Prof. Kwesi Yankah is a Ghanaian academic, author, and university administrator. He is a professor of linguistics and oral literature specialising in the ethnography of communications. He has served as the Pro-vice-chancellor of the University of Ghanaand the president of the Central University. The author of several books, he was inducted as a fellow of the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1999. He is currently the Ghanaian Minister of State in charge of tertiary education.