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Edward Owusu ranked Associate Professor

Dr. Edward Owusu, an accomplished Senior Lecturer at the Sunyani Technical University (STU), has been elevated to an Associate Professor in English Language and Applied Linguistics with retrospective effect from January 1, 2022.

Edward Owusu (Phd) becomes the first academic to achieve an associate professorial rank in the Department of Communication Studies at the STU.

The promotion was approved by the Governing Council of the STU at its 23rd Regular Meeting held on Friday, 16th June 2023.

Prof. Owusu was promoted to the rank of lecturer in 2014; and by dint of hard work, he was again promoted to the rank of senior lecturer in 2017.

He has served on several ad hoc and standing committees of the university as chairman and member. He has held leadership roles as the Dean of School of Graduate Studies, Research and Development, and the Director for Quality Assurance and Academic Planning. Currently, he is the Head of the Department of Communication Studies.

Overall, Prof Owusu has 66 publications in peer-reviewed outlets. These include 51 journal articles, 5 book reviews, 3 books, 1 book chapter, 4 poems, and 2 preprints.

Since he joined the University in 2012, Prof. Owusu has deepened its visibility by presenting research papers at some domestic and international conferences held in Africa, Europe, and Asia. To add up to the visibility of the university,

Prof Owusu is an Editorial Board Member of several journals in Europe, Africa, Asia, and America. He is a member of the Linguistics Association of Ghana (LAG, GH).

Prof Owusu holds a Ph.D., an MPhil, and an MA in TESL from the Department of Linguistics, University of Ghana, Legon. Again, he holds an MBA from KNUST, and a B.Ed. from the then-University of Education, Kumasi Campus (now AAMUSTED).

As an adjunct member of Girne American University, Cyprus; IDL-KNUST; and the Christian Service University College; Prof Owusu has supervised 1 Ph.D. thesis, 10 MPhil theses, 18 M.Sc. theses, and over 60 first-degree project works.

Presently, he is the LOC Chairman for VCTUG’s Applied Research Conference of Technical Universities in Ghana (ARCTUG), which is held biennially, with the next edition (ARCTUG, 2024) being hosted by the Sunyani Technical University in May 2024.

As a gospel recording artiste, Prof. Owusu has 2 albums and 7 singles to his credit. As a musician, he is the main keyboardist, worship leader, and the Music Pastor of Word Springs City Church, Kumasi.

Prof Owusu is married with three lovely children.

A statement signed by the Registrar, S. A. Obour, said the Governing Council and the Management of the University congratulates and wishes Prof Edward Owusu well on his promotion.

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