Faculty & Staff

Members of Faculty

  • Joseph K. Adjei, PhD
    Joseph K. Adjei, PhD
    Senior Lecturer / Dean, School of Technology
  • Gamel O. Wiredu, PhD
    Gamel O. Wiredu, PhD
    Associate Professor / Head of Department
  • Eric Kuada, PhD
    Eric Kuada, PhD
    Senior Lecturer /HOD, Department of Computer Science
  • Emmanuel S. Adabor, PhD
    Emmanuel S. Adabor, PhD
    Senior Lecturer
  • Felicia Nana Ama Engmann
    Felicia Nana Ama Engmann
    Lecturer
  • Kwasi Boakye-Boateng
    Kwasi Boakye-Boateng
    Lecturer
  • Samuel Tweneboah-Koduah, PhD
    Samuel Tweneboah-Koduah, PhD
    Lecturer
  • James Antwi, PhD., PMP
    James Antwi, PhD., PMP
    Lecturer
  • Joseph Budu
    Joseph Budu
    Lecturer
  • Nana M. A. Assyne
    Nana M. A. Assyne
    Lecturer
  • Julius Azasoo
    Julius Azasoo
    Lecturer
  • Daniel N. Treku
    Daniel N. Treku
    Lecturer
  • Kofi Arhin
    Kofi Arhin
    Lecturer
  • Emmanuel Antwi Boasiako
    Emmanuel Antwi Boasiako
    Lecturer
  • Emmanuel Ayitey Djaba
    Emmanuel Ayitey Djaba
    Assistant Lecturer
  • Silas Gah
    Silas Gah
    Assistant Lecturer
  • Solomon Odei-Appiah
    Solomon Odei-Appiah
    Assistant Lecturer
  • Raphael Amponsah
    Raphael Amponsah
    Assistant Lecturer

Administrators

  • Seth Twum
    Seth Twum
    Assistant Registrar
  • Emmanuel Aguze
    Emmanuel Aguze
    Administrative Officer
Joseph K. Adjei, PhD
Senior Lecturer / Dean, School of Technology

Biography
Dr Joseph K. Adjei is the Dean of School of Technology and a Senior Lecturer. Joseph holds a PhD in Information Systems from Aalborg University, Denmark, and an MSc in Advanced Information Technology from LSBU, UK. He is a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. His research focuses on the development of better frameworks and design guidelines for the implementation of Trusted Digital Identity Management Systems, Mobile Financial Services, and information privacy issues on adoption and use of Social Media. His research activities have been published in reputable journals and conference proceedings. Joseph has taught various graduate and undergraduate programmes including; Information Systems Management, Business Process Reengineering, Electronic Business, IT Project Management, Accounting Information Systems and Information Technology Audit. He has also successfully supervised many MPhil and MSc theses, and actively review a number of journal and conference publications. Joseph regularly provides programme accreditation and quality assurance services for National Accreditation Board (NAB), and National Board for Professional and Technician Examination (NABPTEX) in the area Information Technology. He has provided consultancy and advisory services for various local and international organisations. Joseph can be contacted by email on jadjei@gimpa.edu.gh.

Gamel O. Wiredu, PhD
Associate Professor / Head of Department

    gwiredu@gimpa.edu.gh

PhD Information Systems, LSE, UK, 2005
MSc Information Systems, LSE, UK, 2002
BSc Planning, KNUST, Ghana, 2000

Research Interests
Virtual teamwork, digital platforms, IT service innovation, ubiquitous computing, and e-
government

Teaching
Organisational Study of Information Systems, Research Seminar, Qualitative Research,
Information and Knowledge Society, Management Information Systems, Electronic
Commerce, and Electronic Business.

Selected Publications
Wiredu, G. O. (2019) Global Software Engineering: Virtualization and Coordination. CRC Press, Taylor & Francis: New York.

Arhin, K. & Wiredu, G. O. (2018) “An Organizational Communication Approach to Information Security.” African Journal of Information Systems, 10(4), 261-279.

Wiredu, G. O. (2014) Mobile Computer Usability: An Organizational Personality Perspective. Springer: Berlin.

Wiredu, G. O. (2012) “Information Systems Innovation in Public Organisations: An Institutional Perspective.” Information Technology and People, 25(2), 188-206.

Wiredu, G. O. (2011) “Understanding the Functions of Teleconferences for Coordinating Global Software Development Projects.” Information Systems Journal, 21(2), 175-194.

Wiredu, G. O. (2007) “User Appropriation of Mobile Technologies: Motives, Conditions and Design Properties.” Information and Organization, 17(2), 110-129.

Wiredu, G.O. & C. Sørensen (2006) “The Dynamics of Control and Mobile Computing in Distributed Activities.” European Journal of Information Systems, 15(3), 307-319.

