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Profile of Prof Samuel B. Owusu-Mintah

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Professor Samuel Benjamin Owusu-Mintah was appointed a lecturer at Cape Coast Technical University (formerly Cape Coast Polytechnic) on 1st October 2001, after he had just completed his M.Phil Degree in Tourism at the University of Cape Coast, where he further studied for a Ph.D in Tourism and graduated in September, 2012.  He is a product of the University of Ghana, Legon, having received his Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Degree in Geography and Resource Development with Sociology in 1991.  He is also a product of Sefwi Wiawso College of Education, in the Western North Region of Ghana, where he trained as a Basic School Teacher from 1974 to 1978.

Prof. Owusu-Mintah has been a former Acting Head of the Department of Fashion and Textile Studies (2004-2005) at CCTU and former Head of the Department of Tourism (2005-2012; 2014-2015).  He has been the Director of Research and New Programmes at CCTU (2015-2016) and a former Dean of Students’ Affairs (2016-2018) at CCTU.  He has over twenty research articles in peer reviewed journals and has presented numerous papers at conferences, both nationally and internationally.  He undertook the review and documentation of the Curriculum for HND and B.Tech Tourism Programmes for CCTU.  Since 2012, he has been a member of the Staff Development and Research Committee and an Internal Assessor on the Appointments and Promotions Board of CCTU.  He has co-authored a chapter in a major tourism textbook: Tourism in Ghana: A Modern Synthesis and he is the author of a textbook entitled Ecotourism Development in Ghana: An Introduction, published in 2013 and found on Amazon.com books.

Prof. Owusu-Mintahwas promoted Senior Lecturer in 2010, Associate Professor in 2014 and promoted to Full Professor of Tourism in November 2017.  He has been a visiting Professor at the Departments of Management Studies Education and Hospitality and Tourism Education at the Kumasi Campus of the University of Education, Winneba.  He has supervised numerous Undergraduate and Postgraduate Research works and has been an external examiner for M.Phil and PhD Theses for some universities in the country.  He is a Member of the Hospitality and Tourism Teachers Association of Ghana.  He has grown-up children, who are already in or being prepared for the Education, Legal, Allied Health and Fashion professions in Ghana.  His Email addresses are: sbowusumintah@cctu.edu.gh/omintah2015@gmail.com.