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PROFILE

Dr. Brenya is lecturer of Political Science at the department. Dr. Brenya had his early primary and middle school education at Goaso in the Brong Ahafo Region, Ondo State, Nigeria and Kwamang, Ashanti. He  is an alumni of Opoku High School and Konongo Odumase High School where he obtained his O' Level and A' Level certificates respectively. Prior to joing the department, Dr. Brenya was a lecturer of Africana Studies at West Virginia University and an adjunct faculty of Political Sciecne and Public Administration with Grantham University, USA. Dr. Brenya has an extensive teaching and research experience

CONTACT.

Tel: +233 20 632 6390 / +233 20 632 6329

Email: ebrenya.cass@knust.edu.gh / ebrenya@gmail.com

 EDUCATION

2012     Ph. D Political Science (Public Admin, Research Methods & Public Policy)              West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia, USA 2010    Master of Arts Political Science (Public Policy Analysis)             West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia, USA 2006    Master of Public Administration (General Public Administration)             Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, USA 2006    Master of Arts International Affairs (African Studies)              Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, USA

1999   Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Political Science

           University of Ghana, Legon- Accra, Ghana

AREAS OF INTEREST

Public Policy, Public Administration, Research Methods, Public Health Policy, Politics and Development, Energy Policy and Politics

COURSES TAUGHT CURRENTLY

POL 256 POLITICS AND DEVELOPMENT II

POL 352 RESEARCH TECHNIQUES IN POLITICAL STUDIES II

POL 358 INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION II

POL 456 ETHICS IN POLITICS

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Brenya, Edward (forthcoming, 2014) “Interest Groups, Voluntary Agreements and Tobacco Control in Ghana” West Africa Review

Brenya, Edward (forthcoming, 2014) “Judicial Power and Consolidation of Democracy: The Case of Ghana’s Atuguba’s Court” Africa Journal of Legal Studies 

Brenya, Edward (2013b) “Seeking Real Partners in Development: The World Bank and the Traditional Authorities Project in Ghana” Journal of Public Policy in Africa 1(1): 42 -59

Brenya, Edward (2013a) “An Overview of a Regionalist Approach to Tobacco Control in Developing Countries” CODESRIA Journal of African Development 38(1): 107-132

Brenya, Edward (2012c) “Struggling To Weaken the Giant: Litigation as a Measure to Compel the Adoption of Tobacco Control Instrument in Malawi’ African Journal of Political Science and International Relations Vol. 6(7), pp. 155 - 166, November, 2012

Brenya, Edward (2012b). The Politics of Tobacco Control in Ghana and Malawi: A Comparative Study. Saarbucken, Germany: LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing GmbH & Co. KG

Brenya, Edward and Asare Bossman E (2011) "Traditional Institution and Agenda Setting: The Case of the Adoption of the Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFund)" African Research Review Volume 5 (3): 90-103

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