Prof. Jones Lewis Arthur

Dean, Faculty of Applied Science and Technology (FAST)

P. O. Box 206, Sunyani

jonesarthur2002@stu.edu.gh

Associate Professor & Dean

General Agriculture

Autobiography

Prof. 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. Prof. 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.

Skills
  • Computer – proficient in using MS Office suite, IBM SPSS Statistics and surfing the Internet.
  • Leadership - good public speaker, outstanding persuasive skills, good interpersonal skills, self-confident, honest, courageous, and innovative.
  • Language - English (fluent and accurate in spoken and written English). and Asante Twi
Hobbies
  • Reading motivational books,
  • Listening to music,
  • Surfing the internet

Publication/Research

Prof. Arthur has published some articles and books. He currently has about 30 peer-reviewed articles and four (4) book publications to his credit. His research areas include impacts of dams, capital assets, community livelihoods, population and related areas, energy management and sustainable development as well as in broad areas of institutional management. His publications include;

  1. Arthur, J.L. (2021). Can PA Governance Improve PA Outcomes: A Review of the Debates Open Journal of Social Sciences, 2021, 9, 557-585.
  2. Arthur, J.L. & Asiedu-Okantah, S. (2021). A Review of the Causes of Sustainable Supply Deficiencies in Natural Gas Supply in Ghana. Journal of Power and Energy Engineering, 2021, 9, 1-20 https://www.scirp.org/journal/jpee
  3. Arthur, J. L. (2021). Impact of Geography on Adaptation for the Future Sustainability of Human Society on Earth. Open Journal of Social Sciences, 9, 188- 217. https://doi.org/10.4236/jss.2021.93013
  4. Arthur, J.L. (2021).The impact of capacity building on community leadership for Bui communities impacted by dam construction. African Geographical Review,1-25. https://doi.org/10.1080/19376812.2020.1866044
  5. Arthur, J.L.& Adu-Wiafe, P. (2020). Differential Impacts of Wind Energy on Sustainable Power Generation in Ghana. Journal of Power and Energy Engineering, 8, 84-103. https://doi.org/10.4236/jpee.2020.810007
  6. Arthur, J.L. (2020). Mitigating the Environmental Effects of Oil and Gas Exploitation: Issues of Compliance, Cost of Production, and Community Awareness. Journal of Power and Energy Engineering, 5, 51-64. https://doi: 10.4236/jpee.2020.89005
  7. 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. https://doi.org/10.5897/AJEST2020.2856
  8. Arthur, J. L., & Fianu, J. (2020). Knowledge and understanding of energy efficiency in air-conditioning: Exploring perceptions from the manufacturing sector in Ghana. Scientific Research and Essays, 15(2), 33-40. https://doi.org/10.5897/SRE2020.6671
  9. Arthur, J. L. (2020). Energy efficiency awareness in lighting-the perspective of Ghana's manufacturing industries. African Geographical Review, 1-16. https://doi.org/10.1080/19376812.2020.1755703
  10. Arthur, J. L., Murray, G., Rollins, R., Dearden, P., & Stahl, A. (2020). Differential impacts of dam construction on livelihoods in Ghana. African Geographical Review, 1-15. https://doi.org/10.1080/19376812.2020.1755703
  11. Arthur, J.L., & Fianu, J., (2019). Drivers of energy efficiency development in lighting and air-conditioning systems in manufacturing industries in Ghana for 2018. Journal of Geography and Regional Planning, 12 (3), pp 34-42 https://doi.org/10.5897/JGRP2019.0732
  12. 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. https://doi.org/10.5897/IJBC2017.1132
  13. 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 https://doi.org/10.5897/JPAPR2017.0402
  14. Arthur, J.L., (2017). Developing Community Competence for Communities Impacted by Dams. International Journal of Biodiversity and Conservation, 9(3), pp 77-96 https://doi.org/10.5897/IJBC2016.1051
  15. 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. https://doi.org/10.15406/bij.2017.01.00009
  16. 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)
  17. Arthur, J.L.; Amofah, K.; Owusu-Banahene, 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. Arthur, J. L. and Arthur, I. A. Y. (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
  21. Arthur, J.L., Nsiah, M. K., (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 http://www.academicjournals.org/ajpsir
  22. Arthur, J.L., Nsiah-Gyabaah, K. And Nsiah, M. K., (2010) FGM and Gender Development, Lecture Series 6, Sunyani Polytechnic, Ghana, December 2010
  23. 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
  24. 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. https://doi.org/10.1088/1755-1307/6/10/102010
  25. 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
  26. Arthur, J.L., (2016). living with the Bui Dam; implications for community livelihoods (Doctoral dissertation). Victoria: University of Victoria
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. Arthur J.L. (2006). Implications of Family Size on the Quality Of Life of People in the Sunyani Municipality, Presented to the Centre for Development Studies in partial fulfilment towards the award of a Master’s Degree in Environmental Management and Policy, University of Cape Coast, Ghana.
  30. 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 Bachelor’s 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. and Irene A. Y. Arthur (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.
  5. UNEP (2007), Global Environment Outlook 4, Contributing Author, Progress Press Limited, Malta
