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Welcome to the website of one of the African Continent’s eminent scholars on Information Technology and Development, Prof. Muhammadou M. O. Kah. Prof. Kah is currently engaged by ADA University in Baku, Azerbaijan as the Vice Rector For Technology & Innovations and Founding Dean For the School of Information Technology & Engineering (SITE), and has previously served as the Vice Chancellor and Professor of Information Technology & Communications at The University of The Gambia (2009-2015), and the Third President of The University of The Gambia.


About Prof. Kah

Download Resume Prof. Muhammadou M.O. Kah is currently engaged by ADA University in Baku, Azerbaijan as the Vice Rector For Technology & Innovations and Founding Dean For the School of Information Technology & Engineering (SITE).

Previously, Prof. Kah has served as the former Vice Chancellor and Professor of Information Technology & Communications at The University of The Gambia (2009-2015). Prof Kah was the Third President of The University of The Gambia and the first Gambian to be appointed to the post. He was also the Overseer/Principal of The Gambia Teachers College (The Teachers College of The Gambia). The President of The Gambia appointed Prof. Kah to serve as the Vice Chairman of the National Committee on Science, Technology & Innovation. At the successful completion of his tenure as The University of The Gambia’s 3rd President and the 1st Gambian to hold the position on March 28th, 2015, The President of the Republic of The Gambia appointed him to serve as the Chairman of the Governing Council of The University of The Gambia. Further, the President of The Republic of The Gambia also appointed him as The President's Special Advisor on Science, Technology & Innovation and as Special Advisor to the Minister for Basic and Secondary Education and Minister for Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology.

Prof. Kah served as a faculty member in several reputable universities including: Howard University, Washington, DC; Rutgers University, NJ and American University, Washington, DC; American University of Sharjah, UAE and the American University of Nigeria. He also taught as an Adjunct Associate Professor at George Washington University, Washington, DC; and Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, Canada’s extension program in The Gambia. Prof. Kah was the Founding Dean of the School of Information, Technology and Communications (2005-2009) and doubled as Interim Dean for the School of Business & Entrepreneurship (2006-2007) at the American University of Nigeria. He was the Founding Director of the African Center for ICT Innovations and Training (2005-2009) and doubled as Chief Information Officer (CIO) (2008-2009) at The American University of Nigeria.

He also served as Chairman of the Information Systems and Operations Management Department at the American University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates (2003-2005). His corporate work experience includes AT&T Bell Laboratories, Strand Management Solutions, Inc., Educational Testing Services (ETS) and The World Bank, etc.

Prof. Kah serves the local and international community in various capacities. He is currently the Vice Chairman of the Association for Information Systems (AIS - International Association of Information Systems/IT Academics) - Special Interest Group on ICT and Global Development; Vice Chairman of The National (The Gambia) Committee on Science, Technology & Innovation; Chairman of the Board of Zenith Bank, The Gambia; Chairman of the Board, The Gambia International Airlines (GIA); Chairman of the Board, The Gambia Hospitality Institute (GTHI); Board Member of The Gambia Chartered Institute of Bankers; University of Nigeria, Yola, Adamawa State, Nigeria.

In addition, Prof. Kah also serves as a Board Member of The African University of Science and Technology, Abuja, Nigeria (AUST); Board Member of the Nigeria Federal Government’s Abuja Technology Village (ATV); Board Member of The Nigeria Communications Commission’s Digital Bridge Institute (DBI), Abuja, Nigeria; Board Member of The Gambia Standards Bureau; Member of the Network Advisory Committee (NAC) of The African Growth and Modeling Consortium of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPIRI), Washington, DC; Member of the Scientific & Technical Committee of West and Central African Council on Agricultural Research and Development (CORAF/WECARD); Board Member- the West African International School (WAIS), The Gambia; Board Member, Francis Degaul Njie Foundation, The Gambia; Board Member of The Africa Brain Gain Foundation, Kenya; Information Systems Ph.D. Project (USA), etc.

