Dr. Jones Lewis Arthur

Dr. Jones Lewis Arthur

Dr. Jones Lewis Arthur was born in Bechem in the Bechem District of the Ahafo Region of Ghana in 1973 but, hails from Wenchi in the Bono Region. Dr. Arthur started his Basic education in Ridge Experimental Primary School, Sunyani and completed in 1986.

Dr. Jones Lewis Arthur

Dean, Faculty of Applied Science and Technology (FAST)

P. O. Box 206, Sunyani

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Senior Lecturer & Dean

General Agriculture

Biography/Autobipgraphy

Dr. Jones Lewis Arthur was born in Bechem in the Bechem District of the Ahafo Region of Ghana in 1973 but, hails from Wenchi in the Bono Region. Dr. Arthur started his Basic education in Ridge Experimental Primary School, Sunyani and completed in 1986. He continued with his secondary education in Sunyani Secondary School in 1986 as the highest qualifying applicant with common entrance examinations for that year, 1986. He completed Sunyani Secondary School in 1993 earning both the G.C.E. 'O' level and 'A' level certificates. He served as Junior Library Assistant with the Brong Ahafo Regional Library Board during the 1993/1994 national service year. After his secondary education, he taught shortly at the S.D.A. Primary School, Dormaa Akwamu in 1994 until he gained admission to pursue a 3-yr post-secondary education in the Berekum Training College (Now Berekum College of Education) in 1994. He later moved to the University of Cape Coast (UCC) to pursue a Bachelor of Education (Social Studies) Degree in 1997 and graduated in 2000 with a B.Ed. (Hons) Social Studies Degree. After his first degree, he served as a Junior Education Officer with the Brong Ahafo Regional Office of the National Commission for Civic Education in the 2000/2001 National service year. After his national service, he gained an appointment with the Twene Amanfo Secondary/Technical School (TASTECH), Sunyani as a Geography and Social Studies Tutor in 2001. He later enrolled into the U.C.C. to read Master of Arts in Environmental Management and Policy in 2004, whilst still teaching in TASTECH. He graduated from U.C.C. with an M.A. in Environmental Management and Policy in Mar, 2006. In the same year, he moved to the Sunyani Technical University (then Sunyani Polytechnic) as a Lecturer with the Department of Secretaryship and Management Studies (then Department of Commercial Studies). He has also completed a number of short courses such as: 2006-2007 at UNEP, Kenya-Certificate in UNEP Global Environment Outlook (GEO) Pilot Fellowship Programme; 2007 at Vrije Universiteit, The Netherlands-Certificate in Earth System Governance: Theories and Strategies for Sustainability; Vrije Universiteit, The Netherlands-Certificate in Earth System Governance: Theories and Strategies for Sustainability and in 2008 at Jehu Nehru Univ/IHDP, India- Certificate in Transitions: System Innovations. In 2010 he enrolled in a Post graduate Diploma (PGD) in Innovations in Finance at Erasmus Universiteit-Rotterdam and completed in the same year with a PGD in Innovations in Financing cities. In 2011, he enrolled into the University of Victoria, Canada to pursue a Doctor of Philosophy programme in Geography. He completed in 2016 and graduated with a PhD. in Geography in May, 2017.

Publication/Research

Dr. Arthur has published some articles and books. He currently has over 20 peer-reviewed articles and four (4) book publications to his credit. His research areas include population and related areas, impacts of dams, capital assets, community livelihoods, energy and sustainable development as well as in broads areas of institutional management. His recent publications include;

