Dean

I am a mathematician with Education background; and I have 13 years of experience working in an institution of higher learning. I have also held several administrative positions including Deputy Dean of Faculty, Head of Department; Coordinator of Postgraduate Programs; Board Member of TEEM Development Centre; Chairman of Marist Secondary School PTA; and President of Southern Africa Mathematical Sciences Association (SAMSA), a SADC orgnanization for promoting mathematics in the region. From 1st January 2015, I will be holding the position of dean of faculty of science. I am a team player, self-starter and innovative- qualities that have influenced change wherever I have held a post. 

In mathematics, my fields of research interest are optimization and mathematical modeling. I have worked on developing efficient optimization methods for minimizing energy functional; and I am currently working on transport optimization and logistics in value chain analysis. I am also working on optimization of transport networks in cities.  In Education, I am more interested in strengthening mathematics teaching and learning through problem solving. I am in a team of 5, on a collaborative project “Improving Quality and Capacity of Mathematics Teacher Education in Malawi” between the University of Malawi and University of Stavanger in Norway, funded by the Norwegian Government. I have also worked with a number of organisations – NGO’s, private, as well as public institutions through provision of short courses including ICT courses, consultancy services and public service.  I am also an active member in my community, where, for example, I have served as Treasurer of the Gideons International, Church Elder and Convenor at a local church.

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Chancellor College is the largest among the constituent colleges of the University of Malawi. Ever since its establishment, the college has produced graduates who have gone on to become leaders in various sectors of Malawian society.

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