Professor Anthony K. Ahiawodzi is an experienced Economist, Researcher and an Educationist. He obtained his First and Second Degrees in Economics at the University of Cape Coast (Ghana), and went for his PhD Programme in Economics at the University of Strathclyde – Glasgow (Scotland). He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Economists of Ghana (ICEG).
His Professional Lectureship career started at the Department of Economics, University of Cape Coast – Ghana in 1985, where he lectured in various aspects of Economics and Statistics from 1985 to 2002.
He continued at the Central University College in Accra for 3 years before joining the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) in August 2005.
He became the first Head of Department of Marketing (2005-2009) when the Degree programmes started in the UPSA. He worked diligently to consolidate the new department. He was also the Chairman of the Sub-committee on Accreditation, and played important role in preparing documents for accreditation of many programmes, such as BSc. Banking and Finance, Diploma programmes of the University.
The most significant and memorable contribution to the academic development of the UPSA is Professor Ahiawodzi’s initiative in originating and nurturing the establishment of the UPSA Weekend School in August 2009, for which he became the first Dean. The Weekend School has flourished and now enjoys very high patronage by workers (especially) in Ghana. Professor Ahiawodzi is currently the Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the University.