1002 Hampton Fall Boulevard Apt 1511 Brownsboro, Alabama 35741-8035
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Citizenship: United States of America
Over 15 years of Resource management to create and improve spaces for worker’s residence, guest accommodation, offices, library, scientific research, technical workshop, and production. Did staff capacity-building, improved research and work processes to increase productivity. Practiced Project Management in new building construction, renovations, refurbishment and repairs. Project Management in technology-transfer research, and training kit for its dissemination. Pursued research for intervention in housing, and environmental sustainability. Integrated theories and practices for pragmatic solutions. Have had significant exposures in Africa, Britain and America. I taught applied Art.
PhD Business Administration| Project Management 2013 – 2019
Northcentral University - 2488 Historic Decatur Rd, Suite 100, San Diego, CA 92106
Concentration in Project Management
MS Architecture (courses) 2011 – 2013
Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA
-Building Architecture Courses
MSc. |Real Estate Development 2007 – 2009
University of Salford- The School of Built Environment, Greater Manchester UK
Bachelor of Fine Arts 2002 – 2005
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi - Ghana -Graphic Design, (with Interior Design)
Diploma in Rural Art and Industry 1991 – 1993
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi - Ghana
Standardization of Rural industry and products (Honours/Distinction)
Abaco Systems: Stockroom/Receiving Clerk (USA) 11/2016 – present
-Materials Handler and Receiving Clerk: Receive parts into SAP, stocking and spatial management
-Participation in Risk management, Issues management, Environmental impact management
ADTRAN Inc. Surface Mount Technology Assembler/FT Parker (USA) 09/2009 – 10/2016
-Received of parts into stock |Verified parts received for production |Setup parts to feed assembly.
-Trained new staff in mechanical preparation, manual setup, assembly and breakdown procedures.
Savannah Agriculture Research Institute (SARI) 1983 –2006 (SARI is Government Institution of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Ghana)
-Head of Estate Unit: Proposed designs for changes and co-Managed construction projects for the transition of the Research Station to Research Institution. Redesigned Corporate Identity elements. -Managed Estate Maintenance operations| Improved Human resource, work Process and Materials management |Managed Real Estate Project supplies chain.
-Managed Renovations and maintenance of over 400 building units (at the headquarters and 3 sub-stations/campuses) comprising of staff residences; guest houses; offices, library, cafeteria and laboratories; electricity generator stations, water processing station; seed stores, spare parts and general stores; technical work-shops complex and a Conference facility complex.
-Collaborated as artist/communication designer on On-farm Agricultural Research projects.
PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATION and CERTIFICATION
Certified IPC Specialist,
PMI member – North Alabama Chapter
INTERVENTIONS by RESEARCH, CONSULTANCY and CAPACITY-BUILDING
Interventions in Post-harvest security | Anti-desertification real estate development |Informal housing construction| Food and Agriculture development -Technology transfer 1994 – 2009
-Accomplished a Design adaption for the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture: Designed a hybrid-barn from samples in West Africa Sub-Region, prepared quantities and managed the construction of an archetype| An efficient affordable post-harvest food security tool.
-Developed Integrated Real Estate Development Technology and its management strategy| To combat both natural and artificial desertification with cost saving features.
-Informal Housing Projects: Brief formulation | Proposal of Building design | Correction of buildings/spatial design defects| Supervision of construction/ re-construction| Soft landscaping.
-Communication Design to bridge language/cultural barriers between research Scientist and Peasant farmers. Developed visual training materials for training Trainers and Trainees
-Worked with Scientific and Social research teams for on-farm technology improvement.
Advocacy |Private Consultancy: Research| Communication Design| Informal housing Design & Project Management| Teaching and Training.
-Illustration for technology-transfer | Illustrated for action research, fine-tuning of integrated technology; and illustration of implementation manuals for front line staff, trainers’ manuals, and training of trainer’s manuals.
-Taught Art part time to pupils in grade 1 to 8 and High School. At Bachelor’s level I assisted my Lecturer at Analytical Figure Drawing classes which lasted about 2 hours per bout.
-Trained Polytechnic students on internship in Graphic design-sign writing. On-the-job: Trained informal construction crew to use innovative approaches.
Advocacy: Upgrading of Associate program to a Bachelor’s degree level at University. Today the advocacy and input to upgrade Rural Art and Industry to a bachelor’s program has been fruitful, it now a BFA degree in Integrated Art and Industry at KNUST
Application of Art to consolidate technological capacity in Scientific research findings and Technology transfer at SARI.
