Dr. Victor Selorme Gedzi is a Ghanaian. He holds a B.A. in Religion, the University of Cape Coast, Ghana; a Certificate in Research, Utrecht University, The Netherlands; a M.A./Licentiate in Intercultural Theology, the Radboud University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands; and a PhD in Development Studies, the International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Hague, the Netherlands.
Dr. Gedzi is a Senior Lecturer in Religion and Development in the Department of Religious Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana. His area of specialization is Religion and Development.
He teaches the following undergraduate courses: Research Methods (RS 351); African Traditional Religion and Development (RS 390); Christianity and Development (RS 393); and Culture and Development (RS 395). At the graduate level, he teaches African Pentecostalism/Charismaticism (RS 506) Religion, Culture and Development (RS 508); Studies in Modern African Instituted Churches (RS 530); Research Methodology for M.A/MPhil (RS 501) (Core); and Research Methodology I & II for PhDs (RS 751) (Core). Other academic activities include supervision of undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate dissertations, and graduate and post-graduate seminars.
Dr. Gedzi served and continues to serve in various capacities in KNUST. For example, he was the Head of Department of Religious Studies in 2017/2018 academic year. He was and is a Chairman of the following committees in Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology: the Faculty of Social Sciences Research/Publications Committee; Department of Religious Studies Accreditation Committee, Department of Religious Studies Guidance and Counseling Committee, Department of Religious Studies Internship Committee, and the One Year Master of Arts Religious Studies Program Committee.
He was and is a member of the following committees: Faculty of Social Sciences Transport Committee, Faculty of Social Sciences Restructuring Committee, the Department of Religious Studies Graduate Studies Committee; the Department of Religious Studies Fund-Raising Committee, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences Research Council, and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences Internship Committee. He was the academic Tutor to B.A History and Political Studies Students and Second Year Parallel Students. Dr. Gedzi is also the External Examiner for Department of Religion and Human Values, University of Cape Coast.
Internationally, Dr. Gedzi is a Nuffic Fellow; member of African Association for the Study of Religions (AASR); a Cambridge Publishing Editorial Advisory Board Member; a member of the European Centre for Research Training and Development (ECRT) UK; the International Association for Feminist Economics (IAFFE); Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID); member African Studies Centre for knowledge sharing, Leiden, The Netherlands; Devex, the Media platform for the global development community; and the West African Association of Theological Institutions (WAATI). He is a reviewer for top journals such as Journal legal Pluralism and Unofficial Law; Oxford University Commonwealth Law Journal; and Asian Development Perspectives.