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Prof DN Ocholla

Senior Professor




Dennis N. Ocholla, PhD is [Senior] Professor of Information Studies in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Zululand, South Africa where is was also Head of the Department of Information Studies for 18 years, Dean for two years and Deputy Dean/vice Dean for 10 years. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of Inkanyiso-JHSS. He holds PhD and MLIS in Library and Information Science from Kiev/St Petersburg/Leningrad in 1988 and Krasnodar 1983 respectively (both in the former USSR). He has supervised and examined many masters and PhD students for several universities in Africa and published extensively in library and information science (over 150 peer refereed articles, book chapters and conference proceedings). So far, he has graduated 24 PhDs, 17 masters and taught most of LIS courses/modules in his 30 years of university teaching career. He is currently NRF C2 rated researcher.

Research Interests

  • Information seeking
  • Knowledge management
  • ICT4 development
  • Applied bibliometrics
  • Information ethics
  • Scholarly communication
  • LIS education
  • Research methods