Prof. Kah is the recipient of the 2014 President of The Republic of The Gambia National Leadership Award. He was recently honored by The President of the Republic of The Gambia with his second national award with the insignia Officer of the Republic of The Gambia (ORG), 2014. Prof. Kah was also honored by the President of The Republic of The Gambia with his first national award with the insignia of Member of the National Order of the Republic of The Gambia (MRG), 2010. In addition, his efforts in Higher Education in Africa was recognized by conferring to him a Chieftaincy Title/ Recognition- Ezi Enyi I, by the Obi-Mbieri Autonomous Community, Mbieri, Mbaitoli, L.G., Imo State, Nigeria. He was also recently recognized for a Distinguish Award of Excellence as Great Ife Fellow – Great IFE Alumni Association – The Gambia Chapter – OAU, IFE, Nigeria.

Recently, Prof. Kah served as a member of distinguished scientist juror for the review and selection of the 2013 African Union Regional Award For Scientific Women organized by the ECOWAS commission in collaboration with the African Union (AU). In addition, in January 2015, he was amongst esteemed scientists from OIC member countries as a distinguished member of the Selection Committee of the 13th Edition of the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) Prizes for Science & Technology.

Prof. Kah completed his BS, MS. and Ph.D. at the Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ, one of the top Engineering and Technology Management universities in the USA. Prof. Kah also holds a Masters of Science in Finance (Financial Engineering) from The George Washington University, Washington, DC.

One of the African Continent’s eminent scholars on Information Technology and Development, Prof. Kah’s current academic research includes exploring ways in which advances in information communication technologies and innovations contribute to poverty reduction, education, economic growth & development, and enhance quality of life for developing economies and communities as well as improve government processes and organizations in developing economies. He is very much interested in innovative ways of improving education and building capacity and competences, especially the teaching of the sciences, mathematics and computing using ICT’s for students and teachers in developing countries.

He has published several refereed conference papers, book chapters and peer reviewed articles in reputable academic Journals such as Journal of Franklin Institute, Journal of the Operation Research Society, Journal of Information Technology & Applications, Journal of Information Technology & Development, Journal of Micro-Finance, Journal of Information and Knowledge Management, Journal of Information Technology, The Pacific Journal of Science & Technology, Journal of African Administrative Studies, Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries, etc. He also serves in the editorial review board of the International Journal of Knowledge Management, USA; Journal of Information Technology for Development, USA; and also in the advisory board of the recently launched African Journal of Information Systems, USA, etc.

Professional Experience

Education

PhD in Information Systems and Technology Management, Minor in Human Factors Engineering (1999) – Wesley J.Howe School of Technology Management, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ

Master of Science in Finance (MSF) /Financial Engineering (1999) –The George Washington University, Washington, DC

Advanced Graduate Diploma in Human Factors Engineering (1994) – Wesley J. Howe School of Technology Management, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ

Master of Science (MS) in Information Management and Systems (1992) – Wesley J. Howe School of Technology Management, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ

Bachelor of Science (BS) in Technology Management and Information Systems (1992) – Wesley J. Howe School of Technology Management, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ

Academia

Vice Rector For Technology & Innovation; Founding Dean & Professor of Information Technology & Communications, School of Information Technology & Engineering (SITE) (2015 to Date) – ADA University, Baku, Azerbaijan

Advisor To The President of The Republic of The Gambia on Science, Technology & Innovation Policy Matters (03/2015 to Date) – Office of The President of The Republic of The Gambia

Advisor To The Minister For Higher Education, Research, Science & Technology (MoHERST) and The Minister for Basic and Secondary Education (MoBSE) on Policy Matters (03/2015 to Date)

Chairman, The Governing Council of The University (03/2015 to Date) – The University of The Gambia, The Gambia, West Africa

President & Professor Of Information Technology & Communications (2009 to 2015) – The University of The Gambia, The Gambia, West Africa

Principal / Overseer (05/2009 to Date) – The Teachers College of The Gambia, The Gambia, West Africa

Founding Dean / CTO / Professor (7/2005 to 5/2009) – American University, Washington DC / American University of Nigeria, School of Information Technology and Communications, Yola, Adamawa State, Nigeria

