Angela Owusu-Ansah

Associate Dean, School of Education and Associate Professor
Mooney 102B
2105 Campus Box
Elon, NC 27244
aansah@elon.edu (336) 278-5885

Brief Biography

Angela Owusu-Ansah, Associate Dean of the School of Education, is also Director of Masters Programs, Teacher Education Programs, and Unit Assessment-Accreditation. She is an Associate Professor in educational assessment, quantitative research, and administration. She was the editor of The Educational Collaborative journal and has published in peer reviewed journals such as Forum on Public Policy: A Journal for the Oxford Round Table. She was educated in Ghana (BA), Spain (MS), America (Ph.D.) with a residency at Oxford University, UK.

Education

Doctor of Philosophy, 2001                                                                                                       

  • Educational Administration in Higher Education with a double minor in Quantitative Research/Statistics and Instructional Technology, Univ. of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS

Masters in Education, 1993                                                                                                            

  • Educational Administration in International Education, College of New Jersey, Trenton, NJ /Mallorca, Spain

Bachelor of Arts, 1989                                                                                                              

  • Psychology with a minor in Sociology, University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana

Employment History

2011- to date   Associate Dean & Associate Professor, School of Education, Elon University, Elon, NC

2010 -  2011   Assistant Dean, Orlean Bullard Beeson School of Education & Professional Studies, Samford University , Birmingham AL

2009 - to date   Visiting Associate Professor, (by invitation) Ghana Institute of Management & Public Administration, associated with Global Business School Network & International Finance Corporation, United Nations, Graduate School of Business

2008 - 2011  Associate Professor, Samford University, Birmingham, AL, Graduate Studies Department

2008 - 2012  Assessment Consultant, Analytic Resolutions Consultancy, Birmingham, AL

2002 - 2008  Assistant Professor, Samford University, Birmingham, AL, Graduate Program Teacher Education

2002  Assistant Professor, University of Southern Mississippi., Hattiesburg, MS 
Department of Educational Leadership and Research

2001  Instructor, University of Southern Mississippi., Hattiesburg, MS, Department of Educational Leadership and Research

 

 

Courses Taught

Graduate and Undergraduate courses in Educational Research, Educational Assessment, and Educational Leadership

Leadership Positions

Elon University: School of Education and University                                               

  • Associate Dean, School of Education
  • Director of Master of Education Program
  • Chair of Teacher Education Committee
  • Coordinator of Assessment and Accreditation

State: North Carolina

  • Member of Department of Public Instruction, Accreditation and State Program Review Team

National: National Council of Accreditation for Teacher Education (NCATE)

  • Member of NCATE Board of Examiners

 

Research

Her research interests include assessment of quantitative literacy, preparation of Teacher Education candidates, and intercultural competence.

Current Projects

Exploring the development of quantitative literacy on higher order thinking, academic performance, and self-efficacy 

Investigating the impact of international studies on teachers in graduate programs' ability to effectively teach Latino/Latina and other underrepresented students

Evaluating the effectivness of engaged-learning in Teacher Education Preparation programs on teacher candidate mastery of teaching standards

Grants Awarded

2013 Awarded an ATACC grant for purchasing STELLA ($895), software for critical reasoning

2013 Awarded a Writing Excellence Initiative grant, ($2000), in collaboration with Belle Booker & Kris Zorigian, “Toward Improving the Writing Motivation and Performance of Elon’s Visiting International Teachers and Our Local Elementary School Students”

2013 Awarded a High Impact Writing Excellence Initiative grant, ($5000), in collaboration with Rachaele Andrews and Evan Buck, Resident Assistants of the Oaks, _ “Enhancing Residents’ Writing and Using Writing to Build Community at the Oaks Neighborhood”

2013 Awarded a summer research grant, SOE, ($1000) for conducting research at a K-5 school, “Quantitative literacy: The neglected R in the three Rs”

