Michael Boakye-Yiadom, PhD, is a Research Fellow at the Institute for Educational Planning and Administration (IEPA), School of Educational Development and Outreach, College of Education Studies, University of Cape Coast (UCC); and Hall Master of the Student Representative Council (SRC) Hall, UCC, Ghana. His pronouns are he/him/his. He earned his PhD in Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, USA.
Dr. Boakye-Yiadom received his Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees from the University of Cape Coast, Ghana. Prior to joining the IEPA faculty, he served as Dean of Students at Hiwassee College in Madisonville, Tennessee, USA; Residential Coordinator at Ohio University; and Hall Administrator at the Valco Hall, University of Cape Coast.
Dr. Boakye-Yiadom served as College Improvement Advisor for the colleges of education in Ghana under the Government of Ghana / Transforming Teacher Education and Learning (T-TEL) Programme. Furthermore, he serves as Higher Education and Student Affairs Consultant for Webster University Ghana and Guest Facilitator of Higher Education and Student Affairs Workshops for the Association of African Universities (AAU).
Dr. Boakye-Yiadom’s research agenda are three-tiered focusing on:
Qualitative research methodologies – narrative research; critical research; epistemological pathways;
International and comparative higher education and student affairs policies and practices – aligning policy and practice; global citizenship education; international service-learning; decolonising educational research, pedagogy and practices;
Promoting inclusive campus environment – educational experiences of underrepresented student populations; gender and leadership in higher education; and leadership development in education.
Dr. Michael Boakye-Yiadom is committed to mentoring, educating, and learning from others. He brings his practical experiences to the classroom and develops an intentional approach of applying theory to practice in his engagement with students, faculty, staff and the community. His engagement with higher education in Africa, Europe and North America is supported through collaborative research and international service-learning programmes. Throughout his career, he has presented research and facilitated workshops at local, regional, national and international levels.
Dr. Boakye-Yiadom is excited to be a member of the dynamic scholar-practitioner community at the University of Cape Coast, committed to promoting a social justice agenda in education.