Faculty

  • Prof. Samuel Adams
    Prof. Samuel Adams
    Dean, School of Public Service & Governance
  • Dr. Augustina Akonor
    Dr. Augustina Akonor
    Lecturer
  • Prof. Bertha Osei-Hwedie
    Prof. Bertha Osei-Hwedie
    Professor
  • Dr.Agyemang Frimpong
    Dr.Agyemang Frimpong
  • Samuel Nii-Ashong
    Samuel Nii-Ashong
    Principal Lecturer
  • Nabanyin Pratt
    Nabanyin Pratt
    Principal Lecturer
  • Joseph Taabazuing
    Joseph Taabazuing
    Senior Lecturer
  • Lord Mawuko-Yevugah
    Lord Mawuko-Yevugah
    Senior Lecturer
  • Kofi Ocran
    Kofi Ocran
    Senior Lecturer
  • Napoleon Kurantin
    Napoleon Kurantin
    Lecturer
  • Quassy Adjapawn
    Quassy Adjapawn
    Lecturer
  • Patrick Tandoh-Offin
    Patrick Tandoh-Offin
    Lecturer
  • Kingsley Agomor
    Kingsley Agomor
    Lecturer
  • Jesse K. Porter
    Jesse K. Porter
    Lecturer
  • Gifty Gyamera
    Gifty Gyamera
    Lecturer
  • Beatrice Akua-Sekyiwah
    Beatrice Akua-Sekyiwah
    Lecturer
  • Jones Sarkodieh
    Jones Sarkodieh
    Lecturer
Prof. Samuel Adams
Dean, School of Public Service & Governance

Professor Samuel Adams holds a PhD in Public Administration and Urban Policy with a minor in International Business from the Old Dominion University, VA-USA and a Master of Business Administration from Lincoln University, Jefferson City, MO-USA.

Samuel Adams joined GIMPA in 2007 and promoted to Professor in 2018. Over the years, he has taught many courses including Public Policy, Public Administration, Strategic Management, International Business and Research Methods.

Professor Adams is the Dean of the GIMPA School of Public Service and Governance, a position he assumed on October 1, 2014. This is the same position he held briefly in an acting capacity from October 2013 to January 2014. Before that, he was the Acting Dean of the GIMPA Business School from September 2012 to September 2013. He also served briefly as the Academic and Administrative Head of GIMPA during the period September 2016 – March 2017.

Prof. Adams has served and continues to serve on many national and international boards. He was a member of the United Nations Task Force on Sustainable Development Goals Curriculum Project (2017-2018), Country Reviewer for Ghana -Global Transparency Initiative, and Assessor for the National Accreditation Board. He is also an external examiner for many Ghanaian and international Universities.

Prof. Adams is a versatile researcher with both qualitative and quantitative skills and has over 70 publications. He has published on various topics on privatization, decentralization, leadership, institutions, elections, economic growth and development, environment, energy, capital flows and democracy. He serves on the Editorial Boards of many local and international journals and he is also is a reviewer for over 30 journals.

Area of Specialization:
Public Administration, International Business, Strategic Management, Development Planning, Policy Analysis

sadams@gimpa.edu.gh

Dr. Augustina Akonor
Lecturer

Dr. Augustina Akonor is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (SOLASS) at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration, GIMPA. She is also the Head of Department of Liberal Arts at the School of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (SOLASS). She holds a PhD in Educational Studies, Ohio University, USA (2008), MPA, Ohio University, USA (2005), Master of Arts in International Affairs, Ohio University (2003) and BA (Hons) Secretaryship University of Cape-Coast (1998)

Area of Specialization:
Gender and Public Administration, Gender and Development, Development Management and Administration, Governance and Development of Extractive Industries

Prof. Bertha Osei-Hwedie
Professor

    bzosei-hwedie@gimpa.edu.gh

PhD in Politics, Brandeis University, USA (1987)
MA in Political Science, Carleton University, Canada (1979)
BA in Public Administration & Political Science, University of Zambia (1976)

Area of Specialization:
Theories of International Relations, International Security, Human Rights, Gender & International Relations, African Studies, Emerging Powers & South-South Relations, Foreign Policy Analysis, Globalization

Dr.Agyemang Frimpong

PhD in Public Administration & Urban Policy, University of Akron, USA (2010)
Msc Environmental Engineering & Sustainable Infrastructure, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden, (2001)
MA in Urban Planning & GIS, University of Akron, USA (2007)
Bsc in Land Economy, KNUST (1999)

Area of Specialization:
Public Administration, Public Sector Management & Planning; Disaster Management, Urban Planning , Policy Analysis & Local Government Agyemang joined the GIMPA School of Public Service and Governance in August 2013. Before joining GIMPA, he held appointments at the University of Akron in Ohio, Texas Southern University and Franklin University in Columbus-Ohio all in the United States.