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
    A. International
    1. Arthur J.L. (2015). Developing Competencies For Communities Impacted By Dams. 7th International African Population Conference, Pretoria, South African, 30 November to December 4, 2015.
    2. 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
    3. 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
    4. 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
    5. 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
    6. 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
    7. 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
    8. 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
    9. 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
    10. 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
    11. 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
    12. 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
    B. Local
    1. 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
    2. 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
    3. Arthur J.L. (2007) Family Size and Quality of Life Nexus: The Case of the Sunyani Municipality, Ghana, ICASTDN, December 2007
    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
    1. Chairman/Participant-A One-Day Training on Conducting Research for Members of Sunyani Technical University on October 10, 2021, at K. Nsiah Gyabaah Auditorium (STU). Facilitators: Dr Edward Owusu, Dr Ben Ayawli, Mr Isaac Nti.
    2. Participant - A One-Day Training on Financial Literacy for Senior Members of Sunyani Technical University on October 27, 2020, at K. Nsiah Gyabaah Auditorium (STU). Facilitator: Mr Abdulai Suglo (UBIDS).
    3. Participant – A One-Day Training on the School Management System for all Teaching Staff of Sunyani Technical University on October 14, 2020, at K. Nsiah Gyabaah Auditorium (STU). Facilitator: Dr Ben K. Ayawli (STU)
    4. Participant - A One-Day Workshop on Academic Quality Assurance, Research, and Grantsmanship for Senior Members of Sunyani Technical University on October 20, 2020, at K. Nsiah Gyabaah Auditorium. Facilitator: Prof Yaw Ameyaw (UEW).
    5. Participant, Sunyani Technical University, 6-7th February 2019, Training workshop on Skills Development Fund Application (SDF)
    6. Participant, Sunyani Technical University, October 11-12, 2018, Training on Curriculum Development for Directors, Dean, HOD and Dept. Academic Board Reps., Sunyani, Ghana, October 2018
    7. Participant, Sunyani Technical University, September 2018, Training on promotion Processes for Convocation Members, Sunyani, Ghana, September 2018
    8. Participant, Sunyani Technical University, February 2018, Training Workshop for HODs, Deans, Directors...Understanding the Technical Universities Act, Sunyani, Ghana, February, February 2018
    9. Participant, Sunyani Technical University, January 2018, Training Workshop on the Procurement Act and Processes, Sunyani, Ghana, January 2018
    10. Participant, Sunyani Technical University, October 2016, Leadership Training for STU Administrative Heads, Sunyani, Ghana, January 2016 Sunyani, Ghana, February 2016
    11. Participant, 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
    12. Participant, IDRC-SSHRSS, Canada, June 27-28, International Community-University Research Alliance Project, Ottawa, Canada 27-28 June 2009
    13. Participant, Jehu Nehru University, IHDP workshop on Transitions: System Innovations, August 2008
    14. Participant, Ghana Government, Accra 22-24 April 2008, National Forum on Harnessing Science, Technology and Research for Sustainable development in Ghana
    15. Paper Presenter, Union of African Population Studies (UAPS), Arusha 9- 14 December 2007
    16. Paper Presenter, International Conference on Adaptive Science and Technology for Developing Countries (ICASTDN), Division Co-Chair (Environmental Control and Protection), Nov 2006 to Dec 2007
    17. Paper Presenter, Lecture Series 3, Sunyani Polytechnic, Ghana, 11-14 November 2007
    18. Paper Presenter, Marie Curie Summer School on Earth System Governance, Vrije University, The Netherlands, May 28-June 6, 2007.
    19. Paper Presenter, Amsterdam Conference on Earth System Governance, Vrije University, The Netherlands, May 23-25, 2007.
    20. Paper Presenter, Ethics, human rights and development, Annual Conference of the Norwegian Association for Development Research (NFU), University of Oslo, Norway, September 13-15, 2006
    21. Facilitator, 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.
    22. Facilitator, Public Forum and Follow-Up Training Programmes on Environmental Impacts of Gold Mining on Livelihoods of People in Asutifi District, 2006
    23. Facilitator, 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
    24. Participant, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)-Geo 4 project, Briefing Geo 4 Fellow, Nairobi Kenya, March 2006
    25. Participant, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)-Geo 4 production and Authors meeting, Nairobi, Kenya, March 2006
    26. Participant, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)-Geo 4 Regional Review meeting, Johannesburg, South Africa, June 2006
    27. Participant, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)-South-South Cooperation of Geo collaborating centres, Johannesburg, South Africa, June 2006
    28. Mentee, Understudying Prof. K. Nsiah Gyabaah, Former Rector-Sunyani Polytechnic, Sunyani- 2005-2010

