U.S University Recognizes Dr. Andrea Nana Ofori-Boadu As Associate Professor 

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During its celebration of International Women’s Day on March 8, 2023, the U.S. *National Association of Home Builders
(NAHB) spotlighted North Carolina
Agricultural and Technical State
University’s tenured Associate Professor of Construction Science and Management, Dr. Andrea Nana Ofori-Boadu.
According to ghnaweb.com, this recognition was for her dedication to inspiring the next generation of residential construction industry leaders.
In 2020, Andrea also received the NAHB Outstanding Educator award in recognition of high teaching standards in construction education.
Born in Accra, Andrea grew up under the guidance of her high-achieving parents. Mr. Sam Poku and Mrs. Mary Poku.
Andrea attended the Belmar and Nee Hope Preparatory Schools in Accra, the  Achimota School, and obtained a First Class in Building Technology at KNUST in 1997.
Andrea moved to North Carolina in 2000 with her husband, Victor Ofori-Boadu, and their eight-month-old baby.
The couple now has two sons and one daughter. Victor and Andrea have also established a consulting firm, Penuel Consult, and a Christian worship ministry,
Penuel Ministry.
Under the mentorship of Drs. Pyle and Shofoluwe, Andrea completed her Master’s degree in Industrial Technology and her Doctorate in Technology Management in the USA.
In her professorial role at the North
Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (NC A & T), Andrea has In her professorial role at the North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (A&T& T), Andrea has contributed to the intellectual and career  development of hundreds of
undergraduate and graduate students.
Her research work has resulted in
numerous citations, publications,
presentations, grants, and her U.S. patent (No. 11,104,611; August 31, 2021) titled ‘Swine-waste Biochar As A Sustainable Cement Replacement Material’.
She has received funding from numerous agencies in support of her teaching and research enterprise.
In 2019she received the prestigious National
Science Foundation CAREER grant to develop theories that explain
professional identity development
processes in undergraduate Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) Women.
Through this grant and with input from the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) – Piedmont Chapter, Andrea established the Emerging Built Environment Women Center at NC A (https://www.ncat.edu/research/centers/index.php).
Andrea has received several NCA &T teaching and research excellence awards
to include the 2020 Junior Faculty
Teaching ExcellenAwardard, 2019
Outstanding Young Investigator
Research Excellence award, and the 2017 Rookie of the Year Research Excellence award.

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