Godwin Apaliyah, PhD

Godwin Apaliyah
Godwin Apaliyah, PhD
County Extension Educator (Fayette County)
OSU Extension - Fayette County, 101 E. East Street, Washington Court House, OH 43160
Degree Information: 
PhD in Rural Sociology, The Ohio State University
MS in Rural Sociology with a specialization in Community Development, The Ohio State University
BA in Integrated Development Studies, University for Development Studies, Tamale, Ghana
Additional Information: 

Specializations & Areas of Expertise:

Specializations: Economic Development / Leadership Development

Areas of Expertise:

  • Business Retention and Expansion (BRE) strategic program
  • Community capacity building and empowerment
  • Community leadership development
  • Community strategic planning and visioning
  • Program and project development
  • Program and project evaluation
  • Program impact evaluation




Journal Articles

Pigg, K., Gasteyer, S., Martin, K., Keating, K., & Apaliyah, G. (2013). The community capitals framework: An empirical examination of internal relationships. Community Development, v44 n4: 492-502.

Apaliya, G., Martin, K. E. (2013). An analysis of the effects of community leadership education program content on six outcome indices of community leadership. Community Development, v44 n4: 456-468.

Apaliyah, G., Martin, K., Gasteyer, S., Keating, K., and Pigg, K. (2012). Community leadership development education: Promoting civic engagement through human and social capital. Community Development, 43(1), 31-48.


Pigg, K., Gasteyer, S., Martin, K., Apaliyah, G., & Keating, K.: Community Effects of Leadership Development Education: Citizen Empowerment for Civic Engagement. Morgantown, WV: West Virginia University Press.


Godwin Tayese Apaliyah is a community and economic development Extension educator in Fayette County. His work focuses on using community and economic development strategies and tools to improve community economic growth and residents’ quality of life. He has provided community leadership training to community leaders and residents to empower them with basic leadership skills and knowledge to engage in community projects and programs. His work is supported by local businesses, community policy makers and residents.