Dr. Samali Violet Mlay

 Dr. Samali Violet Mlay

Position: Director
Categories: board

Dr. Mlay is a Lecturer and Researcher in the Department of Applied Computing and Information Technology, Faculty of Computing and Informatics, Makerere University Business School (MUBS) and a research fellow of the International Center for IT and Development (ICITD), Southern University and A&M College, Baton Rouge, USA. She is the Department Research Coordinator, Faculty Field Attachment Coordinator, a member of the Department course Review Committee and member of the Department staff Selection and Promotion Committee. She has also participated in organising conferences both in Uganda and outside Uganda where she has presented papers. She participates in budgeting and strategic planning for the Department.


Dr. Mlay has 11 years lecturing experience in universities in Uganda, Cameroon, Nigeria and Finland. She has experience in face-to-face, online and blended teaching. She has 6 years’ experience in online teaching. She reviews articles for the African Journal of Information Systems (AJIS), the International Business Information Management Association (IBIMA) conference, E-Leadership conference and the Operation Research Society for Eastern Africa (ORSEA) Conference.


Additionally, she is a founding member of the Ninety Niner’s Investment Club where she is an Executive Committee member of the club as the Treasurer. Her position requires her to contribute towards the strategic direction of the club, manage the club finances, prepare financial statements, prepare monthly statements for members and process loans to members among others.


Dr. Mlay is a holder of Doctor of Philosophy in Information and Communication Technology of the ICT University, Master of Information Technology of Makerere University, Certified Information System Auditor of ISACA, Bachelor of Business Computing of Makerere University and Certificate in Designing and Facilitating E-Learning of the Open Polytechnic, New Zealand.


She has also had in-house training in the areas of Financial Management, Audio-visual design, research methods, Multimedia design, data analysis using SPSS, SmartPLS and AMOS, E-learning using Moodle and WebEx, case writing, grant writing, storyboarding among others.