Staff Profiles: Professors

Prof Jephias Matunhu

Position: Executive Director

Research Interests :
    Sustainable Rural Development Climate change

Ms Petronella Katekwe

Position: Chairperson

Research Interests :
    Liberation Heritage, Intangible Heritage and Memory Studies, Records and Archives Administration

Prof Advice Viriri (PhD)

Position: Campus Director- Zvishavane Campus

Research interests               Film and Theatre Arts  and African literature, especially, Zimbabwean literature by revealing how Pungwe, an oral institution, finds  permanent residence  in the narrative interstices of  both the Shona  and English novels.

Prof Laurine Chikoko

Position: Associate Professor

Research Interests
    Financial Economics Macroeconomics and Development Finance

Prof S Jerie

Position: Associate Professor

Research Interests: 
    Waste management, Environmental management, Climate change, Occupational safety and health

Professor Victor Ngonidzashe Muzvidziwa

Position: Vice-Chancellor

Professor Ngwabi Mulunge Bhebe

Position: Professor Emeritus

Prof Hazel Tafadzwa Ngoshi

Position: Senior Lecturer

Research Interests:
    Autobiography and identities, Gender and nationalism, Postcoloniality and Bakhtinian dialogism in African literature.

Professor William Lungisani Chigidi

Position: Senior Language Researcher-Shona

Research interests
    Indigenous knowledge systems Literature Oral literature African culture. Detective fiction.

Mr Martin Charumbira

Position: Senior Lecturer

Research interests
    Public sector Economics,  Poverty and HIV/AIDS,  Trade and Development and Economic Models and Policy Analysis

Mr Alfred Mafuka

Position: Lecturer

Research Interests
    Change Management, Operations Management

Ms Nyarai Patience Chibanda

Position: Librarian

Ms Nyarai Patience Chibanda is the University Librarian for the Midlands State University.  She has over 20 years of experience working in the higher education environment. She holds a Master of Science Degree in Library and Information Science obtained from the National University of Science and Technology and is currently studying towards a PhD in Information Science with the University of Kwazulu Natal. Her current leadership roles include being an elected member of the inaugural International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) Sub - Saharan Africa Regional Division Committee. She is also the Chairperson of Zimbabwe University Libraries Consortium Conference Organising Committee.  Furthermore, Ms Chibanda is the chairperson of the Zimbabwe University Libraries Consortium ICT Working Group, a member of the Zimbabwe Library Association (ZimLA) and the Zimbabwe International Book Fair (ZIBF) General Council. She also sits on the Zimbabwe Ezekiel Guti University (ZEGU) Council and is the current chairperson of the ZEGU Strategic Information Technology Committee. Additionally, she is the immediate past chairperson of the African Library and Information Associations and Institutions (AFLIA) Academic and Special Libraries Section as well as the immediate past chairperson of the Zimbabwe University Libraries Consortium. She is also a past president of the Rotary Club of Gweru where she is still an active member. Her research interests are in the marketing of library services and the use of Information Communication Technologies in libraries.