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Raymond Tutu Ph.D.

raymont tutu phdAssociate Professor
254 Education and Humanities Building
302.857.6847
rtutu [at] desu.edu

Education

Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Department of Geography, PA
Doctor of Philosophy in Geography, 2011

University of Ghana, Regional Institute for Population Studies, Ghana
Master of Philosophy in Population Studies, 2007

University of Cape Coast, Department of Geography and Tourism, Ghana
Bachelor of Arts (Hon) in Population and Family Life, 2000

Research Interests/Area

His research interests are in the subfields of population health; global migration; human–environment geographies including urban environments with emphasis on informality and marginality; as well as water access and health ecologies.

Professional Memberships

  • Association of American Geographers, 2007 - present
  • Executive Board Member (2017 – present), Africa Specialty Group, American Association of Geographers
  • Executive Board Member (2014-2017), Africa Specialty Group, American Association of Geographers
  • Member, Health and Medical Geography Specialty Group, American Association of Geographers

Publications

  • Tutu, R. A., Gupta, S., Elavarthi, S., Busingye, J. D., & Boateng, J. K. (2018). Exploring the development of a household cholera-focused health literacy scale in James Town, Accra. Journal of Infection and Public Health. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jiph.2018.08.006
  • Gupta, S., Tutu, R. A., Boateng, J., Busingye, J. D., & Elavarthi, S. (2018). Self-reported functional, communicative, and critical health literacy on foodborne diseases in Accra, Ghana. Tropical Medicine and Health, 46(1), 15.
  • Tutu, R. A., Boateng, J., Ameyaw, E. E., & Busingye, J. D. (2018). “Togetherness in Difference”: Perceived Personal Discrimination and Acculturation Preferences among Internal Migrants in a Poor Urban Community in Accra. Journal of Asian and African Studies, 53(2), 297-313.
  • Tutu, R. A. & Busingye, J.D. (2018). Building Resilient Societies in Africa for the Future: Conceptual Considerations and Possible Resilience Constituents. Journal of Futures Studies, 23(1): 55–76. https://jfsdigital.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/05-Building-resilient-… 
  • Tutu, R. A. (2018). Global Migration as a Human Development Goal. In A. Osei and F. Balogun (Eds.) Global Societies: An Introduction Pearson, New York.
  • Tutu, R. A., Boateng, J., Ameyaw, E. E., & Busingye, J. D. (2017). Acculturation inclinations and subjective health status of internal migrants in James Town, an urban slum settlement in Accra. Journal of Population Research, 34(2), 165-183.
  • Gupta, S. & Tutu, R. (2017). Asthma-COPD Overlap Syndrome (ACOS) among Adults — United States, 2015. Delaware Medical Journal, 89(9), 270-274
  • Tutu, R. A., Boateng, J. K., Busingye, J. D., & Ameyaw, E. (2017). Asymmetry in an uneven place: migrants’ lifestyles, social capital, and self-rated health status in James Town, Accra. GeoJournal, 82(5), 907-921.
  • Tutu, R. A., & Stoler, J. (2016). Urban but off the grid: The struggle for water in two urban slums in greater Accra, Ghana. African Geographical Review, 35(3), 212-226.
  • Stoler, J., Tutu, R. A., & Winslow, K. (2015). Piped water flows but sachet consumption grows: The paradoxical drinking water landscape of an urban slum in Ashaiman, Ghana. Habitat International, 47, 52-60.
  • Stoler, J., Tutu, R. A., Ahmed, H., Frimpong, L. A., & Bello, M. (2014). Sachet water quality and brand reputation in two low-income urban communities in Greater Accra, Ghana. The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 90(2), 272-278.
  • Tutu, R. A. (2014). Dilemmatic experiences of young migrants in Accra, Ghana: The merciless hands of pirate urbanization and landlordism. Journal of Housing and the Built Environment, 29(4), 637-656.
  • Tutu, R. A. (2013). Exploring social resilience among young migrants in Old Fadama, an Accra Slum. In Spatial Inequalities (pp. 89-107). Springer Netherlands.
  • Tschakert, P.; Tutu, R. and Alcaro, A. (2013). Embodied experiences of environmental and climatic changes in landscapes of everyday life in Ghana, Emotion, Space and Society, 7: 13-26
  • Tutu, R. A. (2013). Self-rated resilience among young migrants in old Fadama, Accra, Ghana. GeoJournal, 78(4), 709-725.
  • Tutu, R. (2011). Ghana Demographic Transition: The Role of induced Abortion and Reproductive Health Ramifications. West Africa Review, 0(19)
  • Adjei, J.; Tutu, R.; Ogunyankin, G. and Cofie, N. (2011). Denominational Affiliation and the Risk of Pregnancy Loss Among Ghanaian Women. Journal of the Motherhood Initiative 2 (1): 274-291​​​​​​​
  • Tschakert, P. and Tutu, R. (2010). Solastalgia: Environmentally-Induced Distress and Migration Due to Climate Change among Africa’s Poor. In T. Afifi and J. Jäger (Eds.) Environment, Forced Migration and Social Vulnerability, Springer, New York
  • Tutu, R. (2010). Determinants of the Estimation of Return Migration Propensities among Young People in the Face of Risks: Accra, Ghana. Journal of Applied Sciences 10 (8): 620-627

Honors & Awards

  • The Faculty Excellence Award for Teaching (2013-2014) at Delaware State University
  • Certificate of Appreciation, Honors Program at Delaware State University – for organizing and presiding over a session during Delaware State University Research Day Research Presentation on April 20, 2018
  • Certificate of Appreciation, Honors Program at Delaware State University – for organizing and presiding over a session during Delaware State University Honors Day Research Presentation on April 21, 2017
  • Certificate of Appreciation, Honors Program at Delaware State University – for teaching the course “Global Societies Honors (GLOB 395H)” during the Fall semester 2016
  • Certificate of Appreciation, Honors Program at Delaware State University – for teaching the course “Global Societies Honors (GLOB 395H)” during the Fall semester 2015
  • Certificate of Appreciation, Honors Program at Delaware State University – for teaching the course “Global Societies Honors (GLOB 395H)” during the Fall semester 2014
  • Certificate of Appreciation, Honors Program at Delaware State University – for teaching the course “Global Societies Honors (GLOB 395H)” during the Fall semester 2013
  • Certificate of Appreciation, Honors Program at Delaware State University – for teaching the course “Global Societies Honors (GLOB 395H)” during the Fall semester 2012

Teaching

Courses Taught:

  • Global Societies (including designing the Online version of the course)
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Population Analysis
  • Technology and Society
  • Social Change
  • World Regional Geography