Consultancy: Construction Brief Management, architectural design & drafting, and construction supervision in informal housing. Incorporated space-use innovation.
Discoveries: Situational Exploitation and Distributive leverage in Stakeholder management in informality.
Innovation: Site plan for improved pedestrian access and safety in residential neighborhoods.
Projects: To achieve project cost savings: Prevented re-work, restored structural capacity and improved interior space design in informal housing. Combated desertification with housing, by planned vegetative landscaping.
Research: Integrated Project Management to extend frontiers of project management.
AWARDS: ACADEMIC and PROFESSIONAL
KNUST College of Art, Art exhibition for External examiners award: My work saw adjudged the best in ‘figure proportion’ for decades in the College of Art. One of my artefacts mesmerized a spectator; I was award Distinction on the program – 1993
Hand-picked and awarded the position of Art Consultant, to replace an Artist on a Scientific and Social research project of the Supra-Regional Weed Control program conducted by GTZ and the University of Hohenheim of Germany, and MoFA and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, of Ghana) 1994 – 1999. The application of Art helped to find solutions to the over 60 years witch-weed striga problem.
Introduced to Agriculture Economists, Scientific and Social researchers the application of Art to refine and consolidate technological capacity in scientific research findings and Technology transfer at SARI and hence I was co-opted to work with Institute’s researchers on On-farm projects – 2000.
Hybrid-barn from samples in West Africa Sub-Region conducted by International Institute of Tropical Agriculture; the Post-Harvest consultants adjudged my work as the best in the Sub-Region. It has a rodent control strip, works in stack-effect ventilation, and heated air drying by design and materials used – 2000.
Admitted to Sophomore of Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) for the prior Academic Distinction in Rural Art and Industry at KNUST College of Art, and high performance on the Admission Interview – 2002.
At Bachelor’s program level my BFA Thesis was saw adjudged the best work in the Department of Communication Design, Faculty of Art, College of Art and Built Environment, KNUST – 2005
Vied for and won a University of Salford International Students Scholarship in UK for master’s degree as the School of Built Environment renowned for leading UK National Assignment for two decades – 2007.
The MSc degree qualifies holders as members of the Royal Institute of Charted Surveyors of Britain, exempted from the entrance examination – 2009.
Vied for and won a Northcentral University (USA) Scholarship in the School of Business – 2019.
SKILLS and ATTRIBUTES
Art/Illustration | Product design | Interior design/decoration| Fashion design | Leadership
-Knowledge, and skills in Drawing; Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Photo Shop.
-Skills in simple Building design and Modelling, Site design, Carpentry and Painting
-Graphic Design, Interior Design, Product Design, Fashion Design, and Urban Planning.
-Drafting, Quantity Estimates, Construction Processes, Color-Development and Furnishing.
-Possess Communication, Management, and Research skills.
-Versatility: applied art and design for communication, production, marketing and technology-transfer. Proficient in visual and oral presentation. Team player and leader. Office and field worker
-Management/Leadership: Decision making, Skillful in planning, supervising, motivating employees, training and capacity-building for growth. Timeliness, cost and quality control.
-Consultancy: Solution, aesthetic, function and affordability orientated production for users.
-Innovative, research-oriented, quick learner, capacity builder, analytical, customer-centered.
Volunteered as Construction Manager, Speaker, Teacher, Fashion Designer 1983 - present
-Managed construction projects from design to construction and closeout for friends and family.
-Interior decoration for Church programs, weddings, and Student on-campus/outreach programs.
-Speaker at Scripture Union, Full Gospel Businessmen’s Fellowship and Church programs
-Took leadership positions in University student organizations and Church outreach projects.
-Run Saturday Art classes in drawing and painting for children of ages 4 to 12 at my residence.
-Designed dresses for professional seamstresses to sow especially for family and friends.
-Designed and sew men’s and women’s customized apparel especially for family and friends.
Transferable skill from Work Experience and Education
Saved waste of efforts and resources in informal housing sector; improved spatial, and structural capacity| Restored and maintained formal building units| Built capacity by staff through seminars, school education, trade courses and training on the job| Helped improved processes for better productivity 1985 – 2002.
-Received work orders; Inspected sites, prepared brief, made designs and schedule proposals.
-Took input form artisans: Prepared material specification and cost estimate to order request.
-Negotiated with vendors (wholesalers and retailers) to reduce prices for bulk orders.
-Ensured proper storage and made intermittent request to take supplies from Stores for field use.
-Added little sample of new products to be tested on ongoing projects before formal patronage.
-Supervised contractors or my crew in new construction, renovation, repairs and refurbishment.