Made in Africa, Made it in America: Dreams come true in America for a determined African Woman


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George Acquaah Publishing
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6.0 X 9.0 X 0.31 inches | 0.45 pounds

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About the Author

Dr. George Acquaah is the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Bowie State University. He received his Bachelor of Science- Agricultural Science with honors and Master of Science-Crop Science degrees from the University of Ghana, Legon in 1975 and 1979, respectively. He lectured in the School of Agriculture at the University of Cape Coast in Ghana for four years before proceeding to Michigan State University as a Fulbright Scholar and received a Ph.D. in Plant Breeding and Genetics in 1987. After a postdoctoral fellowship as a Visiting Research Associate at Michigan State University, Dr. Acquaah accepted a position as Assistant Professor and Management Specialist at Langston University and went on to serve as Professor and Chair of the Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources. He also briefly served as Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs at Langston University in 2008 before assuming the position of Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. His numerous awards include the 2007 National Winner of the National Association of Land Grant Universities and Colleges (NASULGC)/USDA Excellence in College and University Teaching in Food and Agricultural Science; 2007& 2006 Certificate of Excellence Finalist-Oklahoma Medal for Excellence in Teaching and Administration; the first recipient of the 2006 National Association for Equal Opportunity (NAFEO) in Higher Education Noble Award; 2006's first recipient of the Da Vinci Fellow given by the Da Vinci Institute of Oklahoma; 2003 Millennium Award for Excellence in Teaching given by the White House Initiative on HBCUs; 2003 Distinguished Professor; and the 2002 NASULGC/USDA Excellence in Teaching Award, Southern Region. Dr. Acquaah's research interests are in tissue culture applications and plant genomics to improve tropical species. He has authored journal articles and seven (7) college textbooks, one of which (Understanding Biotechnology) has been translated into Chinese, while another (Plant Genetics and Breeding) was translated into Farsi and was judged by the Society of Biology of United Kingdom, as the top breeding book in the world in 2103. He has garnered over $4 million dollars in competitive grants from the National Science Foundation, Department of Defense, and the USDA. Dr. Acquaah is a member of the American Society for the Advancement of Science and the Editor in Chief of ISABB (International Society of African Biotechnologists and Bioscientists. Dr. Acquaah is the author of a couple of Christian books, including Living for Christ 24/7 and the Truth about Lies.