PROF. MUHAMMADOU M.O. KAH
Prof. Kah was recently named as Vice President of Academic Affairs/Provost & Professor of Information Technology & Computing at American University of Nigeria. He is the outgoing Vice Rector for Technology & Innovation and Founding Dean of the School of Information Technology & Engineering at ADA University in Baku, Azerbaijan (2015-2017). He accepted this assignment immediately after completing a six-year term as the third Vice Chancellor/President of University of The Gambia (UTG) (2009-2015), where he also held the position of Professor of Information Technology & Communications and Overseer of the Teachers College. Prof. Muhammadou M.O. Kah was the first Gambian born to lead UTG.
In his 20-plus years in higher education, Kah has held teaching and leadership positions in the U.S. and abroad. His first full-time academic position was as director of institutional research and strategic planning at Bloomfield College, New Jersey. He would go on to cement his career in academia at Howard, George Washington and Rutgers developing and teaching courses in information technology, computer science and information systems. In addition, he also served in the Middle East at the American University of Sharjah (AUS) as Department Chairman.
Prior to becoming UTG’s President (Vice Chancellor) in 2009, Prof. Kah spent 4 years in Nigeria as the Founding Dean of the School of Information Technology and Communications at the American University of Nigeria (AUN) where he doubled for a year as Interim Dean of the School of Business & Entrepreneurship. While at AUN, he founded the African Center for ICT Innovation and Training, and served as Interim CIO and later as a Board of Trustee member. Prof. Kah was honored to be a regular contributor of the Africa Module in the Advanced Leadership (ALP) Program at the Cambridge Judge Business School and was appointed an honorary Fellow in 2016-2017 of the Judge Business School and the Digital Innovation Center, University of Cambridge.
Prof. Kah is passionate about advancing the human condition by strengthening computing, engineering, science, innovation and IT education and higher education. He serves in many boards in banking (Zenith Bank-The Gambia) and higher education in The Gambia and Nigeria. He also serves as a member of the Malabo Montpellier Panel and the EuroScience Forum 2018, amongst others.
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 George Washington University, Washington, DC. In addition, he completed the Advanced Leadership (ALP) Program of the Cambridge Judge Business School, University of Cambridge and a Postgraduate Diploma (DipSI) in Strategy and Innovation from the Said Business School, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK.