Course Facilitator Details

Dr. Dorothy Mensah-Aggrey

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Location: Oakwood, Ohio, United States

Dr. Dorothy Mensah-Aggrey was born and raised Catholic in Ghana, West Africa. She appropriated the faith for herself while studying Music and Education in college. She earned a B. Mus. (with English Minor) and a Dip. Ed. simultaneously from the University of Cape Coast, Ghana, and launched her teaching career in 1985. She taught Music, Dance, and English at St. Augustine's Catholic Boys College in Cape Coast; then moved to the US for her master's in Theology, and subsequently her doctorate in Education. She brings over 35 years of experience in teaching, administration, professional, and curriculum development to her current role as Curriculum Design Specialist at the Institute for Pastoral Initiatives (IPI), University of Dayton (UD). She currently co-directs the Forum for Young Catechetical Leaders at UD for students who choose catechetics as a minor. Before joining IPI/UD, she worked with the Archdiocese of Washington for over 18 years as Youth Minister and Director of Faith Formation where she also developed training modules for faith formation. She is a member of the National Association for Lay Ministry (NALM) and currently serves on the Board of NALM. She is also a Board Member of Project Read in Dayton, OH. She has presented at national and international conferences. She has also traveled extensively within the US and internationally for work and curiosity's sake. Music was and still is her first love; as it was music that drew her and continues to draw her closer to God. God is still GREAT!