DORA FRANCISCA EDU-BUANDOH, PhD
Associate Professor of English
Professor Dora Edu-Buandoh holds a PhD from the University of Iowa, USA; an MPhil and a Bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Cape Coast and a Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA. She is also a qualified teacher, having passed out with a Teacher’s Certificate ‘A’ from Komenda Training College, and a Diploma in Education from University of Cape Coast. She was a participant in a DAAD sponsored International Deans Course for Higher Education Management in 2012.
Prof. Edu-Buandoh is a Fulbright scholar, and a member of many professional bodies and associations, including the International Federation of University Women (UCC Chapter)
In her role as a Dean and Head of Department, she demonstrated extraordinary leadership by motivating herself and colleagues to strive for excellence. Dora’s leadership record projects her as a creative and resulted-oriented leader who with her team brought various innovations to the Faculty of Arts, including the establishment of the Confucius Institute at the University of Cape C Coast. Professor Edu-Buandoh has mentored many junior faculty members and postgraduate students by providing them with guidance on working to remain in the academia.
Professor Edu-Buandoh has done research that covers a wide range of issues and contexts in language and literacy. She has presented several research papers at reputable national and international conferences and published in reputable journals and websites, both locally and internationally.
Professor Edu-Buandoh’s specialty is in Discourse Studies. She has written extensively in the area and has supervised several MPhil and is supervising PhD thesis in the area. She has also served on the editorial boards of many journals.
Dora has served either as Chair or member on several statutory and adhoc boards and committees at departmental, faculty, university and national levels. She recently, in 2016 served as the Chairman for the Presidential Committee on Emoluments of Article 71 Office Holders to determine salaries and other emoluments for the Legislature, Judiciary, and Executive arms of the government as well as Commissioners of some statutory commissions in Ghana. She also served as a member of the Search Committee for a Vice Chancellor for the University of Cape Coast, and the Wisconsin International University College, Ghana. She has represented Vice Chancellors at several functions and delivered motivational speeches at different fora. Professor Edu-Buandoh is currently the Provost for the College of Humanities and Legal Studies which hosts the Confucius Institute at the University of Cape