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Samuel Appiah-Marfo Ph.D.

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Brief Biography

Dr. Samuel Appiah-Marfo is Assistant Professor or Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, and School of Business and Leadership at Regent University College of Science & Technology, Ghana. He is a Co-Founder and CEO of Quantitative Research Assistance Inc. (QRAI), Acting Head of General Services, Adjunct Professor, Conflict resolution policy analyst and a Consultant; he has affiliated and served such organizations as the Department of Conflict Analysis and Resolution (DCAR), the Center for Democratic Development, Ghana and International Rescue Committee (IRC). He has lived in Ghana, Ivory Coast and United States, and his policy work has focused on human rights, responsibility to protect, and humanitarian interventions. He has published and presented globally. His book on ‘Determinant of success in United Nations humanitarian intervention operations’ was published in 2012.  Also, he has published in the Journal of Conflict Resolution Quarterly.  He tutors online quantitative research methods, minorities or marginalized in democracy and civil societies, resource conflict in Africa and International development, reconstruction and stabilization operations in fragile or violent conflicting countries.  He has striven to create a cooperative classroom community and encourages an understanding of cultural diversity.  He is skilled researcher with an engaging transnational security and international relations research agenda.         

 

Education

  • Ph.D., Conflict Analysis and Resolution, Nova Southeastern University, Florida, 2010
  • LL.M., Intercultural Human Rights, St. Thomas University School of Law, Florida, 2014 (In Progress)
  • MSc,   Conflict Analysis and Resolution, Nova Southeastern University, Florida, 2004
  • Bachelor of Education Social Studies (Honors), University of Cape Coast, Ghana, 1998 

 

Certifications

  • 2012 - 2015 Social Science Teacher - Sociology & Anthropology, State of Illinois
  • 2011 - 2014 Social Science Teacher, grades 6-12 Florida Public Schools
  • 2008 - 2012 Behavioral Science Teacher, grades 6-12 Georgia Public Schools
  • 2004 - 2007 Social Science Teacher, grades 6-12 Florida Public Schools         
  • 1998 - 2002 Asst. Supt. - Social Studies & Government, Ghana Education Service

 

Skills & Expertise

  • Adjunct Professor, Peace building training and quantitative researcher,  Human rights and humanitarian intervention operations researcher, Conflict Resolution Analyst, Global political economy, Transnational Security & Counterterrorism Expert, International Educator & Cultural diversity consultant

 

Honors and Scholarship Awards

  • 11/2009-05/2010 Graduate Assistantship (GA), Nova Southeastern University
  • 08/2003-04/2004 Graduate Assistantship (GA), Nova Southeastern University
  • 04/2003-08/2003 Financial Aid Assistantship, Nova Southeastern University
  • 01/2003-04/2003 Student Services Assistantship, Nova Southeastern University
  • 2006 - 2007 Soccer Coach: Lawton Chiles Middle School, Miami, Florida
  • 1999 - 2000 Gt. Accra Regional President of National Service Personnel Association, Ghana
  • 1999 - 2000 Adangbe East District President of National Service Personnel Association, Ghana  

 

Publications

Books

  • Determinants of Success in United Nations (UN) Humanitarian Intervention Operations. Germany: LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing. (January, 2012).

 

Selected Refereed Articles

  • International Negotiation: “The Cuban Missile Crisis” Template for Social Change”   International Journal of Business Quantitative Economics and Applied Management Research, Vol. 1, (3), 21-30 (August, 2014) ISSN: 2349-5677 http://ijbemr.com/archive/volume-1-issue-3-august-2014current-issue/
  • “Terrorism Discourse: A Comparative Essay of Terrorism and Colonialism and their implications on Conflict Resolution in Africa – Yesterday victims become today’s perpetrators.”   International Journal of Business Quantitative Economics and Applied Management Research, Vol. 1, (1), 123-132 (June, 2014) ISSN: 2349-5677
  • “Conflict Resolution: The “Faksoro” Custom of the Rotumans of South Pacific.” Journal of ConflictResolution Quarterly, Vol. 30, (3), 329-345 (Spring 2013)
  • “The Impact of Pan-African Historical Theatre Festival (PANAFEST) in Central Region of Ghana: The case study Cape Coast Municipality.” D.A.S.S.E. University of Cape Coast, (1998) 
  • “Social Aspect of Terrorism-Violence against States: A Comparative Essay of Religious Influence on the Impact of Political Movements on Human Rights Abuses.” Submitted to Journal of ConflictResolution Quarterly (http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/crq)
  • “The Traditional Alternative Dispute Resolution Systems of Ghana” Submitted to Journal of ConflictResolution Quarterly (http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/crq)

 

Working Papers

  • “Metropolitan Conflict: A Case Study of Philadelphia: Race, Class Divisions, Housing, Employment, Economy and Politics in this Urban Metropolis.” Currently working on 
  • “‘Cultural Responses to Collective Trauma: How collective trauma experiences of different societies explain aspects of their identity.” Journal of Genocide Awareness Applied Research (JGAAR). Forthcoming
  • “Nation-State Terror: Ways and Means States commits Political Assassinations.” Submitted to Journal of Peace Studies (www.peacestudiesjournal.org.uk) Forthcoming
  • “Social Aspect of Terrorism-Violence against States: A Comparative Essay of Religious Influence on the www.review.upeace.org     
  • “Proliferation of Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) and the onset of Civil Wars in Africa.”Http://www.turnitin.com. Unpublished paper to be submitted to African Journal of Conflict Resolution-ACCORD.  
  • “Current U.S. Illegal Immigration Policy: A look at “Pull” - “Push” Factors and Trauma of Immigration.” Unpublished paper submitted to the Journal of Peace and Conflict Studies: Nova Southeastern University. Forthcoming 
  • “Cultural Relativism and Human Rights:  A Case Study the “Trokosi” System of the Ewe and Ga-Adangbe Ethnic Groups of Ghana.” To be submitted to the Center for Human Rights, Gender Unit: University of Pretoria.
  • “Social Change and the Indigenous Conflict Resolution Systems in Africa.” Unpublished paper to be submitted to the Journal of Peace and Conflict Studies: Nova Southeastern University

