Regina Tawah, PhD.,

Professor of Economics & Acting Asst Dean – Bowie State

Dr. Regina Tawah is an Associate Professor of Economics and interim Assistant Dean of the College of Business at Bowie State University. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Management from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Master of Science in Economics from the University of Ibadan and a PH.D in Economics from the Free University, Berlin, Germany. Dr. Tawah has over 25 years of university teaching experience, accumulated at Bowie State University and internationally. She has taught a range of courses, from Principles of Economics, Intermediate Micro and Macro Economics, Money and Banking to Development Economics and International Economics. She was the Economics Program Coordination for over 10 years until she took up the position of interim Assistant Dean.

She has authored or co-authored studies/research on Economics Teaching, International Trade, Investment and Economic Growth, Development Communication, Small Businesses, Poverty, Gender and Economic Reforms in Africa. Dr. Tawah is published in peer-reviewed journals including Journal of Economics and Finance, Research in Business and Economics Journal, Journal of Economics and Economics Education Research, and The Scandinavian Journal of Development Alternatives.

Dr. Tawah has been a consultant and researcher at various institutions including the World Bank and African Poverty Alleviation Program, both in Washington D.C., the Rural Development Group and the Observatory of Change in the Societies of Cameroon, Yaounde. Dr. Tawah has participated at conferences and workshops and presented papers at some. She has also collaborated with colleagues to write grants. One of the grants won was from the U.S. Department of Education and it funded the College of Business International Business Initiative that included a study abroad component. Dr. Tawah was one in a team of three colleagues who organized and took two groups of students, totaling 18 students to Ethiopia in two consecutive years, January 2011 and January 2012.

Dr. Tawah is a member of the American Economic Association and currently serves on the City of Bowie Economic Development Committee. She served on the Executive Board of Afoakom-USA and currently on the Advisory Board of Nkah Nikwi – USA, both community organizations. She also serves on a number of university committees. She has travelled widely and lived in a number of countries and continents.