Dr. Kwarteng is currently the Director of IT and Educational Resources at the Duquesne University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Before joining Duquesne University, Papa had an extensive career in higher education across multiple technical and human centered roles over the last decade.

He was an IT Product Manager at Ohio University where he led strategy and technical implementation of learning spaces technology at the enterprise level for almost five years.  Prior to that, he was the Director for the Ohio University Upward Bound program for seven years.  During that time, he led a $2 million dollar U.S. government federal grant program to provide post-secondary education access services to low-income, first-generation students across seven southeast Ohio counties.

Papa’s research area is in technology access and outcomes with a focus on education, technology policy, governance, and technology deployment at scale in poorly resourced and connected areas. Papa has presented his research across the globe including at conferences and roundtables in Lusaka, Zambia; Dakar, Senegal; Washington DC, Cornell University, Georgetown, and other spaces. Papa volunteers in several community projects and is currently a board member for the Sports Africa organization. He holds a Ph.D. in Education Technology, an MA in International Studies, and a BBA. in Economics, all from Ohio University.



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