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The UWI Promotes Three New Professors

Professor Festus Olutoge

The UWI Regional Headquarters, Jamaica W.I. Thursday, Thursday, April 4, 2024—The University of the West Indies (The UWI) is pleased to announce the promotion of three new professors. These professors have dedicated their careers to conducting research in various fields such as curriculum, teacher preparation, and school leadership, mental wellness, body image and disordered eating in Caribbean and cross-national contexts, and sustainable construction. 

Professor Festus Olutoge

The new Professors are:

  • Professor Carmel Roofe – Professor of Curriculum Studies, Mona Campus
  • Professor Caryl James – Professor of Eating Disorders, Body Image and Mental Health, Mona Campus
  • Professor Festus Olutoge – Professor of Structural Engineering, St. Augustine Campus 
Professor Carmel Roofe

The promotion of these professors to The UWI’s highest academic rank was the result of a rigorous review of the quantity and quality of their research, publications, teaching, and other professional activities by both internal and external assessors. All three new professors received commendations for the practical applicability of their research and potential impact value for industry and societal sectors within the Caribbean region and globally.


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