My academic background traces an impressive educational journey in Fashion Education, Management, and Business Administration, mainly centered in Ghana with a doctoral degree from Costa Rica. My GCE Ordinary Level was immediate followed by my Intermediate, Advanced and Higher National Diploma in Fashion from Ho Polytechnic, solidifying a specialized understanding of fashion techniques.
In 2000 my Diploma in Education from University of Education, was obtained extending the fashion background into the field of education. My Bachelor of Education (Fashion Design and Textiles) and Master of Technology Education (Fashion Design and Textiles) all from University of Education, Winneba, enabled my integration of technological advancements into fashion education. My Master of Business Administration (MBA) from KNUST, provided me with the skills needed for management, leadership, and entrepreneurship in the fashion business.and in 2017 I obtained my Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Fashion Education and Management from Universidad Empresarial De Costa Rica, demonstrating the pinnacle of academic achievement in fashion studies, connecting education, management, and international perspectives.
My academic progression illustrates a comprehensive and dedicated focus on fashion, textiles, and design, combined with business acumen and educational leadership. The blend of diplomas, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees showcase my ability to integrate various aspects of fashion, including technology, business, and education, to form a well-rounded professional profile in my field.
- Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Fashion Education and Management; Universidad Empresarial De Costa Rica (UNEM)
- Master of Business Administration (MBA); Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).
- Master of Technology Education (Fashion Design and Textiles); University of Education, Winneba.
- Bachelor of Education (Fashion Design and Textiles); University of Education, Winneba.
- Diploma in Education, University of Education, Winneba.
- Higher National Diploma in Fashion, Ho Polytechnic.
- Advanced Fashion Certificate, Ho Polytechnic.
- Intermediate Fashion Certificate, Ho polytechnic.
- GCE Ordinary Level, Presbyterian secondary school, Osu.
Professional Affiliations/ Memberships
- Institute of Textile and Fashion Professionals is Ghana (ITFP-G)
- Advanced Garment Construction
- Advanced Pattern Technology
- Apparel Performance Evaluation
- Beauty Culture
- Clothing Management and Technology
- Clothing Manufacturing Technology
- Fashion Communication
- Fashion Trends and Forecasting
- Interior Design and Decoration
- Management in Fashion Design and Textiles Industry
- Methods of Teaching Technology Education
- Millinery and Accessory Production
- Presentation Skills in fashion and Textiles
Research Interests and Supervision
- Sustainable Fashion Practices
- Technology and Fashion Education
- Global Supply Chain Management in Fashion
- Cultural Influences on Fashion Design
- Entrepreneurship in Fashion
- Ethics in Fashion Production
- Fashion Marketing and Consumer Behavior
- Educational Policies in Fashion Education
- Historical Analysis of Fashion Trends
- E-Commerce and Fashion Management
- Fashion Trend Forecasting and Market Analysis
- Crisis Management in the Fashion Industry
- Appiah, N. A. (2023). Higher Fashion Education in Perspective: The Effects of Work-Based Learning on Industry Requirements. British Journal of Multidisciplinary and Advanced Studies, 4(3), 137-150.
- Zanu, J. A., Appiah, N. A., & Adu-Gyamfi, V. (2023). Implementing Total Quality Management Principles in The Apparel Manufacturing Sector: Ghana in Perspective. British Journal of Multidisciplinary and Advanced Studies, 4(3), 81-97.
- Appiah, N. A. & Acquaye, R. (2023). The Relationship Between WBL and Certificated Learning Within Higher Education Institutions: The Ghanaian Experience. DOI: 10.21203/rs.3.rs-2475149/v1 PPR: PPR610633.
- Alhassan, H. A., Appiah, N. A., & Ankai, B. K. (2023). Quality Attributes: Consumers’ Evaluation of Tailored Clothing in Ghana. Journal of Marketing Studies, 6(1), 1–24.
- Appiah, N. A. & Pretorius, A. (2022). Effective or Ineffective: Features of Work-Based Learning Models in Higher Fashion Education Institutions in Ghana. Journal of Education and Practice, 13(32), 25-47.