Chair and Visiting Professor of Information Systems and Operations Management (1/2003 to 6/2005) – American University of Sharjah, School of Business and Management, Sharjah, UAE

Assistant Professor (7/2000 to 6/2005) – Rutgers University, School of Business, Camden, NJ, USA

Instructor / Assistant Professor (8/1996 to 6/2000) – Howard University, School of Business, Washington, DC, USA

Adjunct Associate Professor (8/1997 to 12/1998) – The George Washington University, School of Business and Public Administration, Washington, DC, USA

Adjunct Associate Professor (6/1998 to 8/1998) – Saint Mary's University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada / University Extension Program in The Gambia, W.Africa

Director of Institutional Research and Strategic Planning (8/1995 to 7/1996) – Bloomfield College, Bloomfield, NJ, USA

Adjunct Instructor (1/1994 to 8/1995) – Bloomfield College, Bloomfield, NJ, USA

Higher Education Appointments

Medical Research Council (MRC), The Gambia – External Assessor, Higher Degrees Committee(2009-Date)

American University of Sharjah – Dean's Council, Dean's Cabinet Member as Chair of MIS and Operations Management, Senate IT Committee, Strategic Planning and MBA Graduate Committee, IT Working Group Member, Faculty Center Workgroup, Laptop Requirement Initiative Work Group, E-Learning and Smart Classroom Work Group, Senate Foreign Relations Ad-hoc Committee, University Master of Science in IT (MSIT) Inter-School/College Graduate Committee, Department of Management Information Systems and Operations Management (Chair), Curriculum, Strategic Planning and Public Relations Committee, Department Faculty Recruitment Committee, Department Research and Professional Development Committee, Department Teaching and Infrastructure Committee

Howard University – University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and Howard University Research Collaboration Committee

Bloomfield College – President's Cabinet as Director of Institutional Research and Strategic Planning

Rutgers University – Instructional Resources and Responsibilities Committee, Teaching Committee,

Community Service

Thesis Supervisor or Examiner

Medical Research Council (MRC) – The Gambia-External Assessor, Higher Degrees Committee (2009-Date)

University of Cape Town, South Africa – Ph.D. External Examiner Doctoral Degree (2012): "The Impacts of ICT Infrastructure on National Development: A Multi-Method Investigation Involving Data Mining and Data Envelopment Analysis" – Information Systems

The University of The West Indies, School of Graduate Studies and Research, Mona Campus – Ph.D. External Examiner-Information Systems Doctoral Degree (2009): "Towards a Knowledge Infrastructure-Harnessing the Knowledge Sources of Health Care Organizations" – Information Systems

The University of The West Indies, School of Graduate Studies and Research, Mona Campus – Ph.D. External Examiner-Information Systems Doctoral Degree (2009): "The Evaluation of Information Systems (IS) Project Performance: A Multi-perspective Approach to Improved Understanding" – Information Systems

University of Cape Town, South Africa – Ph.D. External Examiner Doctoral Degree (2008): "The E-Government Artifact in the Context of a Developing Country: Towards a Nomadic Framework" – Information Systems

University of Cape Town, South Africa – Ph.D. External Examiner Doctoral Degree (2007): "The Internet As a Tool For Participation By Local Communities In Foreign Aid Projects In Sub-Saharan Africa" – Information Systems

University of Cape Town, South Africa – Ph.D. External Examiner Doctoral Degree (2007): "The Role of Information Systems in Legislation Led Reforms: A Case Study in the Context of the New Municipal Rates Act in South Africa" – Information Systems

University of South Australia – Ph.D. External Examiner-Information Systems Doctoral Degree (2003): "The Internet As a Tool For Participation By Local Communities In Foreign Aid Projects In Sub-Saharan Africa" – Information Systems Doctoral School and School of Accounting Information Systems

American University of Sharjah – Co-Advisor Master of Science Thesis in Engineering Systems Management(2006): "A Model of Telecommunication Sector Development and Economical Growth in GCC Countries: A Case Study of UAE" – Master's Thesis, Engineering Systems Management Graduate Program, School of Engineering