  1. Arthur, J. L., & Amo-Fosu, C. (2020). Oil and gas exploitation in the Ghanaian context: The balance of benefits and challenges. African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, 14(7), 177-182.
  2. Arthur, J. L. (2020). Energy efficiency awareness in lighting–the perspective of Ghana’s manufacturing industries. African Geographical Review, 1-16.
  3. Arthur, J.L. (2020). Energy efficiency awareness in lighting – the perspective of Ghana’s manufacturing industries. African Geographical Review, https://doi.org/10.1080/19376812.2020.1755703
  4. Arthur, J.L. Murray, G., Rollins, R., Dearden, P. and Stahl, A. (2020). Differential impacts of dam construction on livelihoods in Ghana. African Geographical Review, https://doi.org/10.1080/19376812.2020.1719367
  5. Arthur, J.L and Fianu, J. (2019). Drivers to energy efficiency development in lighting and air-conditioning systems in manufacturing industries for 2018. Journal of Geography and Regional Planning, 12 (3), pp. 34-42.
  6. Arthur, J.L., (2018). Can communities close to Bui National Park mediate the impacts of Bui Dam construction? An exploration of the views of some selected households. International Journal of Biodiversity and Conservation, 10(1), 12-38.
  7. Arthur, J.L. and Kolson, M. F., (2017). Psychological Contract Fulfilment and its Implication on Performance of Employees: The Case of Asanko Gold Mine, Ghana. Journal of Public Administration and Policy Research, 9(2), pp 17-25
  8. Arthur, J.L., (2017). Developing Community Competence for Communities Impacted by Dams. International Journal of Biodiversity and Conservation, 9(3), pp 77-96
  9. Arthur, J.L., (2017). An Exploration of the Impact of Training on Community Governance; A Case Study of Communities Affected by Bui Dam Construction. Biodiversity International Journal 1(2), pp 00001-00009.DOI: 10.15406/bij.2017.01.00009
  10. Arthur, J.L., Kwarteng, P., Dorinaa, E., (2016). Developing Community Livelihoods: The Case of Women in Cassava Farming in the Kintampo North and South Districts of Ghana. Sunyani Polytechnic Journal, 2(1), pp 65-90. ISSN 2504-0997 (online)
  11. Arthur1, J.L.; Amofah1, K.; Owusu-Banahene2, A., (2016). Assessing the Effectiveness of National Service Scheme: Exploration of the Perceptions of Service Personnel in the Sunyani Municipality. International Review of Management and Marketing, 6(1), pp.1-7. https://ideas.repec.org/a/eco/journ3/2016-01-03.html
  12. Djang-Fordjour, T.K.; Obour, S.A.; Arthur, J.L. (2014). International Community-University Research Alliance (ICURA) in Ghana and Tanzania, Final Technical Report on IDR Project Number: 104518-012. Ottawa, IDRC http://www.idl-bnc.idrc.ca/dspace/bitstream/10625/54188/1/IDL-54188.pdf
  13. Arthur, J.L., Nsiah, M.K., Nsiah-Gyabaah, K., (2011). Flood Induced Migration: Counting the Days for Communities within the Bui National Park Enclave of Ghana. Protected Areas and Poverty Reduction (PAPR) Working Paper No. 4. Sunyani, Ghana. http://www.papr.co.ca/index.php?p=1_25_Working-Papers
  14. Arthur, J. L.1 and Arthur, I. A. Y. 2 (2011) Movement under Environmental Disasters: The Case of Flooding and Bushfires for Selected Periods in Ghana, Center On Migration, Citizenship And Development, Bielefield, COMCAD Arbeitspapiere - Working Papers No. 97, 2011, Series on Environmental Degradation and Migration, Editors: Jeanette Schade and Thomas Faist www.uni-bielefeld.de/tdrc/ag_comcad/downloads/Panel_5_Arthur_neu
  15. Arthur, J.L.1, Nsiah, M. K.2, (2011) Contemporary approaches to sustainable development: Exploring critical innovations in traditional leadership in Ghana, African Journal of Political Science and International Relations. 5(5), pp. 245-253, ISSN 1996-0832 Available online at http://www.academicjournals.org/ajpsir
  16. Arthur, J.L., Nsiah-Gyabaah, K. And Nsiah, M. K., (2010) FGM and Gender Development, Lecture Series 6, Sunyani Polytechnic, Ghana, December 2010
  17. Arthur, J.L. (2009) Role of Public Participation In Achieving Development Agenda of Developing Countries; The Case of Communities Affected by Surface Mining of Gold in the Asutifi District of the Brong Ahafo region of Ghana, African Journal of History and Culture 1 (4), pp. 060-066. http://www.academicjournals.org/AJHC
  18. Arthur, J. L. (2009). Vulnerability, adaptability and mitigation of the context of challenges of climate change: The balance of benefits in traditional and urban paradigms in Ghana. In IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science (Vol. 6, No. 10, p. 102010). IOP Publishing.
  19. Arthur, J.L. (2007). Family Size and Quality of Life Nexus: The Case of the Sunyani Municipality, Lecture Series 3, Sunyani Polytechnic, Ghana, 11-14 November 2007
  20. Arthur, J.L., (2016). living with the Bui Dam; implications for community livelihoods (Doctoral dissertation). Victoria: University of Victoria.
