Dr. Michael Boakye-Yiadom is the Director-General at the Institute for Educational Planning and Administration (IEPA), a UNESCO Category II Centre of Excellence at the University of Cape Coast (UCC), Ghana.
He earned his Doctorate of Philosophy in Higher Education and Student Affairs from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, USA. He also received his Master of Educational Administration and Bachelor of Education 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; co-instructor of graduate courses in higher education at Ohio University; Residential Coordinator at Ohio University; Principal Administrative Assistant at the School of Business, UCC and Hall Administrator at Valco Hall, UCC.
Dr. Boakye-Yiadom also served as the College Improvement Advisor for the colleges of education in Ghana under the Government of Ghana / Transforming Teacher Education and Learning (T-TEL) Programme. Further, he serves as: a co-instructor of the IEPA; UCC – University of Maryland College Park Global Classroom Initiative; a facilitator of the University at Buffalo – University of Cape Coast Leadership Empowerment Academy; and a coordinator of the University of Cape Coast – Tampere University Student and Staff Mobility Programme (2020/2021 - 2022/2023) under the auspices of Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility.
Dr. Boakye-Yiadom’s other professional engagements include student affairs in higher education consultant for the Association of African Universities (AAU); member of the Education Sector Research Group (ESRG) at the Ministry of Education, Ghana; and Board member of Transforming Teaching, Education and Learning (T-TEL), Ghana.
Dr. Boakye-Yiadom’s research interests include contemporary issues in educational leadership and administration; international and comparative higher education and student affairs; service-learning experiences in education; inclusivity and diversity of campus environment; school improvement; and educational experiences of underrepresented populations 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 policy makers. His engagement with educational institutions in Africa, Europe and North America is supported through collaborative research and innovations in education. Throughout his career, he has presented research and facilitated workshops at local, regional, national and international levels.