Samuel Nii-Ashong
Principal Lecturer

    sashong@gimpa.edu.gh

PhD in Economics, Boston University, USA (1989)
MA in Economics, Queen’s University, Canada (1979)
BA (Hons.) in Economics with Statistics, University of Ghana (1977)

Area of Specialization:
Public sector economics, development planning & management, aid and development cooperation

Nabanyin Pratt
Principal Lecturer

    nabanyinpratt@yahoo.co.uk

MA in International Relations & Strategic Studies, University of Lancaster, UK (1992)
Post-Graduate Diploma in Journalism & Communication, University of Ghana (1981)
BA (Hons.) in History & English, University of Ghana (1979)

Area of Specialization:
Communication management, international relations, media, peacekeeping & conflict management, foreign policy and diplomacy, development communication

Joseph Taabazuing
Senior Lecturer

    joetaaba@yahoo.com

PhD in Development Studies, University of South Africa, 2010.
M. Phil in Agricultural Administration, University of Ghana, Legon, 1995
Bsc. Agriculture, University of Science and Technology, Kumasi (1982)

Area of Specialization:
Development Policy Analysis; Project Planning and Management; Development Sociology; Monitoring and Evaluation

Lord Mawuko-Yevugah
Senior Lecturer

    lmawuko@gimpa.edu.gh

PhD in Political Science, University of Alberta, Canada (2010)
M.Phil in Development Studies, University of Cambridge, UK (2004)
BA (Hons), Political Science & Linguistics, UG (1999)

Area of Specialization:
International & comparative political economy, postcolonial & critical social theory, politics of international development cooperation, global governance, Africa’s international relations, international organizations & international law, diplomacy & foreign policy analysis

Kofi Ocran
Senior Lecturer

    kocran@gimpa.edu.gh

MPA, Harvard University
BSC. Computer Science – University of Science and Technology, Kumasi

Napoleon Kurantin
Lecturer

    nkurantin@gimpa.edu.gh

PhD in Development Economics, University of Guelph, Canada (2006)
M.Sc in Geographic Information Science and Systems, University of Salzburg, Austria (in progress)
MA in Environmental Studies, York University, Canada(1998)
BA (Hons.) in Economics, Political Science & International Development, University Toronto, Canada (1996)
Diploma in Purchasing & Materials Management, Granton Institute of Technology, Canada (1992)

Area of Specialization:
Development Economics, Geographic Information Science, (GI science) Systems & Remote Sensing Applications Analyst, Economic modeling & planning, Natural resources & Environmental management

Quassy Adjapawn
Lecturer

    quassy.peaceworks@gmail.com

PhD in Peace and Conflict Studies, University of New England, Australia (2008)
Master of Professional Studies with Honours (MPS Hons) in Peace Studies, University of New England, Australia(2005)
MBA (marketing major), University of New England, Australia(2004)
Graduate Certificate in Management, University of New England, Australia(2003)
Diploma in Biodiesel Production Technology, Biodiesel Institute, Las Vegas, USA (2000)

Area of Specialization:
Peace & conflict management, peacekeeping & security management, leadership & governance, strategic and foreign policy analysis, military & diplomacy

Patrick Tandoh-Offin
Lecturer

    ptandoh@gimpa.edu.gh

PhD in Policy Studies, Clemson University, USA (2011)
M.S. in Community Economic Development, Pennsylvania State University (2004)
B.Sc. (Hons) Land Economy, KNUST, Kumasi (2001)

Area of Specialization:
Local Economic Development; Public Management; Gender & Development; Development Planning & Management; Evaluation Research & Policy Analysis; Social Movements and Social Change.

Kingsley Agomor
Lecturer

    kagomor@gimpa.edu.gh

PhD in Political Science, University of Ghana, Legon (2015)
MPhil in Political Science, University of Ghana, Legon (2002)
BA (Hon) in Political Science &Economics, University of Ghana, Legon (1992)

Area of Specialization:
Public Management, Research Methods, Policy Analysis, Governance and Leadership, Gender and Development, Humanities.

Jesse K. Porter
Lecturer

    jkporter@gimpa.edu.gh

PhD in Public Affairs, University of Texas, USA (2011) MPA in Public Affairs, University of Texas, USA (2006)
BA in Economics & Finance, University of Texas, USA (2004)

Area of Specialization:
Public Administration, Policy Analysis, Theories of International Relations, Globalization &Regional Integration

Gifty Gyamera
Lecturer

    ogyamera@gimpa.edu.gh

PhD in Education, University of Roehampton, UK (2014)
Post Graduate Diploma in Social Research Methods, University of Roehampton, UK (2011)
MPhil in Educational Administration, University of Cape Coast(2006)
BA (Hons) in Education Psychology, University of Cape Coast (1998)

Area of Specialization:
Internationalization of Higher Education, International and Comparative Education, Gender, Policy Analysis, Administration and Leadership

Beatrice Akua-Sekyiwah
Lecturer

    b.akuasakyiwah@gmail.com

PhD in Gender/Women Studies, University of York, UK (2013)
MA in Media Education, University of London, UK (2003)
B.Sc. in Communication and Cultural Studies, University of North London, UK (2000)
Postgraduate Diploma in Education, University of North London, UK (2001)

Area of Specialization:
Diasporacy and immigration policies; Women, linguistic, cultural/social capital and social inequality; Gender Issues in Education and Social service provision; Gender Issues in Culture and Social Development; Gender Issues in the Media; Gender and conflict resolution, Gender, urban poverty and sustainable livelihoods; Violence against women; Cross-Cultural issues in feminist research methodology

Jones Sarkodieh
Lecturer

    jsarkodieh@gimpa.edu.gh

MBA, PGDMS – University of Westminster, London,
BA (Hons)- University of Ghana