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Joseph Twumasi-Ankrah
Joseph A. Twumasi-Ankrah
Associate Teaching Professor of Social Work, World Campus Master of Social Work program
Summary Statement

Twumasi-Ankrah is the director of the specialization in Mental Health and Substance Use for the online Master of Social Work program.

  • Human Development and Family Studies - HDFS
  • Social Work
  • World Campus
  • Graduate Program
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  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Administration & Leadership Studies Ph.D. Program, Doctor of Philosophy Degree (Ph.D.), Aug. 2014–May 2021
  • City University of New York, Lehman College, Social Work Graduate Program, Social Work Master’s Degree (MSW), Aug. 2006–May 2008
  • State University of New York at Oswego, English Undergraduate Program, English Bachelor of Arts Degree (BA), Aug. 2001–May 2006
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Office Address
036 Health and Human Development Building

New York State Licensed Master Social Worker


Mental health, substance abuse, school social work, adolescents, child welfare, urban social work, social justice, diverse populations

Professional Experience

Joseph A. Twumasi-Ankrah, Ph.D. LMSW graduated with his Ph.D. from Indiana University of Pennsylvania - Administration and Leadership Doctoral Program. Joseph is a licensed master social worker with years of practice experience addressing the mental health needs of urban and rural at-risk populations who deal with trauma, depression and anxiety. Previously, Joseph was the social work site director for a NYC social work nonprofit organization based in low-performing NYC public schools which provided mental health services to students dealing with various mental, behavioral, and emotional health challenges. With a teaching / research  interest centering around diversity, mental health, substance use, child welfare, social justice, and school social work, Joseph strongly believes in providing the appropriate support services for the overall growth of each individual within society.