Director, Directorate of Graduate Studies, Research and Innovations
PhD (Dev’t studies), Bishop Stuart University, 2012
Bishop Stuart University
Gershom Atukunda (Ph.D.) is an Associate Professor and the current Director, Directorate of Graduate Studies, Research and Innovations at Bishop Stuart University, Mbarara. He holds MA in development studies and PhD in the same area under the mentorship of Professors Murindwa-Rutanga and Mushemeza. Gershom has attended and presented in International conferences within East Africa and Sudan. Recently Gershom was appointed Chairman Board of Education for Ankole Diocese. Competencies in Quantitative methods (QM), Research methods both at Graduate and undergraduate levels, Management Skills Improvement, Human Resource Management, Monitoring and Evaluation(M&E), Public Policy and Management, Public Sector Management;Theory and Practice, Environment and Sustainable Development, Vulnerability, Gender and Management/Development, Urbanisation and Sustainable Development, Climate Change,Adoptation and Management/Development, Integrated Rural Development among others. I also have skills in Innovative Teaching Methodologies including E-learning, Collaborative learning, use of Case Studies and group presentations which enhance participatory approaches in teaching. Team building, Managing multiple tasks, working within deadlines, Innovative and self initiative with analytical skills to interprete and evaluate reports, effective communication and presentation skills, appreciating inquiry, staff appraisal skills, planning, monitoring and evaluation including Organisational Capacity Assessment, computer literacy and I am currently mentoring Ph.D. and masters students both at Bishop Stuart University and Mbarara University of Science and Technology.