Research Profile of Dr. Ebenezer Howard


Dr. Ebenezer Kofi Howard is a Senior Lecturer and currently the Head of Department of Industrial Art (Textiles).

As a practising textile designer, educationist and researcher, he has executed a number of textile design projects for academic institutions and corporate organisations in Ghana and has published extensively in scholarly peer review and refereed journals worldwide, adding to the warehouse of knowledge in his field of specialisation. He has also attended and presented scholarly papers at local and international levels. His areas of specialisation are Textile Art and Design, Textile Printing, Fashion Design and Art Education.

Qualification

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D)-2014
  • Master of Fine Art (MFA) in  Textile Design-2008
  • Master of Art Education (MA)-2005
  • Bachelor of Art (BA) Textiles-2001

Institutions Attended

  • Sept. 2008-Nov, 2012:  University of Science & Technology, Kumasi, Ghana
  • Sept. 2005-May, 2008: University of Science & Technology, Kumasi, Ghana
  • Sept. 2003-July, 2005: University of University of Science & Technology, Kumasi
  • Sept. 1997-July, 2001: University of Science & Technology, Kumasi, Ghana

Research Areas

  • Sustainable Development of the Textiles and Clothing Industry through Design Research and Innovations

Research Outputs

Publications

  • The Non-Performance of Ghana Cotton Industry: Eco-friendly Cotton Production. Technologies for Sustainable Development. International Journal of Fiber and Textile Research (IJFTR) 2(4):30-38, 2012. ISSN 2277-7156.
  • Assessing the Suitability of Woven Fabric and Composite Textile Techniques for Mural Production.  Journal of Science and Technology (JUST). 32(1): 140-149, 2012. ISSN 0855-0395.
  • Symbolic Significance of African Prints: A Dying Phenomenon in Contemporary Print Designs in Ghana. Journal of Innovative Research and Development (IJIRD). 1(11): 609-624, 2012. ISSN 2278-0211.
  • Foreign Fashion Influence on the Ghanaian Youth and its Impact on the Local Fashion Industry. International Journal of Innovative Research and Development (IJIRD). 1(11): 562-575, 2012. ISSN 2278-0211.
  • Teaching of Fashion and Textiles Studies in Ghanaian Tertiary Institutions. International Journal of Innovative Research and Development (IJIRD). 1(9): 472-485, 2012. ISSN 2278-0211.
  • Enriching the Competency Skills and Knowledge of Semi-Skilled Garment Producers in Ghana (A Case Study of Selected Semi-Skilled Garment Producers within Cape Coast Polytechnic Community and its Environs). International Journal of Innovative Research and Development (IJIRD). 1(9): 587-599, 2012. ISSN 2278-0211.
  • Globalization of the Fashion Industry and its Effects on Ghanaian Independent Fashion Designers (2011). Journal of Science and Technology (JUST). 31(3): 97-106, 2011. ISSN 0855-039.
  • Trade Regimes and Domestic Industrial Policies: Their Impact on the Development of the Textile & Apparel Industry in Ghana. International Journal of Business & Management (IJBM). Vol 1 issue 1:1-10, 2013. ISSN 2321-8916.
  • Towards Sustainable Processing In The Clothing And Textile Industry Case Study Of The Ghanaian Textile Industries. International Journal of Science & Technology (IJST). Vol 1 issue1: 23-28, 2013. ISSN 2321-919X.
  • Technical Limitations of African Prints and their Implications on Garment Construction in Ghana. Journal of Science and Technology (JUST). 33(1): 75-83, 2013. ISSN 0855-0395.
  • African Prints in Retrospect: A Case for Future Textile Design Development. Journal of Art, Design and Technology – UK, Vol. 4 issue 4:14-23, 2013. ISSN 2052-8752.
  • Exploration of Mixed-Media Techniques in Textile Art. International Journal of Humanities and Social Science. Vol. 1 Issue 1: 7-17 (2013).
  • Contextual Analysis of Government’s Safeguarding Policies for Sustainable   Development of Ghana Textile Industry. Journal of Art Design and Technology, 2014.
  • Design and Production of Commemorative Ceramic Mural for CAN 2008: Ghana the Host Country. International Journal of Innovative Research and Development. Vol. 3, Issue 10: 15-24 (2014). ISSN 2278-0211.
  • The Socio-Cultural Significance of Akan Totem in Textile Design: A Means for Preservation of Wildlife in Ghana. The International Journal of Science and Technoledge. Vol 2 Issue 6:155-164 (2014). ISSN 2321-919X.
  • Assessment of Sustainable Competitive Advantage of Selected Hotels in Kumasi using the Generic Function of Human Resource Management Model. The International Journal of Business and Management. Vol.  2, Issue 11: 34-44 (2014). ISSI 2321-8916.
  • Interior Furnishing Design: A Tool for Educating Ghanaians on the Philosophies of Technical, Vocational and Agricultural Education. The International Journal of Innovative Design and Studies. Vol.  4 Issue 2: 108- 122 (2015). ISSI 2319-9725.
  • The Chemistry of Inkjet Inks for Digital Textile Printing. International Journal of Management, Information Technology and Engineering (IJMITE). ISSN (P):23480513, ISSN (E): 2454-471X. Vol. 4, Issue 5, May, 2016, 61-78.
  • Socio-Cultural and Economic Significance of Textiles in Akuapem Odwira Festival. International Conference on Applied Sciences & Technology – Kumasi Polytechnic, Ghana (ICAST) 2015.
  • The Aesthetic and Philosophical Values of Asante Linguist Staff Symbols in Textile Design. International Journal of Innovative Research Development. Vol. 5 Issue 8: 225-236. ISSN 2278-0211.

