Dr. Hem Raj Kafle (Associate Professor of English and Communication) is the Head of Department of Management Informatics and Communication (MIC), Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel. He also provides communication support to the Office of the Vice Chancellor and the Information System Management Section (ISMS). Earlier he served as the Assistant Director of Student Welfare (October 2011- September 2013), and Academic Coordinator of the BBIS program at the Central Campus (August 2014 – May 2017).
Dr. Kafle specializes in rhetoric and communication. He keenly works across leadership communication, teacher development, rhetorical theories, cultural studies and creative writing. He currently teaches Managerial Communication, Logic, Technical Communication and English.
He has worked in the University since August 2000. He has given academic/professional service to all the Schools of Kathmandu University as and when required.
Dr. Kafle is an alumnus of the Study of the United States Institutes (SUSI) program on Journalism and Media, which he participated in University of Florida, Gainesville, USA, in 2008. He was one of the faculties at the former Department of English in School of Science who launched and promoted the Bachelor in Media Studies program, now housed under School of Arts, Hattiban, Lalitpur.
Dr. Kafle is a published poet and prose writer. He has to his credit one co-authored anthology of poems, two translated books, one collection (book) of reflective essays, one collection of poems in Nepali, a number of research publications on literary and communication discourses and dozens of newspaper columns on socio-political issues. He also co-founded Bodhi: An Interdisciplinary Journal, an annual publication of School of Arts, and worked as its lead editor till its sixth issue.
He is an avid user and learner of Web 2.0 tools. He runs at least four blogs, and is fairly active in social networks. He loves music and poetry and is occasionally seen singing and reciting in public. He profoundly believes that communication is the key to productive learning and teaching, building leadership and maintaining lasting relationships.