Dr. Lawrencia D. Mushi is the Acting Director of the Directorate of Quality Assurance since May 2021,Before that She was the head Department of Research, Consultancy and Outreach Services in the Directorate of Quality Assurance since March 2020. She is a lecturer, researcher and consultant in the School of Public Administration and Management (SOPAM) in the Department of Health Systems Management at Mzumbe University. She holds a bachelor degree of Public Administration in Health Service Management of Mzumbe University in 2005. She later obtained her master’s degree in Urban Management and Development from Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (HIS) Erasmus University Rotterdam. In 2015, she was awarded PhD (Doctor of Economic Sciences (Dr. rer. pol) Ernst-Moritz-Arndt Universität Greifswald – Department of Business Administration and Health Management in Germany. She has published both systematic and original research papers focusing on the cost of illness in Low and Middle- Income Countries and many other health related topics.
At the Directorate of Quality Assurance, She is responsible to ensure the quality of the outputs derived from the Research, Publication, and Consultancy Activities as core functions meet the standards prescribed in Policy and Guidelines relevant. She is also responsible for monitoring and advising on the mechanism for Appraisal and Human development Policies as well as a system for recruitment and selection in line with Quality standards.
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Dr Cliford J. Ringo is the Head of Department of Support Services in the Directorate of Quality Assurance Mzumbe University since September, 2018.
Dr Ringo studied Advance Diploma in Public Administration (ADPA) at the Mzumbe University (by then called IDM Mzumbe). He later obtained his Master degree in Public Administration from Mzumbe University in 2006. Ringo joined the Mzumbe University in 2008 as Assistant Lecturer and later promoted to a rank of lecturer in 2012. In 2018 he was awarded PhD (Public Administration) from the University of Botswana. Ringo has published several articles in the local and international journals. His main research focus is Governance (both in national, sub-national and corporate levels), Leadership, public policy, citizenship and administrative innovations.
Bahati Ilembo (PhD) is a Lecturer in Statistics, Applied Mathematics and Quantitative Methods. He did PhD in the areas of Agricultural Economics and specifically with a focus on Contract Farming, Value Chain and Technical Efficiency Analysis. Ilembo has been fully engaged in performing the three core functions of the University that is Teaching, Conducting research and Consultancies. Ilembo has also been involved in various baseline surveys, field supervision, post graduate supervision, data analysis and report writing. Other research activities that Ilembo is competent includes designing of surveys, designing of data collection tools, training of enumerators and the use of various statistical packages for data analysis. Ilembo has been serving as Quality Assurance Coordinator in the Faculty of Science and Technology for the past four years before appointed Acting Head of the Department of Teaching and Learning in the Directorate of Quality Assurance at Mzumbe University, Main Campus.
Dr. Jimmy Ezekiel Kihwele is a Lecturer in Comparative Education, Principles of Curriculum Development and Teaching, Research Methods in Education and History of Education. Dr Kihwele did his PhD in Teacher Education majoring in Policy and Practices of teacher education (Initial teacher education programs and in-service teacher professional development programs). Dr Kihwele has authored and published several articles in the field of teacher education (Both Pre-service and In-service) in both local and international journals. His research interests include: Pre-service and In-service teacher professional development, Teacher learning, Comparative and international education, Curriculum and Instructions, Lesson and Learning studies, Action research in education, Teacher emotions and teacher identity. Before joining Mzumbe University in 2014, he worked as a secondary school teacher where he acquired knowledge about teaching context and developed an interest in researching in the area of teacher education.