Professor Stephen M Mutula is the Acting Dean and Head: School of Management, IT and Governance at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN). He previously served as interim Deputy Vice- Chancellor and Head: College of Humanities (UKZN), Dean and Head: School of Social Sciences (UKZN), Chairperson, Faculty of Humanities Research and Head of Department Information Studies respectively (University of Botswana). Professor Mutula holds degree qualifications in computer science, education and information sciences from University of Nairobi, University of Johannesburg, and University of Wales, UK respectively. Professor Mutula is an NRF rated researcher and has won several international scholarly excellence awards from Emerald publishing (UK), African Network of Information Ethics (ANIE) (Capurro Fiek Foundation, Germany), University of Botswana, and University of KwaZulu-Natal respectively. Professor Mutula is a prolific researcher with an extensive publication record that includes books such as: Digital Economies, SMEs and E-readiness (N. York: Business Science Reference); Web-based Information Management: A cross Disciplinary Approach (Oxford: Chandos Publishing); Information and Knowledge Management in the Digital Age: Concepts, Technologies and African Perspectives (Ibadan: Third World Information Services Ltd); and Digital Solutions for contemporary democracy and e-government (Hershey PA: Information Science Reference).
Professor Mutula serves on several international editorial boards of such leading peer reviewed journals that include Journal of Information Technology Research (JITR) (IGI global), Knowledge Management for Development Journal (Francis & Taylor), Information Development (Sage), International Journal of Innovation and Digital Economy(IGI Global); South African Journal of Information Management (African Online Scientific Information Systems, AOSIS), South African Journal of Library and Information Science (SAJLIS) ( Stellenbosch University Library Services). Professor Mutula served as chief editor, African journal of Library, Archives and Information Science (AJLAIS). He also served on the international editorial boards of Online Information Review. Moreover, Electronic Library (: Emerald Group Publishing) respectively. Professor Mutula research interests are in e-government, digital economy, information society, knowledge management, information ethics and digital asymmetry.