Efua Akoma, MS
College of Liberal Arts
Efua Akoma is an Instructor in the College of Liberal Arts at Ashford University. She holds three degrees from Georgia State University: a Master’s degree in Educational Psychology, a Bachelor of Arts in African American Studies, and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. Professor Akoma has been teaching at the university level since 2006 and has worked at Ashford since 2010. She believes her time at GSU taught her to not only place an emphasis on academic excellence but also on social responsibility. Her favorite aspect of teaching is assisting students in becoming better versions of who they already are. She says, “We can all attest to the idea that knowledge is power, but to practice this empowerment to strengthen society’s interconnectedness and to plan for a better future is why I began teaching.” She adds, “Ashford University plays their part in many ways, but especially by creating a learning environment that is conducive to critical thinking. That in turn arms our students with tools to make a difference in their own lives and in the lives of others.” She lives with her husband and three children on the outskirts of Atlanta.
Professor Akoma is a faculty advisor for Ashford's Online Sociology Club.