FACULTY STAFF

Faculty of Social Sciences has over 50 qualified academic staff. The teaching staff has academic standing in various Social Science related disciplines and have wide experience in teaching, research and community service. These are supplemented by part time teaching staff who are practitioners in various agencies in the country, who enrich the academic content with their experiences in the field.

 

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  • Anthony Kiwanuka

    • Position Lecturer
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      Anthony Kiwanuka is a Lecturer in the Department of Social Work. He is following a Doctoral Program in Social Work (ABD) under supervision of Makerere University- Uganda. He holds a Masters in Social Work (MSW) from Loyola University Chicago-U.S.A; also, he has a Master in Education and Development Studies (MAED) Uganda Martyrs University - Uganda, and Bachelors in Social Work and Administration (BSWSA) with Honors (Makerere University, Uganda). He has a Diploma in Primary Education and a Diploma Health Care (London College, UK). He is zealous lecturer, creative, and committed to social work professional activities, knowledgeable with research, program coordinator, coordinating and out sourcing resources (project writer, disseminating research knowledge, and providing support to students, supporting staff and university staff members.

      He is conversant with skills of communication, and can handle some windows programs, particularly Office, with very good provision for teamwork and high-pressure situations. He counts with strong analytical skills and organization. And he can help by providing initiative to assist in the improvement of work processes. Before joining Uganda Christian University in January 2015, he was a doctoral student worked as a Global Ambassador at Loyola University Chicago USA, Senior Social Supporter at Misericordia- Chicago, USA. Also worked as a lecturer to Master Students at Loyola University Chicago, USA, and Research Assistant at Loyola University Chicago. In Uganda, worked as District coordinator for Presidential and Parliamentary Elections (NOCEM) and Chairman for Games and Sports in the District. A.

      Kiwanuka teaches Social Work core courses (Understanding Social Policy, Social Work Theory and Practice, Introduction to Social Work, Social Service Provision, Field Work Seminar and Social Work with Children and Family. He is sagacious and responsible to teaching, conducting guiding and counseling individuals, children, youth and families. 

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  • Gooreka Okahaabwa Bagabe (Psy. D)

    • Position Coordinator, Counseling Programs
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      Gooreka Okahaabwa Bagabe is a Senior Lecturer and Coordinator of the Counseling Programs, Faculty of Social Sciences, and Uganda Christian University. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree (Zoology and Psychology) and a Master of Science in Clinical Psychology degree from Makerere University, Kampala; and a Doctor of Clinical Psychology degree (Psy.D) from Regent University, Virginia, USA.

      While pursuing doctoral studies, she worked as a Teaching and Graduate Assistant in the School of Psychology and Counseling (Regent University, Virginia, USA). Okahaabwa has served as University Counselor and Coordinator of Counseling Programs at Uganda Christian University (2004-2008). She started her teaching career as a Teaching Assistant at the International School of Uganda. As a clinical psychologist, Okahaabwa has worked in private practice, conducting psychological assessments for children and adults, counseling and providing consultancy services on psychological concerns to several medical establishments including: The Surgery, International Medical Group, and the Midland Consultation Clinic. Okahaabwa was one of the first two graduates to attain a Master of Science in Clinical Psychology degree from Makerere University Kampala. With a passion to teach and train psychologists, she was part of the team that developed the Masters in Counseling Program at Uganda Christian University. In addition, Okahaabwa is committed to working with children and youth, to train in life skills, to prevent psychological, behavioral and mental problems and in particular to prevent substance abuse, school dropout and premature sexual experience. Okahaabwa is dedicated to developing and improving programs for teaching and training in psychology and related fields and developing psychological assessment tools that are relevant and appropriate for Ugandan children and youth.

      Okahaabwa is uniquely skilled through her training and experience to effectively accomplish the following: counseling children, youth and adults; psychological assessment, program development, evaluation and consultation; training in life skills; life coaching; training and teaching in psychology, counseling and related fields; and supervision and research. Okahaabwa currently teaches: Psychological Assessment and Measurement, Ethics and Professional Issues in Counseling, Counseling Theories, and Statistics; and supervises research dissertation and practicum. 

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  • Keren-Happuch Kiconco Bita

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      Keren-Happuch kiconco Bita is a professional teacher for the last 18 years. She has worked at UCU since December, 2011. She has taught in various institutions at both secondary and post secondary levels. She is also a development worker, and administrator who has served in various capacities. Keren-Happuch has extensive knowledge in research; conducting research surveys, reviewing literature, collecting and analysing data and report writing.

      Her main areas of interest are Public Policy, Non Governmental, Gender and Human Resource Management related issues some of which she has written on and about (unpublished). Keren-Happuch holds the following qualifications; Master of Arts Degree in Public Administration & Management; PGD in Development Studies (Project planning and Mgt); Bachelor of Development Studies; Diploma in Secondary Education and a Certificate in Strategic Procurement & Logistics Management.  

  • Kukunda Elizabeth Bacwayo (PhD)

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      Kukunda is an Associate Professor of Governance and Development in the Faculty of Social Sciences at Uganda Christian University. Specialising in International Development, her main field of academic and research interest is policy analysis. She obtained her Post graduate qualifications (PhD, MA and Post Grad Diploma) in International Development Studies from Massey University (New Zealand) and The Australian National University. She has a Bachelors degree with honours in Social Work from Makerere University.

