Dr. Eric Bekoe
Dr. Eric Ofori Bekoe began teaching at CNR in 2004 as an adjunct instructor and a year later joined the faculty full-time. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Liberal Arts.
After graduating from the University of Ghana with a combined BA degree in History and Philosophy, he spent several years working in the educational-tourism industry in Ghana before coming to the United States to further his studies. At the University of Toledo in Ohio, he earned both an MA in Literature in English and an MA in history. He later earned his Doctor of Arts degree in Modern History from St. John’s University in New York.
Dr. Bekoe, who believes that the study of literature is history but in a literary sense, has a spectrum of academic interests. He is well-versed in the plays of Tennessee Williams, post-colonial literature, college composition, U.S. foreign policy, the Global Cold War, globalization & immigration, sustainability & development in Africa, and world religions. He has been invited on several occasions to review materials for publication in academic journals in and out of the United States. His academic interests are reflected in the many areas of his teaching with the School of New Resources.
He has been published in the Journal of Pan African Studies, Africa Today, African Studies Quarterly, and a host of other places. In 2013, he led (with another member of the faculty), a study-abroad program to Ghana with students from the School of New Resources. In 2016, he earned a sabbatical leave to work on the publication of his book, The Modernization and Development Roadmaps of Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana, 1951-1966 (based on his doctoral dissertation).