Prof. Emmanuel Leon Sieh Wreh (Ph.D.) - Acting President

Prof. Emmanuel Leon Sieh Wreh (Ph.D.) attended Our Lady of Fatima Elementary School from 1974 -1979 and Our Lady for Fatima High School from 1980 to 1985. He graduated from Fatima High School on December 13, 1985.

He enrolled at the University of Liberia in 1986, majoring mathematics with a minor in economics. His education was interrupted in 1990 while in his final year at the University of Liberia due to the Liberian civil war that started in December of 1989.  Dr. Wreh transferred to the Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO), Imo State Nigeria in January of 1993. He graduated in 1996 with a Bachelor of Technology degree in Industrial Mathematics and Computer Science from the Federal University of Technology, Owerri.

Dr. Wreh returned to Liberia in 1997 and attended the University of Liberia Masters of Regional Planning program from 1998 to 2000. He also served as a teaching assistant at the University of Liberia during the same period. He did not complete the program due to immigration to the United States to join his family.

In January 2003, he was admitted into the California State University Bakersfield Graduate School Teaching Credential Program. He obtained California Preliminary Single Subject Teaching Credential in Mathematics in 2006. He also obtained the California Professional Clear Single Subject Teaching Credential in Mathematics in 2008, through California State University Bakersfield and Antelope Valley Union School District. He graduated in 2008 with an MA degree in Curriculum and Instruction (Mathematics Education) from California State University Bakersfield. Dr. Wreh was admitted into the PhD Education Leadership program at Trident University International in Cypress, California in 2010. Dr. Wreh defended his PhD dissertation on November 19, 2015 and subsequently obtained the PhD degree in the same year.  His PhD dissertation “Factors Affecting Students’ Dropout Decision in Developmental Mathematics Courses at a California Community College,” was published in 2015 by ProQuest global theses and dissertation publishing company.

While in California, Dr. Wreh worked as a mathematics instructor with the Antelope Valley Union High School District in Lancaster California from 2001 to 2013 as a math instructor. He also served as a professor of mathematics at the Antelope Valley College in Lancaster, from 2001 to 2013.

Dr. Wreh served as the inaugural principal for the Alexander B. Cummings Model Science and Technology School, Duport Road, Paynesville, Liberia, from 2016 to 2020. Dr. Wreh was an adjunct professor at the Graduate Program in Education, University of Liberia from 2016 to 2020; he later served full time associate professor at University of Liberia Graduate Program in Education.  Dr. Wreh was appointed as the dean of the Elizabeth Davis-Russell College of Education at William V. S. Tubman University in February of 2021.  On March 19, 2020, H.E. Dr. George M. Weah, President of the Republic of Liberia  appointed Dr. Emmanuel Leon Sieh Wreh as Acting President of Tubman University pending the vetting of candidates by the Board of Trustees for subsequent appointment of a new President of TU.

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