Leadership and Governance

Chairman, Board of Directors, Zenith Bank PLC, The Gambia

Chairman, Board of Directors, The Gambia International Airlines (GIA)

Chairman, Board of Directors, The Gambia Tourism and Hospitality Institute (GTHI)

Vice Chairman, National Committee on Science, Technology & Innovation, The Gambia

Vice Chairman, Association for Information Systems (AIS), Special Interest Group on ICT and Global Development,USA

University Board Memberships: The American University of Nigeria (AUN); The African University of Science and Technology (AUST); The University of The Gambia; Board Member, The Gambia College ( The Teachers College of The Gambia), and The Gambia Chartered Institute of Bankers, The Gambia Standards Bureau ; Appointed by the Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) to the Board of the Digital Bridge Institute (DBI), Nigeria

Board Member, The Network Advisory Committee (NAC) of The African Growth and Modeling Consortium of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPIRI), USA and Senegal

Board Member, The Scientific & technical Committee of West and Central African Council on Agricultural Research and Development (CORAF/WECARD), Dakar, Senegal

Board Member, Advisory Board, African Media Initiative, Kenya

Advisory Board Member (Appointed by the Ex-President of Federal Republic), The Abuja Technology Village Initiative, Nigeria

Industry

Senior ICT Advisor (Senior Consultant (2013 to Date) – International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Washington, DC

Consultant (8/2004 to 6/2005) – Dubai Municipality, Dubai, UAE

Consultant (5/1997 to 7/2000) – World Bank, Washington, DC, USA

Management Consultant / Project Manager / Programmer and Analyst (9/1994 to 9/1996) – Strand Management Solutions, Inc., East Windsor, NJ, USA

Consultant (08/1993 to 10/1995) – The Gambia Telecommunications Company Ltd. (GAMTEL), The Gambia, West Africa

Resident Visitor, Human Factors Group (1/1993 to 8/1993) – AT&T Bell Laboratories, Middle Town, NJ, USA

Grants

$500,000 funding from The World Bank – National Pilot Project to Strengthen the Teaching and Learning of Mathematics and The Sciences in Collaboration with The New Jersey Center For Teaching and Learning, USA and The Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education, The Gambia, 2012.

$3.5 million funding from The World Bank – National E-Learning Pilot Project in Collaboration with the Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education, The Gambia, 2011.

$100,000 funding from IFPIRI IFPIRI – Principal Investigator (PI), Strengthening the Role of ICT/KM Applications for Informing Agricultural and Rural Development Strategies and developing a Regional Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support System Application via the African Center for ICT Innovations and Training, Yola, Nigeria. This project was designed to engage SITC faculty and upper-class students, 2008-2009.

$100,000 funding from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation – Principal Investigator (PI), Establishment of a Hub for the Center for ICT innovation and Training, 2006.

