Amb. Dr. Margaret Ivy Amoakohene is a Senior Lecturer and Acting Director of the School of Communication Studies, University of Ghana, Legon, where she has since September 1992 taught Public Relations, Qualitative Research Methods and Mass Communication.
She holds a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in Mass Communication from the University of Leicester, England. Margaret also holds a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) degree and a Post-graduate Diploma in Mass Communication as well as a Bachelor of Arts (BA) Honours degree in French and Spanish from the University of Ghana. Between July 2006 and February 2009, she served as the Ghana High Commissioner to Canada.
Dr Margaret Amoakohene previously served as Deputy Honorary Secretary, Honorary Secretary, and Vice-President of the Institute of Public Relations (IPR), Ghana.
She presently serves on the Council of the Institute and is Chair of its Professional Interest Committee. She has held many positions both in the University of Ghana and in Ghanaian national life serving on several boards and committees.
At the University of Ghana, these include: Senior Tutor, Mensah Sarbah Hall; Chairperson, Tutorial Board, Mensah Sarbah Hall; Member, Residence Board; Member, Board of the Faculty of Social Studies; Member, Academic Board; and Treasurer, University Teachers’ Association of Ghana (UTAG), Legon.
On the national level, she previously served on the National Media Commission (NMC) and the Boards of the Ghana News Agency (GNA), the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) and the Natioal Film and Television Institute (NAFTI). Dr Margaret Amoakohene actively participates in national discussions and debates.