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Maud Kamatenesi Mugisha

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Nationality  Ugandan
Name  Maud Mugisha
Years active  1994 — present

Citizenship  Uganda
Ethnicity  Munyankole
Residence  Mbarara, Uganda
Born  1969 (age 45–46)Uganda
Alma mater  Makerere University (BSc), (Dip.Ed), (MSc), (PhD)
Occupation  Natural Scientist, Academic Administrator
Titles  Chancellor, Bishop Stuart University

Maud Kamatenesi Mugisha PhD, sometimes written as Maud Kamatenesi-Mugisha PhD, is a Ugandan natural scientist and academic administrator. She is the current Vice Chancellor of Bishop Stuart University, a private institution of higher education in Uganda, accredited by Uganda's National Council for Higher Education (NCHE).



She was born in Sheema District, Western Uganda, in 1969.


Maud Kamatenesi attended Nganwa High School for her O-Level education, between 1984 and 1988. In 1985, she joined Mary Hill Secondary School in Mbarara, for her A-Level studies. In 1993, she was admitted to Makerere University, Uganda's largest and oldest public university. She studied Botany and Zoology, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree. She studied for the postgraduate Diploma in Education, also from Makerere. Her Master of Science in Environment and Natural Resources Management degree and her Doctor of Philosophy in Medical Ethnobotany and Ethnopharmacology, were both obtained from Makerere University.

Work experience

Soon after writing her final examinations in Botany and Zoology at Makerere in 1996, she was recruited as a Teaching Assistant in the Faculty of Science at the same institution. From 1998 until 2000, she served as Lecturer and Head of Department, Uganda Fisheries Training Institute in Entebbe. She later would serve as the Head of Fisheries Extension Education and Administration, Fisheries Training Institute, Entebbe. From 2010 until 2011, she served as the Deputy Dean, Research and Graduate Studies, in the Faculty of Science, Makerere University. From February 2011 until May 2014, she served as the Dean of the School of Biosciences, College of Natural Sciences at Makerere University. On 2 May 2014, Dr. Maud Kamatenesi Mugisha was appointed Vice Chancellor of Bishop Stuart University, a position she currently occupies.

Other considerations

Dr. Maud K. Mugisha has over 30 scientific publications to her name. She is married and is the mother of four children. She is a Born-again Christian.


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