Professor Reuben M Matheka

Prof. Reuben M Matheka

Department of Philosophy, History and Religion

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Egerton University

P O Box 536 – 20115

EGERTON

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Education

2002

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in History

Rhodes University

1992

Master of Arts (MA) in History

Kenyatta University

1988

Bachelor of Education (B.Ed, Arts): History & Geography

Kenyatta University

Work Experience

April 2013 to date

Associate Professor of History, Egerton University

2009 – 2013

Senior Lecture in History, Egerton University

1994 – 2009

Lecturer in History, Egerton University

1988 – 1992

Graduate Teacher, Various Secondary Schools

2001 – 2009

Chairman, Department of Philosophy, History and Religion

2012 to date

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences’ Representative to the Board of Quality Assurance, Egerton University

2012 to date

Coordinator, Departmental Curriculum Committee

2009 – 2013

External Examiner for History, Chuka University

2006 – 2010

Member, Editorial Board of the Environment and History Journal

2003 to date

Member, Editorial Board of the Egerton Journal (Humanities, Social Sciences, and Education series)

Publications: Books, Papers Published in Refereed Journals

1.

‘Farmers’ Revolts in Central Kenya in the 1990s’, Egerton Journal of Arts, Social Sciences and Education Vol. 10 (2010): 73 – 89

2.

‘An Outline History of the English Police, ca 1829 - 1979’, Egerton Journal of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education, Vol. VIII (2009): 170 – 198

3.

With T. K Ronoh, F. S. Barasa, F. O. Ogola and A. K. Ronoh, ‘Ogiek Indigenous Beliefs and Practices as Imperatives for Sustainable Conservation of the Mau Forest, Kenya’, Egerton Journal of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education, Vol. IX (2010): 34 – 56

4.

With T. K. Ronoh and F. S. Barasa, ‘Contextualising Okiek’s Indigenous Environmental Education through Oral Literature for Sustainable Conservation of the Mau Forest’, World Indigenous Nations Higher Education Consortium Journal, 2010: 64 – 77

5.

‘Decolonisation and Wildlife Conservation in Kenya, 1958 – 1968’, The Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History, Vo. 36, No. 4 (December 2008): 615 – 639

6.

‘The International Dimension of the Politics of Transition and Wildlife Conservation in Kenya, 1958 – 1968’, Journal of Eastern African Studies, Vol. 2, No. 1 (March 2007): 112 – 133

Graduate Students Supervision – MA & Ph.D

1.

Mark Barnadis Leleruk, ‘Security among the Samburu of North-central Kenya, PhD Thesis, Laikipia University, December 2014

2.

Moses Rutere Kithinji, ‘A Biography of Njagi Kavungura, 1922 – 2000’, MA Thesis, Egerton University, May 2014

3.

Solomon Koyi, ‘Conservation of the Kakamega Forest, 1933 – 2007’, MA Thesis, Egerton University, May 2014

4.

James Mutegi, ‘The Impact of Wildlife Conservation on other Socio-economic Activities in Meru District, 1920 – 2008’, MA Thesis, Egerton University, 2012

5.

Thomas Ronoh, ‘The Influence of Ogiek Indigenous Education on the Conservation of the Mau Forest, Kenya’, PhD Thesis, Egerton University, 2011

Conference proceedings and workshop attended

1.

September 2014: Three-day course on Political Economy Analysis organized by Partnership for African Social and Governance Research (PASGR) at Boma Inn, Nairobi

2.

August 2014: Five-day traininig as Lead Instructor in Delivery of Master of Research and Public Policy (MRPP) courses organized by PASGR at Boma Inn, Nairobi

3.

August 2013: Five-day workshop on Curriculum Development and Teaching Methods organized by PASGR at Boma Inn, Nairobi

4.

March 2011: Two-day Commission for Higher Education workshop on external peer-reviewing at the Kenya School of Monetary Studies, Nairobi

5.

March 2010: Two-day writing workshop organized by the British Academy at the British Institute in Eastern Africa (BIEA), Nairobi

6.

July 2007: Three-day international conference on Leisure in Sub-Saharan Africa organized by the BIEA at Naivasha

7.

June 2007: Three-day Egerton University Senate workshop on Results-based Management at the Kenya School of Monetary Studies, Nairobi

8.

Nov 2006: Three-day conference on Conservation, Wildlife and Markets at Strathmore University, Nairobi

Membership in Professional Associations

1.

Visiting Fellow, Wolfson College, Cambridge University; Member, British Institute in Eastern Africa; Member, Historical Association of Kenya

Research Projects and Consultancies

  1. Biography of Mark Mwithaga – Prof. E. Ilieva and Dr Nicholas Kamau

  1. Anthology on Prof. William Ochieng – with other scholars

  1. History of Safari Hunting in Kenya

  1. Amboseli at 50 – with Dr Makindi

Research interests

Environmental History: History of Agriculture; History of Wildlife Conservation, etc

Academic Referees

Prof. Kibet Ngetich

Dean, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Egerton University

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EGERTON Kenya

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Prof. Paul Maylam

Department of History

Rhodes University

Grahamstown: 6140

South Africa

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Prof. John MacKenzie

Department of History

Lancaster University

Lancaster LA1 4YG

United Kingdom

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