Dr. Adjoa Richardson Ahedor
Associate Professor, PhD, Biological Sciences Chairperson
Location: DuPont Hall, Room 101
Expertise: Botany, Systematics, Evolutionary Biology, Environmental Science, STEM Education
Ph.D. 2007 Botany, University of Oklahoma
M.S. 2001 Biology, Idaho State University
M.Phil.1998 Botany, University of Ghana
B.S. (Honors) 1992 Botany with Zoology 2nd Class Upper (Magma cum laude), Univ. of Ghana
Professional Positions Held
2022 – Present Associate Professor and Chairperson, Department of Biological Science, Hampton University
2018 – 2022 Associate Dean, Engineering and Science Division, Rose State College
2007 – 2021 Adjunct Lecturer, University of Oklahoma
2008 – 2018 Biology Faculty, Rose State College
2001 – 2002 Environmental Scientist (CERCLA/RCRA) Shoshoni-Bannock Tribes, Idaho
Awards and Recognitions
NISOD Excellence Award – University of Texas at Austin/Rose State College
Sabbatical Leave Award – Rose State College
University of California Regents Scholarship for Reciprocity – UC Davis/Univ. of Ghana
University of Ghana Graduate Merit Scholarship
Curricula Development and Teaching Assignments
Modality: Traditional, Online, Flex/Blended, Flipped, Inquiry-based, Socratic
Current – Hampton University
BIO 210 – General Botany
BIO 408 – Research Problems
BIO 505 – Research Problems (graduates and undergraduates)
University of Oklahoma
LSTD 4700 – Biodiversity Conservations
LSTD 4263 – Environment and Philosophy
BOT 1114 – General Botany
UNIV 2000 – Basic Principles in Biodiversity Conservation
Rose State College
BIOL 1114 – Introduction to Biology
BIOL 1124 – General Biology I
BIOL 1134 – General Biology II
BIOL 1215 – General Botany
ENSC 1103 – Introduction of Environmental Science
ENSC 1101 – Introduction to Environmental Science Lab
Molecular Systematics, Comparative Anatomy and Physiology – Engaging undergraduates in the use of investigative tools such as morphology, microscopy and genetic markers to better understand the physiology, taxonomy and distribution of plant species. Notable studies on the genera: Bacopa (water hyssop), Mecardonia (axilflower), Stemodia (twintips) of the family Plantaginaceae and Quercus (oak), of the family Fagaceae. Other interests involve physiological and genetic studies on invasive plant species to better understand their aggressive adaptation mechanisms.
Adjoa R. Ahedor. Bacopa. 2019. In: Flora of North America Editorial Committee, eds. 1993+. Flora of North America North of Mexico. 19+ vols. New York and Oxford. Vol. 17.
Adjoa R. Ahedor. Mecardonia. 2019. In: Flora of North America Editorial Comm., eds. 1993+. Flora of North America North of Mexico. 19+ vols. New York and Oxford.Vol. 17.
Ahedor, A. R., *Spitz, B., *Cowan, M. *Miller, J. and *Kamara, M. 2018. Comparative transpiration studies on the invasive eastern redcedar (Juniperus virginiana L.) and adjacent woody trees. Oklahoma Native Plant Record 18(1): 24-37.
Ahedor, R., Hurst, A., May L., and R. Murcia, R. 2016. General Biology I Laboratory Manual. Fountainhead Press, Inc. TX, USA. ISBN: 978-1-64485-045-9.
Ahedor, A. R. and W. Elisens, 2015. Seed Morphology and its taxonomic Significance in the subtribe Gratiolinae (Plantaginaceae). Systematic Botany 40(3): 845-852.
Ahedor, A. R. and W. Elisens. 2015. Morphological Analyses of the Mecardonia acuminata (Plantaginaceae) complex in the Southeastern USA. Southeastern Naturalist 14(1): 173-196.
* Denotes undergraduates
Botanical Society of America (BSA)
American Society of Plant Taxonomists (ASPT)
Association of Southeastern Biologists (ASB)
College Board/ETS Reader – AP Biology