• Currently Adjunct Associate Professor at Columbia University (School of International and Public Affairs) in digital development
  • Have taught at London School of Economics (Media and Communications as well as Information Systems Departments), University of Manchester (Global Development Institute) and University of London both in mainstream information systems, but more recently specialising in digital development/ICTD (see below for more details)
  • LSE Teaching Excellence award winner (awarded by students to only 5 academics across entire LSE faculty)
  • Nominated by students again in 2016/17
  • Consistently excellent reviews from students
  • Over 17 years of experience in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and examining (first lectureship at Manchester’s Global Development Institute was in 2003)

teaching seminar at LSE

Topics I’ve taught in the past, either at LSE or Manchester:

  • ICT policies for society and development for MSc students in the Department of Media and Communications (LSE). This included topics such as  questioning the development/entertainment tensions, internet governance, mobile livelihoods, e-waste and others (2016-2018).
  • Theories and concepts in information systems and innovation (LSE). Topics included innovation, strategy, IT & organizational change. Compulsory for MSc Management Information Systems and Digital Innovation students (2013/2014).
  • IT and society (LSE). Topics included theories of social and technical determinism, quantitative & qualitative research methods, digital divide, new media & governance, gender & use of ICTs, & privacy (2011-2013).
  • ICTs and development (LSE). (2007-2009).
  • Research methods (LSE). Topics included conducting a literature review, planning a written piece of work, data collection, quantitative and qualitative analysis, being critical and good structure).(2005-2009).
  • Management of information systems (Manchester). Topics included strategy, procurement, change & project management, risk analysis, monitoring & evaluation. (2003-2005).
  • Information technology and human resources (Manchester). Topics included using IS for recruitment, HR databases, e-learning, and boundaries & ethics of HR screening online. (2003-2005).
  • ICTs and development (Manchester). Topics included the history of ICTD, ICTs & livelihoods in developing countries, ICTs & education, ICTs & gender and mobile phones. (2003-2005).
  • E-government and public sector reform (Manchester). Topics included theories of transparency, accountability and participation, public-private partnerships in e-government, global case studies and impact and change resulting from  e-government (2003-2005).
  • I have consistently supervised and examined 8-15 MSc summer projects throughout my teaching career.
  • I’ve also been Assistant Examiner for the University of London External Programme BSc Information Systems & Management for the past ten years, assessing on average 25-30 undergraduate projects each year from around the world on diverse topics from analyzing ERP systems in Barbados to social media use for activism in India.
Mapping MC405.jpg
An example of the end of term mapping exercise students did for MC405: ICT policies for society and development


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