Conferences

  • Istanbul International Conference on Business and Economics organised by the Social Sciences Research Society (SoSReS). 3rd to 4th August, 2012, Istanbul, Turkey

Paper read: Trade Regimes and Domestic Industrial Policies: Their Impact on the Development of the Textile and Apparel Industry in Ghana.

  • Revitalisation of Textile Industry in Nigeria: Current and Prospective Innovations in Textile Science, Technology and Design. 4th Annual Conference of Association of Textile Technologists, Nigeria (ATTN) YABATECH, 2011. 10th-13th October, 2011, Yaba, Lagos-Nigeria.

Paper read: Towards Sustainable processing in the Clothing and Textile Industry      

  1. A Case study of the Ghanaian Textile Industries.
  • Global Textile Manufacture and Market: Role of Textile Cottage Industry in the Developing Economy. 1st International Conference of Association of Textile Technologists (ATTN), EKO 2012. 10th-12th October, 2012, Yaba, Lagos- Nigeria.

Papers read: - a) Trade Regimes and Domestic Industrial Policies: Their Impact on the 

  1. Development of the Textile and Apparel Industry in Ghana.           
  2. b) Enriching the Competency Skills and Knowledge of Semi-Skilled 
  3. Garment Producers within Cape Coast Polytechnic Community and its
  4. Environs.
  • Fostering Entrepreneurial Mindset through Education. 3rd Biennial National Conference of Home Economic Research Association of Ghana (HERAG). 1st- 4th February, 2011, University of Education, Winneba, Ghana.

Papers read: a) Globalization and its Effects on the Ghanaian Independent Fashion        

  1. Designers.
  2. b) Teaching of Fashion and Textiles Studies at the Ghanaian Tertiary 
  3. Institutions.
  • Design Development Research Conference (DDR, 2013). KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana.

Papers read: Exploration of Mixed-Media Techniques in Textile Art.

  • The Nexus between Urbanisation and Economic Growth. 4th International Conference on Infrastructure Development in Africa (ICIDA). March 25-26, 2015. KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana.
  • Developing Ceramics towards Nation's Benefits. 1st Ceramic Conference and Exhibition. May 13-15, 2015. KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana.
  • Technological Innovation for Accelerated National Growth and Development. 2nd International Conference on Applied Science & Technology. 28th – 30th October, 2015. Paper Read: Socio-Cultural and Economic Significance of Textiles in Akuapem Odwira Festival.
  • Problem Based Learning (PBL) and E-Learning: The Perspective and Approach. 1st Regional Conference on Problem Based Learning & E-Learning. 30th November to 2nd December, 2015.

Paper Read: Textile Design as Problem Solving Activity: A Practical Approach in Meeting the Textile Design Needs of 21ST Century Consumer.

  • University Outreach: Impacting the Community FOR Sustainable Development. 1st National Conference on Outreach. 30th to 31st March, 2016.

Poster Presentation:  Intra Sub-Regional Trade: A Sustainable solution to the Textile and Clothing Industry in ECOWAS zone.

Exhibitions

  • EXHIBITOR: TRATECH, 2005, KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana.
  • EXHIBITOR TRATECH, 2006, KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana.
  • EXHIBITOR: 1st Ceramic Conference and Exhibition, 2015, KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana.

Contact

Department: Department: Industrial Art.
Postal Address: Department of Industrial Art, CABE, KNUST.
Office: Department of Industrial Art-Faculty of Art New Block. 
Email: ekhoward.cabe@knust.edu.gh / billhowardgh@yahoo.com
Phone: 0244797969


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