Dr. Philip M.P. Mornya is a senior lecturer in the department of Horticulture and currently the Dean in the School of Natural Resources Management, Njala University. He has 16 years of instructional experience in the University teaching various courses both at undergraduate and graduate levels. Additionally, he has served as Head, Department of Horticulture in the School of Natural Resources Management from 2013-2015. He has held other position in the same University such as: School Representative to Postgraduate Board (2013 - 2015), School Representative to University Scoring Committee (202 -2013, Quality assurance officer and curriculum review representative for School of Natural Resources Management (2012-2015), Chief Examiner (Agriculture), National Council for Technical & Vocational and Other Awards (NCTVA) (2003 -2007) etc. Dr. Mornya has also served as a Senior Research Fellow at the Sierra Leone Agricultural Research Institute (SLARI) (2012 -2014) where he was involved in both on-farm and on-station research on improving farmers’ productivity of horticultural crops.
Dr. Mornya holds a PhD degree in Ornamental Horticulture from Beijing Forestry University, P.R. China. He has extensive working experience in vegetation/biodiversity assessment for baseline ESIA survey with international organizations including Environmental Resource Management (ERM), South Africa, Environ-Insight, South Africa etc. He also has extensive knowledge in plant species identification to the lowest taxonomic level, particularly for forest, grassland and woodland plants. He is a very strong resource person for partnership building with institutions and organizations that are beneficial to both staff and students of Njala University. Dr. Philip Mornya has 16 Publications: 1 book, 1 book chapter; 9 journal articles; 2 abstracts; 3 consultancy reports. He has lived, worked and conducted research in P.R. China. He is married with two children.
Dr. Philip M.P. MORNYA Research Interest is in Agricultural and horticultural research: fields of research and training include landscape management, orchard management, plant Nursery production and technology, plant physiology and flowering regulation (forcing culture), manipulation of crop practices for yield improvement and nutritional value; ex-situ conservation of endangered indigenous vegetables and fruits; the characterization and documentation of immune boosting crop species for health enhancement.