Two Senior Lecturers of the University have been elevated to the rank of Associate Professors. This follows the approval by the Governing Council of the University of Professional Studies, Accra at its Regular Meeting held on September 2, 2021.
The two – Dr Raymond Dziwornu, Dean of the Faculty Accounting & Finance; and Dr Joseph Kwadwo Tuffour, Deputy Director of the Research and Consultancy Centre, are now Associate Professors in Applied Economics.
Profile of Prof. Raymond Dziwornu
Prof. Raymond K. Dziwornu is an Applied Economist and a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Banking and Finance, UPSA, with over fifteen years of experience in teaching and research, as well as administration. He is currently the Dean of the Faculty of Accounting and Finance, and also serves on many Statutory Committees.
He teaches economics courses and has published over fifteen articles in peer-reviewed/ranked journals. His research areas include International Trade and Policy, efficiency and productivity analysis, agribusiness finance, risk and insurance, and food security.
Before joining the University, Dr Dziwornu worked as a Research Intern at the Energy Foundation, and later as a Chief Administrative Assistant at the Institute of Professional Studies (IPS), Legon.
Dr Dziwornu is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Economists of Ghana and a member of the Association of African Agricultural Economists as well as the International Association of Agricultural Economists, the Royal Economic Society (UK) and the International Compliance Association.
Prof. Joseph Tuffour’s profile
Prof Joseph Kwadwo Tuffour is a Development Economist. He is also a Small Business and Socio-Economic Researcher. He is currently a Senior Lecturer in Economics and the Deputy Director at the University’s Research and Consultancy Centre.
Dr Tuffour has expertise in undergraduate and graduate degree curriculum development. He has over the years lectured at the School of Graduate Studies and has successfully supervised several graduate (masters and doctorates) theses and undergraduate dissertations in UPSA, GIMPA and NIBS.
His specific areas of expertise include public policy analysis, business research, students research mentoring, youth policy, small business economics and management, contemporary labour issues among others.
He has over 22 academic publications in refereed journals to his credit. Dr Tuffour is a Fellow Certified Economist with the Chartered Institute of Economists-Ghana, a member of the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) network of researchers and a Board Member of Youth Empowerment Synergy (YES-Ghana).
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