Dr. Victor W. Mbarika is on faculty in the College of Business at Southern University and A&M College and is founding director of the University’s International Center for Information Technology and Development (ICITD).
He is an Information and Communications Technology (ICT) consultant with various governmental and private agencies. He holds a B.S. in Management Information Systems from the U.S. International University, an M.S. in MIS from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and a Ph.D. in MIS from Auburn University.
With over 100 academic publications, Dr. Mbarika’s has authored three books and his research on ICT diffusion in developing countries and on multimedia learning has appeared (or are forthcoming) in 35 peer reviewed journals, five book chapters and over 60 national and international conference publications. He was cited as being “in the forefront of academic research into ICT implementation in Africa, and has provided a theoretically-informed framework for understanding ICTs in less developed countries…”
His scholarly publications have appeared in journals such as IEEE Transactions, IEEE Spectrum, Communications of the ACM, Journal of the Association for Information Systems, Information Systems Journal, the Information Society, Journal of the American Society for Information Sciences and Journal of Global Information Management.
He has received several research and teaching grants and fellowships from the National Science Foundation, NASA, KPMG, Southern Regional Education Board, and the Louisiana Board of Regents. He is editor-in-chief of The African Journal of Information Systems, and he serves as a senior board member of several other journals such as IEEE Transactions on IT on Biomedicine.
Dr. Mbarika is Founder of the Cameroon Computer and Network Center (CCNC). He is a member of the Association of Information Systems (AIS), the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and the Information Resources Management Association (IRMA). He holds over 20 research, teaching and service excellence awards.