Publications

Refereed Papers

  • Kah, Muhammadou M.O. (with J. Kah). Capacity Building: A Stakeholder-University Partnership Framework for The Gambia. Journal of African Administrative Studies, issue No. 74, pp. 1-24, 2011.
  • Kah, Muhammadou M.O. (with J. Kah and M. Speirs). ICT and Socio-Economic Development: Interventions and Issues in Rural Communities in Adamawa State, Nigeria. Proceedings of the 3rd International IDIA Development Informatics Conference, South Africa, 2009.
  • Kah, Muhammadou M.O. (with J. Kah). Building Software Development Capacity and Competence in Rural Nigeria: Pitfalls and Prospects. Proceedings of the 10tth International Conference on Social implications of Computers in Developing Countries. IFIP. UAE, 2009.
  • Kah, Muhammadou M.O. (with Adeyemi A. Ajibesin and H. Anthony Chan). Throughput Enhancement of Joint AMC and Power Control with Diversity Combining for Next Generation Mobile Satellite Systems, IEEE Sarnoff Symposium, USA, 2009.
  • Kah, Muhammadou M.O. (with Sahraoui).Integrating Open Computing in the MIS Curriculum: Chronicle of a Failure in a Developing Country Context. Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems, ICIS Workshop on ICT and Education in Developing Countries. France, 2008.
  • Kah, Muhammadou M.O. (with J. Kah). ICT and Socio-Economic Development: A University's Engagement in a Rural Community in Yola, Nigeria; Theme: Social dimensions of ICT Policy. Book Chapter: IFIP TC9-8th International Conference on Human Choice and Computers. South Africa, 2008.
  • Kah, Muhammadou M.O. (with J. Kah and Osei-Bryson). Decision Support System For Managing Educational Capacity Utilization For a New Private University; Theme: Operational Research: Developing Communities. Managing the Connections Amongst Them. Abstract: International Federation of Operational Research Societies Conference (IFORS), South Africa, 2008.
  • Kah, Muhammadou M.O. (with J. Kah and Osei-Bryson). Selecting Predictive Models for Inclusion in an Ensemble; Theme: Operational Research: Developing Communities. Managing the connections amongst them. Abstract: International Federation of Operational Research Societies Conference (IFORS), South Africa, 2008.
  • Kah, Muhammadou M.O. (with M.M. Fonkam). Evaluating Eiffel as a Foundation Language for an OO-Centric Curriculum. Proceedings of the International Conference on Engineering and Technology Education, INTERTECH-2008, Brazil, 2008.
  • Kah, Muhammadou M.O. (with Tavakkoli-Moghaddam and N. Safaei). Accessing Feasible Space in a Generalized Job Shop Scheduling Problem with the Fuzzy Processing Times: A Fuzzy-Neutral Approach. Journal of the Operation Research Society, Vol. 59, pp. 431-442, 2008.
  • Kah, Muhammadou M.O. (with Kendall and Kendall). Examining Virtual Organizations Using Fantasy Theme Analysis: A Study of ICT Policy Advisors' Discourse About Developing Countries, Journal of Information Technology and Applications, 2007.
  • Kah, Muhammadou M.O. (with Urquhart and Liyanage). ICTs and Poverty Reduction: A Social Capital and Knowledge Perspective, Journal of Information Technology, 2007.
  • Kah, Muhammadou M.O. (with Mbarika, Samake and Sumrall). Information Technology Access: Cyber Café Diffusion in Sub-Saharan Africa, Journal IEEE Technology and Society, 2007.
  • Kah, Muhammadou M.O. (with Odinma, Oborkhale). The Trends in Broadband Wireless Networks Technologies, The Pacific Journal of Science and Technology. 8(1):118-125, 2007.
  • Kah, Muhammadou M.O. (with M'bayo and Tesunbi). Bridging the Knowledge Gap: Promoting Development Through Communication, Education, and Knowledge Creation and Acquisition, Proceedings of the Ebenezer Soola Conference, University of Ibadan, Nigeria, 2007.
  • Kah, Muhammadou M.O. (with Andoh-Baidoo, Osatuyi & Aidoo)An Assessment of Electronic Banking Initiatives in Nigeria. Proceedings of the 13th Americas Conf. on Information Systems, Keystone, USA, 2007.
  • Kah, Muhammadou M.O. (with Amiri and El-Tarhuni). A Model of Telecommunication Sector Development in GCC Countries. Proceedings of The 2nd International Conf. on Modeling, Simulation, and Applied Optimization, Abu Dhabi,2007.
  • Kah, Muhammadou M.O. (with Fonkam). Using Open-Source 3D Object-Oriented Programming Systems in Teaching Java. Proceedings of International Conf. on Engineering & Computer Education (ICECE), Brazil, 2007.
