Philip Adu

Philip Adu

Methodology Expert
  • The Chicago School Chicago
National Center for Academic & Dissertation Excellence
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
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Dr. Philip Adu is currently a Methodology Expert at the National Center for Academic & Dissertation Excellence (NCADE) and Dissertation Affiliate Faculty at the International Psychology Department. He was an Adjunct Professor of Educational Psychology at West Virginia University. He has a Bachelor’s in Psychology from the University of Ghana and a Master’s in International Development Studies from Ohio University. In 2011, Dr. Adu completed his Doctoral degree in Education: with a concentration in Learning, Instructional, Design and Technology from West Virginia University. His main research agenda is to understand the complex nature of doctoral advising so as to improve advisor-advisee relationships. His dissertation focused on conceptualizing professors’ and doctoral students’ perspectives on doctoral advising using concept mapping. Dr. Adu was involved in diverse program planning and evaluation projects such as a National Science Foundation funded project, “Engineers of Tomorrow”, and “Quality Rating and Improvement for West Virginia Child Care”, which was funded by the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources. He has been a presenter at several American Educational Research Association (AERA) annual conferences. He has also served as a co-instructor of Statistical Methods, and taught Mixing Research Methodologies (EDP 618): an online course for graduate students at West Virginia University. He is also a reviewer of the Journal of Mixed Methods Research.

  • B.A., Psychology, University of Ghana
  • M.A., International Development Studies, Ohio University
  • Ph.D., Education, West Virginia University
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Professional Memberships

  • American Educational Research Association (AERA)
  • Reviewer (February 2012 - Current): Journal of Mixed Methods Research
  • Reviewer (July 2010 - Current): Advancing Women in Leadership Journal