About

Tim is a researcher/scholar, as well as governance expert with wide expertise and extensive experience. He is currently Deputy Director of Research in the Institute for Natural Resources and Sustainable Development, a global policy think/do tank on natural resource governance and sustainable development. He was previously an Adjunct Lecturer in Babson College’s History and Society Division, where he taught courses on Contemporary Africa, Political Economy of Africa, Global Politics/International Relations, and Global Environmental Activism. He has consulted on a variety of development issues for various institutions and organizations, including the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation.

Tim holds a PhD in Global Governance and Human Security from McCormack School of Policy and Global Studies, University of Massachusetts Boston. His doctoral dissertation, which examined multi-actor interaction in global environmental policy (Minamata Convention on Mercury) processes and focused on Ghana’s informal extractive sector, was an inaugural recipient of UMass Boston Africa Scholars Forum’s Ambassador Fatima Kyari Mohammed African Unity Scholarship Award. He has two Masters’ degrees from Ohio University, one in International Affairs and the other in Political Science. His Bachelor’s degree is in Political Science and Swahili from University of Ghana, Legon, and he also studied in University of Dar es Salaam on a one-year Ghana Government Language proficiency fellowship.

His research interests straddle environmental and natural resource governance, and include, resources and security nexus, climate insecurity, environmental peacebuilding, environmental activism, environmental pollution and waste management, extractives, indigeneity, informality, as well as human security, global governance, democratization and postcolonial statecraft, with regional expertise in Africa. His research has appeared in The Extractive Industries and Society; Routledge Handbook of Environmental Conflict and Peacebuilding (2018); A Research Agenda for Global Environmental Politics (Edward Elgar, 2018); Corporate Social Responsibility and Canada’s Role in Africa’s Extractive Sectors (University of Toronto Press, 2019); African Studies Quarterly, as well as forthcoming works in Commonwealth and Comparative Politics, and Routledge Handbook on Natural Resources in Africa. His current research focuses on indigeneity, informality and postcoloniality in environmental sustainability governance.

Tim is a diligent professional and personable team player, with excellent peoples and communication skills.