Professor Rosalea Hamilton is Vice President, Community Service and Development at the University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech). She did undergraduate studies in Social Science, specializing in Psychology, at Middlesex University in England. She also holds a Masters in International Affairs from Columbia University, a Ph.D. in Economics from the New School for Social Research in New York and an LLB degree in law from the University of London (External Division).
She has taught extensively at the graduate and undergraduate levels in the USA at Tuskegee University, Alabama; City University (John Jay College), New York; Nova Southeastern University, Florida; Northern Caribbean University, Jamaica and The University of the West Indies, Jamaica, in the areas of Entrepreneurship, Law, Managerial Economics and International Trade.
As Founder and Past President of The MSME Alliance, her commitment to promoting entrepreneurship and development is evident in her advocacy and creative interventions to assist the development of the micro, small and medium-sized enterprise (MSME) sector. In recognition of her outstanding work, she was awarded a professorship in the Scotiabank Chair in Entrepreneurship & Development at the University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech) in 2008.
Professor Hamilton is also Founder and Director of the Institute of Law & Economics (ILE), and was a consultant with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Commonwealth Secretariat, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and other international organizations. From 2006 to 2007, she was Chief Advisor to the Prime Minister of Jamaica.