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About James Agbodzakey

Dr. James Korku Agbodzakey is a capable, dynamic and goal-oriented individual with several years of combined experience in nonprofit management, sustainable development, administration, collaborative management, public procurement, consulting, teaching and policy research across various locales. James has made some remarkable contributions in helping create value for society through constructive efforts with organizations such as United Nations, International Monetary Fund/Kelly Services, Broward Sheriff’s Office, Save Lower Volta Network, Hillel at Ohio University, Research International, Accra Metropolitan Assembly, FAU Public Procurement Research Center/National Institute of Governmental Purchasing, Broward County’s and Palm Beach County’s HIV Health Services Planning Councils, and College of The Bahamas. James is now committed to complementing existing efforts at NSU-HSBE-Public Administration Program for the greater good. 


Successfully analyzed United Nations (UN) 2004 surveys on National Sustainable Development Strategies (NSDS). The analysis aided the development of global map indicating the status of sustainable development of various countries and was critical to deliberations by stakeholders at the 13th Session of the Commission on Sustainable Development. 

Developed a compendium of public procurement literature consisting of 600 journal publications and 150 books for scholars and practitioners in public procurement. The resource still drives global research agenda on public procurement and reform.

Co-founded and managed a nonprofit organization that facilitated creation of viable communities with sustainable suburban economy in the Lower Volta basin and directly impacted over 30 communities consisting of approximately 250,000 human population across the various demographics. 

Won FAU’s 2008 Nationwide President’s Award of National Association of Graduate- Professional Students (NAGPS) for academic and professional excellence in helping create value for society at the local and international levels. 

Provided an invaluable service in the areas of strategic planning, performance management and effectiveness, program evaluation and applied research in public policy issues, specifically, on crime mapping and crime forecasting to Broward Sheriff’s Office (BSO) which aided crime fighting efforts. 

Succeeded in raising $20,000 for SALVONET in support of health and environmental education and helped empower inhabitants in three counties to collaboratively promote their health and wellbeing, develop and manage their capacities. 

Successfully supervised 13 Senior Theses in two years at the College of The Bahamas on various Public Affairs/Administration topics. 

Successfully conducted research on collaborative governance as it relates to HIV/AIDS care and treatment efforts with resultant book and article publications. 

Presented at local and international conferences on key issues such as leadership, collaborative governance, sustainable development and management, bureaucracy, nonprofit organizations, crime mapping and forecasting, public procurement, globalization, reform management and social movements. 

Delegate, 2016 International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016), Durban, South Africa. 

Delegate & Presenter,2014 International AIDS Conference(AIDS 2014) in Melbourne, 

Delegate,2012 International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012) in Washington D.C. 

Participant & Presenter,20th United States Conference on AIDS (USCA 2016), 
Hollywood, Florida 

Analyzed data on adoption of Lean Thinking by various Purchasing Departments in North America using Multivariate techniques such as factor analysis and multiple linear regression. There were 1,836 respondents. The analysis revealed Lean Thinking creates value for Purchasing Departments. 

Recently published a piece on the nexus between demographic and performance variables with particular focus on Chicago School System as part of the education reform debate. 

Selected as an Honored Member of the Covington Who's Who Executive and Professional Registry. The selection recognizes my commitment to excellence in Higher Education 


Present Associate Professor, Nova Southeastern University H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship


Research Interests

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Professional Service and Affiliations

2017 - Present Site Visit Team Member, NASPAA/COPRA
2016 - Present Coach, Korn Ferry Assessment of Leadership Potential (KFALP)
2016 - Present Faculty Advisor, MPA - Pi Alpha Alpha
2016 - Present Member, Nova Southeastern University, Graduate Programs Committee
2015 - Present Developer, Nonprofit Concentration and CAL
2015 - Present Honorary Reviewer, Review of Economic & Finance
2014 - Present Reviewer, 15th Annual President's Faculty Research and Development Grant
2014 - Present Coordinator, Hiring of Research Assistants
2014 - Present Member, Nova Southeastern University, Faculty Development Committee of HCBE (MPA Program Representative)
2014 - Present Secretary, Public Administration Advisory Board
2013 - Present NSU Liaison and Community Engagement, Broward and Palm Beach Counties
2013 - Present Facilitator, Engaging Community Stakeholders in Course Project on Financial Trend Analysis
2013 - Present Reviewer, Journal of Contemporary Management
2013 - Present Team Member, NASPAA/COPRA
2013 - Present Advisor, Public Administration Students Association
2016 - 2016 Reviewer, SAGE Publishing
2015 - 2015 Researcher, Nonprofit Management/Schools
2014 - 2015 Key Participant, Broward and Palm Beach HIV/AIDS Health Services Retreats
2013 - 2014 Affiliate, Christ the Rock Community Church
2013 - 2014 Evaluator, Faculty Credentials
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Honors and Awards

  • Nationwide President's Award of National Association of Graduate-Professional Students (NAGPS) - Florida Atlantic University (2008)
  • Successfully analyzed United Nations (UN) 2004 surveys on National Sustainable Development Strategies (NSDS)
  • Honored Member of the Covington Who's Who Executive and Professional Registry


2009 Ph.D., Public Administration, Florida Atlantic University
2004 MPA, International Administration, Ohio University
2003 M.A., International Affairs, Ohio University
1999 B.A., Political Science and Religions, University of Ghana

Contact Information

(954) 854-4031


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