Dr. Edward O. Akoto
Assistant Professor of Management
Dr. Edward Akoto received his Ph.D. in Business Administration with concentration in management, from Jackson State University in 2011. His MBA (HRM & Employment Relations) was from the University of Leicester in England. He earned his Bachelor (B.Ed.) Education from the University of Education in Ghana. He had earlier completed a 3-year professional educator’s certification (CERT “A”) in 1993.
Prior to pursuing his graduate degrees he had taught in the public school system for 5 years in Ghana. Immediately after obtaining his Ph.D., Edward taught at Delaware State University as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Management for one year.
Dr. Akoto joined Henderson State University in August 2012 and he teaches Management-Organizational Behavior and International Management.
His research interest is in employee commitment, motivation and performance; motivation in the academic context, cross-cultural management and global leadership.
He is an active member of many professional associations, including: Academy of Management, Southern Management Association, South-East Academy of International Business, and Global Awareness Society International. He has reviewed and presented many papers at the annual conferences of these associations.
Dr. Akoto is very committed to quality instruction, advisement, and mentoring students, with the aim of preparing a highly competent and professional future generation of managers.
Outside his academic career, Dr. Akoto and his wife own a small consulting firm (EDVACO LLC), which provides professional services including: transportation management, performance measurement/analysis, grant profiling, report writing, and professional development training, to government agencies, schools, and other non-profit agencies.