      She has over 10 years experience teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in Uganda (Uganda Christian University and Makerere University) and has been involved in the development of teaching curriculum and programmes for use at University level. She also has over 10 years experience in International Development having worked in Administrative and Academic positions in the Public and Private Sectors in Uganda, New Zealand, Norway and the United States of America. She has experience working in multi-cultural settings; have worked for International Student Ministries in New Zealand, an international organisation working amongst the international groups; as a post-doctoral guest researcher at Bergen University (Norway) and as a Fulbright Scholar In Residence at Trinity Christian College (USA). She has also successfully conducted research consultancies for UNDP. She has published book chapters and journal articles in the area of development, governance, higher education and service delivery.

      Her research and teaching focuses on gender and development, public sector reforms, human resource management, governance, higher education, Participatory Development, Development Economics, Research Methods, HIV/AIDS and service delivery. She has supervised Students’ dissertations at MA and doctoral levels to successful completion. She is also a mentor for students in the Honours College Programme at Uganda Christian University. She sits on and chairs several University level committees at Uganda Christian University, and has served two terms on the University Council; the overall governing body of the university.

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  • Martin Kizito

    • Position Head of Department, Public Administration & Governance
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      Martin Kizito (Mr.) holds a Master of Arts degree in Public Administration and Management (MUK), a Post graduate Diploma in Monitoring & Evaluation (UMI) and a Bachelor of Arts (First Class Honors) in Social Sciences, with a bias in Political Science & Public Administration (MUK). He is a lecturer of Public Administration & Governance as well as Monitoring & Evaluation at Uganda Christian University. He has taught, developed curricula of different courses and modules while supervising students’ research & Internships. He has been fully involved in university teaching for the last seven years coupled with taking on delegated administrative responsibilities. He has expertise in developing modules for teaching Masters degree courses in the areas of Public Private Partnership, Project Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, Human Resource Management, Oil & Gas as well as Public Service Delivery.

      He is a member of the faculty research and field work committees in charge of developing a faculty field work manual. Under the support of Partnership for Social Science and Governance Research (PASGR) has also been part of the team that developed the Syllabus for the Master of Research and Public Policy Program. He personally produced two E-Case materials currently used for teaching in 12 African Universities. Currently, Martin coordinates collaborative training in writing analytical policy papers and policy briefs run jointly between UCU and Development Research and Training (DRT) Organization.

  • Mary Ssonko Nabacwa (PhD)

    • Position Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences
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      Mary Ssonko Nabacwa is the Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, Uganda Christian University, Mukno. She is an Associate Professor, Department of Development Studies, Uganda Christian University, Mukono. She has a PhD - Development Studies of the University of Wales, Swansea, UK. Her doctorate focused on interests and relationships among gender focused NGOs with special focus on Ugandan NGOs. She holds a Masters of Arts, Women Studies degree of Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda as well as a Bachelor of Arts, Social Sciences degree of Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda. Mary has worked as a lecturer, consultant, researcher and advisor on development issues especially in relation to gender and development. She has written a number of papers and publications.

      Mary has undertaken a number of consultancies for organisations such as ActionAid Aid, International, Uganda, OXFAM, Concern World Wide, Uganda Chapter and GOAL. Mary is a lecturer in engendering women’s health and has done a number of studies on maternal health. Mary is a member of the Uganda Christian University, Mukono Social Sciences Administration committee. Mary has supervised several undergraduate and masters students and is the supervisor of Emmanuel Mushimana, a PhD student at Uganda Christian University, Mukono.

      The supervision of students has given Mary an opportunity of guiding people to move from one step to another in a guided change process. Mary has been party to the teams that have written projects that have won grants such as the Save the Mothers, East African Universities contribution to the Millennium Development goal on maternal health funded by the African Association of Universities; the Uganda Christian University project on the Uganda Governance Platform funded by the Belgium government and the Uganda Christian University Mass Communications Capacity Development project funded by the Norwegian Agency of Development Cooperation.

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  • Violet Nkwanzi (Ms)

    • Position Assistant Lecturer
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      Violet is an Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Social Work. She holds a Bachelor in Social Work and Social Administration with Honours (Uganda Christian University) and a Master of Clinical Social Work (MSW) with Honours (Radford University, Virginia, USA). She is a strategic, innovative, committed social work professional, with vital knowledge of managing programs, coordinating resources, disseminating knowledge, and providing staff support.

      She is highly focused with inclusive skills in communication, planning, organizing, team building, networking, motivational interviewing and research. Prior to joining Uganda Christian University in June 2014, she worked as a Resident Director at Radford University, Counselor with State of Virginia Governor’s School of Humanities and Visual & Performing Arts, Radford University Student Affairs, Administrative Assistant at Urban Promise International ( New Jersey, USA) and Child Protective Services Unit at Roanoke City Department of Social Services ( Virginia, USA). Violet teaches Social Work core courses (Social Policy & Planning, Social Work Administration, Theory and Practice, Introduction to Social Work and Social work with Children & Youth. She is committed to identifying, developing and implementing continuous improvements in Higher Education.  

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  • Wareeba Stanley (Rev)

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      Stanley is a Lecturer at Uganda Christian University. He hold a Master of Science in Regional Development Planning and Management from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology Kumasi-Ghana and a Bachelors Degree of Arts in Arts-Sociology and Religion from Makerere University, Kampala (Uganda).

      Stanley has eleven (11) years of professional teaching, research and development work and he is a member of Kyeizooba Farmers Association, West Ankole Credit and Saving Scheme, Kyeizooba Savings and Credit Scheme and Mbatamo Church of Uganda West Ankole Diocese.  

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