Samuel P. Owusu-Ofori, Professor and Chairperson

Samuel P. Owusu-Ofori
  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1981
  • M.S., Industrial Operations & Management, Bradley University, 1978
  • B.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, University of Science & Technology (Ghana), 1975
Academic Experience
  • 2012 – Present           Professor and Chairperson, Dept. of Mech. Eng, NCA&T, Full Time
  • 2009 – 2012                Professor and Interim Chair, Dept of Mech Eng, NCA&T, Full Time
  • 1993-2009                  Professor, Dept. of Mech. Engineering, NC A&T State University, Full Time
  • 1987-1993                  Associate Prof, Dept. of Mech. Eng., NC A&T State University, Full Time
  • 1983-1987                  Assistant Prof, Dept. of Mech Engineering, NC A&T, Full Time
  • 1981-1983                  Assistant Prof., Dept. of Manufacturing Eng, Bradley University, Full Time
  • 1975-1976                  Teaching Assist, Dept of Mech. Eng., Univ. of Science & Tech. (Ghana), FT
Non-Academic Experience
  • Summer 1997             Boeing-A.D. Welliver Faculty Fellow, The Boeing Co, Seattle, WA, FT
  • 1990-1991                  Visiting Resident Scientist (IPA), Wright Patterson AFB, OH, Full Time 
  • Summer 1985             Summer Faculty, International Business Machines, Full Time
  • 1976-1978                  HVAC Design Engineer; Associated Engineers, Inc. Peoria, IL, Part Time
  • Summer 1975             Maintenance Engineer, Ghana Sugar Estates, Full Time
Certifications and Professional Registrations
  • Registered Professional Engineer, State of North Carolina  (No. 14547)
Current membership in professional organizations
  • Member, ASEE
  • Member, ASME
  • Member, Pi Tau Sigma
Honors and Awards
  • Member of External Advisory Board, Kwame Nkrumah Uni of Science & Technology, Kumasi, Ghana (2006 to present)
  • College of Engineering Teacher of the Year– NC A&T State University (2005/2006)
  • Honorary Doctor of Science, Kwame Nkrumah Univ of Science & Tech, Kumasi, Ghana (2005)
  • Certificate of Recognition-25 Years of Service, ASME (2005)
  • Proctor and Gamble Favorite Teacher – Department of Mech. Eng., NCA&T, 2003
  • Certificate of Appreciation, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, NCA&T, 2001
  • Program Moderator, Mechanical Engineering, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana (2001 to Present)
  • Endowment - Boeing Professor of Manufacturing (1999), NCA&T, Greensboro, NC
  • A. D. Welliver- Boeing Faculty Fellow (1997): The Boeing Co., Seattle, Washington.
  • Honorary Member - Pi-Tau Sigma - Mechanical Engineering Honorary Society (1996)
  • Outstanding Faculty - Graduating Class, Mechanical Engineering, NCA&T, 1996
  • Research Excellence Award – Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, NCA&T, 1994
  • Teaching Excellence Award- Department of Mechanical Engineering, NCA&T, 1993
 Service Activities
  • Member – Search Committee, Vice Provost for Strategic Planning and Institutional Effectiveness, (2012)
  • Chair- Search Committee for Dept. Chair of Chemical and Bio-Engineering (2012)
  • Member - Search Committee, Dean of Library Services (2011)
  • Chair – College of Engineering Curriculum Committee (2005-2009)
  • Member – University Affirmative Action Committee (2009-Present)
  • External Evaluator- Promotions, School of Engineering, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology, Kumasi, Ghana (2003-Present)
  • External Evaluator- Promotions, College of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Department, Univ. of Western Michigan, Charlotte (2011).
Professional Development Activities (Last Five Years):
  • ABET Program Assessment, ASEE  Workshop, San Antonio, TX, June, 2012.
  • Student Success and Retention Workshop, ATL, NCAT, Oct 2011.
  • Building Program level Student learning Objectives (SLO), Chairs’ Forum NCAT, Oct. 2010
  • Panelist – Developing and Sustaining Relevant Engineering Education in Africa, Kumasi,  Ghana, July 2011
  • Improving Graduate Student Enrollment, NCAT Chairs’ Forum, March 2011.
  • Evaluation of Faculty: Annual Reviews, Tenure Reviews, Post Tenure Review, NCAT, Oct.  2010