Professor Deus Dominic Ngaruko is a Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic, Research and Consultancy) at The Open University of Tanzania since 2016. He is a chief advisor of the Vice Chancellor on all matters related to academic, research and consultancy at the university.
Prof. Ngaruko is a Tanzania social scientist, holding PhD in Development Economics and has had over 20 years of research and consultancy experience in the areas of Project design and management, Project Life Cycle (PLC) and Project Cycle Management (PCM) for Community Economic development, pro-poor policy and livelihood analysis, organizational capacity assessment, project monitoring and evaluation, tourism sector development, environmental and natural resources assessment, agribusiness and value chain analysis, agri-markets, post-harvest management and agric-pricing systems. Prof. Ngaruko has extensively published two books, 40+ research papers in peer reviewed journals with intensive postgraduate supervision output of 22 PhD graduates.
Prof. Ngaruko is a member of different professional associations namely: Mixed Methods International Research Association (MMIRA), Agricultural Economics Society of Tanzania (AGREST), Agricultural Economics Society of UK (AES-UK), African Council for Distance Education (ACDE), Distance Education Association of Tanzania (DEATA).
He is also a Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Tanzania Evaluation Association (TanEA) and also a Board member of Canara Bank (Tanzania) Limited.
Prof. Deus D. Ngaruko