Ebenezer Puplampu, MA

Senior Adjunct Professor, Department of Leadership and Organizational Psychology

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As a committed lifelong learner, Ebenezer Puplampu (Ebe) views theory and practice as inter-dependent phenomena. He is a scholar-practitioner who has been working as a human resources practitioner and as an educator. As a Human Resources Practitioner, Ebe has over 25 years of experience in the INGO HR management and leadership space. For over two decades, he worked with the world’s largest Christian, international NGO, World Vision International, where he held various management and leadership roles in human resources management and organizational development. At World Vision, Ebe was a member of the Global P&C leadership team that oversaw ~50,000 employees working in over 100 countries. His work enabled him to travel to and work in over 20 countries across 5 continents. Ebe is currently the chief people officer at Mercy Ships International, the largest civilian hospital-ship Christian NGO providing surgical care to the forgotten poor around the world.

As an Educator, Ebe joined Azusa Pacific University as an Adjunct Professor with the Department of Leadership and Organizational Psychology in January 2015. He has developed and taught several courses in the MA in Leadership, MS in Organizational Psychology, and Leadership minor programs. He has also taught in the Department of Communication. Ebe holds a BSc in Administration–Human Resources Management from the University of Ghana, Accra Ghana, and an MA in Organizational Leadership from Eastern University in St. Davids, PA, USA. He is currently at the dissertation stage of completing a PhD in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, AZ, USA.

As a Jesus follower, Ebe views his work with students as an aspect of his worship in the context of his bigger redemptive journey. He thrives especially in a faith-integrated work environment where Christ-centeredness is the guiding value and Christ-actualization is the ultimate goal.


  • MA, Organizational Leadership, Eastern University
  • BSc, Administration: Human Resources Management, University of Ghana


  • Certified Associate, Connective Leadership Institute
  • DDI Targeted Selection Coach
  • DDI Targeted Selection Interviewer
  • ARSENAL Certified

Academic Area

  • School of Business and Management
    • Department of Leadership and Organizational Psychology


  • Emotional Labor/Employee Well-Being
  • Organizational Culture/Diversity
  • Organizational Design/Effectiveness
  • Organizational Strategy/Measurement
  • People Management

Courses Taught

  • LDRS 201 - Foundations of Leadership
  • LDRS 501 - Foundations of Leadership Theory
  • LDRS 502 - Cornerstones of Christian Leadership
  • LDRS 503 - Organizational Behavior
  • LDRS 512 - Self-Leadership
  • LDRS 516 - Leadership Development and Practice
  • LDRS 523 - Relational Leadership
  • LDRS 534 - Leader as Agent of Change
  • LDRS 542 - Leading Across Cultures
  • OPSY 502 - Organizational Ethics
  • OPSY 510 - Organizational Assessments and Interventions
  • OPSY 542 - Organizational Implications of Diversity