Rexford Assasie Oppong (PhD) is a Full Professor of Architecture and KNUST's Convocation Professorial Representative on KNUST Governing Council. He is the I mmediate-past/longest serving Dean of International Programmes of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi. He is a practicing architect of over twenty years’ experience. He obtained his Doctor of Philosophy in Architecture from the premier Liverpool School of Architecture - University of Liverpool, United Kingdom; Masters in Urban Planning and Management from University of Rome-La Sapienza, Italy; Postgraduate Diploma in Architecture, KNUST; and Bachelor of Science in Design, UST, Kumasi, Ghana.
Priofessor Assasie Oppong is the Scientific Director/Project Lead of SEED CENTRE Ghana for academic exchanges in teaching and research supported by a Living Lab installed at Yeboakrom in the Ejisu- Juaben Municipality, Ashanti-Ghana between KNUST and Technical University of Munich (TUM). He is the initiator/originator and the Lead Architect of the flagship KNUST-TUM Cooperation Centre building project.
He has unwavering passion for architectural education and wrote the initial proposal and subsequently chaired the committee to introduce the Doctor of Philosophy in Architecture in KNUST in 2014. He supervising and churning out a number of PhD graduates in various fields related to architecture and development. He actually supervised and mentored to produce the first ever female to obtain PhD Architecture degree in KNUST and Ghana in general. He serves on high profile institutional Councils, Committees and Bodies. He represented the National Council for Tertiary Education (now GTEC) on the Governing Council of Koforidua Technical University in Ghana. He served as member of KNUST Executive Committee, Planning and Resources Committee for five consecutive years.
He is one of longest serving members of Academic Board of KNUST:having served as non-Professorial, Professorial as well as Dean of International Programmes. Professor Assasie Oppong’s passion for teaching and grooming young generation is expressed through his strict discipline founded on ethical life and behaviour. He teaches Architectural History at the Undergraduate level and Philosophy of Social Sciences, Architectural History and Theory as well as Research Methods at the MPhil/ PhD levels in the Department of Architecture, KNUST. Professor Assasie Oppong has led studies for development of rural and urban areas in Ghana. He serves development expert to a number of organizations.
Professor Assasie Oppong has unwavering passion for rural development. This is evidenced by his membership as a Director and Chairman of Asante Akyem Rural Bank PLC in Ghana.
His teaching, research and developmental services transcend the boundaries of the University.
He is a traveller and sojourner. He believes in Presbyterian discipline and a member of the Christ Congregation Presbyterian Church of Ghana, KNUST. He is married to Mrs. Lydia Assasie Oppong who is the mother of his Trio: Afua Sakyiwaa, Yaw Kyei and Afua Frempomaa.