Prof. Faustine K. Bee is the Vice Chancellor and Professor in Development Economics. He was first employed by the then Co-operative College Moshi in 1988 as a Tutor and became a lecturer in 1993 at the same institution. In 2004, the Co-operative College Moshi was transformed into the Moshi University College of Co-operative and Business Studies (MUCCoBS), a Constituent University College of the Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA), where Prof. Bee rose through the academic ranks to a full Professor. MUCCoBS was elevated into a full-fledged university – Moshi Co-operative University (MoCU) – in 2014.
Following the elevation of MUCCoBS into a full-fledged university, Prof. Bee was appointed the first Vice Chancellor of the Moshi Co-operative University. Previously, he served as the Principal of MUCCoBS between 2010 and 2014 and he was the Deputy Principal (Academic) between 2008 and 2009. Prof. Bee was the Director of Research and Consultancy Services under the then Co-operative College Moshi between 2000 and 2004, and served in the same position under MUCCoBS from 2004 to 2007.
Prof. Bee holds a PhD in Development Studies from University of South Africa, in Pretoria; a Master’s degree in Development Studies from The Institute of Social Studies in the Hague – The Netherlands; and a Bachelor Degree in Economics from University of Dar es Salaam. He was a Visiting Research Fellow of the Institute of Developing Economies in Tokyo, Japan between 1995 and 1996. Prof. Bee has done research, consultancy and published mostly in areas of marketing, co-operatives, and microfinance. He has participated in various local and international community engagements as well as being a member or chairman in numerous committees, University Councils, Boards of Directors and professional bodies.