Dean's Profile

Prof. Ernest L. Okorley is specialized in Agricultural Extension and Community Development. He is currently an Associate Professor in the School of Agriculture, University of Cape Coast, where he had his first and second degrees. He obtained his PhD in 2007 at Massey University, New Zealand with a thesis that identified factors critical for improving a decentralised agricultural extension system. He has a particular interest in extension management and information support for development practitioners in government and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). As an advocate of experiential learning, Ernest has been involved in the development and implementation of action-oriented curricula for capacity building in extension and agribusiness education, community development, and NGO studies in Ghana. In his research and capacity building activities, he has worked with a number of organizations including the Ghanaian Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Ghana Cocoa Board, IFAD and several universities in Africa who are members of the Sasakawa Fund for Extension Education in Africa (SAFE) Programme. Apart from his regular teaching and supervision of thesis in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension, he is the Dean of the School of Graduate Studies (SGS) in the University of Cape Coast.  His vision as a Dean is to promote the SGS to become a world class research-intensive Graduate School by facilitating efficient performance of the responsibilities of the School, and ensuring timely completion of graduate programmes with high quality research output. Click to find more information on Prof. E. L. Okorley