Dr. EMMANUEL SETH ARMAH AYEE PROFESSIONAL PROFILE Has experience in the field of intercultural communication, public relations, organizational communication, management, publishing, consultancy, teaching, and training. Planned and implemented national multimedia information campaigns over multiple demographic and cultural boundaries in South Africa and Uganda with the primary objective of accomplishing Government sponsored programs. Participated in capacity building programs to promote good governance and national development. Editor of several publications. Multilingual with extensive international experience in Africa. Presented papers at international conferences in South Africa, Kenya, Zimbabwe, USA, Thailand, and The Netherlands. 1. Internal Communications Developed and implemented internal communication programs designed to build a participative, motivated network of staff and stakeholders who feel they are part of the organization and understand its mission and objectives. Developed and implemented communication skills training programs for staff and assisted managers to develop an understanding of their role in organizational communication. Facilitated the creation of a „communication culture‟ in several organizations. Developed a two-way participatory communication mechanism to facilitate information sharing between management and staff who come from different national and cultural backgrounds. 2. Communication Strategy Development Developed and implemented a nation-wide multimedia information campaign for the Uganda Water Rights Administration. Formulated and implemented corporate multimedia information campaign that reached 2,000 employees of a parastatal body in South Africa. Designed communication systems that enabled organizations deliver their business and strategic objectives in such a way that they secured the understanding, support, and commitment of their employees. Designed and implemented external Public Relations and communication programs that promoted the range of services an organization provides. 3. Preparing Print Materials Developed appropriate print-based communication for both internal and external corporate communications. Prepared print materials to support corporate and public information campaigns in Uganda, South Africa, and Kenya. Published a bi-monthly corporate newsletter in South Africa. I was the editor, wrote the editorials, and commissioned the writing of articles. Coordinated the publishing of literature for several countries including Benin, Burkna Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Cote d‟Ivoire, Ghana, Liberia, Mali, Sierra Leone, and Togo. Published and distributed a magazine and newsletter from Kenya. The readership was spread over Africa, North America, Europe, and Australia. I was the editor, wrote articles, commissioned writers, and liaised with printers. Edited a number of textbooks for high schools in Ghana. Edited other books and publications. Dr. Emmanuel Ayee Résumé 2 4. Management Skills and Training Experience Managed Communication Departments by developing departmental performance objectives, setting targets, and developing work programs. Managed the performance of staff by establishing individual work programs, and identifying how important outcomes could be recognized, achieved, and measured. Has cross-cultural administrative and management experience in Ghana, Kenya, Uganda, and South Africa. Provided consultancy and training services in communications and human resources development to various organizations in Ghana, Uganda, Kenya, and South Africa. 5. Strategic Planning and Organizational Awareness Participated in strategic planning sessions. Advised on appropriate communication and Public Relations responses to important people/issues which impact and influence organizations. Provided expert advice to divisional, district and departmental managers on the development and implementation of communication strategies to support their respective programs and projects. EDUCATION Ph.D. 1989-1993--Communication. Potchefstroom University, South Africa M.A. 1983-1985--Communication. Wheaton Graduate School of Communication, Wheaton, Illinois, USA. B.A.