Dr. Momodou Mustapha Fanneh is an American and British educated Assistant Professor. He is the current the Acting Dean of the University of The Gambia’s School of Business and Public Administration (SBPA). Prior to assuming this position, he was the Head of Department of Economics and Management Sciences.
The erudite scholar, who wields a BSc. (Honours in Economics), a Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering, an M Sc Economics (Distinction), an MBA in Finance, Management & International Business (Honours) and a PhD in Economics, lectured for several years in universities in the USA. He worked with government for more than 5 years as a Senior Transport Planner/Economist.
He initiated and oversees the numerous graduate and post graduate programs in Economics, Business Administration, Public Administration and Sectoral Analysis and Management of Education Systems at UTG. He is a part-time Lecturer at Management Development Institute (MDI) and a research supervisor at West African Insurance Institute (WAII).
While serving as dean, Dr. Fanneh has been an instrumental figure in the establishment of SBPA staff association that among other things provides loan facilities to faculty members; establishment of the SBPA Journal and the Center for Policy and Strategic Studies (CEPRASS), which offers trainings for government agencies, the private sector and also conducts research nationally and internationally. He served as the Vice President of the University of The Gambia Faculty and Staff Association (UTGFSA).
He initiated the SBPA Entrepreneurship Training Hub and the SBPA Tutorials Services this semester. Dr. Fanneh initiated an SBPA free training on leadership to the Security sector as part of the university’s community service responsibilities. He mentors students and young lecturers to enhance their career development.
Owing to his supportive role in the welfare of students, UTG Students’ Union gave him the following awards: Dean of the Year (2018), Dean of the Year (2016), Outstanding Lecturer of the Year (2015), and Outstanding Head of Department of the Year (2015).
In 2018, he pioneered an annual conference that brought together academicians, students, activists and researchers to discuss on important contemporary development topics. The second conference was held recently which attracted partners like the World Bank, 2M Corporation, Gambia Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Gambia Bureau of Statistics, TANGO, Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs, Central Bank of The Gambia and the Management Development Institute.
Aside from being preoccupied with the demands of a highly resourceful academician, Dr. Fanneh offers his valuable time and other resources in advancing community service projects in different capacities such as chairing the Bakau New Town Ward Development Council and serving as a Commissioner/board member of the Gambia Competition and Consumer Protection Commission.