Ahanotu earned five degrees, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D) in Pastoral Psychology, Doctor of Education (Ed. D) in Education Leadership, Master of Education (M. Ed) in Special Education, Master of Arts (M.A) in Theology, and Bachelor of Arts (B.A) in Philosophy, from different universities and institutions in the United States. He is a Catholic Priest of the Diocese of Tulsa, United States. He has worked as a college chaplain, a college professor, and a department head. He presently serves as a pastor and sometimes teaches as an adjunct professor. His last work, Navigating between cultures, was published last year, 1999 by SAGE Publishing Inc.