Professional Qualifications

Prof. Jones Lewis Arthur was born in Bechem in the Tano District of the Ahafo Region of Ghana in 1973 but, hails from Wenchi in the Bono Region. Prof. Arthur started his Basic education at Ridge Experimental Primary School, Sunyani and completed it in 1986. He continued with his secondary education at Sunyani Secondary School in 1986 as the highest qualifying applicant with common entrance for that year. He completed Sunyani Secondary School in 1993 earning both the G.C.E. 'O' level and 'A' level certificates. He served as a 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 in Dormaa Akwamu 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 in 2001 as a Geography and Social Studies Tutor. He later enrolled in the U.C.C. to read Master of Arts Degree 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 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 several 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 Postgraduate 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 at 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.

Awards

Awards to Prof. Arthur's credit include;

  1. AED-STU-CyberGhana funding for Cybersecurity and Forensics Engineering Lab-50,000 British Pounds, 2020
  2. FH Dortmund-STU Erasmus + Mobility for staff, 2019- 40,000 Euros, 2018
  3. GOIL-STU Entrepreneurship Fund-20,000 Ghana Cedis for 5 years, 2017
  4. Best Worker for the Faculty of Business and Management Studies-Sunyani Technical University, 2018
  5. University of Victoria, Canada Graduate Bursary-2012
  6. Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRCC)/International Development Research Centre (IDRC) funding for PhD in Geography-2011-2014
  7. IHS-Erasmus University Fellowship for post-graduate diploma-2010
  8. ESF-UniBi-ZiF (Bonn) Travel, Lodging, and Conference Funding Award- 2010
  9. International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU)-Cologne- Travel, Lodging, and Conference Funding Award-2010
  10. UN-IHDP (Bonn 2) Travel, Lodging, and Conference Funding Award-2009
  11. Union of African Population Studies (UAPS)-Arusha- Travel, Lodging, and Conference Funding Award-2008
  12. UN-IHDP (Bonn 1) Travel, Lodging, workshop, and Conference Funding Award-2007
  13. UN-IHDP-Jehu Nehru University-(New Delhi)- Travel, Lodging, and Workshop Funding Award-2007
  14. Marie Curie Summer School, Amsterdam 2007- Travel, Lodging, and Conference Funding Award, funding for Summer school-2007
  15. United Nations/UNEP fellowship-2006-2007
  16. UN-UNEP-DEWA-GEO 4 (Johannesburg)- Travel, Lodging, and Conference Funding Award, Fellowship-2007
  17. UN-UNEP-DEWA-GEO 4(Nairobi)-Travel, Lodging, and Conference Funding Award, Fellowship-2006
  18. Oslo University (Oslo)-2006- Travel, Lodging, and Conference Funding Award-2006
Institutional Affiliations

