NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF LESOTHO

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Department of Theology and Religious Studies

 

Name

Joseph I. OMOREGBE

Position

Professor

Qualifications

PhD (Philosophy),  Pontifical Lateran University, Rome; STD (Theology)  & PhD (Religious Studies) Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium.

Short Bio

Professor Omoregbe was educated at the Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, Pontifical Lateran University, Rome and Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium. He holds three doctoral degrees in Philosophy, Religious Studies and Theology, respectively. He is author of more than twenty books and several journal articles in Philosophy, Religious Studies and Theology.  He became full professor in 1992. He teaches courses in Theology, Religious Studies and Philosophy in the Departments of Theology and Religious Studies and Philosophy. He has lectured in the university of Nigeria, Nsukka, University of Lagos, University of Swaziland and National University of Lesotho.

 

Name

Tebatso Nicodemus MAKHALEMELE

Position

Senior Lecturer and Head of Department of Theology and Religious Studies

Qualifications

B. Phil & B.Theo (Urbaniana University, Rome) M.A. Theo. & PhD (Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome).

Short Bio

Dr. Makhalemele teaches courses in systematic and biblical theology and pastoral care and counselling in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies. He wrote his doctoral thesis on the theology of Pope John Paul II, and has keen interest in African Liberation Theologies, in particular feminism, and Third World Theological Trends.  He has published articles in the above-mentioned areas. He also supervises both undergraduate and MA research projects.

 

Name

Paul Lekholokoe LESHOTA

Position

Lecturer

Qualifications

B. Phil & B. Theo (Urbaniana University, Rome) S.S.L. (Biblicum, Rome) PhD (UNISA, South Africa).

Short Bio

Dr. Leshota is currently a lecturer in Biblical Sciences and Pastoral Therapy in the Department and Theology and Religious Studies. His research interests are in the areas of Postcolonial and African Biblical Hermeneutics, Masculinities, Disabilities, HIV & AIDS, Postcolonial & Postmodern perspectives in theology, Narrative ways of knowing and healing in modern and indigenous knowledge systems. He has published several articles and chapters in books in these areas.  He also supervises undergraduate research projects.

 

Name

Mahali PHAMOTSE

Position

Lecturer

Qualifications

BA. Ed (NUL); B. Ed Hon., M. Ed, & PhD (WITS)

Short Bio

Dr. Phamotse lectures ethics-oriented courses in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies. She also lectures Curriculum and Philosophy-related courses in the Faculty of Education (NUL) Part-time Programmes. Her focal areas are Philosophy of Education, Higher Education, Curriculum Development, Teaching and Learning, Moral Education.  She also supervises undergraduate research projects.

 

Name

Felix Pokane MOLUMELI

Position

Lecturer

Qualifications

B.Phil & B. Theo (Urbaniana University, Rome) M. Min (Greighton University, Omaha, USA), M.P.S (Master of Pastoral Studies, Loyola University, Chicago), Psy. D (Doctor of Clinical Psychology, Wright State University, Ohio, USA).

Short Bio

Dr. Molumeli teaches courses in Pastoral Care and Counselling in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies. His interests and areas of expertise include Developmental Psychology, Developmental Disabilities, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, HIV and AIDS, Cognitive Behavioral  Psychotherapy, Consecrated Life, and Public Speaking. He conducts workshops and retreats on these and various health and religious topics. He also supervises undergraduate research projects on the above areas.

 

 

 

Name

 

Francis Lobiane RAKOTSOANE

Position

Associate Professor

Qualifications

B.Phil. (Urbaniana  University, Rome) M.Soc.Sc  PhD (University of Cape Town).

Short Bio

Associate Professor Rakotsoane teaches courses in Theology, Religious Studies and Pastoral Care and Counselling in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies. He has served as external Examiner at several institutions of higher learning in Africa and is currently serving as Editorial Board Member for a number of international journals. His other relevant experiences include writing and editing educational books and modules and serving on some of the National Curriculum Development Centre’s Committees. His research interests cover areas such as education in general, Basotho religious thought; African rites of passage; Philosophy of culture; Religion and Society;  African Traditional worldviews; African philosophy; Environmental ethics, global warming, HIV &AIDS, etc.