2013  ATACC Award recipient. Funded by Elon Office of Technology

2013  Diversity Infusion Project recipient. Funded by CATL, Elon University

2010 to 2012  Internal Assessor, AMSTI – Montevallo. Funded by Alabama Department of Education. Funded for $120,000

2009   Ethics - Character Education Program in Urban Communities (2007) - Extension. Funded by Alabama Power (funded for $10,000), Birmingham City Schools, AL

2008 - 2011  Internal Assessor, Teaching American History Grant (2008). Funded by U.S. Department of Education (funded for $970,278), Birmingham City Board of Education, AL

2007  Primary Investigator. Ethics - Character Education Program in Urban Communities (2007). Funded by Alabama Power (funded for $50,000), Birmingham City Schools, AL

2006  Investigator, Institute of Teaching and Student Achievement, Science Teachers Grant (2005). Funded by Association for Continuing Higher Education (funded for $200,000), Samford University, Birmingham, AL

2006  Samford Faculty Development Grant Recipient (funded for $1000), Samford University, Birmingham, AL

2005  Assessment Advisor, Alabama Math, Science, & Technology Initiative. Funded by Alabama Department of Education (funded for $1,200,000), University of Montevallo University, Samford University, & Talladega College, AL

Publications

BOOK CHAPTER AUTHORSHIP

Owusu-Ansah, A.  (2012). Using Hofstede’s dimensions and Hollin’s structured  dialogue to develop cultural conduits. In E. J. Francois  (Ed.), Transcultural Blended Learning and Teaching in  Postsecondary Education (pp. 52-74.), Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

Cuttera, M.J., Hilsmier, A. & Owusu-Ansah, A. (2014). Current practices in multicultural education: Curriculum reform in the elementary classroom, The Educational Collaborative Journal, 4(2).

Owusu-Ansah, A. (2012). The role of an effective assessment system in attaining accreditation. International Council on Education for Teaching, 2012 ICET International Yearbook on Teacher Education

Owusu-Ansah, A., Niell, P., & Haralson, M. (2011). Distance education: Higher education barriers  during the first decade of the Twenty-First Century The Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 14(2).

Owusu-Ansah, A., Newton, J. & Niell, P. (2011). Who’s on first in distance education? The Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 14(1).

Owusu-Ansah, A., Chew, S., & McDaniel, G. (2007). Quantitative literacy: A means of bridging the chasmof the two cultures. Forum on Public Policy Online, Winter 2007 edition. http://www.forumonpublicpolicy.com/archive07

Owusu-Ansah, A. (2003). Technology-based distance education: Perceptions of instructional faculty and  the implications for facilitating use. Southern Regional Council of Educational Administration. Leaders and Schools: Responding to Educational Reform, 33-48.

Owusu-Ansah, A., & Johnson, J. T. (2003). Time will tell on issues concerning faculty and distance          education. The Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 6(4)
 

PUBLICATIONS BY INVITATION

Intercultural Communication Institute invitation to submit a monograph entitled “The immigrant” for the Cultural Detective Series [in preparation]

University of Wisconsin Oshkosh invitation to submit a chapter for book entitled “Transcultural Blended Learning and Teaching in Postsecondary Education”

Presentations

PRESENTATIONS BY INVITATION

Owusu-Ansah, A. (2011). Against All Odds: Women in Power in a Man’s World. Oxford Round Table,

              Oxford University, Oxford, United Kingdom

Owusu-Ansah, A. (2010, November). Cultural Detective: Self Discovery. University-Wide Faculty

              Development.  Samford University, AL

Owusu-Ansah, A., Chew, S., & McDaniel G. (2010, May). Quantitative Literacy: Definition, Projects, &

               Assessment. University –Wide Faculty Development, Samford University, AL

Owusu-Ansah, A. (2007, July). Quantitative literacy: A means of bridging the chasm of the two cultures.

               Oxford Round Table, Oxford University, UK

Owusu-Ansah, A. (2006, March). Model Assessment Systems for Effective Teacher Education Programs.