Eric Kuada, PhD
Senior Lecturer /HOD, Department of Computer Science

    ekuada@gimpa.edu.gh

PhD Information Technology, Aalborg University, Copenhagen (2014)
MSc in Computer and Communications Network Services and Systems, KTH-Royal Institute of Technology Stockholm, Sweden (2009)
BSc in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, KNUST (2003)

Emmanuel S. Adabor, PhD
Senior Lecturer

    emmanuelsadabor@gimpa.edu.gh

Post-Doctoral Fellowship, African Institute for Mathematical Sciences and Stellenbosch University, South Africa (2018).
PhD in Applied Mathematics, KNUST, Ghana (2014)
MPhil in Applied Mathematics, KNUST, Ghana (2012)
BSc (Hons) Mathematics, KNUST, Ghana (2009)

Felicia Nana Ama Engmann
Lecturer

    fapboadu@gimpa.edu.gh

University of Ghana – PhD Candidate
South China University of Technology – Msc Software Engineering
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology – Bsc Computer Science

Felicia holds an Msc in Software Engineering from the South China University of Technology. She has interest in Wireless Sensor Networks and currently is researching into the techniques to prolong the lifetime of Sensor Nodes. Techniques include Wireless Energy Transfer, Energy Harvesting in Sensor Network Applications and Energy Conservation Methods. She is also interested in WSN applications such as Precision Agriculture and Body Sensor Networks.

Kwasi Boakye-Boateng
Lecturer

Kwasi Boakye-Boateng has an Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. He also has a Master of Philosophy degree in Computer Engineering from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.

He has over 5 years experience in the telecommunications industry. Before becoming a lecturer at GIMPA in 2014, he worked as an engineer at Tigo Ghana (now AirtelTigo) and worked on major projects like TigoCash, Customer Care-Line, VoiceSMS (now InstaVoice) and 3G.

He lectures Programming Fundamentals, Object-Oriented Programming, Programming in Assembly Language, Computer Organization and Architecture, Web Technologies for Computer Bachelor of Science in Information and Communications Technology and Bachelor of Science in Computer Science courses.

Currently researching in the area of Wireless Sensor Networks, Vehicular Ad-Hoc Networks, Internet-of-Things and Fog Computing .

He is also a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE).

Samuel Tweneboah-Koduah, PhD
Lecturer

    stkoduah@gimpa.edu.gh

MSc in Information Management & Finance, University of Westminster, UK (2006)
PG Dip in Management Studies, London School of Management (2005)
BSc in Computer Science, KNUST (2001)

James Antwi, PhD., PMP
Lecturer

jantwi@gimpa.edu.gh
Dr James Antwi has over 24 years of consulting, industry, and teaching experience. Before joining GIMPA, he worked for the State of Ohio Treasury for 11 years as a senior systems programmer and an information technology (IT) operations manager. James has co-authored articles in peer reviewed journals including the Journal of Finance and Economics, Journal of Research in Business, Economics and Management, International Journal of Economics and Finance, and Journal of Financial Research, and Journal of Accounting, Business and Finance Research.

Areas of Concentration
• Financial Economics, Applied Econometrics, and Financial Services Analytics.

Education
• PhD in Economics, University of Delaware, USA, 2020
• M.Sc. in Economics and Applied Econometrics, University of Delaware, USA, 2017
• Master of Financial Economics, Ohio University, USA, 2007
• MBA in Administration, Franklin University, USA, 2000
• M.Sc. in System Science, University of Ottawa, Canada, 1996
• B.Sc. in Mathematical Science and Applied Statistics, University of Toronto, Canada, 1994

Professional Certification
• Project Management Professional (PMP)
• Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE)
• Sun Microsystem Certified Network Administrator
• Sun Microsystem Certified System Administrator

Joseph Budu
Lecturer

    josbudu@gimpa.edu.gh

MPhil. Management Information Systems, UG, Ghana, 2013
BEd. Information Technology, UEW, Ghana, 2009

Research Interests
Digital platforms, ICT for development, IS education

Teaching
IT Research Methods, Systems Thinking and Practice, IT Project Management, Information and Knowledge Society, Systems Analysis and Design, Object-oriented Analysis and Design, Software Engineering

Selected Publications
Budu, J. (2019). Higher-order Learning Outcomes in an Undergraduate IT Project Management Course. International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education, 15(4), 54 – 60.

Budu J., Seneadza J., Entee E., Fosu M., Asare B.T., Mensah C. (2019) Explaining Technology Adoption with Financial Motivation. In: Dwivedi Y., Ayaburi E., Boateng R., Effah J. (eds) ICT Unbounded, Social Impact of Bright ICT Adoption. TDIT 2019. IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology, vol 558. Springer, Cham.

Budu, J. (2018). What makes learners share feedback or not in an online community for education. International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education, 14(2), 48-59.

Budu, J. (2018). Applying agile principles in teaching IT Project Management. International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education, 14(3), 29 – 40.

