Narasimha R. Vajjhala

Doctorate in Information Systems and Technology, USA


Assistant Professor & Chair, Information Systems
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Dr. Narasimha Rao Vajjhala is an Assistant Professor and Chair, Information Systems at the School of Information Technology and Computing, American University of Nigeria.
Dr. Vajjhala has over 15 years of teaching experience teaching at different universities in different countries, including Albania, Somalia, and India. Dr. Vajjhala holds a Doctorate in Information Systems and Technology (United States); holds a Master of Business Administration with specialization in Information Systems (Switzerland), a Master of Science in Computer Applications (India), and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (India).



Dr. Vajjhala has published 2 books (monographs), 1 edited book, 9 peer-reviewed book chapters, and 30 peer-reviewed journal articles/refereed conference proceedings. He has worked for 10 years as an Assistant Professor and Program Director for the Graduate Program in Computer Science at the University of New York Tirana in Albania that was offered in association with the University of Greenwich, United Kingdom. He was awarded the Best Professor of the Year award in 2012.

He is a senior member of ACM (Association of Computer Machinery) and IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers). He is also a member of several professional associations, including Project Management Institute (PMI), Association for Information Systems (AIS), Association for Information Technology Professionals (AITP), International Association of Microsoft Certified Trainers (IAMCT), and Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA).

He is also a certified eCommerce consultant, having completed this course from the College of Management and IT, Dublin, Ireland. He holds several professional certifications including Project Management Professional (PMP), Oracle Certified SQL Expert, Oracle Certified Associate (OCA), Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT), Sun Certified Java Professional (SJCP), Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD), Microsoft Certified Application Developer (MCAD), Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS), and Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA).

He holds a certificate on Effective Online Tutoring from the Department of Continuing Education, Oxford University, United Kingdom. He has taught online courses for University of Roehampton, United Kingdom at graduate level.
AUN Courses
  • INF 831 – Database Management
  • INF 302 – Program Development and Implementation
  • SEN 301 - Introduction to Software Engineering
  • CIE 105 - Principles of Programming – I
  • CIE 106 - Principles of Programming-II
  • CIE 231- Introduction to Databases, Web Technologies, and Applications
  • CIE 812 - E-Commerce
  • CIE 912 - E-Commerce
  • ICT 602 - Web Application Development and E-Commerce
  • CSC 804 - Software Engineering Principles and Practices
  • .NET (Windows and Web Application Development Workshops) (Every Friday)
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