Geography

Geography Department: Staff and Specialization

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Geography Department: Staff and Specialization

 

S/NO.

Name and contact

Qualification

Designation

Area of specialization

1.

Prof. Francis. N. Wegulo

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B.Ed. (Arts), MA (Geography), Ph.D,

Full Professor.

Economic Geography, Political Geography

2.

Prof. Kennedy N. Ondimu

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BA,MA(Nairobi) Ph.D (Egerton)

Full Professor

Population Geography, Medical Geography

3.

Dr. John.M. Mironga

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B.Sc., M.Phil (Moi), Ph.D (Egerton)

Senior Lecturer

Environmental Geography, GIS and remote sensing

4.

Dr. Charles. S.W. Recha

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B.Ed (Arts), MA, Ph.D (Kenyatta)

Lecturer

Agro-climatology, arid and semi-arid lands, water resource management.

5.

Dr. Janepha K. Kumba

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BA, MA (Nrb)

Ph.D Egerton

Lecturer

Agricultural geography

6.

John.K. Mutai

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BA, MA,(Nrb)

Lecturer

Urban geography

7.

Dr. Humphrey. W. Obulinji

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BA, MA, Ph.D  (Egerton)

Lecturer

Economic geography

8.

Estone Lugairi

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BA, MA (Egerton)

Asst. Lecturer

Food security and urban studies

9.

Jackson.R Mengich

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B.Ed (UoN), MA (Egerton)

Asst. Lecturer

Geography of tourism

 

10.

Stephen L M`masi

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B.Ed, MA. (Egerton)

Asst. Lecturer

 

 

11.

Stephen M. Mwangi

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Dip (Kenya Poly),Bsc(UON)

Technician

GIS

12.

James Ovamba Apoko

Certificate in ICT (KSPS), Certificate Archives & Records Mgt (Inoorero)

Dip, Egerton

Clerk

Record and information management.

13.

Alice Nyaboke

Secretary

14 .

Isaac .I. Alio

Messenger

Mr. Amon Mwangi Karanja

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Mr. Amon Mwangi Karanja

Amon Mwangi Karanja

Egerton University

Faculty of Environment and Resources Development,

Department of Geography,

P. O. Box 536, 20115 Egerton, Kenya

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EDUCATION

2015

Ph.D (Geography)- Ongoing

Egerton University, Kenya

2013

Master of Arts (Geography)

Kenyatta University, Kenya.

2006

B.Ed (Arts) – Geography & Mathematics

University of Nairobi, Kenya

FIELD OF SPECIALIZATION

Agro- Climatology: Climate change and variability, Climate Data analysis, Preparedness and Response to Drought

WORK EXPERIENCE

Sep 2015- Date

Lecturer, Department of Geography, Egerton University.

Sep 2015- Date

Coordinator departmental Seminars, Department of Geography, Egerton University.

Mar 2015-Aug 2015

Assistant Lecturer, Department of Humanities, Chuka University.

Sep 2011- Feb 2015

Associate Lecturer, Department of Humanities, Mount Kenya University.

KEY RESEARCH PROJECTS

2015-Ongoing

Assessment of drought effects on Household Livelihoods and adaptation strategies in Laikipia West Sub-County, Kenya

2011-2013

Analysis of rainfall variability on Irish Potato production in Oljoro-Orok Division, Nyandarua County, Kenya

RECENT SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

1

Karanja, A. M., Shisanya, C. and Makokha, G. (2014) Analysis of the Key challenges facing potato farmers in Oljoro-orok Division. Kenya. Agricultural Sciences journal, Vol.5 No.10. http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/as.2014. (http://www.scirp.org/journal/as)

2

Karanja, A. M., Shisanya, C. and Makokha, G. (2014) Analysis of rainfall variability on potato production in Kenya: a case of Oljoro-orok Division. Asian Journal of Applied Sciences. Vol. 2 No.4 ISSN: 2321 – 0893 http://www.ajouronline.com/index.php/AJAS

3

Karanja, A. M. (2014) Rainfall Characteristics and Variability. Lap Lambert Academic publishing. Germany. ISBN: 978-3-659-16431-6

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Agro climatology, Agro adaptation to climate change and variability, responses and adaptations to drought and climate data analysis.

COURSES CURRENTLY TEACHING

GEOG 211 – Introduction to Resource Management, GEOG 312 – Advanced climatology, NARE 330 – Climatology.

Obulinji, H. Were (B.A, MSc., PhD Ggeography)

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Obulinji, H. Were (B.A, MSc, PhD. Ggeography)

Department of Geography

Faculty of Environment and Resources Development

Egerton University.