On the international scene, Prof. 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
Professional Development

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

Associations/Bodies
  1. Licentiate Member, Chartered Institute of Administrators and Management Consultants (CIAMC)-Ghana (February 2021-Date)
  2. Member, Technical Universities Teachers Association (December 2009 to date)
  3. Member, Alumni of University of Victoria-Canada (June 2017 to date)
  4. Member, Alumni of Erasmus University, Rotterdam (October 2010 to date)
  5. Member/Research Fellow, Protected Areas and Poverty Reduction (PAPR), Member, Research fellow
  6. Member, Population-Environment Research Network (PERN), Member
  7. Member, Asia Population Association (APA), Member
  8. Member, European Science Foundation (ESF), Member
  9. Member, Union of Africa Population Association (UAPS), Member
  10. Member/Country Rep., International Human Dimensions Programme (IHDP), Member of Country reps.
  11. Member, International Institute on Sustainable Development (IISD), Member
  12. Member, Marie Curie Earth System Governance Project, Research Fellow
  13. Member, BISA Africa and International Studies Working Group, Member
  14. Member, Brong Ahafo Research and Extension Centre (BAREC), Member
  15. Member, ACP (African Caribbean Pacific) Science and Technology Programme, Member

Teaching Experience

Prof. 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 Senior Lecturer at the same Department in 2009. He later transferred to the Department of General Agriculture in 2019 as a Senior Lecturer and later an Associate Professor in Environmental Geography. He has served the University in various capacities. He served in various management capacities including Dean of Faculty of Applied Science and Technology, 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.

Academic Materials Prepared for Institutions
  1. Arthur, J.L. and Arkah, I (2020). Oil, Gas and Electricity Management (MESM 568. Course materials for MSc. ESM students
  2. Arthur, J.L. and King, R. (2019). Principles of Sustainable Management and Development. MESM 551. Course materials for MSc. ESM students
  3. Arthur, J.L. and King, R. (2017). Principles of Sustainable Management. MESM 551. Course materials for MSc. ESM students
  4. Arthur, J.L. and King, R. (2017). Advanced Sustainable Management. MESM 551. Course materials for MSc. ESM students.
  5. Arthur, J.L. (2016). Research Methods BSAD 525. Course materials for MBA (all options) Students.

Service/Innovations

Leadership

Prof. Arthur has provided leadership in many spheres 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 Dean of FAST and 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 STU-CyberGhana funding for Cybersecurity and Forensics Engineering, 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 as documented;

  1. Ag. Dean, Faculty of Applied Sciences and Technology, Sunyani Technical University (September 2019 to date)
  2. Director, International Relations and Institutional Linkage, Sunyani Technical University (September 2017 to August 2019)
  3. Head of Department, Department of Secretaryship and Management Studies, Sunyani Technical University (September 2015 to August 2017)
  4. Senior Resident Tutor (2015)
  5. Executive Director, Brong Ahafo Research and Extension Centre (BAREC), Sunyani Technical University (2009-2011).
  6. Coordinator-Local Centre and Admissions, Course Facilitator (MBA), Institute of Technology Australia (IOTA) Australia (2007-2010).
  7. Consultant, Rural Agricultural and General Services Consultants Limited (RASCON), Kumasi (2005-2010).
  8. Form Tutor, Twene Amanfo Senior High School, Sunyani, (2001-2006.
  9. Asst. Public Education Officer, National Commission on Civic Education, Regional Headquarters, Sunyani (2000-2001).
  10. Junior Library Assistant, Ghana Library Board, Regional Office, Sunyani (1993-1994)

Service To Community

Prof. 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

Prof. 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 in 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

