Sarah Darkwa

  • University of Cape CoastDean of the School of Graduate Studies

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Prof. Sarah Darkwa is a Professor of Food Science at the University of Cape Coast where she has taught courses in Food Science, Nutrition, and Environmental Science (Waste Management). She obtained her Ph.D. degree in Environmental Systems and Risk Management in 2009 from the State University of New York – College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse, New York, USA
Prof. Sarah Darkwa is currently the Dean of the School of Graduate Studies, University of Cape Coast. Prior to this position, she served concurrently as the Vice Dean of the Faculty of Science and Technology Education (FSTE) and the Head of the Department, Vocational and Technical Education (2019 – 2020). In March 2018, she was appointed as the Chairperson for the three-member Interim Management Committee, which led and managed the administrative activities of the Cape Coast Technical University. She was the Vice Dean of the FSTE (2015 – 2017) and the Head of, Department of VOTEC (2010 – 2013).
Her research interest is in Food Science, Nutrition and Health, and Environmental Systems and Risk Management. She has authored a number of publications in local, national, and international journals based on her areas of interest and specialization.
Her desire to grow food, process, and manage very well the waste led her to read Environmental Science for her Ph.D. She is also a Steering Committee Member for SDG Graduate School – Performing Sustainability. Cultures and Development in West Africa. Here, she highlights her expertise in cultural food production and environmental sustainability. Her great desire is to see her SDG students graduate on time and become good academics and impact their societies at large.