John Osae-Kwapong, Ph.D., of Upper Saddle River, New Jersey, is The University of Findlay’s new associate vice president for academic affairs and institutional effectiveness. Osae-Kwapong will begin his new role on July 7; this is a new position at the University.
The purpose of this new position is to provide leadership, administrative oversight and coordination for campus-wide assessment efforts and academic strategic initiatives. The new associate vice president also will develop institutional policies and protocols that facilitate a culture of continuous improvement and innovation.
“I have a deep interest in institutional research, planning and assessment and have gained an in-depth understanding of the concept, its application and how institutions of higher education can build systems that allow them to systematically measure and assess progress and use the results for continuous improvement,” said Osae-Kwapong. “This has become increasingly important, given the calls for more accountability.”
Osae-Kwapong has eight years of experience working in higher education in the area of planning and institutional effectiveness. Since 2012, he served as director of planning and research at Columbia University, New York. Osae-Kwapong also was director of planning, assessment and research at The Graduate School, Washington, D.C. (2010-2012); and director of institutional research, Gallaudet University, Washington, D.C. (2009-2010). In addition, he held several roles with the Virginia Community College System (2006-2009) and was an assessment coordinator for Frederick Community College, Frederick, Maryland (2006).
Also, since 2013, Osae-Kwapong has been an adjunct lecturer at the Metropolitan College of New York, and from 2007-2011, he was an instructor at George Mason University.
Osae-Kwapong received a doctorate in political science from George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia; master of public administration from Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta, Georgia; and a bachelor of arts in political science from Houghton College, Houghton, New York.