Daniel A. Wubah, Ph.D.
Dr. Daniel A. Wubah became the 15th president of Millersville University on July 1, 2018. Prior to that, he served as Provost and later the Senior Advisor to the President at Washington and Lee University.
His previous positions include deputy provost and vice president for undergraduate education at Virginia Tech; associate provost and professor of zoology at
He is an elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and testified before the U.S. Congress on how to prepare the science workforce for the 21st century. While at James Madison University, he designed and established the Centennial Scholars Program to provide access to students from under-represented groups in Virginia. He has a passion for excellence in liberal arts education and has published more than 60 peer-reviewed articles, conference proceedings
Dr. Wubah is a microbiologist who studied the characterization of obligately anaerobic zoosporic fungi, bench scale bioremediation of toxic polychlorinated biphenyls, and characterization of microflora in the digestive tract of neotropical wood-eating catfish, Panaque. His work has resulted in more than 60 peer-reviewed journal publications, book chapters
Wubah has taught several courses including general microbiology, medical microbiology, microbial ecology
He was an Associate Editor for Mycologia, and a member of the editorial board of Frontiers: the interdisciplinary journal on study abroad. He has an extensive service-related activity including membership on the Advisory Committees for the NSF Directorate of Biology, Office of International Science and Engineering as well as Environmental Research and Education. He chaired the National Institute of Minority Health Disparities Study Session (2005-2014). He was a trustee of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACS-COC) for two
Dr. Wubah earned his B.Sc. with Honors in botany and Dip. Ed. in education from the University of Cape Coast, Ghana. He earned
In private life, Dr. Wubah is a tribal king (Safohene) at Breman Asikuma in the Central Region of Ghana. His royal name is Nana Ofosu Peko III. He and his wife, Judith, have two daughters and two grandchildren.