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DR. ELIZABETH WANGUI MUORIA

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Lecturer.
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Phone Number
+254721282232
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+254733395475
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Division / Faculty
Faculty of Environment and Resources Development
Directorate / Dept
Environmental Science
Njoro
Office Extension No.
3444
Address
536-20115 Egerton Njoro
SUMMARY

Dr. Elizabeth Wangui Muoria is a lecturer at Egerton University, Kenya. She holds a Doctor of Philosophy Degree (PhD) in Environmental Science (Water and Sanitation) from Egerton University, a Master of Environmental Science degree from the same university and a Bachelor of Education Science Degree of Kenyatta University. Prior to her appointment in Egerton University, Elizabeth was a high school teacher and has a wide experience in teaching Biology and Mathematics. She has been involved in the organisation and preparation of students in many school activities such as science congress. Elizabeth has also taught science subjects in the Republic of Seychelles as an ex-pat teacher for two years. She has always enjoyed teaching and mentoring high school students. Elizabeth has always been interested in environmental conservation work and has participated in various initiatives with the Kenya Wildlife Service and other school based organizations such as Wildlife Clubs of Kenya. Her love for the environment motivated her to pursue a Master Degree in Environmental Science at Egerton University Njoro and later pursued a doctorate in the same field in the same University to better understand environmental issues of concern locally, nationally and internationally and enable her participate in finding solutions to these problems. Her major area is Environmental Health water and sanitation and she has published papers on electronic waste management and effect of population on access to water and sanitation which is of major concern globally. She is also interested in Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and hopes to change the way communities view and relate to the environment through outreach programs and actively participating in programmes geared towards reorientation of the Kenya education curriculum towards ESD. Elizabeth is passionate about seeing and hearing about the success of girls and women in STEM and STEM careers and this is what motivated her to become a member of OWSD and later together with other like-minded people initiated the process of starting an OWSD-Kenya with the prime aim of mentoring girls and encouraging them to take up science subjects that with enable them pursue STEM careers. To this end Elizabeth is actively involved in the mentorship programs organised by OWSD-Kenya in primary and secondary schools and hopes to take this program to higher tertiary level so that they can remain in STEM careers.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

2019: Ph.D (PhD Thesis) – PhD Thesis:Impact of Urban Population Dynamics on Household Access to Water and Sanitation in Urban Nakuru, Kenya.Egerton University, Kenya

2007-2019: Master of Science in Environmental Science, Thesis: Kenya Assessment of Electronic Waste Management: A Case Study of Nakuru Municipality, Kenya, Egerton University.

1987-1990: B. Ed. Science , Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya

1984-1985: Kenya Advanced Certificate of Education in St. Brigid’s Girls’ High School, Kitale, Kenya

1980-1983: Kenya certificate of Secondary Education in Nakuru High School, Nakuru, Kenya

1972-1979: Pre-primary and Primary School in MT. ST. Mary’s Girls’ Primary School, Molo, Kenya

FIELDS OF SPECIALIZATION

Environmental Science-Water and Sanitation

Education Science (Biology and Mathematics)

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

February 8th - March 1st 2021:          Technology for Transformative Pedagogy

October 30th –November 30th, 2017: TESSA MOOC- Making teacher education Relevant for the 21st Century Africa

27th February-10th March 2017: Science and Leadership in Transforming Institutions, University of Dar es Salaam

June 9th 2014: Academic Advising, Egerton University

February 4th -6th 2014: Proposal writing and Data Management, Egerton University

August 29th - September 7th -2010: StEP Summer school. Enabling Sustainable EEE cycles Eindhoven, Netherlands

August 2007-April 2008: Lead Expert, Environmental Impact Assessment/Audit at Egerton University

August 11th -13th , 2005: Kenya Institute of Professional Counseling, Guidance and Counseling Skills in Schools

August 2004, August 2005: Ministry of Education/JICA, In-service training for Secondary Mathematics and Science teachers

August 2006, August 2007:

 