  • Kah, Muhammadou M.O. (with R. Tavakkoli-Moghaddam, N. Safaei and M. Rabbani). A New Capacitated Vehicle Routing Problem with split service for Minimizing Fleet Cost by simulated annealing, Journal of the Franklin Institute, Vol, 344(5), pp. 406-425, 2007.
  • Kah, Muhammadou M.O. (with Daghfous). Knowledge Management Implementation in SMEs: A Framework and a Case Illustration, Journal of Information and Knowledge Management, 2006.
  • Kah, Muhammadou M.O. (with Kendall and Kendall). Formulating ICT Policy through Discourse: How Internet Discussions Shape Policies on ICT in Developing Countries, Journal of Information Technology for Development, 2005.
  • Kah, Muhammadou M.O. (with J. Kah). Micro-Credit, Social Capital and Politics: The Case of a Small Rural Town - Gossas, Senegal (with Kah), 2005. Journal of Microfinance
  • Kah, Muhammadou M.O. (with Muata-Bryson). Supporting Subjective Risk Management in Software Process Improvement (SPI) Efforts with the Qualitative Discriminant Process, Journal of Mathematical Programming: Applications of Management Science, Vol. 11, 109-119, Elsevier, 2004.
  • Kah, Muhammadou M.O. (co-author). The Diffusion of Cyber Cafes in Sub-Saharan Africa: Country Case Studies, Proceedings of Information Resources Management Assoc. International Conf. (IRMA), USA, 2004.
  • Kah, Muhammadou M.O. (with Daghfous). A Framework for Knowledge Management Implementation in SMEs: A Case Study of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Proceedings of the United Kingdom Association of Information Systems 9th Annual Conference (UKAIS), Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland, 2004.
  • Do Investments in Telecommunications Infrastructure Improve Teledensity in Developing Countries? (With Mbarika, Meso and Musa). Electronic Journal on Information Systems in Developing Countries (EJISD), Vol.12,#1, pp. 1-17,2003.
  • ICTs and the Digital Divide: Using Fantasy Theme Analysis to Examine the Dialog of Policy Makers (with Kendal and Kendall). Research Abstract-Proceedings of Decision Sciences (DSI 2003), Wash., DC, 2003.
  • The Emergence of Information Communication Technologiesfor Developing Countries: Using Dramatistic Analysis to identify the Heroes and Villains (with Kendall and Kendall). Proceedings of the International Federation of Information Processing Conference (IFIP Joint WG 8.2 +9.4), Greece, 2003.
  • Precursor to the Diffusion of Information Communications Technologies(ICT's) for Africa's Least Developed Countries: Policy, Teledensity and Internet Diffusion (with Mbarika). Proceedings of the International Federation of Information Processing Conference (IFIP 9.4), Bangalore, India, 2002.
  • The Role of Information Technology in Transforming African Economies (with Mbarika, Meso and Musa). Proceedings of 2002 Annual Global Information Technology Management Conference (GITM), NY, 2002.
  • Do Investments in Telecommunications Infrastructure Improve Teledensity Growth? (with Mbarika, Meso and Musa). Proceedings of Annual Global Information Technology Management Conf. (GITM). NY, 2002.
  • The Evolution of an Information Economy in West Africa: A Framework For Developing an Information Infrastructure in The Gambia (with Papp). Proceedings of 2001 Americas Conf. on Information Systems Boston, 2001.
  • The Futures of Economic and Technological Development in Africa, Proceedings of Conference and Summit on Africa and Taiwan on a Global Track, Asia-Pacific Public Affairs Forum (APPAF), National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan, 2001.
  • Distributed Learning Environments: Pedagogical Concerns (with Papp). Proceedings of the Southern Association of Information Systems Conf.(SAIS),Savannah, GA, 2001.
  • Distributed Learning: What makes for a successful Course? (with Papp). Proceedings of the Information Systems on Education Conference (ISECON), PA, 2000.
  • Strategic Significance of Information Technology: The Gambia, West Africa, Proceedings of the 2000 Americas Conference on Information Systems, CA, 2000.
  • The Dynamics of Telecommunications Investment and Economic Growth-Proceedings of the 1997 Annual Conference of the Jamaica Comp Society, Jamaica, 1997.
  • A Software Tool for Developing Computer based, Free-Response Assessment (with Katz, Zukerman). Proceedings of the American Educ. Research Associations, Conference, CA, 1994.
  • FRADS: A System for Facilitating Rapid Prototyping by End Users (with Katz, Zukerman and James). Educational Testing Service (ETS),1994.

