Our Mentors



Elias is a retired Senior Lecturer from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana. He lectured and researched in Renewable Energy and Waste Management at the College of Engineering. He did his master’s and PhD degrees at the University of Hohenheim in Stuttgart, Germany. Elias also served as Resource Person/Local Instructor for the UNEP/GPA Action Plan on Municipal Wastewater Training and Capacity Building Component “Improving Wastewater Management in Coastal Cities” in Ghana and Nigeria. He is a GWASH (Ghana Water Sanitation and Hygiene) National Award winner as well as WORLD BANK Ghana Development Marketplace (GDM) Innovation Award winner. Elias is the Founder and CEO of BIOGAS ENGINEERING LTD and currently the President of the BIOGAS ASSOCIATION OF GHANA (BAG).


Gladys Okyere-Boateng was the Deputy Registrar and Head of the Admissions and Student Affairs Unit of the Academic Affairs Directorate of the University of Ghana from September 2010 until she retired in July 2019. As Head of Admissions and Students Affairs Unit, she was responsible for all undergraduate admissions; academic awards ceremonies; vetting applications from affiliate institutions; liaising with the National Service Secretariat as well as the Students Loan Trust Fund on students matters; issuance of transcripts, and many more. Her work output, leadership abilities and sense of responsibility on the schedule could be described as par excellence. She developed an admissions manual to serve as guide to future schedule holders; developed a handy admissions package for easy reference by applicants on admission requirements and procedures. Above all, together with other team members, she brought about a high level of integrity into the admission process devoid of major irregularities. Gladys has served on several Committees/Boards, both statutory and adhoc at the University and produced some major reports and memoranda. One major Committee she served on was the Visitation Panel to the University of Ghana in 2007. This was an international panel requested by the university to review its activities and recommend steps to enhance its role as Ghana’s premier university and research institution and enable it to become a leader in global higher education. Before moving to the Admissions and Student Affairs Unit, she worked as an Assistant Registrar and Administrator at the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER) for nine (9) years and continued to the School of Graduate Studies, where she was in charge of graduate admissions.


Charles C. Glass, Ph.D., P.E. is the Director and Chairman at the Maryland Environmental Service, following his appointment by Governor Larry Hogan in June 2020. He previously served as Deputy Secretary at the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Prior to his role at DNR, Charles served as Assistant Secretary at the Maryland Department of Transportation. Charles has over 20 years of experience in academia and the engineering consulting industry, including serving as an associate professor in civil engineering at Howard University. He is a trained Professional Environmental Engineer, with a doctorate that focused on the microbiological processes involved in wastewater treatment engineering. He also spent time in 2010 as an Environmental Engineer at the United States Environmental Protection Agency as the lead on a potential new regulation for the mitigation of sanitary sewer overflows. He has sustained two successful long-term funding relationships involving the District Department of Transportation in Washington, DC, and the National Science Foundation. He has published numerous peer-reviewed journal articles and is recognized nationally as an expert in stormwater management, green infrastructure, and wastewater treatment. He received his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering at Johns Hopkins University, and his Master of Science and PhD degrees at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Nana Asare Yeboah, Ph.D., CChem, MRSC

Nana Asare Yeboah is a Protein Biochemist with a specialty in protein structure, folding, dynamics and function. He has taught and supervised undergraduate, postgraduate, and postdoctoral students in the areas of Applied Molecular Biology & Biotechnology. He has also served as Student Warden on campuses. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Science & Technology, Kumasi, Ghana, his Master of Science degree from University College London, and his PhD from the University of Kent at Canterbury, UK. Nana’s experiences include U.K. Scientific Civil Service, Visiting fellowships in France, DAAD in Germany, EU Fellowship in Slovakia, and STA Fellowship in Japan. Nana is very passionate about mentorship. Having benefited from the knowledge and experience of supervisors from three continents, he has in turn, passed on the knowledge to his students and continues to do so to his mentees. He has benefited from the knowledge and experience of supervisors from three continents, which he has passed on to his students and continues to do so to his mentees.

Emmanuel K. Essel, Ph.D.

Emmanuel K. Essel is an Associate Professor at the department of Mathematics at the University of Cape Coast (UCC). He is currently the dean of the faculty of physical sciences at UCC and has served on two separate terms as the head of department of the Mathematics department. During his sabbatical leave, he was appointed as the director for academic programmes at the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Ghana (AIMS Ghana). He got his PhD in Mathematics from Lulea University of Technology, Sweden and is a Senior Lecturer at the UCC with about 20 years of lecturing experience both locally and internationally. His research interest is in Homogenization of Partial Differential Equations and the Asymptotic Behaviour of Fourth Order Boundary Value Problems. In 2013, Emmanuel was made the chairman of the Actuarial Research Think-Tank of Ghana under GIZ in Ghana. He has also served under several other committees in UCC and in Ghana. He has several books and publications accredited to his name.