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Gyapong, Samuel Akrasi

Department: 
Business and Economics
Location: 
Bywaters Building, Rm. 207
Phone: 
478-825-6270
Email: 
gyapongs@fvsu.edu
Fax: 
478-827-3025

2000-Present Professor of Marketing & Business Logistics
FORT VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY Fort Valley, GA

1992-2000 Associate Professor of Marketing
LONGWOOD UNIVERSITY Farmville, VA

1987-1992 Assistant Professor of Marketing
VIRGINIA STATE UNIVERSITY Petersburg, VA

1986-1987 Assistant Professor of Marketing
KENTUCKY STATE UNIVERSITY Frankfort, KY

1982-1985 Teaching & Research Assistant
THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY University Park, PA

7/81-12/81 Adjunct Faculty
EMBRY-RIDDLE AERONAUTICAL UNIVERSITY Daytona Beach, FL

CONFERENCE PRESENTATION & OTHER SCHOLARLY ACTIVITIES
Jan 5-11
2003 Conference Presentation: Role of Chieftaincy in Ghana’s Democratic Experiment
International Conference on Chieftaincy, Governance, Culture & Development, University Of Ghana, Lagon. Ghana. (Working paper)

1996/97 Fulbright Scholarship; Assignment to The University of Cape Coast, Ghana.
Taught Courses in Principles of Marketing, Principles of Management, and
Business Policy, and Supervised research projects for ten business students.

1996 Seminar Presentation: On-Line Testing with Module Approach to Teaching
Principles of Marketing: Virginia Marketing Educators Conference, McIntyre
School of Commerce, University of Virginia, Presented with Dr. Thomas Dukes, October 21.

1995 Paper Presentation, Fourth Annual Conference of Urban Business Association, Baltimore, Maryland. April 29.

1994-1995 Track Chair, Business Ethics and Social Issues, Academy of Business Administration: Annual Conference, Reno, Nevada,
February 1995.

1993-1994 Track Chair, Business Ethics and Social Issues, Academy of Business Administration: Annual Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada.
February 1994.

1993 Paper Presentation, Third Annual Conference of Urban Business Association,
Baltimore, Maryland. April 24.

1992 Paper Presentation, Second Annual Conference of Urban Business Association,
Baltimore, Maryland. April 25.

1991 Participant, National Transportation Consortium of Minority Colleges &
Universities Workshop, Department of Transportation, Washington D.C. Nov. 22

1991 Conference Participant: Cluster Information Conference, National Transportation Consortium, Norfolk, Virginia. October 3.

1989 Participant, 3rd Joint International Educational Conference of the American Society of Transportation & Logistics and Delta Nu
Alpha Transportation Fraternity, Miami, Florida.

1987 Conference Speaker, Management Training & Technical Assistance Program for Minority & Disadvantaged Federal Highway
Subcontractors, Information & Networking Conference, Louisville, Kentucky.

1986 Conference Presentation, Entrepreneurial Development Institute; Purpose and Capabilities. Urban Mass Transit Administration
Regional Conference, Lexington, Kentucky.

1986 Conference Presentation, The EDI (Entrepreneurial Development Institute) Plan, for Minority Highway Contractors, Minority Affairs
Office, U.S. Department of Transportation, Annual Regional Conference, Tampa, Florida.

1985-88 Examiner, Introduction to Commercial and Transportation Contracts Correspondence Course for Traffic, Sales and Logistics Personnel, and Managers and Executives; American Society of Transportation & Logistics.

1986-87 Grant ($178,000.00) U.S. Department of Transportation Grant to Develop and Direct a Pioneering Management Training and Technical Assistance Program for Minority and Disadvantaged Highway Subcontractors in the State of Kentucky for Two Years. Program was replicated in several States.

Director of EDI, Entrepreneurial Development Institute, Kentucky State University

1986 Grant ($50,000.00) Urban Mass Transit Administration: To Develop Management & Technical Training Programs for Rural Mass Transit Operators in the State of Kentucky.

