Dr. Francis Nyongesa Wegulo, PhD

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Dr. Francis Nyongesa Wegulo, PhD

Professor of Human and Economic Geography

Faculty of Environment and Resources Development,

Department of Geography,

Egerton University

P. O. Box 536, 20115 Egerton, Kenya


EDUCATION

1993

PhD Economic Geography

Clark University, MA, USA

1986

Master of Arts (Geography)

University of Nairobi

1975

Bachelor of Education (Arts)

University of Nairobi

1971

East African Advanced Certificate of Education

East Africa Examination Council

1969

Cambridge School Certificate

Cambridge University

FIELD OF SPECIALIZATION

Economic geography: Rural/regional Development, Rural -Urban relations, small and medium enterprises in development; energy and rural development;

WORK EXPERIENCE

1998– 1999

Director, Board of undergraduate Studies, Egerton University

1999 – 2006

Director, School of Continuing Education, Egerton University

2006 - 2008

Director, College of Open and Distance :Learning, Egerton University.

2002 – September 2013

Associate Professor, Department of Geography, Egerton University

October 2013 – to present

Professor of Human and Economic Geography, Egerton University

1995 – 2002

Senior Lecturer, Department of Geography, Egerton University

1989 – 1995

Lecturer, Department of Geography, Egerton University

1986 – 1989

Lecturer, Department of Geography, Kenyatta University

1984 - 1986

Assistant Lecturer, Department of Geography Kenyatta University,

1978 - 1984

Demonstrator Department of Geography, Kenyatta University

1975 - 1978

High School Teacher (Geography), Highlands High School, Eldoret

Teaching Responsibilities

TEACHING (COURSES TAUGHT)

M.A & PH. D SUPERVISION

Undergraduate

  1. Economic Geography,
  2. Geography of Resources,
  3. Research Methods/Project,
  4. East African Environment,

5. Techniques in Geography,

6. Human Geography,

7. Political Geography

8. Development Geography

Postgraduate

§ Philosophy of Geographical Thought,

§ Research Methods & Techniques,

§ Economic Geography,

§ Regional Development,

§ Geography of Resources..

M.A. Geography (Graduated)

1. H. Obulinji (1996)

2. S. Owidi (1998)

3. . J. Muchori (1998)

4. C. Anyango (2000)

5. S. Kibuchi (2000)

6. Mengich, R J (2000)

7. Akinyi, N. Juma (2002)

8. Lugairi E, (2004)

9. S. M’Masi (2007)

10. P.M. Wekesa, (2008)

11. Godrey Onyango (2011)

12. R. Ochieng’ (2013)

13. E.J. Masakha (2013)

14. E. Nwkija (2013)

On-going M.A Geography

15. D. Kagweria (to graduate May 2014)

PhD. (Graduated)

1. K. Ondimu (2000)

2. Gitile Naituli (2003).

3. Fred Mairura, (2011)

4. A. Jillo (2011)

5. R. Kigotho (2012 – OUT)

PhD (On-going)

6. N. Juma

7. Jennifer Kumba

8. H.Obulinji (to graduate May/June 2014)

KEY RESEARCH PROJECTS

2009 - 2013

Lake Naivasha eco-health project funded by IDRC Co-researcher heading the socioeconomic & Stakeholders’ component. Project worth CAD: 30,000. Training scholarships for 8 MSc and 2 PhD students

2006 - 2009

Empowering Local Communities for Sustainable Agricultural Production: Case Studies from Nakuru and Kakamega Districts, Kenya. Lead Researcher. Wegulo, F.N. Other Researchers: Prof.. P. Wandahwa, Prof. W. Shivoga, Dr. I Tabu, S.K. Inoti, and N. Muhia. Funded by Kenya Government (CHE) for KES 3 million.

