Masaya Hillary Chakava

MASAYA HILLARY CHAKAVA

 

Assistant Lecturer

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Department of Literature, Languages and Linguistics

(Communication and Media)

Egerton University

P.O. Box 13357 – 20100

Nakuru Town Campus College

+254722210102

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EDUCATION

 

2013

PhD in Mass Communication - Ongoing

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology

2009

Master of Arts in Communication Studies

University of Nairobi

2006

Bachelor of Education Arts (English and Literature)

Egerton University

 

AREAS OF SPECIALISATION

 

Editing, publishing, print lay-out and design.

 

KEY RESEARCH PROJECTS AND WORKSHOP PRESENTATIONS

 

2014

Impact of new media on scholarly communication among lecturers in public universities in Kenya.

Ongoing

2013

An Investigation of the level of scientific and technological literacy in Kenya

Collaborative study

2012

Scholarly publishing as a bridge to Kenya Vision 2030.

Presented a paper at the Kenya Methodist University Annual Research Conference

2009

Effects of online marketing communication on book sales among publishers and book distributors in Kenya.

Unpublished MA thesis

2006

Research Assistant for Institute of Development Studies. Conducted a study on provision of co-curricular facilities to university students in Kenya.

Presented at the National Workshop on Capacity Building on Higher Education Reforms in Kenya

 

SELECTED RECENT PUBLICATIONS

 

2013

Unexploited opportunities for Online Marketing Communication in Kenya’s book publishing trade.

Published in the International Journal for Professional Practice Volume 4; Issues 1 & 2, pp. 98-109

2012

Scholarly publishing as a bridge to Kenya Vision 2030.

Published in the International Journal for Professional Practice, Volume 3; Issue 3.

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

 

2014

Egerton University

Assistant Lecturer (Communication and Media)

2010-2014

Kenya Methodist University

University Editor

2007-2010

East African Educational Publishers Limited

Assistant Editor; Language, Literature and Humanities

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

 

New media, communication technology and scholarly publishing