David Owusu-Ansah
Executive Director, Office of Access and Inclusion
James Madison University

Dr. David Owusu-Ansah, Professor of History of Africa and Islam, arrived at JMU in the fall of 1986. During his long stay at the institution, he developed several Africa courses, served as the coordinator of the Africana Studies program for several years and was his department’s director of the graduate program for 10 years. Dr. Owusu-Ansah created the first Africa-based summer abroad program at JMU in Ghana. The summer program with internship component celebrated its 20th anniversary this June of 2017. David is an accomplished scholar and teacher. For the James Madison University Division of Access and Enrolment Management, Dr. Owusu-Ansah serves as Executive Director for Faculty Access and Inclusion with responsibilities of directing the university outreach Professor-in Residence (PIR) program, the Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) with select HBCUs, as well as work with the Office of the Provost to coordinate faculty diversity programming on campus.