Prof. Betty Mubangizi

International Co-chair

NRF / Research Chair on Sustainable Rural Livelihoods

Professor Mubangizi, a full Professor of Public Administration and Governance and an NRF-rated researcher, previously served as the Dean and Head of School the School for the School of Management, IT and Governance and prior that was the Dean of Teaching and Learning in the College of Law and Management Studies as the Dean of Teaching and Learning. She also served as the Interim Dean of the School of Built Environment and Development Studies in the College of Humanities from 2015 to 2016. Professor Mubangizi is the Managing Editor of the African Journal of Governance and Development and Guest Editor of the Loyola Journal of Social Sciences. Between June 2017 – June 2019 Prof Mubangizi was a member of the Comparative Research Programme on Poverty (CROP)’s Scientific Committee based at Bergen University in Norway. The Scientific Committee serves as a think tank and support structure to advise CROP in setting a research agenda for knowledge generation and dissemination. Professor Mubangizi has been teaching in a tertiary environment for 20 years, has a passion for excellence in teaching and learning underscored by reflective practice, as well as an understanding of the needs of students from various backgrounds. She is widely published and has successfully supervised many Doctoral and Masters Students and serves as external examiner for several universities. As Research Chair in Sustainable Local Rural Livelihoods, Prof Mubangizi endeavours to understand and explain the opportunities and challenges in the implementation of rural policy while building research capacity of senior students in that regard.

Academic Qualifications

  • B. Sc. Agriculture – Makerere University (1987)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Tertiary Education – University of South Africa (1991)
  • M. Sc. Agricultural (Rural) Development – University of London (1997)
  • Doctor of Public Administration – University of KwaZulu-Natal (2005)