Staff Profiles: Professors

Mr Maxmillan Giyane

Position: Chairperson

Research Interests:                            
    Emerging Technologies Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Cybersecurity Cloud Computing Computer Networks Software Engineering and Development

Dr Nogget Matope

Position: Acting Deputy Director Senior Research Fellow

 Research Interests:

    Gender issues Gender empowerment Gender- based violence Gender disability.

Professor Grace Mugumbate

Position: Pro Vice Chancellor: Research Innovation and Industrialisation.

Dr Vincent Chakunda

Position: Senior Lecturer

Research Interests:
    Intergovernmental Relations, Local Government Administration, Comparative Local Government Systems, Traditional Leadership and Local Governance

Dr. Wonder Maguraushe

Position: Senior Lecturer

Research Interests:

    Applied Ethnomusicology, Popular Music, Music performance, Marimba performance Music Technology Music Education

Dr Pedzisai Kowe

Position: Lecturer

Research Interests

    Urban development, planning and management Spatial interaction modelling, gravity models, transport geography and network analysis Geographic information science; Remote sensing of urban green spaces; Spatial statistics, landscape ecology and vegetation fragmentation mapping and analysing in urban landscapes; Urban climate, urban heat island mitigation;

Dr Shingirai S Mugambiwa

Position: Lecturer

Research Interests:
    Climate Change Governance Climate Change Resilience, Adaptation and Mitigation  Indigenous Knowledge Systems Disaster Risk Reduction  Sustainable Development 

Dr Beauty Dzawanda

Position: Lecturer

Research Interests:

    Sustainable livelihoods and Community development Informal Cross Border Trading and sustainable development Environmental Issues that affect sustainability

Dr Charles Musarurwa

Position: Lecturer in Geography Education

Research Interests:

    Geography and Environmental Education, GIS and ICTs in Education, Disaster Risk Reduction, Inclusive Education, Climate Change Adaptation in Marginal Environments Indigenous Knowledge Systems Education for Sustainable development

Dr Fainos Chokera

Position: Lecturer

Research Interests:

    Relationship marketing and Customer relationship management International Marketing/International Business Post harvest Marketin/Agricultural Marketing (Value addition) Quality Management Consumer Behaviour

Dr Terence Tapiwa Muzorewa

Position: Lecturer

Research Interests

    Rural and urban development  Food security and agrarian reform Cooperatives and collective development  Development Finance  History of development in Africa Development Theory 

Mr Zivanayi Vhusi Nicol

Position: Lecturer

Research Interests:
    Econometrics  Financial Modelling Statistical analysis Time series Analysis

Mr Prosper Mbire

Position: Lecturer

Research Areas:

    Embedded Systems for Satellite communications Systems Security Real Time Systems

Mr Peace Mukwara

Position: Lecturer

Research Interests:

    African Theatre, Film and Television Identities and Performance Trends The Intersection of Cultural Productions, Media, and Politics Advertising, Copywriting, and Branding

Ms Pimpernel Garanganga

Position: Lecturer

Research Interests
    Medicinal Chemistry Natural Products Chemistry Drug discovery and development Indigenous medicinal plants pharmaceuticals

Ms. Adele Mcilo

Position: Lecturer

Research Interests
    Youth Development Higher Education Gender Issues Politics and Governance

MISS SHARON MASINIRE

Position: Lecturer

Research Interests:

    Corporate governance Employee engagement Human capital development Business law Entreprenuership 

ALAN GAWE

Position: LECTURER

Research interest:

    Health Climate Change Poverty

Amon Mudenda

Position: Researcher - Tonga

Research Interests

    Tonga morphology Tonga culture and gender Education and culture

PROFESSOR Mcebisi Maphosa (PhD)

Position: Pro Vice-Chancellor, Academic Affairs and Administration

Qualifications:
    PhD in Plant Breeding and Biotechnology, Makerere University Master of Science in Plant Breeding and Genetics, Makerere University BSc Hons Crop Science, First Class, University of Zimbabwe. Professor Mcebisi Maphosa is an experienced agriculturalist with over 15 years’ experience in plant breeding, biotechnology and academia. As Pro Vice-Chancellor, he provides leadership for academic and administrative functions at Midlands State University. His responsibilities include oversight of teaching, research, faculty administration and student affairs. Previously, Professor Mcebisi has held roles as Acting Pro Vice-Chancellor, Dean of the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences at Lupane State University and Senior Lecturer teaching plant genetics, breeding and biotechnology. He has also worked as a Research Associate in soybean and maize breeding programmes in Uganda and supervised over 10 postgraduate students. Professor Maphosa is extensively published with over 50 scholarly publications and has managed several research grants from various international partners. His research interests include breeding crops such as; soybeans, groundnuts, small grains and horticultural crops. He regularly provides professional training and has attended courses in modern biotechnology techniques for crop improvement, high throughput phenotyping, personal mastery and soft skills, IPR and gender mainstreaming. Professor Mcebisi Maphosa is a member of African Crop Science and Soybean Africa associations.