PROF. KWAME AGYENIM-BOATENG, Ph.D
Prof. Kwame Agyenim-Boateng joined Kings University College after a long professional academic and career in the United States in March 2014. He was offered a position as Director, Business Development from March 2014 to February 2015. From March 2015 to July 2018 he was appointed a Professor and Director, Quality Assurance. From August 01, 2018 to date Prof. Kwame Agyenim-Boateng was again appointed Professor and Ag. Dean, Faculty of Law, Governance and International Relations at Kings University College, (KUC) Accra Ghana.
As stated early, before accepting a position in KUC, Prof. Kwame Agyenim-Boateng, Ph.d had schooled and worked in the United States. Prof. Agyenim-Boateng who joined West Virginia Wesleyan’s faculty in 1994 as Assistant Professor earned his Bachelor of Science, Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy in Education and Political Science, respectively from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, U.S.A. He specialized in International Relations (with emphasis on International Law, Diplomacy and United Nations among others), Comparative Governments (both Developed and Developing States) and Political Theory (Philosophy). He was awarded tenure and promoted Associate Professor in 2000. He also received his University Teachers’ Diploma from the University College of Education, (formerly Specialist Training College [ STC]), Winneba, Ghana.
He had additional training in Peace Research and Scandinavian International Relations at the International Summer School, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway, in 1993 where he was elected President of the Summer School Student Government.
Prof. Agyenim-Boateng further participated and studied in two Fulbright Hays Faculty Group Studies in South Korea and Brazil in 1997 and 1998 respectively.
He also studied Conflict and Peacemaking at the United States Institute of Peace, Washington D.C. in 1998. He further participated in a National Endowment of Humanities’s one year seminar on “Women in Islam” and in Salzburg Seminar on “European Paradox: Integration and Disintegration,” in Salzburg, Austria in 2000.
Dr. Agyenim-Boateng was a Visiting Professor of World Politics at the Duksung Women’s University in Seoul, South Korea. He was also a Visiting Professor of Political Science at Grenville College, Grenville, West Virginia.
He was a member of the America Political Science Association (APSA) delegation on People to People Ambassador Program to China.
Prior to joining Wesleyan Faculty, Prof. Agyenim-Boateng was a Lecturer at the Political Science Department of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He also served as an Education Officer in the Ghana Education Service and taught at Baptist Women’s College in Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria.
Prof. Agyenim-Boateng has held so many leadership positions during his professional training and career. He served as the Vice President and later President of West Virginia Political Science Association. He was the Co-Director and later Director of West Virginia Wesleyan Summer Gifted Programme. He was once the Head of Department of History, Political Science and International Studies at West Virginia Wesleyan. He was a student Leader at University of Tennessee holding several positions including Vice President, University of Tennessee Graduate Students Association; Vice President, International Relations Association, and President, African Student Association all of University of Tennessee, Knoxville, as well as Student Advisor to the University of Tennessee wide System President.
Prof. Agyenim-Boateng has received several Honours and Scholastic Achievement Awards, including West Virginia Wesleyan SRC Outstanding Faculty of the Year Award (2012). He has also won Kings University College’s Law Student Union Lecturer of the Year Award. He has published many papers and is a Reviewer of some Professional journals. . Prof. Kwame Agyenim-Boateng has presented at many Professional Conferences. He is currently completing a manuscript.