Principal: Biography

Prof Richard Tambulasi

Richard Tambulasi is the 10th Principal of Chancellor College, having been appointed to the position in 2014.

Under Richard Tambulasi’s leadership, Chancellor College is geared toward becoming a more vibrant, relevant, and entrepreneurial centre of research and teaching excellence, achieving community, national and global impact through its alumni, research and strategic partnerships. The college has seen an emphasis on the renewal of its commitment to teaching and learning, staff and student welfare, and revamped infrastructure.

Previously, Professor Tambulasi served as a lecturer in the Department of Political & Administrative Studies. He has also held the positions of Vice Principal of Chancellor College, Dean of Social Science and Head of Political and Administrative Sciences Department. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Malawi in 2001, majoring in Public Administration. He also holds a Master of Public Administration (2005) from University of Stellenbosch, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Public Policy and Management (2011) from the University of Manchester.

As an established academic, Professor Tambulasi has supervised students at undergraduate, Masters, and PhD levels. He has also acted as an external examiner for a number of universities. He is the author of Reforming the Malawian Public Sector: Retrospectives and Prospectives (2010), as well as numerous other internationally refereed journal articles and book chapters. He has also presented a number of papers at international conferences, and is a renowned consultant within the country. He has also organised training sessions and workshops in public policy and public sector reform for various organisations within the country.

Tambulasi is a member of several societies, both international and national. He is a member of the International Public Management Network, the International Research Society for Public Management, as well as the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA). At the national level, he is also a Member of the Democratic Accountability Sub-Sector Technical Working Group