Dr. Mohamed Yamba



Yamba was born in Old Tafo, Ghana, where he attended a Roman Catholic elementary school. He attended Navrongo Secondary School (High School), where he served as the sports captain in his senior years, playing soccer and field hockey and running track. He coached at Yendi Secondary School (High School) before pursuing dual degrees at the University of Ghana. He taught high school English from 1977-1979, then won a graduate teaching assistantship to Ohio University, where he also completed a dual program in international affairs and political science with a certificate in public administration. He earned his Ph.D. in public policy research and analysis at the University of Pittsburgh's Graduate School of Public and International Affairs. He also earned a post-graduate certificate in teaching undergraduate data analysis at Ohio State University.

Yamba is affiliated with the Frederick Douglass Institute. He coordinates the Harrisburg Internship Semester (THIS) and the Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Essay Competition.


  • American Politics
  • African Politics
  • Public Administration
  • Public Policy
  • Administrative Law
  • Intergovernmental Relations
  • Municipal Government
  • Law
  • International Organizations
  • Political Science Research Methods
  • Cyber-Politics

Research Interests

  • European Union integration
  • European Union immigration policy
  • African integration and development
  • Creation, usage and spread of technology

Student Research Projects

The social aspects of HIV/AIDS prevention in Africa

Recent Publications

Service Learning Projects

  • Member of the steering committee, Researchers' Alliance for Development (RAD), World Bank
  • Reader at Dunbar Elementary School
  • B.A.: English and Linguistics, University of Ghana
  • Certification of Public Administration: Ohio University
  • M.A.: Political Science, Ohio University
  • M.A.: International Affairs, Ohio University
  • Certificate: Undergraduate instruction in data analysis, Ohio State University
  • Ph.D.: Public Policy Research and Analysis, University of Pittsburgh