Elizabeth Kanayo Ngwu was born in Ukehe, Igbo Etiti LGA of Enugu State, Nigeria on 1st December 1954. Elizabeth Kanayo Ngwu is a Professor of Human Nutrition and the current Head of the Department of Home Science, Nutrition and Dietetics. She has served in various capacities as an academia and administrator including Director, Food Science and Technology, Enugu State Government, Nigeria. She teaches and supervises undergraduate and postgraduate students. She serves as an external examiner to other universities.