2004 – 2009

Exploring Linkages Between Land Tenure, Land Use & Food Security & Their Implications on Gender Land Resource Management in the Lake Victoria Basin. Lead Scientist: F.N. Wegulo, Other Researchers: Prof. P.Wandahwa, and Dr. B.Kwagala. Funded by Inter- University Council of East Africa under Vicres Programme (USD 5, 000)

2002-2004

Agroforestry practices and their impact on food production in Western Kenya. Lead Researcher - P.K. Rono, and F.N. Wegulo (Co- Researcher). Funded by Rockefeller USD 50,000. Training support for 2 MSc students

1999 – 2000

Household Energy and Development in Nakuru, Koibatek and Kakamega Districts of Kenya. (Post-Doctoral Research) Funded by Rockefeller USD 17,000

1996 - 1998

The Farm Sector-Small Scale Enterprise Interface and Development in the Mumias Area of Kakamega District, Kenya. Funded by UoN (Institute for Development Studies), in collaboration with Centre for Development Research, Copenhagen. KSE 2m

1995 - 1996

Socioeconomic Characteristics of Women Participants in Small Scale Enterprises in Nakuru Town, Kenya. Funded by UoN (Institute for Development Studies), in collaboration with Centre for Development Research, Copenhagen. KSE 1m

RECENT SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

1

Lugairi, E F.N Wegulo, and K.N. Ondimu 2012 Coping with Poverty and Food Shortages in Sabatia district of Kenya. Journal of Environment Natural Resources Management and Society. Vol. 1 Number 1. Pg. 92 - 103

2

Wegulo, F.N. 2011. “Energy Utilization and Rural Development in Kenya: An examination of End Use Types and Technology Devices Used in Nakuru, Koibatek and Kakamega Districts”. Journal of Education and Social Sciences; Vol 1. No. 1 June pg. 162 - 182

3

Wegulo, F.N. S. Mutonga and 2010. M.O Udoto Research Methods. Instructional Manual for BSc. Military Science Programme. Njoro, Egerton University Press.

4

Wegulo, F.N., M.O Udoto 2010. Research Project Instructional Manual for BSc. Military Science Programme. Njoro, Egerton University Press.

5

Wegulo, F.N. and H. Obulinji: 2009 Economic Development: Instructional Manual for BSc. Military Science Programme. Njoro, Egerton University Press.

6

Wegulo, F.N. and H. Obulinji: 2008. Political Geography. Instructional Manual for BSc

. Military Science Programme. Njoro, Egerton University Press

7

Naituli G, Wegulo, F. N. and B. Kaimenyi. 2006. “Entrepreneurial Characteristics among Micro and Small-Scale Women Owned Enterprises in North and Central Meru District, Kenya”. In Creighton C. and Yieke F. (Eds.). 2006. Gender Inequalities in Kenya. Paris: UNESCO. Pg. 7 - 23

8

Wegulo, F.N.Shoes for All: Second-Hand Shoe Traders in Nakuru, Kenya” In Rogerson, C and D. McCormick (Eds) 2004. Clothing and Footwear in African Industrialization. Pretoria: Africa Institute of South Africa. Pg. 578 - 604

9

Naituli, G., F.N. Wegulo, and B. Kaimenyi. 2006.”Constraints on Growth of Micro & Small Scale Women Enterprises in North & Central Meru” Eastern Africa Journal of Humanities and Sciences. January/June Issue, Vol. 6 No. 1. Pg. 25 - 44

10

Naituli, G., F.N. Wegulo, and B. Kaimenyi. 2006. “Entrepreneurial Human Capital & the Growth of Micro & Small Enterprises” African Journal of Business and Economics. Vol. 1 No. 2 Pg. 139 - 152

11

Naituli, G., F.N. Wegulo and B. Kaimenyi 2003.“Gender, Food Production and Food Security: An Examination of the Utility and Futility of the Theory of Science and the Neoclassical Economic Theories.” Eastern Africa Journal of Humanities and Sciences. Vol. 3 1-2. Pg. 57 - 71

12

Wegulo, F.N. M. Khayesi and C. Shisanya Contemporary Geography of East Africa (Under preparation)

13

Wegulo F.N. and Ahmad Kanyama Small market and urban centres in rural development” chapter 20 in African Rural Development. (Forthcoming 2014) London: Palgrave-MacMillan.

MEMBERSHIP TO PROFESSIONAL / SCIENTIFIC ASSOCIATIONS

Membership Category

Organization

Member

Kenya National Academy of Sciences.

Member

Society of South African Geographers.

Member

Association for Third World Studies

Member

Organization of Social Sciences for East and Southern Africa (OSSREA)- Kenyan Chapter.

Member

The African Council for Distance Education