Budu, J., and Boateng, R. (2015). Mobile Service Capabilities: evidence from a Ghanaian Mobile Service Provider. International Journal of E-Services and Mobile Applications, 7(3), 1-17.

Budu, J., and Boateng, R. (2014) Dominant Issues and Conceptual Approaches to Mobile Business Research from 2005 – 2013 (Chapter 2). In J. Wei (Ed.), Mobile Electronic Commerce: Foundations, Development and Applications, Taylor and Francis.

Boateng. R., Longe, O., Isabalija, R.S. and Budu, J. (2011). ‘SAKAWA’ – The Forms of Cyber Crime in Ghana, Journal of Information Technology Impact, 11(2), 85-100.

Nana M. A. Assyne
Lecturer

    nassyne@gimpa.edu.gh

MSc Information Technology (Software Engineering), Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland (2012).
BBA Information Technology (2008), Helia University of Business and Applied Sciences, Finland (2000).

Julius Azasoo
Lecturer

    jazasoo@gimpa.edu.gh

MPhil in Computer Engineering, KNUST, Ghana (2012)
BSc in Electrical/Electronic Engineering, KNUST, Ghana (2008)

Daniel N. Treku
Lecturer

    dtreku@gimpa.edu.gh

MPhil. Management Information Systems, GIMPA, Ghana, 2015
BSc. Physics, KNUST, Ghana, 2009

Kofi Arhin
Lecturer

    karhin@gimpa.edu.gh

MPhil. Management Information Systems, GIMPA, Ghana, 2015
MSc. Management Information Systems, GIMPA, Ghana, 2014
BSc. Planning, KNUST, Ghana, 2009

Research Interests:
Information Security, Web Technologies, Human-Computer Interaction, Computing Ethics

Publication
Arhin, K. & Wiredu, G. O. (2018) “An Organizational Communication Approach to Information Security.” African Journal of Information Systems, 10(4), 261-279.

Emmanuel Antwi Boasiako
Lecturer

    abeantwi@gimpa.edu.gh

MSc Advanced Computer Networking, Glasgow Caledonian University (2012)
BSc Computer Science, KNUST (2009)

Emmanuel Ayitey Djaba
Assistant Lecturer

Emmanuel Ayitey Djaba, proud alumni of the Ghana Institute of Management & Public Administration (GIMPA) has been involved in using and teaching about technology since the early days of his undergraduate degree at Ghana Technology University College (GTUC). There he served as a Google student ambassador and held various training sessions on Google products and services. After his first degree, he worked with The Softtribe – a software development company. There, he served as the lead developer of various software applications for clients such as MMC Property Management Ltd and Star Ghana. Subsequently, he proceeded to work in digital marketing at Viva Global where he developed bespoke digital applications to enhance the marketing campaigns of brands like Samsung Ghana.
During his time at Viva Global, he enrolled at the School of Technology (SOT) for an MSc and
(later), an MPhil in I.C.T. If the name sounds familiar, it is probably because you have encountered him working or teaching at the School of Technology (SOT) during his just-ended sponsorship bond.
In his short stay at GIMPA, he has been able to contribute to the Women in I.T & Engineering (WITE) initiative of SOT by fostering a relationship between WITE and other technology advocacy groups such as Women Tech Makers and Facebook Developer Circles. Through these relationships, WITE successfully organized and held the International Women’s Day celebration where various female students in secondary and tertiary educational institutions were mentored by experienced women in technology.
When he is not teaching, engaging in research or performing other duties as assigned to him by the institute, Emmanuel spends his free time taking pictures and writing poetry.    edjaba@gimpa.edu.gh

Silas Gah
Assistant Lecturer
Solomon Odei-Appiah
Assistant Lecturer

    sodei-appiah@gimpa.edu.gh

MPhil. Management Information Systems, GIMPA, Ghana, 2016
BEd. Computer Science, UCC, Ghana, 2008

Research Interests
Smart Devices and Mobile Ecosystems, ICT and Social Inclusion/Exclusion, ICT
Curriculum and Education, Computing Ethics.

Publications
Adjei, J., Odei-Appiah, S. (2018). Mobile Financial Services in Emerging Countries:
Technology, Adoption, and Regulatory Issues, In Mobile Technologies and Socio-
Economic Development in Emerging Nations, IGI Global.

Adjei, J., Odei-Appiah, S., & Tobbin, P. (2019). Explaining the Determinants of
Continual Use of Mobile Financial Services. Digital Policy, Regulation and Governance, 22(1), 15-31.

Raphael Amponsah
Assistant Lecturer
Seth Twum
Assistant Registrar

    stwum@gimpa.edu.gh

BA Political Science and Study of Religions, University of Ghana, Ghana (2003).

Emmanuel Aguze
Administrative Officer

    eaguze@gimpa.edu.gh

BSc Psychology with Linguistics, University of Ghana, Legon

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