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Dr. Kwaku Twumasi-Ankrah

Dr. Kwaku Twumasi-Ankrah

Dr. Kwaku Twumasi-Ankrah

Office: Taylor Science, Room 204-C
Phone: (910) 672-1580

Office Hours (Spring 2017):
M      10 a.m. - 12 p.m.;
T R    11 a.m. - 2 p.m.;
or by appointment

Dr. Kwaku Twumasi-Ankrah is currently Professor of Sociology. He began his teaching career in higher education at Bethune-Cookman College in Daytona Beach, Florida, after graduating with the Ph.D. degree in Sociology from the University of Cincinnati in 1979. He joined the faculty at Fayetteville State University as Associate Professor in 1984. Between 1992 and 2004, Dr. Twumasi-Ankrah was Chair of the departments of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Social Sciences, and Sociology at Fayetteville State. He earned the MA (Sociology) degree from the University of Western Ontario in Canada and the BA (Hons., Sociology) degree from the University of Ghana. His teaching and research interests are in Demography, Race and Ethnic Relations, Sociology of Religion, and Sociology of Development. He has taught and done research in Ghana, West Africa, under a one-year Fulbright Fellowship and is the author or co-author of several published research papers, reviews and critical essays. He has served as the Principal Investigator of the UNC Center for Minority Aging sub-contract awards for the Fayetteville Elder Studies in 1998-1999 and 1999-2000 and the FSU component of a grant awarded to the North Carolina HBCU-Alliance by the Kate B. Reynolds Foundation for an initiative to redress the underutilization of health care services by Medicaid eligible African Americans.

Courses Taught
SOCI 210 - Principles of Sociology
SOCI 335 - Sociological Research Methods
SOCI 362 - Sociology of Religion
SOCI 412 - Race and Ethnic Relations
SOCI 430 - Demography
SOCI 440 - Sociology of Health
SOCI 470 - Social Change

Areas of Research Interest
Religion and Social Change
Population Issues
Minority Health
Issues in African Development

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