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Prof. Lloyd Waller


Professor Lloyd Waller is the Head of the Department of Government at the University of the West Indies (Mona Campus) and a Senior Lecturer in Human, Social, and Political Behavior. His primary areas of research and expertise are: (1) advanced research methodologies (specializing in quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-methods research); and (2) democratic governance (specializing in youth in governance and development, as well as electronic governance).

In the last ten years, Professor Waller has published over 50 articles, books, scientific research papers, and technical reports covering areas such as: youth mainstreaming and empowerment, youth in governance and development, innovations in research methods, e-government, e-participation, e-governance, e-voting, and e-protesting. He has received several Principal Awards for research with the greatest business/economic/development impact from the University of the West Indies (Mona Campus).

Professor Waller has also managed several local, regional, and international research projects related to youth development, youth and democracy, as well as the use of information and communication technologies for government and governance (e-government and e-governance). 

Professor Waller currently lectures advanced research methods (qualitative and quantitative research methods) at the University of the West Indies (Mona Campus). In the last decade, he has  developed and lectured courses in electronic governance, project management, youth and democracy, electronic government, strategic management, organizational behavior, as well as cybercrime at The University of the West Indies (Mona, Cave Hill, and Open Campus), the Organization of American States, the University College of the Caribbean, the Caribbean Institute for Media and Communications, the Institute for Cultural Studies, Institute for Gender and Development Studies, as well as Excelsior Community College to name a few.

Professor Waller is also the Director of the Centre for Leadership and Governance, a research and policy unit within the Department of Government. Professor Waller holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology and Social Policy from the University of Waikato, New Zealand. His thesis entitled “ICTs for Whose Development? Towards the Development ofMethodologies and Analytical Tools for Understanding and Explaining the ICT forDevelopment Phenomenon” looks at the use of information and communication technologies that enhance the livelihoods of Jamaican microenterprise entrepreneurs. He also holds a BSc in International Relations, and an MSc in Sociology of Development both from the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus in Jamaica. For his Masters, Professor Waller wrote the thesis “The Possibilities of Electronic Commerce for Jamaica: An Analysis ofUNCTAD’s Trade Point Initiative,” which examines the use of information and communication technologies to advance Jamaican businesses.