Professors complete summer fellowship in Ghana

Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program (CADFP)

Two Henderson State University professors have completed a summer fellowship in Ghana through the Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program (CADFP) that supports projects in Africa.

Dr. Edward Akoto, associate professor of management, and Dr. Eunice Akoto, associate professor of public management, were awarded a cohort fellowship by CADFP and traveled to Ghana in May where they helped develop a curriculum for a Ph.D. program in management at the University of Education, Winneba, Kumasi campus.

They also collaborated with and mentored faculty on research projects, and presented to student groups on building leadership skills, conducted faculty workshops on balancing research and teaching, and provided a refresher on writing grant proposals.

Eunice Akoto also hosted a workshop with women in academia to discuss strategies for rising above the challenges of professional career women.

The project has initiated collaborations with the potential of connecting Henderson faculty of multiple disciplines with the host university. The Akotos, who are UEW alumni, also answered students’ questions about pursuing graduate studies at Henderson.