(Hons.) 1977-1982--Fine Art (Graphic Design). University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana. Pre-degree 1975-1977--English Literature and Fine Art. University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana. PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES Memberships: National Communication Association. International Listening Association. International Association for the Promotion of Christian Higher Education. Center for the Promotion of Christian Higher Education in Africa. Dr. Emmanuel Ayee Résumé 3 FACULTY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS, ETC. Nominated in April 2008 for the 2007-2008 Excellence in Teaching Award at Geneva College. Faculty Development Summer Institute: Active Learning & Teaching in University & College, Center for Life-Long Learning, University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada (July 25-July 29, 2005). Faculty Orientation Program at Dordt College (August – December 2002). Core Course Mentoring Program (August – December 2003). INTERNATIONAL TRAVELS The Netherlands, Germany, Britain, Thailand, Ethiopia, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Swaziland, South Africa, Kenya, Togo, Cote d‟Ivoire, Ghana, Uganda, United States, Canada. EMPLOYMENT RECORD JULY 2008 – PRESENT ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR REGENT UNIVERSITY, VIRGINIA BEACH, VA Chair, Department of Communication, School of Undergraduate Studies and Professor of Communication AUGUST 2007 TO MAY 2008 ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR GENEVA COLLEGE, BEAVER FALLS, PA Taught the following courses: Introduction to Public Relations, Advanced Public Relations, Principles of Communication, Public Speaking, and Communication Workshop Facilitation. AUGUST 2002 TO JULY 2007 ASSISTANT PROFESSOR DORDT COLLEGE, SIOUX CENTER, IOWA Taught the following courses: Public Relations, Organizational Communication, Cross-Cultural Communication, Principles of Communication, Fundamentals of Speaking and Listening. OCTOBER 2000 - JULY 2002 PUBLISHING EXECUTIVE SEDCO PUBLISHING LTD, GHANA Project Highlights: Planned, organized and monitored the writing, design and production of various Sedco titles (e.g., novels, biographies) and Sedco FCUBE (Free Compulsory Universal Basic Education) titles. Planned, organized and monitored the writing of various Longman FCUBE titles published in England. Established priorities, supervised production schedules and reviewed plans and output of the editorial section, typesetting and design studio. Developed and maintained professional contacts with writers, reviewers, editors, and designers, publishers and illustrators. Edited and proofread manuscripts for publication. Chaired weekly Editorial Review Committee meetings. Managed four staff members. Dr. Emmanuel Ayee Résumé 4 FEBRUARY 2000 - JULY 2002 MANAGING DIRECTOR, AMSETH CONSULTANCY, GHANA Provided leadership and managed the operations of the consultancy. Edited manuscripts for publication. Generated consultancy, training, and research jobs. JANUARY 1999 – JANUARY 2000 COUNTRY DIRECTOR, ORGANIZATION CAPACITY IMPROVEMENT CONSULTANTS INTL., GHANA Project Highlights: Provided mentoring for 13 Organization Development Trainee Consultants (from Kenya, Sudan, and Germany) undergoing a 4-modular OD Skills Training Program in Kenya. Edited company publications. Co-researcher in evaluating a 3-year community based Age-Care training program for Help Age organization in Ghana. Co-facilitator/trainer on the United States International Foundation for Election Systems (IFES) Project for Enhancing Civil Society Effectiveness at the Local Level (ECSELL), a capacity building program for leaders of District Assemblies and civil society organizations. Managed professional and support staff. Involved in high-level discussions with Country Representatives, Government Officials, and leaders of NGOs. JULY 1998-SEPTEMBER 1998 NATIONAL MEDIA EXPERT (CONSULTANT) FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS Project Highlights: Developed an overall strategy and plan for sustained public information campaign for the implementation of the Uganda Water Rights/Water Permits Administration. Prepared print materials for the public awareness campaign. Developed a program for educational broadcasting on radio and television. Involved in discussions, negotiation and planning with Government officials. Wrote a report for the