Readerships
A. Internal Examiner Assignments for Post-Graduate Theses:
  1. IDL-KNUST M Sc. ESM Thesis- Energy Security And Productivity Of Small And Medium Scale Enterprises (SMSs) In Accra, Ghana, George Locher PG 7140619, 2020
  2. IDL-KNUST M Sc. BCERM Thesis- Assessing Risk Management Practices Of Service-Oriented Small And Medium Enterprises (SMEs) In The Kumasi Metropolis, Boateng Richard, G6993319, 2020
  3. IDL-KNUST M Sc. BCERM Thesis-An Empirical Assessment Of The Nexus Between Sectoral Structure, Inflation, Exchange Rate And Economic Growth In Ghana, Selasie Kwame Asigbetse, Pg: 20702212, 2020
  4. IDL-KNUST M Sc. ESM Thesis-Economic Benefit Of Energy Efficiency To The Petroleum Refineries In Ghana: A Case Of Tema Oil Refinery (Tor) David Ayo, Pg: Pg5413718, 2020
  5. IDL-KNUST M Phil. BCERM Thesis-Comparative Study of the Employee Turnover at GCB and Absa Banks in the Kumasi Metropolis Assembly, Ghana, Grace Amihere, PG 5273618, 2020
  6. IDL-KNUST M Sc. BCERM Thesis-Examining The Effect Of Risk Management Practices On Performance Of Banks; A Case Study Of Listed Banks On The Ghana Stock Exchange, Isaac Anokye Aidoo, PG5248718 (20619746), 2020
  7. IDL-KNUST M Sc. BCERM Thesis-Financial Management Practices Of Small And Medium Enterprises (SMEs) In Accra, Rahinatu Sawyer, PG 5250918, 2020
  8. IDL-KNUST M Sc. ESM- Exploring Strategies For Improving Gas Supplies For Sustainable Power Generation In Ghana, PG5412218, 2020
  9. IDL-KNUST M Sc. ESM-Assessing The Environmental Effects Of Oil And Gas Exploration In Ghana, Chantel Amo-Fosu, PG 1203117, 2019
  10. IDL-KNUST M Sc. ESM-The Contribution Of Wind Energy To Sustainable Power Generation In Ghana, Patrick Adu-Wiafe, PG 1208017, 2019
  11. IDL-KNUST M Sc. ESM-An Assessment of Energy Efficiency in Lighting and Air-conditioning Systems as Options to incorporate renewable Energy in the Manufacturing Sub-Sector: The case of Two Manufacturing Industries, Ghana, Josephine Fianu, PG1204517, 2018.
  12. IDL-KNUST M BA- An Investigation into Sales Territory Management and Distributor Performance: A Case Study of Vodafone, Brong Ahafo Region, Ghana, Charles Tenkorang, 2016
  13. IDL-KNUST M BA - Assessing the effects of Psychological Contract Fulfilment on Employee Performance: A Case Study of Asanko Gold Mine, Mildred Fogenpane Kolson, 2016
  14. IDL-KNUST M BA- An Examination of the effects of Internal Audit Performance on Internal Control Systems in Selected Government Agencies in the Brong Ahafo Region, Ghana, Richmond Amponsah, 2016
  15. IDL-KNUST M BA- Creating Sustainable Income through Cassava Processing: A Case Study of Women in Cassava Farming in Kintampo, Ghana, Ephrem Duorinaa, 2015
  16. IDL-KNUST M BA- Effect of the Implementation Of ICT Tools on Revenue Generation In Selected District Hospitals In Ghana; A Case Study of Atebubu, Sene, Yeji, and Amanten District Hospitals, Ibrahim Sulemana, 2015
  17. IDL-KNUST M BA- An Investigation Into The Effective Utilization Of Internally Generated Funds (IGF) By District Assemblies; A Case Study Of Atebubu-Amantin District Assembly, Ahmadu Issah Sahayawu, 2015
  18. IDL-KNUST M BA- Assessing the Challenges of Tax Revenue Mobilisation in Ghana, the case of Sunyani Municipality Kodwo Boakye Egyin, 2009-2013
  19. IDL-KNUST M BA- Stakeholder Contributions to the Financial Management Practices of the Cocoa Purchasing Industry in Ghana: Experiences from Sunyani Cocoa District, Desmond Oppong, 2009-2013.
  20. IDL-KNUST M BA- An Investigation into the Challenges of Tourism Development in the Lawra and Nandom Districts in the Upper West Region, Joseph Kassacks Boyah Tang, 2009-2013.
