Prof. Ateya holds a doctorate in Applied Geophysics, and a Master of Science in Applied Geophysics, both from Kyoto University, Japan. He also holds a Bachelor of Science Honors degree in Surveying and Photogrammetry from the University of Nairobi. He has been an external examiner for the Master of Science in Software Engineering program in the Department of Computing, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology since 2010 and for the Bachelor of Business Information Technology for St. Paul’s University for the Year 2010. He has been a resource person for the Commission of University Education (CUE) since 2009 where he has reviewed several curricula for Information Technology, Computer Science and Information Systems programs with some of the programs being at the Masters Level.


Prof. Ateya is currently the Director of the Office of Faculty Affairs at Strathmore University. He has also been the Academic and Research Director in the Faculty of Information Technology from February 2009 to March 2015 and during this time, he, as the Chairperson, together with his team, successfully designed the Bachelor of Science in Informatics and Bachelor Science in Telecommunications that were launched in 2010. 


He was also the Chairperson in the major reviews of the flagship undergraduate Bachelor of Business Information Technology program and two Master’s programs namely: Master of Science in Information Technology and Master of Science in Computer Based Information. He has been a member of several Committees at Strathmore University, including: the School of Graduate Studies Board (SGS), Faculty Graduate Studies Committee (GSC), Faculty Management Committee (MC), Academic Committee – Research Methods Conference, Management Committee of Strathmore Innovation and Technology Transfer (SITT) and the Chairman, Academic/Scientific Committee, Strathmore University ICT Conference for the period 2009 to 2010. His research interests are on Software and Database Modelling of large Information Systems.