Professor Elliott Wreh-Wilson, PhD. - President

Dr. Elliott Wreh-Wilson was named President of William V.S. Tubman University (TU) on March 5, 2018 by the Visitor of the University, H.E. George Weah, President of the Republic of Liberia. The appointment makes him the third president of the university since its founding in 2009.  Before rejoining TU, Dr. Wreh-Wilson served as Vice President for Academic Affairs of Cuttington University from September 1, 2017-March 2018.  While at Cuttington University, he was able to provide leadership in developing new programs, encouraged faculty participation in program development, and set priorities and policies for colleges.

He began his fulltime academic career as a teaching assistant at the University of Liberia and later rose to the rank of Instructor from 1978-1988.  He served as principal of St. Mary Catholic and Boatswain High Schools in Monrovia, Liberia from 1982-1988. From 1994- 2013,  Dr. Wreh- Wilson  taught at Edinboro University, United States of America (USA), with the  rank of Associate Professor and  served as chair for the department of philosophy. Before joining Edinboro University, he taught philosophy at Middlesex Community College, Massachusetts, United States of America.  In 2014, he received the honor title of Professor Emeritus from the Edinboro University. In September 2013, Dr. Wreh-Wilson returned to his native Maryland (Liberia) to join Tubman University as Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences where he worked until September 2017.  While serving as dean at TU, Dr. Wreh-Wilson was able to build an integrated curriculum for each department/unit of the college.

Dr. Wreh-Wilson received his bachelor degree in Philosophy from the St. Paul’s Seminary College, Gbarnga, Liberia in 1977 and his Masters in Philosophy from Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, USA in 1981. His Ph.D. was completed in 1994 at Boston University with a dissertation entitled: “Community and Morality in African Thought: A Critique of Placide Tempels’ Bantu Philosophy

Dr. Wreh-Wilson is member of several professional organizations including: American Philosophical Association, SSHE Assoc. of Philosophy & Religion, EUP African Studies Committee, American Philosophical Teachers, among others. He served as Chair, Board of Directors, Liberia Democracy Initiative, Inc. His scholarly work includes two books, several papers, lectures, and articles.  Dr. Wreh-Wilson is the author of: Beginning African Philosophy: The Case for African Philosophy past to present (2012), and Race, Rights, and Commonsense (2003).

Dr. Wreh-Wilson is married to Lucinda Wreh-Wilson and has five children: Tsuwli Lucinda, D. Elliott, Jr., Munah, Sroleh, and Blidi Bertrand who is an American football cornerback for the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League. He has seven grandchildren.

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