Deputy Vice Chancellor
The Deputy Vice Chancellor is Dr. Judith Chikonka Ngalande Lungu. Dr. Judith Lungu was the first female student to enter into Agricultural Sciences degree program at the University of Zambia (UNZA).
She holds a degree in Agricultural Sciences with Merit from UNZA, a Master’s degree in Animal Science from University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA and a PhD in Reproductive Physiology from University of Manitoba, Canada.
Dr. Judith Lungu was a Senior Lecturer at University of Zambia. She served as Researcher and Lecturer of UNZA from 1986, teaching in Faculties of Agriculture, Veterinary and Natural Sciences. She also taught at University of Botswana in the Faculty of Agriculture in 1989 -90 as Botswana College of Agriculture was converting to degree programs.
Dr. Lungu has published over 15 articles in Journals, 8 Books and Manuals and Co-authored a Chapter in the 2010 book “The Economics of Managing Crop Diversity On-Farm: Case Studies from the Genetic Resources Policy Initiative” a research project she coordinated from 2002-2008. Dr. Lungu has done various research including Analysis of Agriculture Science Technology and Innovation (ASTI) System in Dairy Sector, Coordination of Organic Agriculture Development in Sub-Saharan Africa (ODISSA) at UNZA, Livestock research projects including and Village chickens. Dr. Lungu provided a weekly newspaper column on “About farming” for some years.
Dr. Lungu served as Head of Animal Science Department in the School of Agricultural Sciences at UNZA in 1990-1995 and 2002-2004. She was the first female Dean in the School of Agricultural Science where she served two terms of 3 years each from 2005 to 2010 during which she coordinated and supervised over 115 members of staff including Heads of departments, Assistant Deans, Professors, Lecturers and Researchers, Technicians, Administrators and others. Under her leadership, the School developed a Research Agenda, introduced 3 new undergraduate programs (BSc Human Nutrition, BSc Agricultural Economics and BSc Agricultural Extension) and 2 new Postgraduate programs (Agricultural Economics and Crop Breeding and Seed Systems).
Dr. Lungu has served in various capacities. She is a Member of the Advisory Committee on Science and Technology for Africa, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Agricultural & Rural Development, CTA Netherlands since 2004, she served 3 years on University Council representing Senate, was Member of the Sector Advisory Group (SAG), Ministry of Science & Tech, Vocational Training, 5 years as Member of Bank of Zambia Board and Chaired 2 Committees of the BOZ Board, Member of Livestock Development Trust (LDT), Board Member and Chairperson of Women for Change(WfC) and Member of Higher Education Quality Management in Southern Africa (HEQMISA).