Dr. E. Kofi Agorsah (Professor Emeritus)

Dr. E. Kofi AgorsahEmail: agorsahe@pdx.edu or czea@pdx.edu

Phone:  503-725-5080

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 the Black Studies Department (BST). Dr. Agorsah retired from PSU in 2015.

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. Agorsah was 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).