Stephen Appiah-Padi

Stephen Appiah-Padi, PhD

Director, Office of Global and Off-Campus Education
Bucknell University

Stephen Appiah-Padi is the leadership cultivation and vice-chair of diversity and inclusion for the Education Abroad Knowledge Community (EA KC). Stephen Appiah-Padi has about 20 years’ experience in both 4 and 2-year higher education institutions in Canada and the United States. In his current position, Appiah-Padi directs Bucknell University’s Office of Global and Off-campus Education and leads international education initiatives including, education abroad, strategic planning, external partnerships, and curricular internationalization. Since 2014, he has been responsible for preparing students for study abroad in a program to Ghana, which he developed and currently oversees.

He is very active in NAFSA and served in several leadership roles including dean of the Fundamentals of Intercultural Communication Workshop, and chair of the Africa Special Interest Group.