Pro-Vice-Chancellor's Profile

Term of Office: 2016 to present

George is an Associate Professor and the current Pro-VC of the University of Cape Coast. Prior to his current position, he served as the Acting Provost of the College of Distance Education (CoDE). He has extensive experience in research techniques relevant for evaluating and understanding how teachers and headteachers conceptualise educational quality within the context of social justice.  He has skills in leading and managing international consortia research collaborations in education, with particular focus on leadership for quality teaching and learning in marginalised contexts. He also has extensive knowledge of the cultural contexts of researching educational issues in Africa and has a strong linkage with schools and district education directorates in Ghana.

George holds a PhD (CANTAB) degree from the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom. His PhD thesis, which focused on the Professional Development of Headteachers in Ghana, won the 2nd Prize of the British Educational Leadership and Management Society (BELMAS) BEST THESIS AWARD competition in 2004. Until recently, he was the Director of the Institute for Educational Planning & Administration (IEPA) and now  Chairman of the Governing Council of Takoradi Polytechnic, Ghana and the  local Director of the Cambridge-Ghana Leadership for Learning Network. Prior to taking up lectureship appointment with the University of Cape Coast, he worked with the Leadership for Learning-Cambridge Network, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge as a Post-Doctoral Research Associate.  George’s area of specialty is Leadership, Institutional and Professional Development in Education. His research interests lie in the cultural and gender dimensions of educational leadership, teacher leadership for learning, educational leadership for peace building and social cohesion, and strategies for enhancing equity and quality education through efficient resource and performance management. He is a strong advocate for gender sensitive pedagogy.