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Theology, Religious Studies, Sociology.    

"Prof. Dziedzorm R. Asafo is an Associate Professor of Theology at Valley View University (VVU), Oyibi-Accra, Ghana. He holds a Master of Arts, Theology—New Testament and Biblical Languages (Andrews University, USA – 1987) and Doctor of Philosophy-Sociology of Religion (Uppsala University, Sweden – 1999) degrees. He is an ordained Miniser of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Prof. Asafo has been working at VVU since August 1999, starting as a lecturer. He has a considerable experience in teaching, research and administration of the university as shown in the services rendered by virtue of the several positions held throughout his employment at the University, and also at the Regent University College, Accra, where he spent his one year sabbatical leave teaching and researching. His area of teaching includes theology, sociology, social psychology and research courses. In the area of research, Prof. Asafo has publisched several journal articles, book articles, books and mimeographs, and editored books. His research interest has been the reciprocal and the symbiotic relationships that exist between religion and society, particularly believers’ /human activities based on their belief systems and the concomitant outcomes of such activities on the economic and ecological environments.

Prof. Asafo’s years of teaching and supervision of student research papers have drawn his attention to excellence and integrity in research and the urge to assist students and other researchers in their efforts in doing scientific research and writing of all kinds of research projects.


At VVU, he held various administrative positions such as the Vice President for Student Life and Sevices (July 2001-June 2003), Vice President for Distance Education (July 3003-June 2005) and Vice President for General Administration/Registrar (July 2005-December 2010).


Currently, he is a Professor Emeritus with the School of Theology and Missons at VVU, anhe d an external examiner for two other Universities: Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (Ghana), and Adventist University of Africa (Kenya).  He is also the Director of the Quality Assurance Directorate of VVU.  He delights in reading, jogging and gardening.

 PhD Sociology of Religion; MA Theology; BBA Accounting; BA Religion MA Theology    "1)     School teacher, Ghana Education Service, 1973-1975.

2)      Ministerial Service:

(i)       District Pastor (Seventh-Day Adventist Church), 1979-1985.

(ii)      Church Leader (Part-time Voluntary Service), Whitley Seventh-day Adventist Church, Reading, United Kingdom, 1990-1992.

(iii)     Ordained into the Gospel Ministry in January 2002.

(iv)     Local Church Pastor (Part-time), February 2000 to September 2016  (Ashalley-Botwe SDA Church).

(v)      Local Church Pastor (Part-Time), October 2016 to date (Adamrobe SDA Church)


3)      University Lecturer (Associate Professor) Valley View University, Oyibi—Accra Ghana, August 1999 to Present.


4)      University Administrator (Vice President for General Administration) at Valley View University, Oyibi—Accra Ghana, (August 1999 to December 2010).


       Positions Held

(i)       Lecturer – August 1999 to June 2001

(ii)      VAVIUSA (Student Association) Faculty Sponsor – August 2000 to June 2001

          (ii)                Vice President for Student Life and Services – July 2001 to June 2003

(iv)     Vice President for Distance Education –July 2003 to June 2005

(v)      Vice President for General Administration – July 2005 to December 31, 2010

(vi)     Acting Vice President for Financial Administration – August 2008 to January 2009

(vii)    Secretary to the President’s Committee – February 2005 to July 2010

(viii)            Secretary to the VVU Constitution Review Committee – May 2007 to Dec. 2010

(ix)     Deputy to the VVU President (Acting in the Absence of the President) – August 2005 to December 2010.

(x)      Ministry Oriented Students’ Club Sponsor – August 2005 to June 2008

(xi)     Chairman, Conference of Registrars and Finance Officers (CRFO) of Private Universities, Ghana –January 2010 to December 2010.

(xii)    University Editor, 2015 to date

(xiii)   Director, Quality Assurance, VVU—September 1, 2016 to date.  

Courses Taught:

New Testament Exegeses (Pauline Epistles, the Book of Revelation),

Jesus and the Gospels,

Biblical Theology,

New Testament Studies,

Biblical Greek (Elementary,

Intermediate and Advance),

New Testament Epistles,

Introduction to the Study of Religion,  

Christian Eschatology,

Christian Soteriology,


(ii)      Religion Courses:

 Philosophy of Religion,

Comparative Study of Religion,

Church and Social Issues,

Gender Issues in Church and Society.


(iii)     Others:

Research Methodology,

Introduction to Sociology.

Long Service Award (Valley View University)      

(i)      West African Association of Theological Institutions (WAATI)

(ii)      Special Committee on African Spirituality, Bible Research Institute, (BRI)

(iii)     World Values Survey Association (WVSA)

(iv)     Africa Association for the Study of Religions, (AASR)

(v)      Ghana Association of Biblical Exegetes (GABES)

      External Examiner: Department of Religious Studies, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi

       Member of the Editorial Board/Article Reviewer : (i) The E-Journal of Religious and Theological Studies (ERATS), KNUST; (ii) The Integrator, Valle View University; (iii) Valley View University Journal of Theology.

Proficiency in SPSS, PowerPoint Presentation, Graph in the Box 

Area of Interest

 Theology, Religious Studies, Sociology.    



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