  21. Arthur, J.L. Hammer, K., Obour, S. and Rollins, R., (2011)."Partnerships, People and Potential - Learning From Each Other" presented at the Canadian Bureau of International Education Conference. Ottawa, Ontario, November 21, 2011.
  22. Arthur J. L. (2009) Achieving Sustainable Energy in Ghana: The Role of the Environment, Presented at Sunyani Polytechnic Lecture Series IV 14-15, December 2008
  23. Arthur, J.L., Manful, E. and Agyarko, B.,(2000). The Teaching of Social Studies in Rural Basic Schools and Its Impact on The Recipient Society- Case Study: Twifo Heman Lower Denkyira District of the Central Region of Ghana, Presented to the Department of Social Sciences Education in partial fulfilment of a Bachelors Degree in Education (Social Studies), University of Cape Coast, Ghana
Book Publications
  1. Arthur J.L. and Irene A. Y. Arthur (2011) Exploring the Concept and Practice of Research Methodology, Drawing on Experiences from Higher Institutions of Learning, LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing AG & Co. KG, Germany, Jan 2011, ISBN: 978-3-8443-0020-8, Mar 20111, ISBN (978-3-8443-1920-0)
  2. Arthur J.L.; Ampadu-Sasu K. and BAREC-Ghana et. al., (2011) An Overview of BAREC, BAREC Research Conference 2010, LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing AG & Co. KG, Germany, Jan 2011, ISBN: 978-3-8443-0020-8
  3. Arthur J.L.1 and Irene A. Y. Arthur2 (2010) Ghana’s Environment In Retrospect: An Analysis of Ghana’s Environment from the Perspective of Ghana’s major Newspapers, January-December 1997, LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing AG & Co. KG, Germany, July 2010, ISBN: 978-3-8383-9139-7
  4. Arthur J.L. (2010) Exploring Family Size and Quality of Life Nexus: Empirical Studies of the Sunyani municipality, LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing AG & Co. KG, Germany, July 2010, ISBN: 978-3-8383-8611-9
Abstracts
  • 'This poverty: my way or their way”- http://www.papr.co.ca March, 2013
  • 'Let us be proactive enough’-Daily Graphic, May 10, 2006, Page 9
  • 'Provide Hotlines for Medical Consultations’-Daily Graphic, Feb 8, 2006, page 9
  • 'Let us live ahead of our time’-Daily Graphic, Nov 25, 2005, page 9
  • 'What are we teaching the young ones’?-Daily Graphic, Nov, 9th, 2005, page 9
  • 'Why different syllabuses for different subjects’?-Daily Graphic July 15, 2005, page 9
  • 'Prevention is better than cure’-Daily Graphic, July 6, 2005, page 9
Conference Presentations/Workshops
  • Dr. Arthur has participated and presented academic papers at several conferences and workshops, locally and aboard. A few are documented below;
  • Arthur J.L. (2015). Developing Competencies For Communities Impacted By Dams. 7th International African Population Conference, Pretoria, South Africa, 30 November to December 4, 2015.
  • Arthur J.L. (2011). Movement Under Environmental Disaster. ESF-UniBi-ZiF research conference on ‘Environmental Change and Migration: From Vulnerabilities to Capabilities’, Bad Salzuflen, Germany, December 5-9, 2010
  • Arthur J. L.1 and Nsiah Michael K.2 (2009) Contemporary Approaches To Sustainable Development: Exploring Critical Innovations In Traditional Leadership In Ghana, Sunyani Polytechnic Lecture Series V, December 2009
  • Arthur J.L. (2009) Local Solutions Meeting National Challenges; Positioning The Polytechnic For Diffusion Of Research Findings In Ghana, First Research Conference for Polytechnic in Ghana, Sub-theme: Contribution of Polytechnic towards Environment, October, 2009
  • Arthur J.L. (2009) Role Of Public Participation In Achieving Development Agenda Of Developing Countries; The Case Of Communities Affected By Surface Mining Of Gold In The Asutifi District Of The Brong Ahafo Region Of Ghana, IHDP Open Meeting, Bonn-Germany, 26th-30th April, 2009
  • Arthur J.L. (2009) Family Size and Quality of Life Nexus: The Case of the Sunyani Municipality, IHDP Open Meeting, Bonn-Germany, 26th-30th April, 2009
  • Arthur J.L. (2009) Vulnerability Adaptability and Mitigation in the Context of the Challenges of Climate Change: The Balance of Benefits in Traditional and Urban Societies of Ghana, International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), Cologne, Germany, 9-11 April 2009
  • Arthur J.L. (2008) Fertility Patterns and Socioeconomic Inequalities: The Midterm Conference of the International Sociological Association's Research Committee Economy and Society Neuchâtel, Switzerland, June 2008
  • Arthur J.L. (2008) Family Size and Quality of Life Nexus: The Case of the Sunyani Municipality, European Population Conference 2008, Barcelona, Spain, June 2008 http://epc2008.princeton.edu/download.aspx
  • Arthur J.L. (2008) Family Size and Quality of Life Nexus: The Case of the Sunyani Municipality, 3rd National Conference on Population, Health and Environment, Conservation International, Tagaytay City, Philippines, March 2008
  • Arthur J.L. (2007) Family Size and Quality of Life Nexus: The Case of the Sunyani Municipality, Ghana, ICASTDN, December 2007
