Professor Valerie Palapala Adema is the new Dean of the School of Science and Technology. Prof. Palapala takes over from Dr. Jimmy Macharia who has served as Dean of the School since January 2013.

Prof. Palapala holds a PhD in Applied Biosciences (Gene Science) from the University of Shobara in Japan, an MBA (Strategic Management) and a Master of Philosophy (Botany) from Moi University.

Prof. Palapala brings to the table a myriad of expertise she acquired from her extensive professional experience. Prior to joining USIU-Africa, she served as an Associate Professor, Professor, and Dean of the School of Science, Technology and Engineering at Rongo University.

She also served as a Lecturer and a Senior Lecturer at Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology. In addition, she worked as a Research Officer with the National Agricultural Research Laboratories and as a teacher and technical college tutor with the Teachers Service Commission Research Office.

Prof. Palapala has raised tens of millions of shillings in research grants from various international agencies, published three dozen research articles in renowned international journals, and has participated in numerous conference presentations.

Prof. Palapala reports to the Deputy Vice Chancellor Academic and Student Affairs, Amb. Prof. Ruthie Rono.