Book Chapters (Selected)

  • Kah, Muhammadou M.O. Book Forward, Pages vii-xvi, in the Integrated Series in Information Systems 35; Series Editors: Ramesh Sharda & Stefan VoB. Publication in: Knowledge Management For Development: Domains, Strategies and Technologies for Developing Countries. Edited by Kweku-Muata Osei-Bryson, Gunjan Mansingh and Lila Rao. Published in Springer. 2014
  • Kah, Muhammadou M.O. (with J. Kah). Partnering with stakeholders to build human resource capacity in The Gambia. Publication in: Emerging Perspectives on Capacity Building, edited by John Forje. LAMBERT Academic Publishing. 2014
  • Kah, Muhammadou M.O. (with J. Kah). ICT and Socio-Economic Development: A University's Engagement in a Rural Community in Yola, Nigeria. Publication in: Social Dimensions of ICT Policy. Elsevier.
  • Kah, Muhammadou M.O. (with Ritchard Mbayo and Samuel Tesunbi). Bridging the Knowledge Gap: Promoting Development through Communication, Education, and Knowledge Creation and Acquisition. Publication in: Communication and Development in Africa, University of Ibadan Press.
  • Kah, Muhammadou M.O. (with Avison, Kah and Soriyan). Diverse Cultures. Published in: Research in Information Systems: A Handbook for Research Supervisors and their students. Editor(s): David Avison and Jan Pries-Heje, Butterworth Heinemann, 2005.
  • Kah, Muhammadou M.O. (with J. Kah). Saint Mary's University Extension Program in The Gambia: Stakeholder Expectations and Outcomes. Publication in: Capacity Building in Higher Education-The Gambia. Edited by Michael J. Larson and James Morrison, Fernwood Publishing, 2005.
  • Kah, Muhammadou M.O. (with J. Kah). Education and Development: The Impact of SMUEP and the Potential of the University of The Gambia in a Globalizing World. Publication in: Capacity Building in Higher Education-The Gambia. Edited by Michael J. Larson and James Morrison, Fernwood Publishing, 2005.
  • Kah, Muhammadou M.O. (with Kendall and Kendall). The Emergence of Information Communication Technologies for Developing Countries: Using Dramatistic Analysis to Identify the Heroes and Villains. Published in: Organizational Information Systems in the Context of Globalization. Edited by Mikko Korpela, Ramiro Monbtealegre, Angeliki Poulymenakou. Kluwer Academic Press, 2003.
  • Kah, Muhammadou M.O. Strategic Significance of Information Technology to Developing Countries. Published in: Strategic Information Technology: Opportunities for Competitive Advantage. Edited by Raymond Papp Idea Group Publishing,2001.

Invited Lectures (Selected)

  • Rethinking Teaching, Learning and Examining for Quality Enhancement: The Role, Challenges and Opportunities of Digital Technologies, 18th Endowment Fund Lecture of The West African Examination Council Trust Fund- 61st West African Examination Council (WAEC) Annual Meetings, The Gambia, 2013.
  • Towards the Knowledge Society: The Gambia as an OIC Country Starting up, 17th Science Conference of the Islamic World Academy of Sciences (IAS), Malaysia, 2009.
  • Capacity Building: A Stakeholder-University Partnership Framework for The Gambia, United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Development Forum on Capacity Building: Cornerstone of Development, (with J. Kah), The Gambia,2009.
  • A Discourse on Transforming The Gambia into a Knowledge Economy: A Possibility or Parody?, 1 Inaugural Chancellor's Lecture, 4th Convocation Event The University of The Gambia, 2008.

Conferences (Selected)

