Prof. Victor W. Mbarika, Ph.D. is Houston Alumnae Endowed Professor at Southern University and A&M College (www.subr.edu)and is President of The ICT University which focuses on ICT training of stellar scholars based in developing nations worldwide from Bachelors through the Ph.D. (www.ictuniversity.org). He is founding Executive Director of the International Center for Information Technology and Development (ICITD). He is also Visiting Professor at The University of Buea in Cameroon, Covenant University in Nigeria and Makerere University Business School in Uganda. He is an information and communications technology (ICT) consultant with various governmental and private agencies. He holds a B.S. in Management Information Systems from the U.S. International University, a M.S. in MIS from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and a Ph.D. in MIS from Auburn University.
Prof. Mbarika has authored over 150 academic publications in the form of books, peer reviewed journal articles, conference proceedings and book chapters. His research is in the area of ICT transfer in developing economies as well as in resource-poor settings of developed economies. He was cited as being “in the forefront of academic research into ICT implementation in Africa, and has provided a theoretically-informed framework for understanding ICTs in less developed countries…” His work has also appeared in major media outlets such as Reuters and The Associated Press (AP), including numerous radio and TV appearances such as the BBC. He has received multiple research and teaching grants and fellowships, amounting to over $2 million, from the National Science Foundation, NASA, KPMG, Microsoft, Southern Regional Education Board and the Louisiana Board of Regents.
Prof. Mbarika has also received the prestigious Fulbright grant. He is Editor-in-Chief of The African Journal of Information Systems and serves as senior board member for several other journals such as IEEE Transactions on IT in Biomedicine.