Samuel K. Gyapong, Ph.D.

  • College: College of Arts and Sciences
  • Department: Business Administration and Economics Academic Department
  • Title: Professor and Department Chair
  • Gyapongs@fvsu.edu

SAMUEL K. GYAPONG, PH.D.

Fulbright Scholar, Logistician

CURRICULUM VITAE

Department of Business & Economics
Fort Valley State University
1005 State University Drive
Fort Valley, GA 31030
Phone: (478) 825-6270
E-Mail Addresses: gyapongs@fvsu.edu

EDUCATION

1985
Ph.D., Business Administration
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA
Major: Marketing Logistics & Transportation
Minor: International Business

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 Carolina
Columbus, SC

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

2014-Present
Department Chair,
Department of Business & Economics
Fort Valley State University, Fort Valley, GA

2000-2014
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

INSTITUTIONAL SERVICES

Fort Valley State University

2001- Present

  • Campus Resource Allocation Prioritization Academic Task Force, Member.
  • Faculty Senator (Department of Business & Economics Senior Senator)
  • Faculty Senate Executive Member At Large for College of Arts, Sciences,
  • Re-elected for a second term
  • Senate Sub-committee on Department Head Rotation
  • Search Committee for Vice President for Advancement & Research
  • University Academic Policies Sub-Committee, Member
  • College Committee for Strategic Planning, Member
  • College Committee for International Education and Partnership Member
  • Department Curriculum Committee
  • Department Accreditation Committee
  • MBA Proposal Writing Committee
  • 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

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 Participant

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.)
Collecting reference material for the following books:

  • “The Path to Economic Independence in Africa.”
  • “Emergence of Commercial Airlines in Africa, Past, Present, and Future.”

PLANNED RESEARCH

Changing Dynamics of the Role of National Flag Air Carriers in African Aviation Market, by Samuel K. Gyapong, PhD Fort Valley State University, 1005 State University Drive, Fort Valley GA 31030, gyapongs@fvsu.edu, 478-825-6271 and Leonard J. Kistner, PhD, Bainbridge State College, GA, Leonard.kistner@bainbridge.edu, 229-243 3189; Ready for Publication

ABC Inventory Classification, Theoretical Inconsistencies& Impracticalities; A more Pragmatic Classification Model; Almost completed.

Proliferation of Non-Store Retail Activity in Post Structural Adjustment Era of The Ghanaian Market and the Effect on The Consumer Satisfaction Factor.

Assessing the effects of Non-Store Retailing on accurate estimation of National GDP: Ghana Case Study.

Analysis of the Supply Chain for Non-Store Retailing of Imported Commodities in the Ghanaian Market.

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

1996-97
Fulbright Scholarship Award, Assigned to The 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 and Southwest,’ 20th Edition.

1985   
L. Waters Scholarship Award, by American Society of Transportation & Logistics

1984 
Roger Gelling Memorial Scholarship, by Transportation Clubs International

COURSES TAUGHT

Fort Valley State University

  • 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

* Also taught at other institutions

Other Courses Taught at Other Institutions

  • Business Logistics
  • Physical Distribution
  • Transportation
  • Purchasing & Materials Management

RESEARCH & PUBLICATIONS

Post Colonial Rise and Fall of African Flag air Carriers, Co-Authored with Leonard Kistner, Conference Proceedings pp. 291-296 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.

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, Number 2, Fall 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.

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS & OTHER SCHOLARLY ACTIVITIES

2015   

  • Author: Proposal for Degree in Supply Chain Logistics Management. Submitted to The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia. APPROVED.
  • Seminar on Developing and Delivering a Supply Chain Management Curriculum, Walton College of Business, University of Arkansas, March 1213, 2015

2014 

  • Author: Prospectus for Degree in Supply Chain Logistics Management. Submitted to the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia. APPROVED
  • Author: Prospectus for Degree in Aviation Management .Submitted to the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia. NOT APPROVED

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 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, Logistics Personnel, 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.