D.A. Odoi

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Dr. Odoi
Title: 
Dr.
Position: 
Lecturer
Education: 
BA Dip Ed MPhil (UCC) P.hD (Ghana)

Dr. David Ako Odoi joined the Language Centre of University of Ghana, Legon as a Research Fellow since 2001.He received his Ph.D in English also from the University of Ghana in 2010 after obtaining B.A with Dip Ed. and M.Phil in English from University of Cape Coast in 1990 and 1996 respectively. His research interests are in the Children’s Literature and Autobiographies. 

Contact E- Mail: somobi@hotmail.com, daodoi@ug.edu.gh, odoiski@yahoo.com 

WORK EXPERIENCE 
1. Research Fellow: University of Ghana 2001-present 
2. Teacher: St. John Bosco’s Training Colleage, Navrongo 19997-2001

3. Demonstrator: University of Cape Coast 1993-1996
 
4. Teacher: Gbewaah Training Colleage, Pusiga-Bawku 1990-1993

5. Post ̔A ̓ Level National Service ( Greater Accra

Regional Administration) 1984-1985 

EXTENSION ACTIVITIES 
1. Member: Faculty of Arts Board 2003-2007

2. External Examiner: National Board for Professional and Technician Examinations 2004-present

3. Resource Person in Writing Skills for the Ark Foundation: Accra 2007

4. Writer of Distance Education Materials: University of Ghana 2002-present

5. Served in Faculty of Arts Colloquium Planning Committee 2005/2006

6. Part-time Lecturer: Ghana Institution of Journalism 2002-2003

7. Resource Person: Mmofra Foundation 2003-present 
8. Columnist,(journey up north with David Ako Odoi) The weekend heritage 2002-2004

9. Director of Community Health Plays for the Navrongo Health Research Centre 1998-2000

10. President of the West African Secondary Old Students Association 2003-present

11. Member of the Board of Governors, West Africa Secondary School 2006-present

12. Member of Lion’s Club International 2009-present 

RESPONSIBILITIES 
1. Coordinator: Language and Study Skills Unit 2003-present

2. Tutor: Legon Hall, University of Ghana 2005-present

3. Head: English Dept., St John Bosco’s Training Colleage 1997

4. Staff Secretary: St John Bosco’s Training Colleage, 1998-2001

5. Head: English Dept., Gbewaah Training Colleage , Pusiga 1991-1993

6. Staff Secretary: Gbewaah Training Colleage, Pusiga 1990-1993 
7. Honorary Basketball Coach: Gbewaah Training Colleage, Pusiga 1990-1993

8. President: Sikaman Drama Troupe(Resident Group, UCC) 1993-1996
 
9. JCR Secretary: Casely Hayford Hall (UCC) 1999-1990 

WORKSHOP/CONFERENCES/SEMINARS 
1. Regional Conference of the Southern African Folklore Society, 28th-30th September, 2011 University of Venda, South Africa. Paper presented: The westernization of Ghanaian society and its effects on traditional institutions like chieftaincy 

2. Secondary International Conference on Applied Linguistics held at University of Education, Winneba, (Paper Presented: Contemporary Address Forms among the youth of Ga Mashie) November,2006. 
3. Department of English Seminar(Proposal Paper Presented: Elements of the Autobiography in the west African Novel 2006-2007

4. First International Conference on Applied Linguistics held at the University of Education, Winneba,(Paper Presented: Among Believers: the concept of choice and change 
Mariama Ba’s So Long A Letter) October, 2005
 
5. Faculty of Arts Colloquia 2003-2007

6. Faculty of Arts Colloquium, University of Ghana (Paper Presented: Lessons from Slavery for the Modern Ghanaian) May, 2003

7. Legon-Trondheim NUFU Colloquium and Workshop, Legon 12-16 January, 2004

8. The slave plantation System and its effects on the slave 2002 (A Paper Presented at the Language Centre Seminar Series) 
9. Participant, Ghana English Studies Assoc. Conference, Winneba 1999 
10. Observer, Ghana English Studies Assoc. Conference, Legon 1998

11. Observer, International Conference on Oral Literature, Legon 1995 
12. Resource Person, O.D.A and Teacher Education Workshop Akrokerri 1994

13. Observer , Panafest Colloquium 1994

14. All Workshops organised by O.D.A and Teacher Education Division (Certified) 1990-1993 

PUBLICATIONS 
1. Elements of the Autobiography in the West African Novel. Unpublished Ph.D thesis.

2. Noises in the Blood: The Concept of Choice and Change in Tsitsi Dangarembga’s Nervous Conditions. InLanguage Centre Journal Vol. 2005 pp77-92

3. The role of culture, taboo and language in engendering the effective dissemination of the HIV/AIDS message in Africa (with Ernest Klu and George Frempong): forthcoming.
 
4. The westernization of Ghanaian society and its effects on traditional institutions like chieftaincy (with Ernest Klu): forthcoming. 

Courses taught: 
Language in Education, Language and Literature, the Autobiography