Rev. (Prof.) William Obeng-Denteh

Associate Professor

Dept: Mathematics
Department of Mathematics, Aboagye Menyeh Building
College of Science
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
Kumasi, Ghana

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Research Areas/Interests

Topological Dynamical Systems Topology Theory of Differential Equations Mathematics Education and Outreach in Mathematics ...~more


Rev. Prof. William Obeng-Denteh is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics who earned his BSc (Mathematics), MSc (Mathematics) and PhD (Pure Mathematics) Degrees from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana. He obtained a Diploma in Theology from the then Christian Service College, now Christian Service University College, Kumasi, Ghana. He had his Teachers’ Certificate ‘A’ from Offinso Training College. He  attended Prempeh College and Technology Secondary School for his GCE Ordnary Level and GCE Advancd Level programmes respectively. He is a Reverend Minister in the Methodist Church Ghana. His inclination is towards Counselling, teaching and preaching the Word of God to manifest the Salvation message.

Rev. Prof. Obeng-Denteh is a Chartered Mathematician and Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, United Kingdom, which supports the advancement of mathematics.

As a Pure Mathematician, his research interests are in: topology , theory of Differential and Integral Equations and Mathematics education. His current works are in point-set Topology, Topological Dynamical Systems, Algebraic Topology and Theory of Differential Equations. He teaches Mathematics in the Department of Mathematics and Institute of Distance Learning, KNUST. He has the passion for teaching students to really understand and appreciate the essence of mathematics in the pure and real facets of the course. He has a number of publications in refereed journals. He has done lots of Conference and Workshop presentations of papers and posters. His purpose is to make pure mathematics accessible and appreciable to students and researchers.

He offers counselling and motivates students to excel in their various areas of studies as well as their relationship with their Creator. He is the Patron of College of Science Christian Council; GHAMSU, KNUST Local and the University Choir.

Rev. Prof. Obeng-Denteh is the Managing Editor of the Journal of Mathematical Acumen and Research. He is the Ashanti Regional Chairman of Ghana Mathematics Society (GMS), a member of American Mathematical Society (AMS), Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) among others. At National Institute for Mathematical Sciences (NIMS), he is the Coordinator of outreach programmes.

Rev. Prof. Obeng-Denteh was the Head of Department of Mathematics and during his tenure the Mathematics Department won the KNUST departmental ranking as the  Best Department in 2018. He was again the Head for another term from August 01, 2019 to July 31, 2020.

He acquired piano skills from the Klavar Music School in Kumasi some years ago and thus plays the piano as his hobby as well as singing.

To the LORD God Almighty be honour and glory forever and ever. Amen.

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