Kofi Marfo

Kofi Marfo is professor and director of the Institute for Human Development at Aga Khan University. Marfo was professor of educational psychology at the University of South Florida for 22 years and previously held positions at Kent State University, Memorial University of Newfoundland, the University of Alberta, and the University of Cape Coast, Ghana.

Marfo’s interests include developmental science and childhood interventions, the advancement of a global science of human development, and philosophical issues in behavioral science and education research. Citations of his scholarship have appeared in over 180 different journals worldwide. He is the coleader of an initiative to support child development research capacity building in Africa and is a coconvener of the African Scholars in Child/Early Child Development Workshop series. Marfo serves on the governing council of the Society for Research in Child Development and is a member of the Institute of Medicine/National Academy of Science Forum on Investing in Young Children Globally.

Marfo earned his MEd and PhD degrees from the University of Alberta, Canada, after completing a BA (with honors) in education from the University of Cape Coast, Ghana.