University of Cape Coast

Prof. Dora Francisca Edu-Buandoh
Post Retirement

Prof. Dora Francisca Edu-Buandoh



Associate Professor of English

Career Summary

Associate Professor Dora Edu-Buandoh holds a PhD from the University of Iowa, USA; MPhil  Bachelor’s degrees 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 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 and has taken the Galilee International Management Institute Diploma in Higher Education Management programme.

Dora is a Fulbright scholar, and a member of Linguistics Association of Ghana (LAG); African Studies Association; International Reading Association; University Teachers Association of Ghana; International Federation of University Women (UCC Chapter) and other professional associations.


She is the Pro Vice Chancellor of the University of Cape Coast.


She was the Provost of the College of Humanities and Legal Studies from 2016-2018 where she initiated innovative activities and positioned the College as a focused and vibrant one by all indications. With her administrative jurisdiction covering a third of the regular student population and 30% of the population of academic faculty of the University of Cape Coast, she shouldered a huge responsibility of enhancing the image of the College and the University which she did skilfully. She established the first College-Industry Week activities and showcased the College to the Corporate world of Oil and Gas and Business. She facilitated the realisation of the GNPC Research Chair of one Million Dollars for Petroleum Management She has initiated efforts to establish an Institute for Law and Governance at the University.


She was the Dean of the Faculty of Arts, the Head of Department of English and the Coordinator for the Communicative Skills programme. As an academic, she has taught in her discipline at all levels in the University; she has also presented research papers at national and international conferences and published on Discourses in reputable journals and websites, both locally and internationally. She has supervised several post graduate theses.

Prof. Edu-Buandoh has served either as Chair or member on several statutory and ad hoc boards and committees at departmental, faculty and university levels, including the Academic Board, Finance Committee, Development Committee, Senior Members Disciplinary Committee. She also had the privilege of serving as the Chairman for the Presidential Committee on Emoluments of Article 71 Office Holders (2012-2016).