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Distinguished Academics




Through the GES initiative, UJ seeks to appoint distinguished academics in various categories to generate research and nurture the next generation of academics. These top professors will help establish strategic networks for improved research excellence, while contributing to expanding the global footprint of UJ. The University has appointed the following distinguished academics:

  • Distinguished Professors
  • Distinguished Visiting Professors
  • Professors of Practice
  • Visiting Associate Professors
  • Visiting Professors
  • Senior Research Associate


Distinguished Visiting Professors

​ College of Business and Economics

 Faculty of Education

​ Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment

​Prof Arnoldus Bastiaan Bakker
​Prof Ndri Therese Assie-Lumumba
Prof Sondipon ​Adhikari
​Prof Tom Baum
​Prof Antonia Darder
Prof Chimay ​Anumba
​Prof Evangelia Demerouti
​Prof Phillip Hallinger
​Prof D Edwards
​Prof Naresh Kumar Malhotra
​Prof Kerry Kennedy
​Prof Johan Heinrich Richter Enslin
​Prof R ​Nunkoo
​Prof Jane Knight
​Prof C Lin
​Prof Stefano Ponte
​Prof Jari Lavonen
​Prof Paul Tarisai Mativenga
Prof Frank Heinrich Riedel
​Prof Bruce John MacFarlane
​Pal Prof S Pal
​Dr. Jarkko Juhani ​Saarinen
​Prof Carmel McNaught
​Prof Seeram Ramakrishna
​Prof Ulrich Schmidt
​Prof Elias Mpofu
​Prof Miklas Scholz

Prof Tony ​Onweugbuzie
​Prof Jitao Sun

​Prof Imanol Ordorika
​Prof Adrianus Johannes ​Vinck

​Prof Catherine Elizabeth Snow

​Prof Hsin-Kai Wu


​Faculty of Health Sciences

​Faculty of Humanities

​Faculty of Law

Prof David Ewart George Boucher
Prof David Ewart George ​Boucher
​Prof Michael Gerhard Martinek
​Prof Jan Marie Fritz
​Prof John N Lavis
​Prof Darrel Moelllendorf

​Prof Sandy ​Oliver

Prof Adebayo Olorunimbe ​Olukoshi

​Prof Akinwande Oluwole Babatunde Soyinka


Faculty of Science

Prof Adekunle Olusola ​Adeyeye
Prof Tom Hjelm ​Andersen
Prof Andrey ​Bekker

​Prof Koop Lammertsma
Prof Abegaz Berhanu ​Molla
​Prof Laurence Robb

​Prof Gregory Weiss

​Prof Tarasakankar Pal
​Prof Suprakas Sinha Ray




GES 4.0 Appointments

Distinguished Professors

Professor of Practice

​ Visiting Associate Professor

​Prof J.L Neels (Law)
​Prof C.M Andendorff (CBE)
Prof C Yiyu (Education)
​Prof T.H Metz (Humanities)
​Dr M.M Altman (CBE)
Prof A Andreoni (CBE)
​Prof K.G Tomaselli (Humanities)
​Prof S.S Cinelli (CBE)
​Prof C Linder (Humanities)
​Prof Q Wang (FEBE)

​Prof W Chinyamurindi (FEBE)
​Prof G Nhanyongo (Science)

​Prof M Manyuchi (FEBE)
​Prof J.L Nordström (Science)


Prof C.Y Brad (IIS and FEBE)



Visiting Professor

Senior Research Associate


​Prof T Liu (FEBE)
​Dr S Paul (FEBE)

​Prof M Shen (FEBE)
​Dr S Sparrow (FEBE)

​Prof S.S Viriri (FEBE)


​Prof C.K Zhang (FEBE)