  • Decision Support System For Managing Educational Capacity Utilization for a New Private University., (with J. Kah and Osei-Bryson). Theme: Operational Research: Developing Communities, Managing the Connections Amongst Them. International Federation of Operational Research Societies Conference (IFORS), South Africa, 2008.
  • Selecting Predictive Models for Inclusion in an Ensemble (with J. Kah and Osei-Bryson). Theme: Operational Research: Developing Communities. Managing the Connections Amongst Them. International Federation of Operational Research Societies Conference (IFORS), South Africa, 2008.
  • Evaluating Eiffel as a Foundation Language for an OO-Centric Curriculum. Theme: The New Technologies for the Engineering and Technology Education, International Conference on Technology and Engineering Education, Brazil, 2008.
  • Final Report of the Maputo Workshop, Panel Member and Contributor, Worldbank.org and the Africa Regional Workshop on Science, Technology and Innovation, Maputo, Mozambique. Sponsored by the World Bank Institute and The Embassy of Finland, Pretpria, 2007.
  • An Assessment of Electronic Banking Initiatives in Nigeria (with Andoh-Baidoo, Osatuyi and Aidoo). Proceedings of the 13th Americas Conference on Information Systems, USA, 2007.
  • A Model of Telecommunication Sector Development in GCC Countries (with Amiri and El-Tarhuni). The Second International Conference on Modeling, Simulation and Applied Optimization, Abu Dhabi, 2007.
  • Using Open-Source 3D Object-Oriented Programming Systems in Teaching Java (with Fonkam). International Conference on Engineering and Computer Education, Brazil, 2007.
  • Insights and Thoughts on the Role of the Regulator in The Gambia, Guest Speaker, Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA), Stakeholders Working Dinner, The Gambia, 2006.

Speaking Engagements

  • Interviews, Features and Appearances (1998 to 2002): The Philadelphia Daily News, The Courier Post (New Jersey), The Gambia Daily Observer (multiple stories), The Gambia 8.00 p.m. News (TV), Taipei Times(front page story), The Gambia FM Radio Interview (national news), Talking Point (The Gambia TV Appearance).
  • Panelist, KPMG Ph.D. Project IS Association, American Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), Diversity Among IS Faculty,2000.
  • Keynote Speaker, Stevens Institute of Technology, Stevens Technical Enrichment Program, 1999.
  • Keynote Speaker, Induction Ceremony, Phi Theta Kappa (Academic Honors Society), Norwalk Community College, 1994.
  • Keynote Speaker, Senior Graduation Dinner, Norwalk Community College, 1993.

Honors

  • Recipient of the 2014 President of the Republic of The Gambia National Leadership Award
  • National Merit Award, Insignia- Officer of the Republic of The Gambia (ORG), 2014
  • National Merit Award, Insignia- Member of the Republic of The Gambia (MRG), 2010
  • Member of distinguish scientist to serve as a Jury- Review and Selection of the 2013 Africana Union Regional Award For Scientific Women organized by the ECOWAS commission in collaboration with the African Union (AU)-2013
  • Member of distinguish scientist to serve as a Jury- amongst esteemed scientist from OICmember countries as a distinguished member of the selection committee of the 13th Edition of the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) Prizes for Science & Technology-2015
  • Appointed by the President of The Gambia to serve as Vice Chairman, The National Committee on Science, Technology and Innovation
  • Appointed by the President of The Gambia to serve as Member of the Presidential Task Force For the Implementation Of the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP) In The Gambia
  • 1st Gambian Born to hold the post of the Vice Chancellor (3rd Vice Chancellor) of The University of The Gambia
  • Honored to Deliver the 18th Endowment Fund Lecture of The West African Examination Council Trust Fund; 61st West African Examination Council Annual Meetings, The Gambia, 2013
  • Chieftaincy Recognition, Ezi Enyi I., Obi-Mbieri Autonoumous Community, Mbieri, Mbaitoli, L.G., Imo State, Nigeria, 2008
  • Certificate of Appreciation for Outstanding Performance on 1st UTG Chancellors Inaugural Lecture, The University of The Gambia
  • Distinguished Award of Excellence as Great IFE Fellow (OAU, IFE, The Gambia Chapter)
  • Best Ph.D. Dissertation in Information Systems and Technology Management, Teaching Assistant Award and Graduate Research Assistant Award, Wesley J. Howe School of Technology Management, Stevens Institute of Technology
  • Outstanding Faculty Awards (two), Academic Excellence Faculty Research Awards (two), Howard University
  • Faculty Research Fellowship, Fannie Mae Corporation, Washington, DC USA
  • Pre-Doctoral Research Fellowship, Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ USA
  • Teaching Fellowship, State of Connecticut, Board of Trustees of Communications and Technical Colleges, Connecticut USA