Vice-Chancellor's Profile

Term of Office: 2016 to present

Prof. Joseph Ghartey Ampiah is a Professor of Science Education at the University of Cape Coast. He has been a professional teacher for the past 29 years and has taught courses in science education, qualitative research and ethnographic research in science education. Until his appointment, Prof. Joseph Ghartey Ampiah was the Provost of the College of Education Studies.

Prof. Joseph Ghartey Ampiah holds a B.Sc (Hons) in Chemistry and a Diploma in Education (1987), MPhil (Science Education) (1995), and a Ph.D. in Science Education (2002) from the University of Cape Coast. He was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor in 2007 and became a Full Professor in 2010. He has risen through the ranks serving as Coordinator, Centre for Research into Quality of Primary Education (CRIQPEG) (2006-2010), Head of Department of Science and Mathematics Education (2008-2010), Dean, Faculty of Education (2010-2014), Acting Pro-Vice-Chancellor, 2012 and Provost, College of Education Studies (2014 -2016) of the University of Cape Coast. Prof. Joseph Ghartey Ampiah was Visiting Research Fellow, Sussex School of Education, University of Sussex, UK in 2003 and 2005.

He was Visiting Professor at the Centre for the Study of International Cooperation in Education (CICE), Hiroshima University, Japan in 2006 and Research Fellow at the same Centre from 2007-2009. He was appointed Uniterra Internship Coordinator by the World University Services of Canada in 2008. In 2011, he was Visiting Professor, Nagoya University, Japan. He was Famous Overseas Scholar in Hunan City University, China in 2012. Also, in 2012 he was Australian Leadership Award Fellow to the University of Sydney, Australia.

He was an International Advisory Board member of Compare-A Journal of Comparative and International Education from 2010-2015 and Editorial Consultant, AFTRA Journal of Teaching and Learning in Africa. He is a member of the Ghana Chemical Society; The Ghana Science Association, and The British Association for International and Comparative Education. He was a member of the National Teaching Council (2012-2015) and is currently a member of the National Council on Tertiary Education and Chairman of the National Accreditation Board in Ghana. He is an astute researcher of international repute with proven knowledge and experience in university management and administration. Prof. Joseph Ghartey Ampiah is married to Mrs. Regina Ama Ampiah and they have two children.