                National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) conference 2006,

                General Session, Panel Discussion, Chicago, IL

Owusu-Ansah, A. (2005, February). Building an Assessment System Framework. The Association of

                Biblical Higher Education, International conference 2005, Orlando, Florida

Owusu-Ansah, A. (2005, February). Assessment of Higher Education Programs, Critical Thinking, and

                Information Literacy The Association of Biblical Higher Education, International conference

                2005, Orlando, Florida

Owusu-Ansah, A. (2002, April). Institutional Support of Technology-Based Distance Education, Faculty

                 Views and Participation. Committee on Services for Women conference 2002, Hattiesburg,MS

PRRESENTATIONS

Miller-Dyce, C. & Owusu-Ansah, A. (2013, November). Yes, we are still talking about diversity: Diversity

               Education as a catalyst for transformational, culturally responsive, and reflective  teacher

               practices. National Association of Multicultural Education, Oakland, CA

Owusu-Ansah, A. (2013, April). Cuturally Responsive Evaluation and Assessment Conference, Chicago, IL

Owusu-Ansah, A. (2013, February). Intercultural Competence. Intersect Conference, Elon University

               Elon, NC

Owusu-Ansah, A. (2012, October). Assessing 21st Century skills in teacher education. Assessment

               Institute, University of Indiana Purdue UIPUI, Indianapolis, IN

Owusu-Ansah, A. (2012, July). The role of an assessment system in attaining accreditation. International

              Council on Education for Teaching, 56th Annual Conference, Accra, Ghana

Owusu-Ansah, A. (2012, May). Minority & Majority students’ intercultural competence gaps & tools: In

             their own words. HBCU General Education Alliance Conference, Raleigh, NC

Owusu-Ansah, A. (2010, March). Formative Assessment: Item Response Theory. Samford University

                Alliance for Leadership Academy, Montgomery, AL

Owusu-Ansah, A. (2009, October). A conduit for advancing cross-cultural discourse on a diverse campus.

                Southern Regional Council of Educational Administration conference, Atlanta, GA

Owusu-Ansah, A. (2009, October). Getting to the root and fruit: Using root cause analysis and logic

              modeling to lead analytically. Southern Regional Council of Educational Administration          

              conference, Atlanta, GA

Owusu-Ansah, A. (2009, March). Interpreting statewide standardized testing. Samford University

              Institute’s Leadership Academy, Montgomery, AL

Owusu-Ansah, A. (2009, July). Analyzing data to improve performance of the school community.

              Samford Summer Institute for Teaching Excellence 2009, Birmingham, AL

Owusu-Ansah, A. (2008, June). Using Other Data to Improve Programs. Samford Summer Institute of

               Teaching Excellence 2008, Birmingham, AL

Owusu-Ansah, A. (2008, March). Exploring Hofstede’s Cultural Dimensions in a University Setting Using

               Hollins’ Structured Dialogue, American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual

               Conference 2008, New York, NY

Owusu-Ansah, A. (2007, July). Action Research, Samford Summer Institute of Teaching Excellence 2007,

               Birmingham, AL

Owusu-Ansah, A. (2007, July). No Family Left Behind, Samford Summer Institute of Teaching

               Excellence 2007, Birmingham, AL

Owusu-Ansah, A. (2005, November). Using Standards to Improve Teaching, Learning, and Assessment.

              Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society Biennium Convocation 2005, Orlando, FL

Owusu-Ansah, A. (2005, October). Strategies for Teaching English Language Learners. Samford

             University Homecoming Workshops for Alumni 2005, Birmingham, AL

Owusu-Ansah, A. (2005, April). Operationalizing, Improving, and Assessing Quantitative Literacy

             in Liberal Arts Colleges.  Innovations in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in

             the Liberal Arts Conference, Northfield, Minnesota, April, 2005

Owusu-Ansah, A. (2003, July). Teaching Early Childhood Science Without Teaching it. Samford Summer

            Institute of Teaching Excellence 2003, Birmingham, AL

Owusu-Ansah, A. (2002, October). Technology-Based Distance Education: Perceptions of Instructional

