Edem G. Tetteh, Ph.D., appointed Interim Dean of Academic Affairs

Potomac State College of West Virginia University President Leonard Colelli, Ph.D., is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Edem G. Tetteh, Ph.D., as Interim Dean of Academic Affairs.

In this position, he will provide leadership for academic program planning and development, educational policy, program assessment, faculty evaluation and development, and exercise overall supervision of all administrative, professional and support staff in the absence of the Campus President.

“I fully embrace the mission, vision and core values of Potomac State College. I am eager to work with our faculty, staff and the Keyser community to create a culture of performance to engage, inspire and transform our student body,” said Dr. Tetteh.

Dr. Edem Tetteh
 Edem G. Tetteh, Ph.D

Dr. Tetteh previously held the positon of Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs and Associate Professor of Math, Sciences and Technology at Paine College in Augusta, Ga., where he served for three years. His major responsibilities there included: curriculum oversight; faculty recruitment; adult, online and military education programs; and the College Learning Management System.  

Prior to that position, he served for three years at Virginia State University in Petersburg, Va. as an Assistant Professor of Industrial and Logistics Technology and Acting Graduate Program Coordinator for the Career and Technical Studies - Project Management Concentration.

Other experiences include an industry position as a Power Engineer with the T.E. Neal Plant; Associate Director of Student Union Operations at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (N.C. A&T); and as a Continuing Lecturer at Purdue University-Richmond Campus.

He served in many occasions as an invited Visiting Scholar at Universite de Lome in Togo, Africa. He has also written many grants for a variety of programs, securing more than $300,000 for these initiatives.  

Dr. Tetteh earned a bachelor’s degree in Manufacturing Systems as well as a master’s degree in Industrial Engineering from N.C. A&T State University, and a Ph.D. in Technology from Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind.

He holds professional certifications in the following areas: as a Certified Senior Technology Manager with the Association of Technology and Applied Engineering (ATMAE), as a Certified On-line Instructor with The Sloan Consortium, as a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt with Virginia Commonwealth University, and as a Certified Waste Manager with Waste Management Institute with N.C. A&T State University.  He also served and received an Honorable Discharge from the U.S. Navy Reserve.  

He has co-authored two books, “Engineering Approach to Workspace Design: Issues for the Obese Workers” and “Customer-Oriented Global Supply Chains: Concepts for Effective Management.” He has a forthcoming book in 2014 entitled, “Lean Six Sigma Approaches in Manufacturing, Services and Production.” He has also written numerous articles for various journals and presented at national conferences in the United States, Canada and Africa. He has served on several boards, participated in countless community activities and chaired several committees.

He has received many honors, including Best Ergonomics Paper award by the Institute of Industrial Engineers in 2004, Purdue University Graduate Student Award for Outstanding Teaching in 2007, and Georgia Natural Gas TrueBlue Community Award in 2013.

Professional memberships include the Institute of Industrial Engineers, the Association of Technology Management and Applied Engineering and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers.

“I look forward to Dr. Tetteh’s leadership to enhance the quality and effectiveness of our Academic Affairs Unit for the betterment of our students and our institution,” stated President Colelli.