Dr. Nana Akua Anyidoho holds a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Ghana, Legon and a Ph.D. in Human Development and Social Policy from Northwestern University. Dr. Anyidoho became a research fellow at University of Ghana, Legon’s Institute of Social Statistical and Economic Research in 2005, was promoted to Senior Research Fellow in 2011, and was appointed Head of the Social Division in 2015. She has an interdisciplinary background, with a foundation in psychology and additional training in sociology, political science, statistics and economics, and in quantitative and qualitative methodologies. She teaches the Human Development courses.
Kofi Baku holds a BA in History & Philosophy from the University of Ghana, Legon, an MA in Intellectual History from the University of Sussex, a D.Phil. in Intellectual History from the University of Sussex, and became a Barrister at Law at the Ghana School of Law. He has teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses at the University of Ghana since 1987, where he also served as the Head of the Department of History from 2006-2009. He is also a part-time lecturer at the Ashesi University College in Accra. His research lies in intellectual resistance to colonial rule in Africa, chieftaincy and other forms of traditional leadership in Ghana, constitutional development in Ghana, and judicial protection of the liberty of Ghanaians. He teaches Global Orientations: History, People and Cultures of Ghana, History of Slavery: The Atlantic Slave Trade ,Cocoa and Gold: Ghana's Development in Global Perspective at NYU Accra.
Dr. Mary Bani holds a BA (Honors) in English and Swahili from the University of Ghana, Legon, an MA in Women’s Studies from the University of Kent at Canterbury, an MA in Comparative Literature from the University of Texas at Austin, and a PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of Texas at Austin. She was an assistant professor of Pan African Studies at the University of Louisville in Kentucky beginning in 1997, where she became an Associate Professor in 2003 from 2013. Dr. Mary Bani teaches the Internship Course.
Dr. Akosua Darkwah holds a BA from Vassar College, an MSc from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her academic specialisations are in criminology, Sociology of Development, Sociology of Work, and Gender Studies. She has published extensively in the Journal of Gender Studies, Women’s Studies International Forum, Ghana Studies, among many other journals, and is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Ghana in the Sociology Department. Dr. Darwkwah teaches Globalization & The Developing World and Society, Culture and Modernization in Ghana at NYU Accra.
Dr. Mawuli Dzodzomenyo holds a BSc (Honors) from the University of Ghana, an M.Phil from the University of Ghana, and a PhD from Tokyo Womens Medical University. His research focuses on genetic basis of infectious diseases, as well as assessing healthcare in developing countries. He is a lecturer at the University of Ghana’s School of Public Health, where he teaches undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Dr. Dzodzomenyo teaches Environmental Health in a Global World at NYU Accra.
Dr. Ziblim Iddi holds a BA in Political Science from the University of Ghana, an MIAD from Clark Atlanta University, and a PhD in Political Science from Clark Atlanta University. He has served as a lecturer in the Department of Political Science at University of Ghana since 2008. He also teaches at the Legon Center for International Affairs and Diplomacy (LECIAD), the Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College (FAGCSC) and the Commonwealth Youth Programme. His areas of specialization are in International Affairs, Conflict in African States, American Government and Foreign Policy, and Political Economy of Africa. Dr. Iddi teaches the Internship course at NYU Accra.
Dr. Kofi Saah holds a B.A. (Honors) in English and Linguistics from the University of Ghana, Legon, M.A. in Linguistics from Indiana University, Bloomington, and a Ph.D. in Linguistics from the University of Ottawa. Dr. Saah has lectured at University of Ghana, Legon’s Department of Linguistics since 1984. He was appointed to the position of Senior Lecturer in 1990, and served as chair of the department from 1998 to 2000. He teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses in theoretical linguistics: phonetics, morphology, syntax and semantics. He has taught the linguistics of the Akan/Twi language and supervised student projects/dissertations at both levels. He has taught the Twi language to American exchange students at the University of Ghana since 1995.
Dr. Kodho Amedjorteh Senah holds a BA (Honors) from the University of Ghana, an M.Phil from the University of Ghana, and PhD from the University of Amsterdam. He is currently an Associate Professor with the Department of Sociology at the University of Ghana, and an Adjunct Associate Professor with the Central University College, Ghana, where he teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses. From 2005 to 2009 he served as the Head of the Department of Sociology at the University of Ghana. His areas of academic and research interests are Medical Sociology/Anthropology, Criminology/Penology, Rural Sociology/Rural Development, and Urban Sociology. He recently completed a 5-year research project as the Team Leader of a 5-year research project about Sustainable Sanitation Solutions involving the University of Ghana, Health Research Centre, Ministry of Health, Dodowa and Copenhagen, School of Global Health, and the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. At NYU Accra, he teaches Health and Society in a Global Context.
