Dean and Head of School

Telephone  +27 31 260 8962
Fax +27 31 260 5648
Campus Westville
Building & Room M Block – M110, 1st Floor
Professor Stephen M Mutula
 Personal Assistant  Ms Maureen Sewpersad 
Tel : +27 31 260 7576

Biography :

Professor Mutula is a full Professor of Information Science and an NRF-rated researcher with a wealth of academic and scholarly leadership experience spanning over 25 years in East and Southern African university environments.

He holds a Bachelor of Education (Nairobi), a Postgraduate Diploma in Computer Science (Nairobi), Master of Library Science degree (Wales, UK) and a PhD (University of Johannesburg).

Professor Mutula’s leadership experience includes serving as the interim Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Head of the College of Humanities, the Dean and Head of School of Social Sciences and the Academic Leader of the School of Social Sciences development cluster. All the above positions are at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

Professor Mutula is a prolific researcher with an extensive publication record and has won several international scholarly excellence awards from renowned organisations such as Emerald Publishing (UK), African Network of Information Ethics (ANIE) (Capurro Fiek Foundation, Germany), and was also ranked one of UKZN’s Top 30 researchers in 2014. He also serves on several international editorial boards of leading journals including the Journal of Information Technology Research, the Knowledge Management for Development Journal, the International Journal of E-adoption, the International Journal of Innovation and Digital Economy and the South African Journal of Information Management, amongst many others.

Appointment Designation:

Acting Dean and Head of School