             Faculty and the Implications for Educational Administrators. Southern Regional Council on

             Educational Administration conference 2002, Kansas City, MO

Professional Activities

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Member, Oxford Round Table, Oxford UK, 2006 to date

Member, The American Statistical Association (ASA), 2005 to date

Member, Mathematical Association of America (MAA), 2005 to date

Member, Board of Directors, Southeast Regional Vision for Education (SERVE), 2004 to 2011

Member, Alabama Association of Professors of Educational Leadership (AAPEL), 2002 to 2011

Member, American Educational Research Association (AERA), 2001 to date

Service Activities

SERVICE TO THE PROFESSION

2013- Member of the Advisory Board, “It Takes a Village Project”, Elon University, Elon, NC

2009 - 2011 Editor & Creator, Online Journal, The Educational Collaborative, Samford University, Birmingham, AL

2008 - present Reviewer, Allyn Bacon Publishers, Higher Education Textbooks Division

2006 - present Reviewer, The Educational Forum, Kappa Delta Pi, international honor society education journal

2005 -2006 President, Alabama Association of Professors of Educational Leadership

2005 – present Reviewer, Jossey-Wiley Publishers, Higher Education Textbooks Division

2004-2005 Vice President, Alabama Association of Professors of Educational Leadership

2004 - 2011 Board member, Southeast Regional Vision for Education [SERVE], Southeastern region educational laboratory, one of ten of the Nationwide Network of Regional Educational Laboratories. As an executive board member for SERVE, my role is to contribute to policy direction, oversee implementation of policy, assist in the development of objectives, goals, and strategies for supporting education research in the southeast & the profession.

2003 - 2004 Treasurer, Alabama Association of Professors of Educational Leadership

2003 - present Board of Examiner, National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education/National and State

SERVICE TO THE UNIVERSITY

2011 to date Member of the Diversity Portfolio Committee, Elon University, Elon, NC

2011 to date Member of the Quality Enhancement Plan group, Elon University, Elon, NC

2011 to date Board Member of the Academic and Intellectually Gifted Council, Alamance-Burlington, NC

Skills

ADDITIONAL LANGUAGES

Speak, read, and write French (moderately) and Akan-Twi (fluently)

Professional Development

2013 American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Annual Conference, Orlando, FL

2012 SACSCOC, Southern Association of Colleges & Schools, Annual Conference, Dallas, TX

2012 Data Quality Campaign - 6 Select model assessment states consortium, Nashville, TN

2012 American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Annual Conference, Chicago, IL

2011 Assessment Institute, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Indiana

2011 National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) Annual Conference, MO

2010 Intercultural Communication Institute, Berkeley , CA

2010 American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Annual Conference. Atlanta, GA

2007 Training in Board Governance and Development, Boardwalk Consulting, Atlanta, GA

2007 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Conference, Chicago, IL

2006 Training in Grant Writing and Persuasive Communication, The Grant Institute, Los Angeles, CA

2006 Performance - Based Assessment. American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, OR

2006 Training as a Board of Examiner, National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, OH

Awards

Outstanding Scholar Award, Peer –Voted Orlean Bullard Beeson School of Education & Professional Studies, Samford University, 2011

Cambridge Who’s Who, (honor) VIP Honoree, 2007 to date

Oxford Round Table, (honor) Oxford University (invited membership limited to an interdisciplinary group of 40 scholars), Oxford, United Kingdom, 2006, 2011

Phi Kappa Phi, Honor Society, 2001 to date

Research Stipend Award, Committee on Services & Resources for Women, 2001

Joseph O’Hara Carson Scholarship for distinguished academic achievement, 2001

Academic Achievement Award, The University of Southern Mississippi, 2001

Outstanding Achievement Award, The University of Southern Mississippi African American Students’ Association, 2001

Graduate Research Assistantship (Scholarship), The University of Southern Mississippi, 2000-2001

Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society, 1990 to present