Business Administration Department

Courses Taught: Foundations of Design and Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurship, Leadership 3


  • MA Public Administration, Columbia University, New York, USA
  • BSc Hons Medical Biochemistry, University of London


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Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

American Society for Public Administration (ASPA)

International Society for Third Sector Research (ISTR)


Pi Alpha Alpha, National Honor Society for Public Affairs and Administration

Golden Key International Honor Society

Phi Beta Kappa, National Undergraduate Honor Society

W. E. B. DuBois Honor Society for Black Scholars

Psi Chi, Psychology National Honor Society

Pi Gamma Mu, Social Science National Honor Society

Pi Delta Phi, French National Honor Society




Ashesi University College - Outstanding Faculty Award (12/2008, 12/2010),

Ashesi Ubora Awards - Most Inspiring Faculty Award (11/2010)

The Network Journal (TNJ) 40 Under 40 Achievers’ Award, (11/2010)

Dissertation Excellence Fellowship Recipient, Rutgers University – Newark, NJ (2007 – 2008)

Founders’ Forum Fellow - ASPA Conference, Milwaukee, WI (03/2005)

David Gould Scholar - ASPA Conference, Portland, OR (03/ 2004)

Florida-West Africa Linkage Program Award (1997-1999)


  • Educational Planning – Building Bridges between Academe and Industry in Ghana

(Upcoming Book Chapter in “Re-positioning Ghana: Challenges and Innovations”, by Prof. Nana Araba Apt, Ashesi University College)


  • Piotrowski, S. and Ansah, E. (2010).Organizational Assessment Tools: Report Cards and Scorecards of the Federal Agencies. Public Administration Quarterly, Vol. 34: 1. Available at < http://www.spaef.com/article.php?id=1161>


  • Contributor: Research and Information Resources for Public Administration (2005).


§Associate Editor: Frontiers of Public Administration Proceedings of the Second Sino-U.S. International Conference: “Public Administration in the Changing World”, Beijing, China, May 24 - 25, 2004.


  • Theorizing The Brain Drain (2002). African Issues Vol. 30: 1(21-24)




  • Sustainable Development: The Social Enterprise Engine and Positive Social Change Paper to be presented at the Sixth International Conference on Public Management, Policy and Development (CIMPAD). Monrovia, Liberia. June 20 – June 22, 2011.


  • Sustaining Development Through Civil Servants – The Crucial Role Of Human Resources In Civil Service Reform. Paper presented at the Sixth International Conference on Public Management, Policy and Development (CIMPAD). Kampala, Uganda. June 17 – June 21, 2007.


  • Co-Author: Identifying Student Needs In Academia: Understanding The Concerns Of Doctoral Students In Public Affairs Programs In The U.S. Co-Author: Weiwei Lin, Rutgers University. Paper presented at the 68th Annual American Society For Public Administration National Conference. Washington DC, March 23 – March 27, 2007.


  • Co-Author:Competing Performance Appraisal Tools: Report Cards And Scorecards Of The Federal Agencies. Co-Authors: Suzanne Piotrowski, David Rosenbloom. Paper prepared for the American Political Science Association Annual Conference. Philadelphia, PA, September 2, 2006.


  • Co-Author: Reinvigorating Public Service: The Case For Branding In The Public Sector. Co-Author: Weiwei Lin, Rutgers University. Paper presented at the 67th Annual American Society For Public Administration National Conference. Denver, CO, March 31 - April 4, 2006.


§Reframing Capacity-Building In Africa: Recognizing The Importance Of Street-Level Civil Servants. Paper presented at the Fifth International Conference On Public Management, Policy And Development. (CIMPAD). Dakar, Senegal, June 18 – 23, 2005.