INSTITUTIONAL SERVICES

Fort Valley State University
2001- Present. 1. Chair, Faculty Summer Teaching Compensation Committee
2. Faculty Senator (Department of Business & Economics Senior Senator)
3. Faculty Senate Executive Member At Large for College of Arts, Sciences, Re-elected for a second term
4. Senate Sub-committee on Department Head Rotation
5. Search Committee for Vice President for Advancement & Research
6. University Academic Policies Sub-Committee member
7. College Committee for Strategic Planning Member
8. College Committee for International Education and Partnership Member
9. Department Curriculum Committee
10. Department Accreditation Committee
11. MBA Proposal Writing Committee
12. Faculty Advisor to FVSU Chapter of American Marketing Association

Longwood College
1998-2000. Discipline Coordinator, Marketing Discipline
College Athletics Committee
College Discipline Committee
School of Business Promotion & Tenure Committee
Department Faculty Search Committee
1994-96 College Who Is Who Committee
College English Proficiency Committee
School of Business AACSB Accreditation Committee for Faculty Development M
Discipline Coordinator- Marketing Discipline
1992-2000 Coordinator, College Exchange Program with Ghana Universities
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Virginia State University
1990-92 School of Business Committees Served
Accreditation Committee
Research and Grants Committee
Ad-Hoc Committee on Faculty Development Plan
Curriculum Committee
Internationalization Committee
Ad-Hoc Committee for Appointment of Asst. Dean
Coordinator- Logistics Concentration Program
1987-92 High School Outreach Program Participation

Kentucky State University
1986-87 Director, Entrepreneurial Development Institute
Faculty Senate Representative: School of Business.
Senate Budget Sub-Committee

ACADEMIC WORK IN PROGRESS

Book Writing in Progress: “The 12 Ps of Academic Leadership.

Planned Text Book
Warehousing, Terminal and Distribution Center Operations & Management

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS
1996/7 Fulbright Scholarship Award, Assigned to University of Cape Coast, Ghana by U.S. Council for International Exchange of Scholars.

1995 Track Chair Award, Academy of Business Administration

1994 Cunningham Greatest Lecture Series Award, Longwood College

Track Chair Award, Academy of Business Administration
1992 Initiated Brother of Delta Sigma Pi Business Fraternity

1989 Elected Member, American Marketing Association

1986 Elected Educator Member, American Society of Transportation & Logistics
Listed in ‘MARQUIS WHO’S WHO IN THE SOUTH & SOUTHWEST’ 20th Ed.

1984 Roger Gelling Memorial Scholarship, by Transportation Clubs International

COURSES TAUGHT AT FVSU
MKTG 3103 Principles of Marketing
MKTG 4103 Marketing Communications
MKTG 4123 International Marketing
MKTG 6150 Marketing Management (Graduate Level)
MKTG 3113 Consumer Behavior
MKTG 3123 Salesmanship
MKTG 3133 Principles of Retailing
MKTG 4113 Marketing Research
MKTG 4253 Marketing Management
BUSA 1985 Professional Development
BUSA 1995 Leadership
BUSA 1150 Introduction to Business
BUSA 3203 Quantitative Methods
MNGT 3303 Operations & Supply Management
BLOG 3133 Business Logistics
BLOG 4223 Transportation
BLOG 4203 Procurement & Materials Management
BLOG 4233 Global Supply Chain Management
BLOG 4253 Strategic Supply Chain Management

Faculty Bio
Education: 

1985 PH.D. Business Administration
THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY University Park, PA
Major: Business Logistics & Transportation
Minor: Marketing

1981 MBA Aviation Management
EMBRY-RIDDLE AERONAUTICAL UNIVERSITY Daytona Beach, FL

1980 BS Aviation Maintenance Management
AS Avionics Technology
EMBRY-RIDDLE AERONAUTICAL UNIVERSITY Daytona Beach, FL

POST DOCTORAL STUDY:

2003 Certificate in Global Supply Chain Management
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH COROLINA Columbus, SC

Publications: 

Post Colonial Rise and Fall of African Flag Air Carriers, Co-Authored with Leonard Kistner,
Conference Proceeding, pp291-296 Decision Science Institute Midwest DSI Annual Conference, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 2012

Factors Influencing Generation Y African Americans in their Choice for College Education: An Empirical Case Study of Fort Valley State University Students, Contemporary Issues in Education Research Volume 5 Number 1, by The Clute Institute, pp 39-46 ISBN: 1940-5847; First Quarter 2012.

