Staff Profiles: Professors

Prof Jephias Matunhu

Position: Executive Director

Research Interests :
    Sustainable Rural Development Climate change

Prof Andrew Tichaenzana Manyawu

Position: Chairperson

Research Interests : 
    Critical discourse analysis (religious, political, and pedagogical discourses) Language curriculum

Dr Ephraim Vhutuza

Position: Chairperson

Research Interests: 
    Drama, Theatre African Literature

Mr Richard Duve

Position: Acting Campus Director : Kwekwe Campus

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

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.

Ms Vimbai Chamisa

Position: Lecturer

Research Interests:
    Popular music, Applied Ethnomusicology, Historical musicology

Mrs Tendai Shoko

Position: Lecturer

Research Interests:
    Music education, music performance

Mr Mpumelelo Moyo

Position: Lecturer

Research Interests:
    Church History, Church and Politics, Spirituality, Religion and Education, Practical Theology.

Ms Primrose Mawire

Position: Lecturer

Research Interest:  
    African Literature, Postcoloniality, Nationalism, Identity, Gender and Childhood discourses

Ms Petronella Katekwe

Position: Lecturer

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

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 in Library and Information Science from the National University of Science and Technology. She is currently studying towards a PhD in Information Science.  Her current leadership roles include being elected to the inaugural International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Division Committee.  Furthermore, Ms Chibanda is the Chairperson of the Zimbabwe University Libraries Consortium Information Communication Technology Work Group, a member of the Zimbabwe Library Association (ZimLA), and She also sits on the Zimbabwe Ezekiel Guti University (ZEGU) Board and is the current Chairperson of the ZEGU Strategic Information Technology Committee.  Additionally, she is a past Chairperson of the African Library and Information Associations and Institutions (AFLIA) Academic and Special Libraries Section and a Past President of the Rotary Club of Gweru. She is an emerging researcher with research interests in marketing library services, Open Science and Scholarship, and the use of Information Communication Technologies in libraries.