Stanley Marcus Semarco (Dr.)

Dr. Stanley Marcus Semarco

Senior Lecturer

Dr. Stanley Marcus Semarco is a Senior Lecturer and Dean of School of Alternative Learning (SAL) at Ghana Institute of Journalism.

  • PhD – Educ. Administration
  • MPhil –Psychology
  • BA – Psychology/Statistics
  • Open University of Malaysia / Accra Institute of Technology (2018)
  • University of Ghana, Legon (2005)
  • University of Ghana, Legon (1998)
  • Member International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning (IRRODL),
  • Member The Global e-Conference on Fit (The Fit Project)
  • Member, The British Educational Leadership Management and Administration Society
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Communications, Media & Society, published by The Ghana Institute of Journalism
  • Member, Ghana Education Research Association (GERA). The Ghanaian branch of the World Education Research Association (WERA)


  • Social Psychology
  • Logic and Thinking Skills
  • Statistics and Research Methods: Design and Analysis
  1. Semarco, S.K.M. & Cho, S. (June 15, 2017). The Predictive Influence of Headteachers’ Task-Oriented Managerial Leadership Behaviours on Teachers’ Retention Intentions in Ghana. Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 1-22. DOI: 10.1177/1741143217714252

  2. Semarco, S.K.M. & Cho, S. (2017). Teachers’ Retention Intention: Can it Be Predicted by Headteachers’ Creative Fitting Attributes, Managerial Leadership Behaviours, and Institutional Brand Personality through Mediation of Person- Environment Fit? International Journal of Business Innovation and Technology, 4(2), 14-29.

  3. Semarco, S.K.M. (2017). Ghanaian Headteachers Creative Problem-Solving Abilities’ Indirect Effects on Teachers’ Commitment to Stay: The Role of Corporate Brand Personality. Imperial Journal of Interdisciplinary Research (IJIR), 3 (3), 547-557.

    Semarco, S.K.M. & Cho, S. (2017; In-print). Building Institutional Brand Personality: The Effect of the Creative Problem Solving Ability Attributes of School Managers. Journal of Communications, Media and Society, 4(1).

  4. Semarco, S.K.M. & Cho, S. (2017). The Influence of Ghanaian Headteachers’ Creative Problem-Solving Attributes on Teachers’ Person-Environment Fit Dimensions and Retention Relationship. African Journal of Education and Practice, 2(1), 3, 43 – 62,

  5. Semarco, S.K.M. (2009). The Relationship Between Communication, Leadership Behaviours and Performance. Journal of Communications, Media and Society, 1, 1. ISBN 2026131

  6. Tabbicca, E.S., Semarco, S.K.M., & Sekyere, A.D.N (2019). An Evaluation of Communication for Sustainable Development: The Case of Girls Education in Ghana. Paper presented at the Communication Educators Association of Ghana Conference (2019 CEAG Conference Proceedings) June 27-28, (2019), University of Education, Winneba, Ghana.

  7. Bedu-Addo, K. & Semarco S.K.M (2018). Just Share, Comment, or Like?; Public Persona, Digital Media and Celebrity Motivations. Paper presented at the ICA Africa Regional Conference, (2018 ICA Conference Proceedings) November 7-9 (2018), School of Information and Communications, University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana.

  8. Semarco, S.K.M. & Cho, S. (2016). Harnessing Headteachers’ Managerial Behaviours to Creatively Fit Teachers to Schools for Retention within the Context of Institutional Brand Personality. Paper presented at the International Research Initiatives Conference 2016 (IRIC-2016 Conference Proceedings) October 26-27, 2016, Accra, Ghana.

  9. Semarco, S.K.M. & Cho, S. (2016). The Role of School Proprietors as Social Entrepreneurs Managing Private Sector Schools for Success. Paper presented at the 2nd International Conference on Education Research for Development in Africa (ICERDA 2016 Conference Proceedings) October 3-4, 2016, Accra, Ghana.

  10. Semarco, S.K.M. (2015). Fitting teachers to schools for retention: The effects of managerial behaviours and institutional brand personality. A Work-in-Progress Paper presented at the 1st International Conference on Education Research for Development in Africa (ICERDA 2015 Conference Proceedings), May 4-5, 2015, Accra, Ghana.

  11. Semarco, S.K.M. (nd). Social Media Usage in Developing Corporate Ethical Leadership in Ghana. Work in Progress

  12. Semarco, S.K.M. (nd). Brand Leadership and Personality Series. Work-in-Progress.

  • Managerial creativity and creative problem solving
  • Identification of managerial gifted leaders based on their creativity in specific domains
  • Talent development in brand leadership and corporate branding