Dr. Samuel Adu-PokuAssociate Professor, Art Education
Ph.D., University of British Columbia (Canada)
M.Ed., University of New Brunswick (Canada)
BA, University of Science and Technology (Ghana)
Dr. Samuel Adu-Poku is professor and coordinator of undergraduate and graduate programs in art education at the Department of Art, Youngstown State University (YSU) in Ohio. Samuel received his Ph.D. and M.Ed. degrees in Curriculum Studies (Art Education) from the University of British Columbia and the University of New Brunswick, Canada respectively. He obtained his B.A.
Dr. Adu-Poku is a recipient of two prestigious international dissertation research awards from Canada and the United States of America– The 2003 inaugural Arts Researchers & Teachers Society Dissertation Award (CACS-ARTS) from the Canadian Society for the Study of Education, and the Arts & Learning SIG 2004 Dissertation Award from the American Educational Research Association respectively. Dr. Samuel Adu-Poku received the YSU Distinguished Professorship Award For Service in 2014 and also became an honoree of the Ohio Magazine for Excellence and Outstanding Teaching in Education. He is an active member of the National Art Education Association, American Education Researchers Association. He has served as co-editor for The International Journal of the Arts in