Antwi Akom, PhD

Antwi AkomBoard Member

Co-Founder, I-SEEED; Professor, San Francisco State University

Antwi Akom, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Environmental Sociology, Public Health and STEM Education at San Francisco State University and is the Founding Director of the Institute for Sustainable Economic, Educational and Environmental Design (I-SEEED), which focuses on building sustainable cities and schools.

Professor Akom has collaborated with schools, community groups, policy makers and researchers to improve living conditions of poor people of color in the Bay area and around the world. He is internationally recognized for his work on culturally and community responsive STEM pedagogy including research and studies on GIS mapping and technological innovation, food security/justice, community- driven sustainability development and youth participatory action research.

Professor Akom has held academic appointments at UC Berkeley, the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the University of California, San Francisco Health Policy Institute. His forthcoming books are Building Sustainable Cities and Schools and Ameritocracy: The Environmental Determinants of Educational Success.