 

Invited Lectures

  • “Environmental and Human Security in Africa” 49th International Studies Association (ISA) Annual Convention, (ECSP Director Geoff Dabelko) March 26-29, 2008.  San Francisco, California
  • “The Ethics of Humanitarian Intervention” Ethics across the Curriculum Workshop, (Michael Walzer Lecture) January 27, 2007, University of San Diego
  • Annual Lecture on Michael Walzer’s book Just and Unjust Wars, to the CAS, Core Curriculum Students, University of Boston, 2006 

 

Academic Conferences and Presentations

  • “‘Cultural Responses to Collective Trauma: How collective trauma experiences of different societies explain aspects of their identity.” A paper submitted to International Conference on "Languages and Cultures of Conflicts and Atrocities": Organized by the Department of German and Slavic Studies, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg (Canada) on October 11-13, 2012.
  • “Indigenous Conflict Resolution and Peacemaking Systems: The “Faksoro Custom of the Rotuman’s of South Pacific.”  Re: International Conference on “Global Conflicts, Local Solutions: Indigenous Conflict Management Strategies”: Organized by the Center for Conflict Management – Kennesaw State University on April 20-21, 2012.
  •  “The Institute for Genocide Awareness & Applied Research (IGAAR) Conference, Nova Southeastern University, April 9-10, 2010.
  •  “Problem-Solving approach from the perspectives of Burton, Doob, and Kelman: What are their main theories and how do each compare? Would you favor one approach over another?” Peace Forum, DCAR, Nova Southeastern University, class presentation, June 26-27, 2008
  • “The similarities and differences of Universal versus Particular Social Patterning:  Implications on Conflict Resolution scholars and practitioners” Peace Forum, DCAR, Nova Southeastern University, class presentation, March, 20-21, 2008
  • “International Negotiation: The Cuban Missile Crisis”, Public Policy Forum, DCAR, Nova Southeastern University, Class presentation, May 3-5, 2007
  •  “International Negotiations and Regional Conflict Resolution”, Department of Conflict Analysis & Resolution, Residential Institute, DCAR, Nova Southeastern University October, 12, 2007
  • "Humanitarian Intervention, Critical Theory and Alternative Understandings of Political Change" International Studies Association, March 22, 2006, San Diego, California
  • “Controversies of U.S. Foreign Policy”, Public Policy Forum, DCAR, Nova Southeastern University, Class presentation, April, 3- 5, 2006
  • “The Impact of Ethnic Stereotypes on National Unity: Critical Assessment of the Four Major Ethnic Groups of Ghana (Akans, Ga-Adangbes, Ewes and Mole-Dagbanis)” Class presentation, February, 14, 2007
  • “Wife-Battering and the Traditional Ghanaian Culture: A   Narrative Study of Victims Experiences among Ga-Adangbe ethnic group of Ghana.” Class Presentation, August 9, 2006

 

Ph.D. Dissertation Committee Member

  • Agbeko-Kwasi Tosu, Nova Southeastern University. Dissertation title “Lessons from Within:  The life story of a former African Child Soldier” July 15, 2011.

 

International Editorial Board Member

  • Empaneled as Editor-in-Chief of Journal International Research Journal of Human Resources & Social Sciences (Impact Factor-2.561) of Associated Asia Research Foundation (AARF), August 26, 201
  • International Journal of Business Quantitative Economics and Applied Management Research, July 9, 2014

 

Teaching Interests

  • International Conflict, Peace & Security,
  • Humanitarian Intervention Operations  
  • Intelligence Studies - Counterterrorism
  • Human Rights Theory, Practice & Law
  • Responsibility to protect
  • Conflict Resolution and Indigenous systems,
  • Peace building & Peace-making,
  • International Relations
  • Foreign Policy Analysis - US & Africa Foreign Policies
  • Islam, Terrorism and Violence Prevention in Africa,
  • Environmental Security or Resource Conflict
  • Transnational Security Studies,
  • Ethnic or Civil wars and their resolutions,           
  • Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods

 

Research Interests

  • Humanitarian Intervention Operations,
  • Human Rights & Responsibility to protect,   
  • Global political economy,
  • International Conflict, Peace & Security
  • Indigenous Conflict Resolution Systems
  • Environmental Security and Africa Resource Conflicts  
  • Transnational Security Studies -Migration, IDPs, Immigration
  • International Security

 

Professional Associations

  • Social Science Research Network, (www.ssrn.org)
  • International Studies Association (www.isanet.org)
  • International Peace and Collaborative Development Network, (www.internationalpeaceandconflict.org)
  • United Teachers of (Miami) Dade (UTD), Florida, USA
  • African Action Network, Nova Southeastern University, Florida, USA
  • National Service Personnel Associations (NASPA), Ghana

 

Volunteer Positions

  • Director of Policy & Programs: “Walk-on-Water Ministries International” (Outreach NGO) Plantation, Florida, (2009-2015)
  • Associate Minister: Christian Restoration Ministries International Church, Miami, Florida (2003-2012)
  • Soccer and Tennis Coach, Lawton Chiles Middle School, Florida (2005-2007