Our Faculty & Staff
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Staff Profiles
Prof. Elvis Nyarko, B.Sc. M.Sc. M.Phil. Ph.D.
Vice Chancellor

Prof. Elvis Nyarko is an accomplished Academician with over twenty years’ experience in the field of Marine Environmental Science Research. As a distinguished lecturer, with expertise in research, mentoring, consultancy and investigative work, he has, over the years, provided scientific and innovative support to vital National and International projects. 

Prof. Elvis Nyarko has provided valuable scientific support in the capacities of Consultant, National Coordinator, Investigator, among others, to some Internationally partnered projects. These include the GloBallast Project, a joint initiative by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), Global Environmental Facility (GEF) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), to control the spread of marine invasive species via ship’s ballast water (2009 to 2011). Others are the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Technical Co-operation Africa Project to enhance Regional Capacity for the Assessment of Contamination in the Marine Environment (2008-2012). He was also instrumental in the commencement of other IAEA funded projects such as
(i) Supporting an Integrated Approach for Marine Pollution Monitoring using Nuclear Analytical Techniques (2012-2016), and
(ii)Strengthening Regional Capacities for projects to enhance Regional Capacities for the Assessment of Contamination in the Marine Environment (2008-2012) Read More

Pro Vice Chancellor

Mr. Jethro W. Brooks Jr is an Honorary Fellow of the Regional Maritime University. He has over ten (10) years of Experience in Education, Organizational and Institutional Restructuring, Design, and Improvement of Business Processes. Over the years, Mr. Brooks Jr. has been involved in several Research Extensions and Academic Assignments.

During the course of time, he provided Management Consultancy for the Execution of several Management and Administrative Training programs. These include the Ministry of Health of Liberia, the Medical Emergency and Cooperation International (MERC 1), Swedish Poly Clinic, Ministry of Public Works of Liberia, GTIZ of Liberia and the Road Transport and General Workers Union among others.

Additionally, in 2013, he headed a Committee of Vice Presidents for Academic Affairs that reviewed the country’s Freshmen and Sophomore Tertiary Curriculum. His Strategic Management Experience, involvements and Corporate Governance Span Private and Public Sectors. At the Regional Maritime University, Mr. Brooks Jr., has been involved in an entire range of Administrative and Governance structures through which the University manages and delivers its services. Read More

Dr. Baboucarr Njie, B.A, M.A, Ph.D.
University Registrar

Dr. Njie has strong leadership competencies grounded in contemporary organization development principles, for which he had warranted an appreciation of aspirations and motivation, which Academic and Administrative employees emulate.

From his experience as the former Director of Planning and Quality Assurance and Deputy Registrar (Academics) of the University of the Gambia, he has since been rooted in Implementation of Institutional Academic Policy and University’s Regulatory Framework. Dr. Njie is credited with realigning the Administration of the University to meet International Standards. He has Extensive Management Experience within the Administrative Machinery of a Tertiary Academic Institution. Dr. Njie is credited with the Development and Implementation of the Institutional Academic Policy and the University’s Academic Regulatory Framework. Read More

Ing. Augustus Addy-Lamptey, B.Sc., MBA, M.Sc.

Ing. Augustus Addy-Lamptey has a rich mix of Academic, Industrial and Consulting experiences spanning some thirty (30) years making him an all-encompassing problem solver to meet and exceed the expectations of all stakeholders. As Provost, he is the Head of the Academic Sector of the University responsible for the provision of efficient/ effective Teaching, Learning and Research in accordance with the Policies and Procedures prescribed by the Strategic Plan of the University.

