Poet, literary scholar, educator, and cultural activist, Kofi Anyidoho is currently on post-retirement contract as Professor of Literature in the English Department, University of Ghana-Legon. He has been Director of the CODESRIA African Humanities Institute Program, Ag. Director of the School of Performing Arts, and Head of the English Department. He trained as a professional teacher at Accra Training College and the Advanced Teacher Training College-Winneba, and taught primary, middle and secondary school before joining the university faculty. Outside the university, he has been deeply involved in various initiatives designed to promote African culture and history, among them Ghana Television's African Heritage Series, for which he was the main host and executive producer. He holds a B.A. Honours in English & Linguistics [University of Ghana-Legon], an M.A. in Folklore [Indiana University-Bloomington] and a PhD in Comparative Literature [University of Texas at Austin].
Jacob U. Gordon, Ph.D. African History; LL.D (Honorary); M.A. African History; B.A. (Honors) History. Dr. Gordon serves as The Kwame Nkrumah Chair in the Institute of African Studies at the University of Ghana for 2012-2013. He is Professor Emeritus, The University of Kansas, USA. Professor Gordon received his primary and secondary school education in Nigeria before his selection as a Haile Selassie Scholar to study at the University of Addis Abba, 1959. He left Ethiopia for the United States in 1960 and completed his undergraduate education at Bethune-Cookman University, received the Master's degree at Howard University, and earned his PhD from Michigan State University. He completed post-doctoral work in Gerontology at the University of Southern California, and was awarded the Honorary Doctor of Laws (LL.D) from the Union Theological Seminary.