  21. IDL-KNUST M BA- Assessing the service delivery of GWCL. The case of Sunyani Municipality, Yvonne, Egyin, 2009-2013.
  22. IDL-KNUST M BA- The Effectiveness of Training Needs Assessment on Performance of Workers of Financial Institutions: A Case Study of Selected Ghana Commercial Bank Branches in Brong Ahafo Region, Boadu Benjamin Bosompem, 2009-2013.
B. Post-Graduate Thesis Readerships:
  1. ADVENTISTS UNIVERSITY OF AFRICA, KENYA DOCTORATE OF. DIVINITY- Enhancing The Spirituality Of Adventist Children For Mission Involvement In The Church—Tano North District, Ghana; Kenya, Eric Aborampah Mensah, 2016
  2. VVU-TECHIMAN MBA- Assessing The Impact Of Organizational Motivation On Staff Performance In Ghanaian Universities: A Case Study Of University Of Energy And Natural Resource, Clifford Asomah, 2020
  3. VVU-TECHIMAN MBA-Assessing The Effectiveness Of Recruitment And Retention Practices In Ghanaian Technical Universities: A Case Study Of Sunyani Technical University, Adomako Debora, 2020.
  4. VVU-TECHIMAN MBA -A Study Of The Challenges Affecting The Effectiveness Of The National Health Insurance Scheme: A Case Study Of Tamale Metropolitan, Nantomah Lamisi Gladys, 2020
  5. VVU-TECHIMAN MBA -Corporate Social Responsibility And Customer Loyalty In The Banking Sector: A Case Study Of Ghana Commercial Bank, Techiman Branch, Paschal Dery, 2020.
  6. VVU-TECHIMAN MBA - Job-related ambiguity and their consequences on job performance: A case study of UDS Library staff. Ndenab Priscilla, 2020.
  7. VVU-TECHIMAN MBA -Leadership Influence On Employee Innovative Working Behaviour: A Case Study of Adventist Church in Techiman, Gyaki Frederick, 2020.
  8. VVU-TECHIMAN MBA - The role of microfinance institutions to poverty reductions at Sagnerigu municipality in the Northern region. Mohammed Ismael; 2019.
  9. VVU-TECHIMAN MBA - Government interventions and management of state-owned enterprises in Ghana: the case of some selected state-owned enterprises, Daniel Agyei Sarpong, 2019
  10. VVU-TECHIMAN MBA - The contribution of reward and motivation to the organization. A case study of WA national service secretariat-Ghana, Bananturo Felicia, 2019
  11. VVU-TECHIMAN MBA - An assessment of customer relationship management and revenue mobilization in the Techiman Municipality, Faustina Ocran, 2019.
  12. VVU-TECHIMAN MBA - The Effect Of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) On Performance Of Banks: A Case Study Of Wenchi Rural Bank Limited, Ababio Alexander, 2017.
  13. VVU-TECHIMAN MBA - Recruitment and selection practices and their impact on the productivity of Newmont Gold Ghana Limited (NGGL), Dinah Asusmah-Fofie, 2017.
  14. VVU-TECHIMAN MBA -An Investigation into the Role of Management in the Promotion of Employee Satisfaction: A Case Study Of Brong Ahafo Regional Education Directorate, Gabriel Serbeh, 2017
  15. VVU-TECHIMAN MBA - Assessing The Impact Of Information And Communication Technology On Employee Performance: A Case Study Of Sunyani Technical University, Philomina Darkwah, 2017
  16. VVU-TECHIMAN MBA - The Effect Of Database System Management on the Performance Of SME's Case Study: On SME's In Techiman Municipality, Atta Agyarko, 2017.
  17. VVU-TECHIMAN MBA - Assessing The Effectiveness Of Public Procurement System In Meeting Procurement Requirements In Public Tertiary Educational Institutions: A Case Study Of Sunyani Technical University, Elizabeth Attah – Mensah, 2016
  18. VVU-TECHIMAN MBA - The Effect of Rural Banking on Economic Development of Rural Communities; Case study of Nkoranzah Kwabere Rural Bank, Makandan Najinpoan Ernestina, 2016
