A Professor From Ghana Builds a Career in Iowa and Helps Build a Modern Economy Back Home

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U. of Iowa

Jarjisu Sa-Aadu played a part in overhauling the U. of Iowa's M.B.A. program but says the work he does in Ghana has a more profound impact.

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U. of Iowa

Jarjisu Sa-Aadu played a part in overhauling the U. of Iowa's M.B.A. program but says the work he does in Ghana has a more profound impact.

It has been nearly 40 years since Jarjisu Sa-Aadu left his native Ghana to pursue an academic career in the heartland of the United States. But during the three decades he has spent teaching finance and real estate at the University of Iowa's Tippie College of Business, he has kept one foot planted firmly back home.

Mr. Sa-Aadu, who usually goes by "Jay," is credited with helping to build a modern economic infrastructure, including a stock exchange, for his home country. Over the past