Contacts: Department of Geography

Faculty of Environment and Resources Development

Egerton University

P.o Box 536 (20115)

Egerton.

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PERSONAL DETAILSEDUCATION

2008 -2013

 

2016

Ph.D

Egerton University, Kenya

1996

MSc. Geography

Egerton University, Kenya

1992

B.A (Economics and Geography)

Egerton University, Kenya

 

FIELD OF SPECIALIZATION

 

Economic Geography/Rural/regional Development

 

WORK/OCCUPATIONAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE AND OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES

 

1996-2013

Assistant Lecturer- Geography Department, Egerton University

2008-2009,

2012-2013

Chairman, Social Welfare, Geography Department Egerton University,

6Th- 8Th May, 2008

Egerton University Distance Learning Material Reviewer, CMRT Egerton University.

2007–2008

Library Officer, Department of Geography, Egerton University.

2001–2006

Timetabling Officer, Department of Geography, Egerton University.

2001-2003

Examination Officer, Department of Geography, Egerton University.

1996-1998

Bookshop and Library Representative, Department of Geography, Egerton University.

1996 – 2013

Student Career/Academic Adviser, Department of Geography, Egerton University.

1992-1995

Teaching Assistant, Geography Department, Egerton University

 

KEY RESEARCH WORK AND PUBLICATIONS

 

  • Currently working on my Ph. D work, entitled: The Impact of NGO-Credit on Micro Enterprise Growth among Members of Self-Help Groups in Butere and Mumias Districts, Kenya.
  • An Assessment of the Impact of Credit from Microfinance Institutions on Small Business Enterprises among Members of Self-help Groups in Nakuru Town, Kenya. 2009. Unpublished Research Report.
  • Economic Development Manual/Module for a Degree Course in Military Science, Egerton University, co-authored by F.N Wegulo and H,W Obulinji – March, 2009
  • Political Geography Manual/Module for a Degree Course in Military Science, Egerton University, co-authored by F.N Wegulo and H.W Obulinji – August, 2008.
  • The Interface between Farm and Non-Farm Activities among the Mumias Sugar Cane Growers, in Alila, P.O. and Pederson, P.Ove (Eds). (2001). Negotiating social space: East African Micro Enterprises. Trenton: Africa World Press. Inc. – Chapter published in a book
  • An Overview of the Food Insecurity Problem in Kenya: Causes and Solutions. Unpublished paper presented at a seminar organized by Action Aid Kenya at Pan Afric Hotel, March, 2000
  • The Impact of Sugar Cane Growing versus Maize and Beans Cultivation on Employment and Income Generation at the Farm Household level: A Case Study of Lunza and Eshirombe Sub-locations of Kakamega District, Kenya. Unpublished M.A. Thesis, Egerton University. 1996

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

 

Economic Geography/Issues in (regional) development

 

COURSES I AM CURRENTLY TEACHING

 

Regional Geography, Practical Geography, Statistics, Urban Planning, Economic Geography, Regional Development, Political Geography, among others.

Rerimoi, J. Mengich

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Rerimoi, J. Mengich

Egerton University

Faculty of Environment and Resources Development,

Department of Geography,

P. O. Box 536, 20115 Egerton, Kenya

Mobile: +254 -0711 142 880

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EDUCATION

2013

Ph.D (continuing)

Egerton University, Kenya

2002

Master of Arts (Geography)

Egerton University, Kenya.

1993

B.Ed (Arts) – Geography & History

The University of Nairobi, Kenya

FIELD OF SPECIALIZATION

Human Geography; Cultural geography, Geography of tourism and Resources management

WORK EXPERIENCE

2002-2010

Geography Teacher, Snr. Master, Career Guidance and Counselling.

Description of Duties: Departmental Administrative duties and supervision of staff (Geography, Careers Guidance and Counselling) Guiding and advising students in career development, Geography Teacher, Trainer and Examiner, advising and guiding students by inviting Professionals in various fields.

Other Activities: National Examiner Geography (10 years), initiating ‘Family units’ and mentorship programme.

2011-Present

Assistant Lecturer, Department of Geography, Egerton University

2013- Present

Departmental Record Coordinator, Department of Geography, Egerton University.

May- August, 2011

Assistant Lecturer, Department of Education, Kabarak University

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Spatiality of tourism in marginal areas, Human-wildlife conflicts, cultural imprints on rural and urban landscapes

CONTRIBUTION TO PUBLISHING: Wrote foreword for Field techniques in Geography

COURSES I AM CURRENTLY TEACHING

Cultural Geography, Introduction to human geography, Physical Environment, Introduction to Geology, Geomorphology and Applied Geomorphology. Other Activities: Students Advising, Organizing environmental Week, Departmental Records Coordinator.