Ing. Addy Lamptey assumed office as the Provost of the Regional Maritime University after having distinguished himself as a true Dean, Faculty of Engineering for some seven (7) years. He is a Chartered Engineer of the Engineering Council of UK, Chartered Marine Engineer of the Institute of Marine Engineer Science and Technology, UK, Corporate Member of the Ghana Institute of Engineers, Certified Quality Lead Auditor, UK and Academic Auditor of the National Accreditation Board. He has been at the forefront of the Maritime Industry and was a member of the Technical Planning Committee for the International Maritime Organization’s first Mandatory Member State Audit of Ghana. His grant seeking capacities has enabled the University to acquire state-of- the-Arts Laboratories, Simulators and Workshops. He championed the positioning of the University as a Centre for Vocational Skills Capacity Building in the Oil and Gas sector. Read More

Ms. Vania O. E. Thomas, ACCA, B.Sc., MPSM
Director of Finance.

Ms. Vania O. E. Thomas is an Astute Member of the Regional Maritime University Management Team. She has cumulative work experience of nearly two decades in Ghana and overseas, which straddle very important sectors in the Public and Private Sector, Academia, Local and Government.

Prior to her Appointment as Director of RMU, she served as Director of Accounts, Sierra Leone Maritime Administration (SLMA) and Accounts Offic er, Public Financial Management Reform Unit, an Institutional Reform and Capacity Building Project (IRCBP) in Sierra Leone where she doubled as Project Accountant for the SLMA (ECOWAS Bank for Investment and Development Project on Jetty Construction and Rehabilitation).

There she succeeded in bringing the Annual Audit up to date, spearheaded the implementation of a Locally Developed Payroll Software in line with the Administration’s specification and developed an Account Procedure Manual for the Administration. In 2016, Ms. Vania got Appointed as Director of Finance, Regional Maritime University tasked with the responsibility of establishing and operating effective Accounting Systems, Policies and Procedures for the University. Read More


Dr. John York Abaidoo commenced his career as a Chief Engineer, Atlantic Tuna Complex, Tema, Ghana. His years as Chief Engineer was characterized by an innovative, positive, and diversified marine engineering and management experience on Ocean-going vessels. His long association with engineering services comprising workshop, civil work, afloat vehicle, and other ancillary equipment maximized compliance knowledge of the International Maritime Safety and Pollution prevention regulations.

As a researcher, Dr. York Abaidoo was very instrumental in the development of the Strategic and Operational process for the successful outcomes of research activities. He was appointed Senior Lecturer and Dean of Faculty of Engineering after having served as H.O.D, Port and Shipping Department here at the Regional Maritime University. His passion for collaboration and directing research to practical academic benefits for industrial needs started his leading role as Research Officer-Engineering Faculty, ODESSA Higher Marine Engineering School, USSR.As a researcher, Dr. York Abaidoo was very instrumental in the development of the Strategic and Operational process for the successful outcomes of research activities. Read More

Felicity Ankoma – Sey (Mrs.), M.Sc., Marine Affairs
Acting Dean, Faculty of Maritime Studies

Imparting knowledge in various Disciplines and Research has been the prime duty of Mrs. Felicity Ankoma-Sey for the past twenty-six (26) years. Her objective has been to prepare existing and future stakeholders in the Sub Region and beyond to adequately fit into the fast evolvingInternational Maritime Transport and Allied Industries. Her research interest has been Integrated Transport and Terminal Management related.

However most of her research focus currently is Improving Standards of Distribution and Transportation of Products for Small Scale Indigenous Supply Chains in Ghana and beyond, and further to explore and bring to the fore some untapped potentials. Read More

Dr. George Kobina vanDyck, B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.
Ag. Coordinator, School of Graduate Studies.

Dr. George vanDyckhas worked in the maritime sector for over a decade and is an expert in the fields of maritime logistics and transport. As the coordinator for Graduate Studies, he is responsible for co-ordinatingall graduate activities at the Regional Maritime University including facilitating the development of new graduate programmes and liaising with National and International partners and bodies concerning graduate students and programmes.

He has a proclivity for providing outstanding administrative and project support while streamlining operations and facilitating organizational success. As a Lecturer, he teaches at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Read More

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