  • Arthur J. L. (2007) Family Size and Quality of Life Nexus: The Case of the Sunyani Municipality, Union of African Population Studies (UAPS), Arusha, Dec 2007 www.uaps2007.princeton.edu/sessionViewer.aspx?sessionId=103
  • Arthur J.L. (2007) Family Size and Quality of Life Nexus-Case of The Sunyani Municipality, Marie Curie Summer School on Earth Governance, Vrije University, Amsterdam, June 2007 www.2007amsterdamconference.org/Downloads/07SummerSchool
  • Arthur J.L. (2007) Partnering Traditional Societies for Sustainable Development of Human Societies-Case study of Ghana, Vrije University, Netherlands, May 2007 www.2007amsterdamconference.org/papers.htm UNEP (2007), Global Environment Outlook 4, Contributing Author, Progress Press Limited, Malta
  • Arthur, J.L. (2006) Health Environment Nexus-The Case of Developing Countries, Oslo University, Norway, September 2006 www.sum.uio.no/research/global_governance/nfu/upload/download.php?id=138
  • Arthur J.L. (2006) Environmental Review-Case of Ghana, West Africa as reported in the Major National Newspapers for Jan-Dec 1997. Population Environment Research Network (PERN), 2006
Term Papers:
  • Causes and Effects of Sand winning in Ghana, 2005/2006
  • Impact of the environment on health, 2005/2006
  • Benefits of protected areas in Ghana, 2005/2006
  • Air Pollution-issues, Causes Effects and solutions, 2005/2006
  • Review of environmental issues-National Dailies and Weeklies (Jan-Dec 1997), 2005/2006
  • Corporate Strategy for Gaining Competitive Advantage, 2005/2006
  • Corporate Strategy for Gaining Competitive Advantage, 2005/2006
  • Corporate Strategy for Gaining Competitive Advantage, 2005/2006
Relevant Workshops/Understudies Undertaken
  • Sunyani Technical University, 6-7th February, 2019, Training workshop on Skills Development Fund Application (SDF)
  • Sunyani Technical University, October 11-12, 2018, Training on Curriculum Development for Directors, Dean, HOD and Dept. Academic Boar Reps., Sunyani, Ghana, October, 2018
  • Sunyani Technical University, September, 2018, Training on promotion Processes for Convocation Members, Sunyani, Ghana, September, 2018
  • Sunyani Technical University, February, 2018, Training Workshop for HODs, Deans, Directors...Understanding the Technical Universities Act, Sunyani, Ghana, February, February, 2018
  • Sunyani Technical University, January, 2018, Training Workshop on the Procure Act and Processes, Sunyani, Ghana, January, 2018
  • Sunyani Technical University, October, 2016, Leadership Training for STU Administrative Heads, Sunyani, Ghana, January, 2016 Sunyani, Ghana, February, 2016
  • IDRC-PAPR, June 2012, Workshop training, and field visits for Protected Areas and Poverty Reduction project in Canada, Tanzania, and Ghana, Sunyani, Ghana, June 2012
  • IDRC-SSHRSS, Canada, June 27-28, International Community-University Research Alliance Project, Ottawa, Canada 27-28 June 2009
  • Jehu Nehru University, IHDP workshop on Transitions: System Innovations, August, 2008
  • Ghana Government, Accra 22-24 April 2008, National Forum on Harnessing Science, Technology and Research for Sustainable development in Ghana
  • Union of African Population Studies (UAPS), Arusha 9-14 December 2007
  • International Conference on Adaptive Science and Technology for Developing Countries (ICASTDN), Division Co-Chair (Environmental Control and Protection), Nov 2006 to Dec 2007
  • Lecture Series 3, Sunyani Polytechnic, Ghana, 11-14 November, 2007
  • Marie Curie Summer School on Earth System Governance, Vrije University, The Netherlands, May 28-June 6, 2007.
  • Amsterdam Conference on Earth System Governance, Vrije University, The Netherlands, May 23-25, 2007.
  • Ethics, human rights and development, Annual Conference of the Norwegian Association for Development Research (NFU), University of Oslo, Norway, September 13-15, 2006
  • Review of Socio-Economic Impact of Gold Mining on the Livelihoods of People in the Asutifi District in the Brong Ahafo Region, 2006 - Research carried out for BARDP, ActionAid International Ghana.
  • Public Forum and Follow-Up Training Programmes on Environmental Impacts of Gold Mining on Livelihoods of People in Asutifi District, 2006
  • Public Forum and Follow-Up Training Programmes on People living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHAS) in the Asutifi District in the Brong Ahafo Region, Ghana, 2006
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)-Geo 4 project, Briefing Geo 4 Fellow, Nairobi Kenya, March, 2006
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)-Geo 4 production and Authors meeting, Nairobi, Kenya, March, 2006
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)-Geo 4 Regional Review meeting, Johannesburg, South Africa, June, 2006
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)-South-South Cooperation of Geo collaborating centres, Johannesburg, South Africa, June, 2006
  • Understudied Prof. K. Nsiah Gyabaah, Former Rector-Sunyani Polytechnic, Sunyani- 2005-Present