FAO. JANUARY 1998-JUNE 1998 COMMUNICATIONS AND MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT NETWORK LIMITED, UGANDA Project Highlights: Designed and carried out employee attitude surveys. Provided Customer Care Training for Uganda Nile Bank, Uganda Allied Bank, and Uganda Total Oil Company. Principal Consultant for human resource audit of Uganda Commercial Bank. Provided communication and human resource training to various companies. Taught part-time courses at the Human Resources Development Institute in Kampala, Uganda. NOVEMBER 1995-NOVEMBER 1996 PUBLISHING PROCESS MANAGER Project Highlights: Published literature for several African countries including Ghana, Togo, Liberia, Burkina Faso, Mali, Benin, and Central Africa Republic. Organized training workshops for Bible translators. Involved in project planning, management, monitoring, and evaluation. Designed research and marketing strategies. Coordinated the publishing process from initiation to launch of products, including the effective integration of translation, production, distribution, research, and computer technology. Prepared and monitored program budgets. Managed the publishing team. APRIL 1991-JANUARY 1995 COMMUNICATION MANAGER/CONSULTANT AGRICULTURAL CORPORATION OF SOUTH AFRICA Dr. Emmanuel Ayee Résumé 5 Project Highlights: Publishing project management. Prepared manuscripts for production by marking up copy for typesetting. Drew up publication schedules. Improved management and employee communication through the introduction of team briefing system, video newsletters, bi-monthly newsletter and magazine, and performance award schemes. Trained senior and middle management in how to effectively operate the team briefing system. Through a public awareness information campaign, I helped to improve the awareness and understanding of the aims and objectives of the organization amongst all employees and other stakeholders. Managed staff from different ethnic and racial backgrounds. Edited and published various company publications. Prepared and managed departmental and program budgets. JANUARY 1986-MARCH 1989 PUBLICATIONS SECRETARY ASSOCIATION OF EVANGELICALS OF AFRICA, KENYA Project Highlights: Publishing project management. Coordinated the publishing program of the following departments: Ethics, Society and Development; Discipleship and Leadership Training; Communication; General Secretary‟s department. Edited and wrote feature articles for Evangelical Ministries magazine and Afroscope newsletter. Commissioned articles from writers in various parts of Africa. Liaised with designers, layout artists, typesetters, and printers. SEPTEMBER 1989-JANUARY 1991 ADJUNCT PROFESSOR POTCHEFSTROOM UNIVERSITY, SOUTH AFRICA Taught on a part-time basis whilst pursuing my doctoral studies. SEPTEMBER 1983-JULY 1988 ADJUNCT PROFESSOR, DAYSTAR UNIVERSITY, NAIROBI, KENYA Taught part-time courses. OTHER RELEVANT EXPERIENCES August 2006 to date Coordinator of the Public Speaking and Listening course at Dordt College, Sioux Center, Iowa. August 2000-2004 Board Member, International Association for the Promotion of Christian Higher Education (IAPCHE). March 2001-December 2004 Secretary, Interim Council, Center for the Promotion of Christian Higher Education in Africa. 2002 to present Managing Editor, African Journal for Transformational Scholarship. April 1990-March 1991 Involved in the planning of the Africa Regional Conference of the International Association for the Promotion of Christian Higher Education. First meeting was held in Harare, Zimbabwe in April 1990. I served as Secretary to the Planning Committee. 1977-1980 Publicity Secretary, Inter-Hall Christian Fellowship, University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana. Dr. Emmanuel Ayee Résumé 1975-1980 6 Editor and Editor-in-Chief respectively of Trumpet magazine, a student magazine that is the mouthpiece of evangelical students in all the universities and other institutions of higher learning in Ghana. REPORTS/PAPERS AND PUBLICATIONS “Reconciling a Divided Nation: The Role of Listening in the Process of National Reconciliation and Transformation in South Africa” in Listen and Make the Connection! Proceedings of the 28th Annual Convention of the International Listening Association, Frankfurt, Germany, July 18-22, 2007, edited by