual (French, English, pidgin English, native dialects) speaks some Spanish, and hopes to learn Chinese Mandarin soon.

Research interests

Second language learning/acquisition, Multicultural education, Positive psychology, and Spirituality.

Selected Publications/scholarly and creative work


Tiandem-Adamou, Y.M. (2011). Entrapped in my Shell: Memoire of a Cameroonian woman. United States of America: BookLocker.

Tiandem-Adamou, Y.M. (2017). Empowering Girls and Women in Africa: Stories and reflections. United States of America: DiggyPod.

Tiandem-Adamou, Y.M. (2017). How to Empower Girls and Women in Africa. A facilitator’s guide. United States of America: Diggypod

Paper Presentation.

“The First Language as a Critical Tool for Effective Second Language Acquisition” Charlotte Diocesan Teachers Conference in Greensboro, March 2017.

“The Effects of Academic Grit on the Academic Success of Black High School Students in North Carolina [Poster presentation]. Diocesan Teachers Professional Conference, Greensboro March 2017.

“Consider the Effect of Culture Shock in new Immigrant Students accommodation – Teacher workday presentation, 2017.

“Character Counts: The Effect of Grit on college and High School Students Academic Achievement” – National Catholic Educators Association Conference (NCEA), April 2019 – Chicago Illinois

Keynote Address: “A Quintessential Cameroonian Woman” International Women Conference, Los Angeles, CA, July 2018.

“Many Faces, One People – Embracing Cultural Diversity” Central Cabarrus High School Multicultural Week, May 2018.

Workshops: “Sharing Our Stories to Inspire the Girl Child,” GirlsTalk International Inc., Yaoundé, Cameroon, June 2015.

“21 Century Skills for Young Minority Girls” – GirlsTalk International – Charlotte, North Carolina Conference, July 2016

“Mentoring to Inspire” – Girls Education in Africa. GirlsTalk International – Cameroon Conference, June 2017


English Composition; Academic Oral Discourse II; and Academic Written Discourse I