- Ogoe, J., Appiah, N. A., & Osei-Bonsu, D. P. (2022). An Exploratory Study on Product Development Processes and Models Adopted by Ghanaian Fashion Designers. International Journal of Vocational and Technical Education, 14(2), 48-58.
- Lawoe, J. D., Appiah, N. A. & Adom, E. M. (2021). Assessment of Technical Universities’ Curriculum Contributions to Sustainable Fashion Practices in Ghana. Fashion and Textile Review 1(6), pp. 01-09.
- Pongo, N. A., Obinnim, E. & Zanu, J. A., (2019). An Evaluation of Creative and Vocational Education and the Changing Demands of Industry Competencies. Fashion and Textiles Review 1(1), 01-11.
- Obinnim, E. & Pongo N. A. (2018). Competency Training Models and the Teaching of Apparel Patternmaking in Ghana. International Journal of Vocational Education and Training Research. 4(2), 48-57.
- Zanu, J. A., Lartey, L. & Pongo N. A. (2018). Exploring Ways of Reducing Carbon Footprints in Clothing Care and Maintenance among Tertiary Students in Ghana. International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications, 8(8), 746-753.
- Adotey, J. A., Pongo, N. A & Obinnim, E. (2017). Exploring the Antecedents of Mobile Garment Alteration Business in Ghana: Benefits, Potentials and Quandaries. International Journal of Social Science and Humanities Research, 5(2), pp. 14-22.
- Adotey, J. A., Obinnim, E. & Pongo, N. A (2016). Quality Assurance and Higher Fashion Education in Ghana: Examining the Contemporary Quandary. International Journal of Vocational Education and Training Research. 2(6), pp. 39-48.
- Adotey, J., Obinnim, E. & Pongo N. A. (2016). The Relationship between Clothes and First Impressions: Benefits and Adverse Effects on the Individual. International Journal of Innovative Research and Advanced Studies 3(12), pp. 229-234.
- Pongo, N. A & Adotey, J. (2016). The Impact of Excellence Concepts on Fashion Students in Ghanaian Higher Education. International Journal of Innovative Research & Development. 5(13), pp. 100-107.
- Adotey, J., Obinnim, E. & Pongo N. A. (2016). Health and Safety Practices of Dressmaking Apprenticeship Training Programmes: A Case of the Tamale Metropolis in the Northern Region. Arts and Design Studies, International Institute for Science, Technology & Education. Vol. 48, pp. 54-63.
- Pongo N. A. & Obinnim, E. (2015). Changing Landscape of Industry Practice: The Role of Quality Technical Vocational Education and Training in Ghana. Arts and Design Studies, International Institute for Science, Technology & Education. Vol. 33, pp. 1-8.
- Pongo N. A. & Obinnim, E. (2015). The Safety of Apprentices in Small and Medium-Sized Dressmaking Enterprises in Ghana. International Journal of Innovative Research & Development. 4(8), pp. 94-100.
- Pongo, N. A., Obeng Asare, T. & Abdul-Fatahi, I. (2015). Evaluation of the Challenges of 21st Century on Quality Assurance of Higher Fashion Education in Ghana. International Institute for Science, Technology & Education. Vol. 29, pp. 18-28.
- Obinnim, E. & Pongo, N. A. (2015). The Significance of Flat Pattern Making in Fashion Designing. International Journal of Innovative Research in Science, Engineering and Technology. 4(4), pp. 1850-1857.
- Obinnim, E. & Pongo, N. A. (2015). The Appropriate Use of Elements and Principles of Design in Garment Construction by Dressmakers and Tailors. International Journal of Innovative Research in Science, Engineering and Technology. 4(4), pp. 1858 –1866.
- Pongo, N. A., Effah, B., Obinnim, E. & Sam, F. (2014). The Impact of TVET on Ghana’s Socio-Economic Development: American International Journal of Contemporary Research 4(1), pp. 185-192.
- Pongo, N. A., Ayentimi, D., Obinnim, E. & Donkor, E. (2013). Exploring Strategic Management Practices in Managing and Controlling HIV/AIDS in Three Selected Regions in Ghana: International Journal of Business and Management Tomorrow 3(11), pp.1-15.