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Yaw Adu-Gyamfi

Associate Professor of English

yadu-gyamfi@liberty.edu
(434) 582-2472

 

Education

  • Ph.D., University of Saskatchewan, Canada
  • M.A., University of Saskatchewan, Canada
  • B.A., (English/Law), University of Science and Technology (Ghana)

 

Dr. Yaw Adu-Gyamfi joined Liberty in 1999 after teaching for 6 years at the University of Saskatchewan, Canada. He is currently a Professor of English, overseeing online English courses as well as the development of new online English courses and programs. He was instrumental in moving the English Distance Learning Program from a correspondence program to a fully online program. As well, he has spearheaded the addition of several new online English courses and programs, including an Education M. Ed. with a concentration in English.  He is active in scholarly research, publications, and professional development, and has recently co-authored a mini-anthology for Pearson Publishing, titled Literature and Spirituality.

 

Courses Taught

  • African-American Literature
  • American Literature
  • World Literature
  • Literature and Composition
  • Grammar and Composition
  • DLP Engl. 102

 

Presentations/Publications

  • Adu-Gyamfi, Yaw, and Mark Schmidt. Literature and Spirituality. Pearson/Longman Essential Literature Series. Boston: Longman, 2011. Print.
  • “Orality in Writing: Its Cultural and Political Significance in Wole Soyinka’s Ogun Abibiman.” Research in African Literatures 33.3 (Fall 2002): 104-124. Print.
  • “Wole Soyinka’s ‘Dawn’ and the Cults of Ogun.” ARIEL: A Review of International English Literature 28. 4 (October 1997): 73-89. Print.
  • Rev. of Prentice Hall Reference Guide 9th ed, by Muriel Harris. Upper Saddle River: Pearson, 2013. (invitation based on professional recognition).
  • Panelist/Reviewer (invited); ActivelyLearn. 2013 Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) Focus Group. Las Vegas, NV.
  • Reviewer (invited), Pearson Literature and the Writing Process. 2013 Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) Focus Group, Las Vegas, NV.
  • Panelist/Reviewer (invited), Penguin Guide to Literature, 2013 Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) Focus Group, Las Vegas, NV.
  • Rev. of Prentice Hall Reference Guide 8th ed, by Muriel Harris. Upper Saddle River: Pearson, 2011. (invitation based on professional recognition).

 

Institutional Service

  • Founder and advisor to Association of Students of African Descent (ASAD) (1999-present)
  • Subject Matter Expert, Liberty Online ENGL 101, 102, and 637
  • Graduate and Honors Theses Supervision