Margarete Imhof (2008), p.21-40. Germany: Der Andere Verlag. “A Christian Perspective on Intercultural Communication”. Pro Rege 34 (4), 1-9. June, 2007. Wrote the preface to the following book When African and Western Cultures Meet: From Confrontation to Appreciation, by Bennie van der Walt. Published in 2006 by the ICCA in South Africa. Response to Dr. Elaine Botha‟s Paper on “Discipling the Scholar and Teaching the Teacher.” Delivered at the Conference on Christianity and the Soul of the University, Session on The Struggle for the Heart of the Professor, Baylor University, Waco, Texas. March 25-27, 2004. “Let Us Go Up and Take Possession of the Land.” Boston, Massachusetts. January 2000. “Evaluation Report of the 3-Year Community Based Age Care Training Program.” Co-authored with lead researcher Alberta Ama Ayee. HelpAge, Accra, Ghana, April 1999. “Uganda Water Rights Administration Advertising Campaign.” FAO of the United Nations, Kampala, Uganda. September 1998. “Are You Ready to Conquer New Territories?” United Bible Societies Conference on Research, Bangkok, Thailand. July 1996. “The Church Must Beware of Dangers in Ancestor Cult.” In Dimension. March 1995. “Participatory Communication for Grassroots Development.” Institute for Reformational Studies Study Pamphlet No. 310, 10-27, October 1993. “Intercultural Communication in a New South Africa: Personal Reflections.” Fifteenth Annual Congress of the Southern African Communication Association, University of the Orange Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa. September 23-25, 1992. “Intercultural Communication in a New South Africa: Personal Reflections.” The Human Sciences Research Council Workshop on Intercultural Communication between Organizations and the Community. Pretoria, South Africa. July 23, 1992. “Towards Excellence Program – The AGRICOR Experience.” Manpower Working Group, Mmabatho, South Africa. February 1992. “The Christian Under a Totalitarian Government.” In Orientation No. 58, 59, 60. Dec.1990-June 1991. “A Christian Impact on the (Secondary) Educational System in Kenya.” In Orientation No 55, 56, 57. December 1989-June 1990. Dr. Emmanuel Ayee Résumé 7 “A General Survey of Christian Literature in Kenya.” In Orientation No 52, 53, 54. December 1989-June 1990. “The Status of Christianity in Africa.” Cultural Diversity Conference. Nooitgedacht, South Africa. May 1989. “How To Plan For Success.” In Beyond. August 1987. “An AEAM Success Story – Celebrating ACTEA‟s (Accrediting Council for Theological Education in Africa) Tenth Anniversary.” In Evangelical Ministries. Vol. 5, No. 3, January-August 1987. “A Dream Come True.” In Evangelical Ministries. Vol. 5, No. 2, May-August 1986. “Media and Church Partnership.” In Evangelical Ministries. Vol. 5, No. 3, September-December 1986. “Indigenous Missionary Work in Africa.” In Evangelical Ministries. Vol. 4, No. 3, Sept-Dec 1985. BOOK REVIEWS Refereed the article “New World Journalism in Mauritius: The Credibility of Development News in the Third World,” by Allan W. Palmer. In Ecquid Novi. Vol. 12, No. 2 1991. “On Being Human and Being a Christian in Africa: Communalism, Socialism, and Communism in a Struggle for an African Anthropology,” by B.J. van der Walt. Reviewed in Koers Vol. 5, No. 2 1990. “Biblical Christianity in Africa,” by Byang H. Kato. Reviewed in East Africa Journal of Evangelical Theology Vol. 6, No. 1 1987. “Africa: A Season of Hope.” Edited by W. Dayton Roberts. Reviewed in Evangelical Ministries. Vol. 5, No. 1 January-April 1986. EDITED THE FOLLOWING BOOKS AND MONOGRAPHS Senior Secondary School Social Studies Bk 1, Co-edited with Alberta Ama Ayee. (Sedco Publishing Ltd., Accra, Ghana, 2002). Senior Secondary School Social Studies Bk 2, Co-edited with Alberta Ama Ayee. (Sedco Publishing Ltd., Accra, Ghana, 2002). Junior Secondary School Agricultural Science, Bks 1, 2, & 3 (Sedco Publishing Ltd., Accra, Ghana, 2002). Following Jesus in a Rich/Poor Society. Nairobi, Kenya: AEA, 1989. Following Jesus in a Pluralistic Society. Nairobi, Kenya: AEA, 1989. Following Jesus in a Secularist Society. Nairobi, Kenya: AEA, 1989. Following Jesus in a Segregational Society. Nairobi, Kenya: AEA, 1989. Income Generating Projects and the Churches. Nairobi, Kenya: AEA, 1988. Partnership in Development. Nairobi, Kenya: AEA, 1987.