§An Exploration Of Diversity And Methodological Frameworks: Positivism And Non-Conventional Contributions To Intellectual Inquiry In Public Administration. Paper Presented at the 2005 Annual National Association Of Schools Of Public Affairs And Administration Conference. Washington, DC, October 13-15, 2005

  • Project Leader/ Facilitator - Qualitative Research Methods Network, Ashesi University College (regional hub for West Africa), in collaboration with the Institute of Development Studies (University of Sussex, UK). 01/2009 – Present)


  • Understanding and Improving Service Quality in the Ghanaian Public Sector

(Follow-up study and book in Progress)


  • Ashesi Case Study Series Project (06/2010 - present)



Theses supervised (Ashesi University College, May 2009 – Present)

Topic areas include:

  • Human Resource Management – organizational culture and human resource practices, workplace bullying and employee productivity, ethics training and employee performance
  • Social Capital - recreation for the elderly, street hawker intervention programs, prisoner rehabilitation
  • Marketing and Branding - nation branding in Ghana, corporate social responsibility and brand awareness, service quality and corporate image, advertising and competitive strategies
  • Natural Resource Management - Ghana’s oil discovery and the resource curse, water privatization (micro finance), Ghana’s progress in reaching the MDG 7 (deforestation)




  • Public Administration: Government Transparency - Analysis Of Report Cards And Scorecards Of Federal Agencies. Dr. Suzanne Piotrowski. Rutgers University, Newark, NJ (09/2005 – 08/2007)


  • Public Administration: Citizen Participation In Local Government. Dr. Kathe Callahan. Rutgers University, Newark, NJ (09/2004 - 08/2005)


  • Public Service Management: Comparative Studies Between The French And American Health Care Systems – Laying The Foundations For A DePaul – France Course Exchange Program. Dr. Sara Gooding-Williams. DePaul University, Chicago, IL (09/2002 – 06/2004)


  • Sociology: New Political Cultures: Africa. Dr. Teri Clark, University of Chicago, Chicago IL (05 -08/2001)


  • Psychology:Social Perception And Aggressive Behaviour In Children. Dr. Janet Kistner, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL (05-08/1997)




CODESRIA, Prize for Doctoral Thesis - Award Selection Committee

Dakar, Senegal (04/2010)


Trust Africa, Investment Climate and Business Environment (ICBE) Research – Pan African Juror

Dakar, Senegal (08/2010)





  • Timely Reminder for the 2010 HR Manager

Business World, February 2010

  • Training Frontline Service Personnel

CIO Business World, Ghana Edition. October/ November 2009

  • Bringing Out Superior Performance In New-Hire Graduates

CIO Business World, Ghana Edition. September 2009

  • Of Obamamania and Electionmania in Ogyakrom and Africa

New Legon Observer, Vol. 2 No.18, Pg. 24 (November, 2008)

  • More Issues to Consider for 2008 Elections

New Legon Observer, Vol. 2 No.16, Pg. 22 (October, 2008)

  • Africans and the Social Sciences

New Legon Observer, Vol. 2 No.15, Pg. 22 (September, 2008)

  • The Real Educational Reform That We Need

New Legon Observer, Vol. 2 No.14, Pg. 27 (September, 2008)

  • Let's Talk About Issues, Not Personalities or Parties

New Legon Observer, Vol. 2 No.13, Pg. 21 (August, 2008)

  • Paul Archibald Vianney Ansah: A Biography

New Legon Observer, Vol. 2 No.11, Pg. 4 (July, 2008)

  • Excerpts from the Writings of Paul Ansah

New Legon Observer, Vol. 2 No.11, Pg. 25 (July, 2008)





Aspen Institute’s Africa Leadership Initiative - West Africa Fellow (09/ 2009 - Present)

Leadership Project: Empowerment through Education and Entrepreneurship (Triple-E Project)



Ashesi University College, Labone, Ghana (07/2008 – Present)

§Ashesi Research and Development Network

§Ashesi Student Enterprise Trust (ASET) Fund

§Ashesi Zonta Golden Z Club

§Ashesi Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE)

§Ashesi Business Club


Academic Service

Ashesi University College, Labone, Ghana (07/2008 – Present)

