George Agbango, Ph.D.


George Agbango
Professor of Political Science

Specialist Certificate (Geography), University of Cape Coast, Ghana
M.P.A., Atlanta University
M.L.E., Harvard University
Ph.D., Clark Atlanta University

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Currently professor of politics and public administration in Bloomsburg's department of political science, Dr. Agbango served as chair of that department for five years. He also served as chair of the mass communications department at Bloomsburg for one year. He was the Interim Dear of the College of Liberal Arts from January 2006 to June 2007. Prior to coming to Bloomsburg University in 1990, Agbango taught at Clark Atlanta University and at Spelman College, both in Atlanta. He was also director of international student services and programs at Morris Brown College, Atlanta.

Dr. Agbango is a native of Ghana, West Africa, where he was managing director of Zebango Trading Enterprise and a school teacher. In 1979, he was elected a Member of Parliament of the Ghana National Assembly for the Zebilla constituency. In this capacity, he rose to the position of the first deputy majority chief whip and deputy chairman of the Parliamentary Foreign Affairs Committee.

In 1981, Dr. Agbango was Ghana's accredited delegate to the 36th session of the United Nations General Assembly. That same year, he led a Ghanaian delegation to the Soviet-African Conference on "Peace and Social Progress" in Moscow, USSR Following political instability in Ghana, Agbango left Africa in 1983 to pursue advance studies in the United States. He holds a doctor of philosophy degree in political science from Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, and master's of public administration degree from Atlanta University.

Acting Vice Provost, 2015-2016
2011-2014, Interim Chair, Mass Communication Department
2006-2007 Interim Dean, College of Liberal Arts
2003-2004 Interim Chair, Mass Communication Department
1992-1996 Chair, Political Science Department

2010- present President, Global Awareness Society International
2008-2010 Vice President/President-Elect, Global Awareness Society International
2004-2006 President, Pennsylvania Black Conference on Higher Education
1994-2000 President, African Association of Political Science (North America)

Research Interests

Public Administration
Comparative Government and Politics
African Politics


“The Imperatives of Globalism,” published in Global Societies: An Introduction, edited by Akwasi Osei & F. Odun Balogun, Pearson Custom Publishing: Boston, MA, 2005.

“Rediscovering Africa in a Political Science Class,” JOURNAL OF THE PENNSYLVANIA BLACK CONFERENCE ON HIGHER EDUCATION, Volume 14, Fall 2001, pp. 75-80. Co-authors include, Candace H. Armstrong, Kelly L. Hause, and Lori A. Kushman.

Issues and Trends in Contemporary African Politics: Stability, Development, and Democratization, (New York: Peter Lang Publishing, Inc., 1997), reprinted, 1998, 2002, & 2003.

"Political Gamble in Liberia: The Rise and Fall of President General Samuel Doe", TOWSON STATE JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS, Spring, 1994.

"The Implications of Africa's Debt Crisis in Post-Cold War Era: Policy Options", JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC DEMOCRACY, Vol. 2, No. 1, January - March, 1992.

Book Review: Robin Island, by Indes Naido (as told to Albie Sachs), ATLANTA DAILY WORLD, November 27, 1983.

Book Review: The Children Robbers, by Philip C. Snyder, ATLANTA DAILY WORLD, November 13, 1983.

The Impact of Political Instability on the Economic Development Policies of Ghana (1960-1980) and Its Implications for Sub-Saharan Africa. Ph.D. Dissertation (Clark Atlanta University, July, 1991).

The Evolution of the Ghana Civil Service and Selected Proposals for Change. Masters Thesis (Atlanta University, July, 1985).