Bertram Mapunda

President, Jordan University College of St. Augustine University, Morogoro, Tanzania

Bertram Mapunda is a professor of anthropology and history at Jordan University College, Tanzania, where he also serves as principal of the college. Since 1995 he has been involved with teaching anthropology, archaeology, heritage management, history and cultural tourism, as well as supervising master and doctoral theses and dissertations at the University of Dar es Salaam until September 2017. In October 2017, he moved to Jordan University College to lead the institution and continue with teaching and supervision. Throughout his career, Bertram has remained active in research, through which he has produced several publications, including two single-authored books, two edited volumes, and more than thirty journal articles and chapters. He has also served in various academic leadership positions at the University of Dar es Salaam, including coordinator of the Archaeology Unit, head of the History Department, principal of the College of Arts and Social Sciences, and then of the College of Humanities, before moving to Jordan University College as principal. He has also served on various national and international Boards including the National Museums and the National Archives. Bertram holds a B.A. in archeology from the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Florida, USA.


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