Rexford Assasie Oppong (PhD) is currently an Associate Professor of Architecture and Dean of International Programmes Office 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; Masters in Urban Planning and Management from University of Rome-La Sapienza; Postgraduate Diploma in Architecture, KNUST; and Bachelor of Science in Design, UST, Kumasi.
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 serves on high profile institutional Councils, Committees and Bodies. He currently represents the National Council for Tertiary Education on the Governing Council of Koforidua Technical University in Ghana. He is member of KNUST Executive Committee, Planning and Resources Committee.
He is on the Academic Board of KNUST as one of longest serving members: having served as non-Professorial, Professorial as well as Dean of International Programmmes. 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. His teaching 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.