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Steve Opoku-Duah 


Langford Professor of Chemistry and Chair


Dr. Steve Opoku-Duah was born in Ghana and completed a bachelor’s degree in engineering science at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology in his native country. He obtained a master’s degree in water chemistry at Wageningen University (The Netherlands) and completed his Ph.D. and post-doctoral research in environmental hydrology at Durham University (Great Britain). He has worked to become a class leading hydrologist, chemist and faculty member at Durham University, Ohio Valley University, and now Lipscomb University. Steve has worked in research and academia the past 20 years and well-published on environmental chemistry topics and development of new water filtration technologies. As a faculty member, Steve is greatly concerned about student success and life-long learning. He tries to promote teaching and learning through ‘Socratic’ mentorship, motivation and self-discipline, and encourages his students to be independent thinkers, diligent seekers of knowledge and prudent users of information. Currently, he teaches a range of undergraduate courses in chemistry and environmental sciences.