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Dr. E. Kofi Agorsah (Professor Emeritus)

Dr. E. Kofi Agorsah, originally comes from the Volta Region of Ghana in West Africa and professionally an Archaeologist (African and Caribbean Archaeology), Cultural Anthropologist by training. He served as Chair of Black Studies Department (BST) and former Co-Chair of the Diversity Action Council (DAC) PSU, 2002-2004. He was also the Cluster Coordinator of African and Caribbean Studies and also Area Coordinator of African Studies in the International Studies and directs PSU's African and Caribbean Studies Overseas programs.

Kofi Agorsah obtained the Bachelor and Masters degrees in Archaeology at the University of Ghana, Legon in Accra, Ghana in 1971 and 1976 respectively, and the Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1983 and has since lectured at the University of Ghana (1983-87) as Lecturer/Senior Lecturer; at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Kingston, Jamaica as Senior Lecturer (1987-1992) and as Associate Professor at PSU (1992-96) and as full Professor since 1997. Prior to all these positions he had worked with the Ghana Museums and Monuments' Board rising from Assistant Keeper in 1973 to Keeper-in-charge of the Ghana National Museum at its headquarters in Accra in 1977 with additional responsibility for the Regional Museums at Ho, Cape Coast and Elmina.

He is the author of " Ethnoarchaeological Analysis of Human Functional Dynamics in the Volta Basin: Before and After the Akosombo Dam and editor of Maroon Heritage: Archaeological, Ethnographic and Historical Perspectives (1994) and author of "Freedom in Black History & Culture, published in 2001.

Dr. is the recipient of the PSU College of Liberal Arts (CLAS) award for Outstanding Teacher of the year (2002); Branford Price Millar award for Faculty Excellence (2002) and the CLAS award for Outstanding Teacher (2004), the Fulbright Scholars Award 2007-8 and National Science Foundation (NSF) Grant for Archaeological Research (2009).