WORK EXPERIENCE
  • July 2013- Present: Assistant Lecturer, Egerton University
  • May 2010-2013: Senior Teacher Nakuru West Sec. Sch. (TSC)
  • April 2006- May 2010: Senior HOD (Science) Nakuru Girls’ High School (TSC)
  • Jan 2003-April 2006: HOD Environment-in-Charge, Nakuru High School (TSC)
  • Jan 2001- Dec 2002: Expatriate Teacher, Mt. Fleuri, School, Seychelles
  • Feb 1990-Dec 2000: Graduate Teacher, Teachers Service Commission of Kenya (TSC)
KEY PROJECTS

2015-2019: Assessment of Impact of Urban Population Dynamics on Household Access to Water and Sanitation in Urban Nakuru, Kenya.

Jan –July 2009: Assessment of Electronic Waste Management in Nakuru Municipality, Kenya

Aug 1989-Feb 1990: Distribution and Extent of Living Carcinogens in Food (3rd year project )

RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • Environmental Health
  • Human impacts on environment and human health
  • Human population increase and impacts on Environment and Development
  • Environmental conservation
  • Education
LIST OF PUBLICATIONS
  1. Muoria E.W., Moturi W.N. and Eshiamwata G.W (2019). Rapid urbanization Vis a Vis meeting target of access to improved sanitation. International Research Journal of Environmental Sciences 8(4), 46-51, October (2019)  Click here
  2. Muoria E.W and Moturi W.N. (2019). Shared Sanitation Facilities:Challenges of Access. European International Journal of Science and Technology 8 No. 6July 20193.
  3. Muoria E.W., Moturi W.N. and Eshiamwata G.W. (2019). Effects of Population Growth on Urban Extent and Supply of Water and Sanitation: Case of Nakuru Municipality, Kenya Environmental Management and Sustainable Development ISSN 2164-7682 2019, Vol. 8, No. 1 For more click here
  4. Muoria E.W, Moturi W.N and Ndiritu F.G. 2013. E-waste: Disposal Behaviour of Consumers in Nakuru Municipality, Kenya. In: Solving the e-waste problem: An interdisciplinary compilation of international e-waste research. Khetriwal D.S, Luepschen C. and Kuehr R. eds. United Nations University Press, Tokyo, Japan. Pg 99-110
  5. Muoria E.W., Moturi W.N. and Ndiritu F.G. 2013. Electronic Waste Management in Nakuru Municipality, Kenya: An Environmental Health Risk. International Journal of Innovative Research and Studies 2(10): 125-133
CONFERENCES & INVITED PRESENTATIONS
  1. E-waste Recycling: waste to Resources Women in Science, Engineering and Technology for Sustainable Development
  2. E-waste management in Nakuru municipality, Kenya. NVMP - StEP E-waste Summer School 2010. https://sites.google.com/site/ewastesummerschool/students-2010
HONORS, PRIZE AND AWARDS

2017: Association of African Universities (AAU)-Thesis writing Grant

2016: Egerton University-Tuition Waiver

TEACHING AREAS

Undergraduates and post graduates students

OTHER SOCIETIES

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS/ LINKAGES AND OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Member, Organization of Women in Science in Developing countries (OWSD) No. 4901
  2. Member, Organization of Women in Science in Developing countries (OWSD-Kenya) No. 3
  3. Registered NEMA Lead Expert No. 1835
  4. Academic Advisor
  5. Chair – Board of Management (BOM), Ngwataniro Secondary School, Mau Narok
  6. Chair – Board of Management (BOM), Our Lady of Fatima Secondary School, Bahati
  7. Secretary - Dorcus Foundation Trust (for the needy)-ACK Cathedral Church of the Good Shepherd Nakuru
REFEREES

Prof. Wilkister, N. Moturi

Egerton University,

Department of Environmental Science,

P.O. Box 536-20115,

Egerton Kenya.

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Dr. Mose Esilaba, Ph.D

Senior Lecturer, Environmental Science

Egerton University

P.O. Box 536 -20115 Egerton, Kenya.

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Prof. Francis G. Nderitu,

Registrar (Academic Affairs),

Chuka University,

P.O. Box 109-60400 Chuka, Kenya.

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