Professor Nosisi Nellie Feza joined the University of Venda as the Deputy Vice- Chancellor: Research and Post Graduate Studies on Thursday, 01 July 2021. She brings with her more than 25 years of wealth of experience in higher education. Prior to joining the University of Venda, Professor Feza was the Campus Rector and a Full Professor at Walter Sisulu University. Her Walter Sisulu University experience was preceded by a position she held as Dean of Humanities at Central University of Technology from 2017 to 2020. She has also been the Head of the Institute of Science and Technology Education at the University of South Africa where she started as an Associate Professor and later promoted to a Full Professor. Professor Feza is an NRF C-RATED researcher.
Professor Feza provides intellectual leadership and vision for the University of Venda in the area of research, innovation, knowledge exchange and post graduate studies. She will further lead the development and implementation of the University’s overall strategy to meet its goal of pre-eminence in research, innovation, and technology transfer. This entails building a research ethos that fosters excellence, encourages novel ideas, supports young researchers, and nurtures postgraduate students in order to be a pre-eminent producer of new knowledge both locally and globally.
Some of her qualifications include Ph.D in Mathematics Education from State University of New York at Buffalo in the United states of America (USA) and M.Ed, Mathematics Education from Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University. She is the Recipient of Fulbright Scholarship for a PhD programme in the US, recipient of the inaugural Leroy and Margaret H. Callahan Scholarship and a recipient of a Leeds Bursar UK.
She has published Twenty-four (24) articles in peer reviewed journals, three (03) Published Reports, six (06) Published Book Chapters, one (01) Published Book and Nine (09) Published Proceedings papers.
Designation: Deputy Vice- Chancellor: Research and Post Graduate Studies
Qualifications: Ph.D in Mathematics Education from State University of New York at Buffalo in the United states of America (USA) and M.Ed, Mathematics Education from Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
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