Prof Daniel Kwame Bediako
Prof Daniel Kwame Bediako is the Vice Chancellor of Valley View University and an Associate Professor of Old Testament Language and Exegesis. He was appointed Vice Chancellor of the University in November 2015.
Prof Bediako earned his Bachelor of Arts in Religion with first class honours from Valley View University in 2002. He was subsequently given scholarship by the University to study at the Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies, Philippines, where he obtained Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy in Religion in 2004 and 2009 respectively. Upon his return to Valley View University in 2009, he taught full time at the School of Theology and Missions.
His area of specialization and research is Old Testament exegesis, with special interest in the Hebrew language. He has taught several courses at the Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies, Philippines, from 2008 to 2009, and the Adventist University of Africa in Kenya from 2013 to date where he has supervised a number of Masters and Doctoral theses and dissertations.
He has served on the editorial boards of five scholarly journals as well as a reviewer for six journals. Prof Bediako has been the editor of the Valley View University Journal of Theology from 2011 to 2015, and the Integrator from 2012 to 2015. He has to his credit four books and over thirty peer-reviewed publications, with a number of international conference papers. He authored the commentary on the Book of Joshua in the Andrews Bible Commentary. He was recently appointed Associate Editor of the Andrews Bible Commentary.
Prof Bediako has served on several academic committees of the General Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. He has been a member of the Biblical Research Institute Committee which advises the world church in matters of doctrine and theology since 2010 to date. He served on the Theology of Ordination Study Committee from 2013 to 2014. He has also been the Secretary of the Biblical Research Committee of the West-Central Africa Division from 2012 to date.
Prof Bediako has chaired numerous committees of the Valley View University, including the Board of Graduate Studies, Inter-Faculty Council, Junior and Senior Staff Appointments and Promotions Committee, Editorial Boards of the Integrator and Valley View University Journal of Theology, Auction Committee, University Library Board, and Chaplaincy Board.
Prof Daniel Kwame Bediako has held several academic positions at Valley View University, including Dean of the School of Graduate Studies from 2012 to 2015, and the Acting Pro Vice Chancellor from August 2014 to October 2015.
Prof. Bediako is a Seventh-day Adventist Pastor and married to Gifty. Both are blessed with two children, Hehra and Daniel.