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Marlene Hamilton

Marlene Hamilton

Marlene Hamilton was Pro-Vice Chancellor of The UWI. She was the first woman to be appointed at this level, her initial appointment being made in 1991. Her University-wide responsibilities covered administration and special initiatives, although she held a number of other portfolios and also served as Deputy Principal of the Mona Campus between 1991 and 1996. She is a graduate of The UWI, joining itís staff in 1973 as a Lecturer attached to the Faculty of Education. At various times, she served as Head of the Department of Educational Studies and Dean of the Faculty. Her research interests include educational and social psychology, science education and gender studies. She has published widely in these areas. She supervised over 35 students at the masters and doctoral levels. Professor Hamilton was a member of several professional bodies and served on a number of public service committees, including the Government of Jamaicaís Public Services Commission. She was also the Caribbeanís representative on the board of the Commonwealth of Learning. She was awarded the Order of Distinction (Commander Class) for service in the field of tertiary education by the Jamaica Government in 2002. She retired from The UWI in 2007 and was awarded the honour of Professor Emerita.