Lecturers- Management Studies

STEPHEN ONWONA ADJAPONG

Position: Assistant Lecturer

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Academic areas:

  • Technology of Quality Management
  • Quality Planning and Assurance
  • Production and Operations Management
  • Quality in Supply Chain

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Biography:

Born at Nkawkaw in the Eastern Region of Ghana, Stephen is an Assistant Lecturer with the Marketing Department of the University of Professional Studies, Accra.  He has over 10 years work experience in education. He has worked as a graduate assistant at the diploma and undergraduate levels while pursuing his Master of Business Administration course in Total Quality Management at UPSA. Stephen has also worked with the National Board for Professional and Technician Examinations (NABPTEX) as the Test Development Secretary prior to joining academia. He is a Christian, married with three children.

                 

Academic degrees

  • Master of Business Administration in Total Quality Management: University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA), Aug. 2014- Jul. 2016.
  • Master of Philosophy in Curriculum Studies: University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Aug. 1998 – Jul. 2001.
  • Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Sociology: University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Oct 1990 – Aug. 1994.
  • Diploma in Education: University of Cape Coast, Oct. 1990 – Aug.1994

 

Professional experience

  • An experienced professional teacher and quality practitioner with over 10 years work experience in education.

2015/16 Academic Year, Graduate Assistant, University of Professional

            Studies, Accra.

  • Taught undergraduate and diploma students in Introduction toTotal Quality Management

2010 – 2013, Test Development Secretary, NABPTEX

  • Supervision and coordination of the moderation of draft HND examination test items
  • Development of Test Items and Item Banking

2007 – 2009, Assistant Curriculum Development and Research Secretary,                 NABPTEX.

  • Development and review of curricular
  • Research work

Sept.2001-Dec. 2006, University Practice Secondary School (UPSS), Cape

            Coast.

  • Classroom teacher; Taught Economics and Social Studies.
  • Assistant Headmaster - Academic; Responsible for academic related issues, internal and external examinations.

1997 – 1998, Teacher, Berekum Secondary School, Berekum-B/A

Classroom teacher; Taught Economics and Social Studies

Selected publications

Adjapong, S. O. (2017) Efficiency vs Effectiveness in the Purchasing Process: Analysis of

the trade-offs between an ISO 9000 policy and arm’s length governmental

purchasing policy. In Sype, G. E. (Editor) Choices and Consequences. Short Cases

in Management Decision-Making (pp. 111-113). Charlotte, North Carolina:

Kona Publishing and Media Group.

 

Conference/Workshops Attended

  • !9th – 20th April 2018: Presentation at the International Conference on Business Management and Entrepreneurial Development (ICBMED), at UPSA.
  • 18th August 2017- WABER Conference at ISSER, University of Ghana, Workshop for Research Supervisors
  • 25th to 27th July- Short Course on STRUCTURAL EQUATION MODELLING USING SmartPLS, at UPSA.
  • June 2016- Presentation at the Special Topics in Management Seminar in Leadership and Organizations: African Context, GIMPA Business School.
  • 3rd – 8th October, 2010 - 28th Annual Conference of the Association for Educational Assessment in Africa (AEAA), Abuja- Nigeria
  • 14th - 15th October, 2010 - Test Item Writing Workshop, Marina Hotel, Dodowa
  • 22nd – 27th August, 2010 - 36th Annual Conference of the International Association for Educational Assessment (IAEA), Bangkok Thailand.
  • Training Workshop on CBT Facilitation and Assessment, at Noguchi-Legon, by COTVET/JICA. (8th -10th September, 2009)
  • Material Development and Teaching Method -Training Course in Japan, by COTVET/JICA. (4thNovember-12thDecember, 2008)
  • CBT Unit/Module Specification Writing Training Workshop, Coconut Grove Regency Hotel, Accra- Ghana, by COTVET/JICA (9th - 11th September, 2008)                                                            
  • 26th Annual Conference of the Association for Educational Assessment in Africa (AEAA), Accra- Ghana. (18th-22nd August, 2008)

Working papers

  • Exploring the coping strategies adopted by adult learners
  • Small Scale Mining In Ghana: The Role and Management Processes of Supervisory Bodies

Courses taught

Course code: course title

  • PDPR 201: Introduction to Total Quality Management
  • BCPC 206: Introduction to Total Quality Management
  • BCPC 309: Introduction to Total Quality Management
  • BCPC 205: Elements of Marketing

Affiliations

  • University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG)
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