Gyapong, Samuel Akrasi
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
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,
1993-1994 Track Chair, Business Ethics and Social Issues, Academy of Business Administration: Annual Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada.
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.
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
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
Research and Grants Committee
Ad-Hoc Committee on Faculty Development Plan
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