Professional Qualifications

Awards

Awards to Dr. Arthur's credit include;

  1. Funding to establish a Cyber security learning facility in STU, 2020
  2. FH Dortmund-STU Erasmus + Mobility for staff, 2019
  3. GOIL-STU Entrepreneurship Fund, 2018
  4. University of Victoria Graduate Bursery-2012
  5. Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRCC)/International Development Research Centre (IDRC) funding for PhD in Geography-2011-2014
  6. IHS-Erasmus University Fellowship for post graduate diploma-2010
  7. ESF-UniBi-ZiF (Bonn) Travel, Lodging, and Conference Funding Award-2010
  8. International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU)-Cologne- Travel, Lodging, and Conference Funding Award-2010
  9. UN-IHDP (Bonn 2) Travel, Lodging, and Conference Funding Award-2009
  10. Union of African Population Studies (UAPS)-Arusha- Travel, Lodging, and Conference Funding Award-2008
  11. UN-IHDP (Bonn 1) Travel, Lodging, workshop, and Conference Funding Award-2007
  12. UN-IHDP-Jehu Nehru University-(New Delhi)- Travel, Lodging, and Workshop Funding Award-2007
  13. Marie Curie Summer School, Amsterdam 2007- Travel, Lodging, and Conference Funding Award, funding for Summer school-2007
  14. United Nations/UNEP fellowship-2006-2007
  15. UN-UNEP-DEWA-GEO 4 (Johannesburg)- Travel, Lodging, and Conference Funding Award, Fellowship-2007
  16. UN-UNEP-DEWA-GEO 4(Nairobi)-Travel, Lodging, and Conference Funding Award, Fellowship-2006
  17. Oslo University (Oslo)-2006- Travel, Lodging, and Conference Funding Award-2006
Institutional Affiliations

On the international scene, Dr. Arthur is visible on many fronts. His affiliations include the following;

  • Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Member, Reviewer
  • Protected Areas and Poverty Reduction (PAPR), Member, Research fellow
  • Population Environment Research Network (PERN), Member
  • Asia Population Association (APA), Member
  • European Science Foundation (ESF), Member
  • Union of Africa Population Association (UAPS), Member
  • International Human Dimensions Programme (IHDP), Member of Country reps.
  • International Institute on Sustainable Development (IISD), Member
  • Marie Curie Earth System Governance Project, Research Fellow
  • BISA Africa and International Studies Working Group, Member
  • Brong Ahafo Research and Extension Centre (BAREC), Member
  • ACP (African Caribbean Pacific) Science and Technology Programme, Member

Teaching Experience

Dr. Arthur has acquired a stream of experience in teaching, research and administration. He entered the University as a Par-time Lecturer with the Department of SMS in 2005 and later as an Instructor in 2006. His status was upgraded to a Lecturer, effective 2006. He was later promoted to the rank of a Senior Lecturer at the same Department in 2009. He has served the University in various capacities. He served in various management capacities including Executive Director of the Brong Ahafo Research and Extension Centre (BAREC) (2009-2011), Snr. Resident Tutor (2015), Head of Department of S.M.S. (2017-2019), Director of International Relations and Institutional Linkages (2017-2019), Dean of the Faculty of Applied Science and Technology (2019 to Date), and several University Boards and Committees.