§Ashesi Academic Council

§Ashesi Academic Programmes Committee

§Ashesi Research & Ethics Review Board

§Ashesi Academic-Industrial Partnerships (Case Study Series)


Church Leadership

Legon Interdenominational Church, Legon, Ghana (05/2008 – Present)

  • Coordinator, New Member Orientation Classes
  • Supervisor, Projection Team
  • Co-editor, LIC Magazine


Board Memberships

Women’s Trust – Pokuase, Ghana (07/2010 – Present)

Paul A. V. Ansah Memorial Foundation (06/2010 – Present)

Longevity Project - Accra, Ghana (06/2005 – Present)


Organizing Secretary

Wesley Girls High School 1993/95 Year Group (08/2008 – Present)

Vice President

International Academy For Family Support,Chicago, IL (2001 – 2006)

§Assisted directly with the establishment of the 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization

§Assisted with programming, fundraising and strategic planning




Career Development Specialist/Career Coach

Public speaking to multiple groups of people, mainly young adults (2001 – Present)

  • Facilitate a creative thinking process where workshop participants develop personal vision and mission statements
  • Facilitate students’ exploration of academic disciplines and career options. The focus is on passion driving excellence in career pursuits


  • Some past speaking engagements:

úBridging the gap between Academia and Industry – Business Sense (02/2011)

úManaging Your Boss, Citi 97.3 FM Business Edition (02/2011)

úLess Talk, More Action - Legacy & Legacy Springboard Roadshow (01/2011) How to Quit Your Job, Citi 97.3 FM Business Edition (07/2010)

úProposal Writing – Pioneers Africa (04/2010)

úInterview Skills – ICGC Legon Campus Chapter (04/2010)

úCareer Planning & Development – Springboard Show, Joy 99.7 FM (03/2010)

úTalent Management & Retention – CareerNation HR Conference (10/2009, 07/2010),

Brighter Futures Africa (07/2010)

úMission & Vision Development – V.O.I.C.E.S. Ghana (10/2009), History Makers Leadership Institute (06/2009)

úCV Writing, Job Search Strategies – HuD Group Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Foundation (06/2009), Akwaaba Expo (12/2009)

úThe Art of Public Speaking – Holy Spirit Cathedral Youth (07/2009)

úPersonal Branding – Ashesi Alumni Workshop (02/2009)

úEntrepreneurship – DUES Club, HuD Group (12/2008)




Leading Ladies Network, Accra, Ghana (08/2010 – Present)

Longevity Project Ghana, Accra, Ghana (06/2005 – Present)

Borstal Senior Correctional Center, Accra, Ghana (06/2008 – 03/2010)

Shriners Hospital, Tampa, Florida (01/2000 – 08/2000)

Musgrave Girls’ Home, Kingston, Jamaica (03/1999)

Neighbourhood Health Centre, Tallahassee, Florida (03/1999 – 08/1999)

Educational Research and Child Development Centre, Tallahassee, Florida (01/1997 - 08/1997)

Regents Family Shelter, Manhattan, New York (06/1996 – 08/1996)

Borstal Youth Institute, Accra, Ghana (07/1995 – 06/1996)




Languages: French, conversational Spanish, Akan (Fante, Twi, Akuapem), Ga

Computer Programs: Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point, Frontpage and Publisher). SPSS Data Analysis, Adobe Acrobat Professional, PhotoStudio, PageMaker, Dreamweaver




  • Volunteering in social service agencies and in church activities
  • Idea generation for entrepreneurial ventures
  • Helping young people with strategic academic and career development planning
  • Writing poems (Collection of about 65 poems) and articles on social, economic development and spiritual issues, Blog: Drumbeats from Ogyakrom www.ogyakrom.blogspot.com
  • Travel - countries visited include the USA, England, Canada, Liberia, Jamaica, France, Monaco, Spain, Senegal, Guatemala and Uganda
  • Photography – landscape, urban space and activity