  19. VVU-TECHIMAN MBA, An Investigation into The Effects Of Internal Control Systems On Internal Audit Performance In Government Agencies: A Case Study of Some Selected Government Agencies In The Ashanti Region Of Ghana, Ngmaara-Wie Felix, 2017.
  20. VVU-TECHIMAN MBA - Role Of Financial Institutions In Providing Access To Loans: A Case Study Of Middle Income Government Employees In Wenchi Municipality, Ruth Fosuaa Boachie, 2017.
  21. PGSM-IEMBA- Assessing The Effectiveness Of Community Initiated Projects In Ghana; The Case Study Of Climate-Friendly Development Project At Valley View University (VVU) Campus, Oyibi-Accra, Sonny Davis Arthur, 2010
  22. PGSM-IEMBA- Promotion and Transfer of Staff as Effective Tools for Job Performance: Volta River Authority/Northern Electricity Department in Focus, Irene Akyaa Yeboah, 2012
  23. CIC, UK, MBA- Assessing Training And Development As An Essential Tool For Influencing Performance Of Employees In An Organization; A Case Study Of Ghana Police Service, Sunyani, Herbert Oto, 2010
  24. CIC, UK, MBA - Exploring Efficiency In Financial Performance Of Rural And Community Banks (RCBs) In Brong-Ahafo Region Of Ghana, (A Case Study Of Kintampo Rural Bank, Capital Rural Bank, Wamfie Rural Bank, Nkoranman Rural Bank, And Nsoatreman Rural Bank), Robert Nti, 2010.
  25. CIC, UK, MBA - An Investigation into the extrinsic and intrinsic factors which are needed to motivate the employees; Case Study of Sunyani Polytechnic, Ghana, Frank Owusu, 2010
  26. CIC, UK, MBA- Investigation Into Effective Cash Supply And Its Competitive Advantage On Internal Cocoa Marketing Of Produce Buying Company In Ghana, A Case Study Of Brong Ahafo Produce Buying Company (PBC) Limited, Asante Gyamfi David, 2010
C. Selected Under-Graduate Project Work Readership
  1. STU, SUNYANI, HND SMS- The Effects Of Conflict Resolution On Performance In MTN Ghana, Sunyani Branch, 2020
  2. STU, SUNYANI, BTECH MES- The Effects Of Stress On The Productivity Of workers In Financial Institutions (A Case Study Of Consolidated Bank Ghana, Sunyani), 2019
  3. STU, SUNYANI, BTECH PSCM- Assessing The Challenges In The Implementation Of The Public Procurement Act (Act 663) 2003: A Case Study Of Sunyani Municipal Hospital, 2019
  4. STU, SUNYANI, HND SMS- The role of management in the motivation of workers for improved productivity. A case study of Zenith Bank Sunyani" for the Partial Fulfilment of the Requirement for the Award of the HND in SMS, 2019
  5. STU, SUNYANI, HND SMS -The Effect Of An Introduction Of Modern Office Equipment On The Performance Of Secretaries At Fiagya And Baduman Rural Banks Limited
  6. STU, SUNYANI, HND SMS -The Assessment Of Management Accounting Principles In The Local Government System. A Case Study Of Sunyani Municipal Assembly
  7. STU, SUNYANI, HND SMS -Examine The Effects Of Financial Management Practices On Delivery Of Health Care Services At The Sunyani Polytechnic Clinic
  8. STU, SUNYANI, HND SMS -An Assessment Of The Warehousing Operations Of The Mining Industry – The Case Of Newmont Gold Ghana Limited
  9. STU, SUNYANI, HND SMS -An Investigation Into The Contribution Of Modern Office Technology On The Performance Of Administrative Secretaries.” A Case Study Of WAEC (Sunyani Municipality)
  10. STU, SUNYANI, HND SMS -An investigation into the contribution of Corporate Social Responsibly to the livelihood of people in the Sunyani municipality.
  11. STU, SUNYANI, HND SMS -The effect of the introduction of ICT on the performance of Office Secretaries; The Case of Sunyani Polytechnic