Service/Innovations

Leadership

Dr. Arthur has provided leadership in many scopes within the University as well as in the communities. He has chaired and served on many Boards. He serves as a reviewer for some peer-reviewed journals. He has chaired and led the university to secure accreditation for many programmes whilst serving as a Head of Department of S.M.S. As Director of IRILD, he led the University to win several research grants and institutional partnerships including an Erasmus + mobility with the FH Dortmund University of Applied Science and Arts-Dortmund, GOIL, Skills Development Fund (SDF) and most recently with a Cyber Security group. A few of such roles are documented in the table below.

2020 Member
Review promotions and appointments Criteria for the University

2020 Member
Review of the strategic plan of the university

2020 Member
Develop of policy for STU Research and Innovation Fund

2020 Member
Develop a document on the "university we want to see"

2020 Member
Finance Committee-subcommittee to explore funding sources for the Univ.

2019 Member
Search Committee for a Registrar for the Sunyani Technical University

2019 Member
Finance Council-Sub-committee of Univ. Council

2019 Chairman
Faculty of Applied Sciences and Technology Board

2019-2019 Coordinator, SDF
Coordinate the university's applications for SDF funding

2018 Member, Executive Committee
provides academic and professional leadership to the University

2015 Member, Academic Board
provides academic and professional leadership to the University

2018 Chairman, SMS Dept.
Committee to develop guidelines for Project Work
develop a guideline for supervising project work of students of SMS dept

2018 Member/Secretary, TUTAG
Committee to develop Association constitution
develop a constitution for TUTAG-STU Local chapter

2018 Member, Committee to develop guidelines for peer review
developed a guideline for peer review

2017 Chairman, Committee to develop intellectual property policy
developed a guideline for intellectual property for the university

2017 Chairman, committee that developed the 4 yr B.Tech in MES for Dep't. of SMS
developed a 4yr B.Tech in MES

2017 Chairman, committee that developed the 2 yr (top-up) B.Tech in MES for Dep't. of SMS
developed a 2yr (to-up) in MES

2017 Chairman, committee that developed the 4 yr B.Tech in Office Technology for Dep't. of SMS
developed a 4yr B.Tech in Office Technology

2017 Chairman, committee that developed the 2 yr (top-up) B.Tech in Office Technology for Dep't. of SMS
developed a 2yr (top-up) B.Tech in Office Technology

2015-Date Member, Academic Board
provides academic and professional leadership for the University

2015-2017 Member, Faculty of Business and Management Studies Board
provides academic and professional leadership for the faculty

2015-2015 Member, Housing committee
provided leadership in the area of housing/hostel services for students

Service To Community

Dr. Arthur continues to provide many community services including serving as a Foundation Chair for Rotary, teaching and facilitating courses at the graduate schools of the Institute of Distance Learning, KNUST and the Valley View University-Techiman Campus. He also supervises graduate student thesis for some Universities.

Consultancy Services/Service To Industry

Dr. Arthur has through his role at RASCOM consultancy provided his services in several consultancy services for many establishments such as ACTIONAID Ghana. Some of the consultancy services he was involved are;

  1. Assessment of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in the Tain District (2010), ActionAid, Ghana
  2. Improving Cashew Production for Poverty Alleviation in the Tain District in Brong Ahafo Region (2007) Research Funded by ActionAid, Ghana
  3. Review of Socio-Economic Impact of Gold Mining on the Livelihoods of People in the Asutifi District in the Brong Ahafo Region (2006), Research carried out for BARDP, ActionAid, Ghana
  4. Training Programmes on Environmental Impacts of Gold Mining on Livelihoods of People in Asutifi District (2006)
  5. Assessing the Impact of HIV/AIDS in Rural Livelihood Systems in Brong Ahafo Region (2006), Research funded by ActionAid, Ghana
  6. Socio-Economic and Environmental Impact of Gold Mining on the Livelihoods of the people in the Asutifi District in the Brong Ahafo Region (2004), Research Commissioned by BARDP, Action Aid, Ghana.
  7. Protected Area and Poverty Reduction: A Canada-Africa Research and Learning Alliance (ICURA)
  8. Impact of wage bill caps on teacher deployment and implications for attainment of quality universal primary completion by 2015