Plant Facility Relocation Determination Algorithm, International Academic Conference Proceedings, Las Vegas, Nevada, 2011, Article 486, pp 818-823

Post Colonial Proliferation of African National Air Carriers and Their Subsequent Demise, International Academic Conference Proceedings, Las Vegas, Nevada 2011, Article 485 pp 805-817

Factors Influencing Generation Y African Americans in their Choice for College Education: An Empirical Case Study of Fort Valley State University Students, The Clute Institute International Academic Conference Proceedings, Las Vegas, Nevada, 2011, Article 484 pp 797-804
Microwave Landing System Implementation Uncertainty: A Global Air Navigation System Dilemma, Applied Business Research and College Teaching & Learning Conference Proceedings, Orlando, Florida, January 2-6 2006 Article # 424B.

Modulated Self-Paced Approach To The Teaching of Principles of Marketing, Applied Business Research and College Teaching & Learning Conference Proceedings, Orlando, Florida January 2-6, 2006 Article #343B

Conceptual Analysis Of Factors And Research Needs For Determining Economic Size Of Customer Parking For A Retail Store, IBER Conference and TLC Conference Refereed Proceedings, Las Vegas Nevada, USA October 4-8, 2004. ISSN 1539-8757, Article327.

Creating a Global Village In The Classroom: An Effective Method of Teaching International Marketing To Undergraduate Students, IBER Conference and TLC Conference Refereed Proceedings, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, October 4-8, 2004, ISSN-8757, Article135T.

Comparative Analysis of Three Role Scenarios for Traditional Chiefs in Ghana’s Democratic Governance Experiment, Proceedings of the Global Business Conference, Atlanta GA, November 20-23, 2003, pages 118-125.

Seasonal Business Careers: A Bridge to Success, co-authored with W. McWee, T. Dukes, N. Humphreys and M. Qui. Journal of Behavior Sciences, Vol. 3, Number1; February 1997, pages 43-47

Seasonal Business Careers: A Bridge to Success, co-authored with W. McWee, T. Dukes, N. Humphreys and M. Qui. Proceedings of the American Society of Business and Behavioral Sciences Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, February 1997, pages 187-191.

Consumer Research Application of Content Analysis Methodology, co-authored with W. McWee, T. Dukes, N. Humphreys and M. Qui. Proceedings of the American Society of Business and Behavioral Sciences Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, February 1997, page 82.

Colonial Influences On The Transferability Of Management Principles: Establishing Factors for Future Research, co-authored with N. Humphreys and M. Adrian. Proceedings of the Southeastern chapter of the Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences (INFORMS). Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, 1996, page 196.

Subsidy Need Forecasting Model for Qualified Air Carriers, Proceedings of the Fourth Annual Conference of Urban Business Association, Baltimore, Maryland, April 29, 1995, pages 14-17.

Range of Rate Flexibility Algorithm for Potentially Profitable Air Carriers in the Current Aviation Environment, Proceedings of the Third Annual Conference of the Urban Business Association in Baltimore, Maryland, April 24, 1993, pages 58-60

From Colonial Commuters to National Flag Carriers: Emergence of Civil Air Carriers in Anglophone Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, Proceedings of the Third Annual Conference of the Urban Business Association, Baltimore, Maryland. April 24, 1993, pages 345-351.

Profitability Potential Model for Simply Structured Air Carriers, Proceedings of the 2nd Annual Conference of Urban Business Association, Baltimore, Maryland, April 25, 1992, pages 40-45.

Research Interests: 

Facility Location Analysis
Distribution System Cost Minimization Strategies
Air Carrier Profitability Analysis and Strategies
Aviation Safety Issues

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