The Management of the University of Education, Winneba has appointed Prof. (Mrs) Ruby Hanson, Dean of Faculty of Science Education, Winneba Campus as Acting Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the University. The appointment takes immediate effect until a substantive Pro-Vice-Chancellor is appointed.
Prof. (Mrs) Ruby Hanson replaces Prof. J. K. Kagya-Agyemang who has been holding the fort for some time now. This is to ensure that Prof. Kagya-Agyemang returns to Mampong Campus to fully take charge of the administration of the Campus as serving substantive Principal.
Prof. (Mrs) Ruby Hanson is an Associate Professor of Chemistry Education in the University of Education, Winneba – the leading teacher education institute in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Professor Ruby Hanson obtained her Ph.D (Chemistry Education) from the University of Education. She holds an M.Phil (Analytical and Environmental Chemistry) from the University of Cape Coast, where she carried out research in chemical toxicology. She also holds a Certificate degree in Designing & Facilitating E-Learning from the Open Polytechnic of New Zealand, as well as certificates from the Utrecht and Vrije Universiteit in the Netherlands in Development and Research in Science and Mathematics Education. She heads a Science Team that is spearheading a revolutionary national curriculum transformation.
Ruby Hanson’s current researches focus on finding out students’ conceptual challenges and remediating them through innovative and interactive strategies. Development of e-courseware, the use of micro science equipment for conceptual labs, and the preparation of pre-service science teachers for teaching are her current projects.
Professor Ruby Hanson is a recipient of a District Best Teacher Award as well as many other awards at both local and international conferences and workshops where she has made scholarly presentations.
She is a member of many international and national organisations, some of which are:
- International Network of Women Engineers and Scientist (INWES)
- International Network of Women Engineers and Scientist- African Regional Network (INWES_ARN)
- Organization for Promoting African Girls in Engineering, Science and Technology Education (OPGSTE)
- Organisation for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD)
- Graduate Women International (GWI)
- University Teachers Association
- Ghana Chemical Society