Dr. Matilda Steiner-Asiedu holds a BSc in Home Science from the University of Ghana, Legon, a BSc in Biology/Chemistry from the University of Bergen, Norway, a M. Phil in Nutrition from the University of Bergen, Norway, a PhD in Nutrition from the University of Bergen, Norway, and an MPD from Brown University. She has been a Senior Lecturer at the University of Ghana since 2008, and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2010. Since 2011, she has served as the Head of the Department of Nutrition and Food Science Department. Her research interests are Nutrition Education, Health Promotion with High/Low literate populations, Women, Nutrition and Health, Infant and Child Nutrition, Dietary Communication, and the Effect of Processing on Nutrient Composition of Foods. She teaches the Introduction to Global Issues in Nutrition: The African Perspective course with NYU Accra.
Yahaya Alpha Suberu holds a BFA in Motion Picture Photography from the National Film and Television Institute (NAFTI) in Accra, and an MFA in Film Production from NYU.He has directed, produced, and served as cameraman/Director of Photography for multiple short and feature-length documentaries in Ghana, Singapore, Mali, and South Africa.He teaches Documenting The African City at NYU Accra.
A literary scholar, researcher, educator and former Minister of State, Esi Sutherland is a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana, Legon, where she chairs the Language, Literature and Drama Department. She is co-editor of the West African and Sahelian volume of Women Writing Africa, a project of the Feminist Press. Dr. Sutherland was educated at the University of Ghana, Legon and the University of California, Los Angeles. She is a former Deputy Minister of Education and also of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Ghana. Currently, she is a Senior Fellow of International Education at the School of Education, University of Manchester, UK and serves on numerous committees, boards and commissions locally and internationally. She has received several awards for her contributions to education and national development.
Poet, literary scholar, and cultural activist, Kofi Anyidoho is currently professor & chair of the Department of English and director of the African Humanities Institute Program at the University of Ghana, Legon. He has also been executive producer and host of Ghana Television's African Heritage Series. Well-known for his unique style of performance-poetry, his published works include five collections of poetry, a bi-lingual [Ewe-English] play for children, and three CD/Cassette recordings of his poetry in Ewe and in English. As a literary scholar, Anyidoho has published numerous journal articles and book chapters worldwide, and edited a number of major books on African literature. He has been a distinguished visiting professor at Swarthmore College and Colorado College, and has also taught at Northwestern University and Columbia University. Anyidoho was Vice President and President of the United States based African Literature Association [1998-99]. He was educated at the University of Ghana, Legon, Indiana University, Bloomington and the University of Texas at Austin.
Dr. Audrey Gadzekpo is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Communication Studies, University of Ghana, with more than 12 years experience of university teaching and research in the areas of media, gender, development and governance. She has more than 17 years practical experience as a journalist, working variously as a reporter, editor, contributor, columnist, talk show host, socio-political commentator, and magazine publisher/editor. She designs training programs in mass-mediated communication, and is a skilled trainer on various aspects of public and interpersonal communication. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Birmingham, U.K., an M.A. from Brigham Young University, Utah, USA, and a B.A. in English from the University of Ghana, Legon. Dr. Gadzekpo serves on the boards of the Ghana Centre for Democratic Development and the Ghana Integrity Initiative, the editorial board of Feminist Media Studies and is a member of the advisory board of the Public Sector Reform Program in Ghana. She also serves on a number of internal boards and committees at the University of Ghana, where she teaches. In the past she has served on the boards of the Ghana News Agency Board (Jan.2001-Jan.2003), the African Literature Centre, Kitwe, Zambia, 1997, and was on the executive of the African Council for Communication Education (ACCE) 1996-2003. An activist, Dr. Gadzekpo was a domestic election observer in the 1996, 2000, and 2004 general elections in Ghana, and a Commonwealth Election Observer in Mozambique in December 2004.
John Collins has been active in the Ghanaian/West African music scene since 1969 as a band leader, music union activist, recording engineer, journalist and writer. He is currently a Professor at the Music Department at the University of Ghana at Legon, is manager of Bokoor Recording Studio, is Acting Chairman of BAPMAF African Music Archives in Accra, is a consultant for the Ghana Musicians Union and Ghana Old Musicians Welfare Association and is co-leader of the Local Dimension highlife band. Visit http://www.scientific-african.org/scholars/jcollins/ to learn more about Dr. Collins.
Dr. Charity S. Akotia is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Psychology, University of Ghana. She obtained a B.A. (Honors) from the University of Ghana, a Masters in Psychology from Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario and a Ph.D in Psychology from the University of Ghana. Dr Akotia is passionate about teaching and teaches both at the undergraduate and graduate levels. She has taught several courses in psychology including community psychology, social psychology, psychology of gender and introductory courses in psychology. She is a member of the International Association for Cross Cultural Psychology (IACCP) and the Society for Community Research and Action (SCRA). Her research interests include gender and work as well as suicide and suicide prevention in Ghana.