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Very Rev. Dr. Dominic Sylvester DadziePastor Josiah B. Andor

Faculty Officer/Ag. University Chaplain


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Primary Department: Faculty of Arts and Sciences 

 

 

 

Education:

  • PhD (Religion and Human Values),University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast Ghana (IN PROGRESS)
  • M.Phil (Religious Studies), University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana (2010)
  • B.A (Theological Studies), Valley View University, Oyibi, Accra- Ghana (2007)

 

Brief Biography:

Born at Kpandai in the Northern Region of Ghana to Pastor and Mrs. John Kofi Andor, Josiah had his primary education at Kpandai S.D.A. Primary and proceeded to St. Kizito's Catholic JHS in Kpandai. From these, he studied Business (Accounting) at the Adventist Senior High School in Tamale.

After these, he heeded to the call to ministry and went to Valley View University to study Theology in order to become a Pastor. HE graduated from Valley View in 2007 and stayed on in the Theology Department. After a year of being a teaching Assistant at Valley View, he went to the University of Cape Coast to study for a Master of Philosophy degree (M.Phil) in Old Testament, a Degree he obtained in 2010. He then became a Lecturer at the School of Theology and Missions in Valley View University until August, 2012. He is currently studying for a PhD in the Old Testament.

He started teaching at Regent University College of Science and technology in 2012 as an Adjunct Lecturer. In 2013, he was appointed as a full time lecturer in the Department of Theology and Ministry. He has since occupied various positions including Research Associate to the office of the President/CEO, Faculty Officer (Faculty of Arts and Sciences), and Special Assistant to the President /CEO.

Josiah has passion for public speaking and sharing God’s word with people. He also loves making friends and tries as much as possible to keep them. Above all, he has a life goal of achieving all that is achievable within the will of God.

 

Scholarly/Research Interests:

  • Biblical Languages
  • Old  Testament Studies
  • Studies in the Psalms
  • Old Testament Narrative
  • Old Testament Poetry
  • Literary Criticism

 

Courses Teaching/Taught at Regent University:

  • Elementary Greek I
  • Elementary Greek II
  • Advanced Greek
  • Elementary Hebrew I
  • Elementary Hebrew II
  • Advanced Hebrew
  • Old Testament I
  • Old Testament II
  • New Testament I
  • New Testament II
  • Systematic Theology I
  • Systematic Theology II
  • Evangelism
  • Hermeneutics

 

Workshops, Seminars, Conferences, etc.

  • Graduate Students’ Association of Ghana (GRASAG) – National, First GRASAG Research Conference: “Policy Formulation in Ghana: The Use of Postgraduate Research”, University of Ghana, Legon (22nd February, 2013).
  • Ghana Association of Biblical Exegetes (GABES) Conference, Abokobi, Accra (Jan.  21-25, 2013)
  • Adventist Christian Missions and Ministries of Africa (ACMMA) conference, Babcock University, Nigeria (9th to 11th February 2012).
  • Ghana Association of Biblical Exegetes (GABES) Conference, Abokobi, Accra (Jan.  16-20, 2012)
  • Adventist Christian Missions and Ministries of Africa (ACMMA) conference in Accra, (February 2011).
  • Ghana Association of Biblical Exegetes (GABES) Conference, Cape Coast (January  18-22, 2011)
  • Ghana Association of Biblical Exegetes (GABES) Conference, Cape Coast (January  18-22, 2010)
  • Ghana Association of Biblical Exegetes (GABES) Conference, Kumasi, (February 23-27, 2009)
  • Ghana Association of Biblical Exegetes (GABES) Conference, Kumasi, (February 18-22, 2008)
  • Chaplaincy Seminar, Valley View University, Accra (February 10-15, 2008)

 

Selected Published Articles

  • "The Role of the Pastor's wife in Ministry" In Asia – Africa Journal of Mission and Ministry, Vol. 8, August 2013, pp. 21-35. (ISSN: 2092-741X)
  • "Is Divine Grace really beyond human comprehension: an Old Testament perspective" In Testamentum Imperium: an International Theological Journal, Volume 3, 2011, (Online Journal: www.PreciousHeart.net/ti), pp. 1- 14.
  • "A reader-response analysis of Genesis 39:7-10: A case of Sexual Harassment". In 1st GRASAG Research Conference (Abstract), February, 2013, p. 27
  • "Ecological Sanitation in Deuteronomy 23:10-15" In Scholarship and Christian Worldview; Journal of Global Christian Worldview Society, Vol. 6, August 2012, pp. 29 – 45. (ISSN: 2093-8071)
  • "The Perceptions of Ghanaian Adventist Youth on the Use of Hymns in Worship" In Asia – Africa Journal of Mission and Ministry, Vol. 6, August 2012, pp. 3-16. (ISSN: 2092-741X)

 

Conference Presentations

  • "A reader-response analysis of Genesis 39:7-10: A case of Sexual Harassment". Presented at First GRASAG Research Conference under the theme, "Policy Formulation in Ghana: The Use of Postgraduate Research", at University of Ghana, Legon (22nd February, 2013).
  • "Sexual Harassment in Genesis 39:7-10: A narrative-critical reading". Presented at Ghana Association of Biblical Exegetes (GABES) conference in Abokobi, Accra (January 2013).
  • "The Curse of eve and the place of women in Society: An exegetical study of Genesis 3:16". Presented at Adventist Christian Missions and Ministries of Africa (ACMMA) conference in Babcock University, Nigeria, February 2012.
  • "Prayers for National Peace: A Reading of Psalm 122:6-9". Presented at Ghana Association of Biblical Exegetes (GABES) conference in Accra, January 2012.
  • "The Perceptions of Ghanaian Adventist Youth on the Use of Hymns in Worship". Presented at Adventist Christian Missions and Ministries of Africa (ACMMA) conference in Accra, February 2011.
  • "The Bible and Ecology: A Literary Reading of Deuteronomy 23:10-15". Presented at Ghana Association of Biblical Exegetes (GABES) conference in Cape Coast, January 2011.
  • "Domestic Violence in the Story of Joseph and Potiphar’s wife: A narrative Critical reading of Genesis 39". Thesis presented to the Department of Religion and Human Values, University of Cape Coast in fulfillment of the award of a Master of Philosophy Degree in Religious Studies, July 2010.
  •  "Herod's Brutality in response to Political Threat- A lesson for Twenty-first Century Political leaders". Jointly presented at Ghana Association of Biblical Exegetes (GABES) conference at Kumasi, February 2009.
  • "Pilates Unjust decision and its resultant injustice on Jesus". Jointly presented at Ghana Association of Biblical Exegetes (GABES) conference at Kumasi, February 2009.
  • "The Parenting Motive in Hannah's Lamentation (1 Samuel 2:9-18), A Challenge to Ghanaian Women of the Twenty-first Century" Jointly presented at Ghana Association of Biblical Exegetes (GABES) conference at Kumasi, February 2008.

 

Professional affiliations and memberships

  • Member, Ghana Association of Biblical Exegetes (GABES)
  • Member, Adventist Christian Missions and Ministries of Africa (ACMMA)