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DR MASAYA HILLARY CHAKAVA

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Designation
Assistant Lecturer
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+254722210102
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Division / Faculty
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Directorate / Dept
Literature, Languages and Linguistics
Njoro Campus
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Kenya
ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

Post Graduate Education

2014-2019: PhD in Mass Communication, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology

Thesis Topic: Determinants for Use of New Media in Scholarly Publishing among Academic Staff in Kenya’s Public Universities. 

2007-2009: Master of Arts in Communication Studies, University of Nairobi

 

Undergraduate Education

2002 – 2006: Bachelor of Education Arts, (Second Class Honours Upper Division), Egerton University

1996 – 2000: Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (K.C.S.E.), Friends School Kamusinga

FIELDS OF SPECIALIZATION
  • Lecturer and researcher in media
  • Communication
  • Publishing and knowledge management. 
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

My proffessional qualifications include:

  • Editing and publishing
  • Bahaviour change communi9cation training
  • Risk and crisis communication support
  • Social media corporate imaging
  • Public relations
  • Organisational reputational capital management
  • Rapporteuring for conferences, workshops and meetings

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

EGERTON UNIVERSITY

October 2020 to date: Appointed Coordinator, Alumni Relations Office for a three-year term.

May 2017 to date: Coordinator (Communication, Media and Information Science programmes) Responsibilities:

  • Convening and chairing meetings of teaching and non-teaching staff in the programmes
  • Supervising operations and staff at the Egerton Radio
  • Overseeing course allocation, teaching, continuous assessment and processing of examinations in the programmes
  • Spearheading orientation of new students, course advisory and mentorship for the programmes
  • Coordinating curriculum review and programme evaluation as schedule.

2017:   Consultant for Kabianga University during the development of their Bachelor of Science in Journalism and Public Relations programme. 

September 2014 to date

Lecturer, Department of Literature, Languages and Linguistics. Responsibilities include:

  • Teaching and evaluating Communication, Media and Information Science courses
  • Editing University publications like the bi-annual graduation magazine, policy documents and the university scientific research journal.

 

KENYA METHODIST UNIVERSITY

August 2010 to August 2014

University Editor with the following responsibilities:

  • Training lecturers on writing distance and e-learning modules
  • Coordinating the writing, editing and lay-out of distance and e-learning modules
  • Editing the university academic journal (International Journal for Professional Practice).

 

EAST AFRICAN EDUCATIONAL PUBLISHERS LTD

September 2007 to July 2010

Assistant Editor where responsibilities included:

  • Sourcing for, evaluating manuscripts and writing assessment reports
  • Commissioning authors, illustrators and consultants
  • Editing new titles and revising backlist titles for publishing and digitization.
RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • Scholarly publishing models and designs in East African universities and research organisations.
  • Performance expectancies derived from the use of new media in scholarly communication by academic staff in public universities in Kenya.
  • Agricultural Knowledge management and utilization  in rural communities in Kenya.
  • Use and misuse of traditional knowledge systems in rural agricultural practices in Kenya. 
LIST OF PUBLICATIONS
  1. 2019: Adequacy of facilitating conditions for use of Web 2.0 in scholarly communication by lecturers in public universities in Kenya. Paper co-published in the IOSR Journal of Humanities and Social Science Vol. 24, Issue 6, Series 4. Please find more details here.
  2. 2020: I have developed e-learning modules for Gender and Communication, Technical Writing, Academic Writing, Virtual Communication, Publishing and Knowledge Management, and Research Methods courses.
  3. 2018: Performance expectancies derived from the use of new media in scholarly communication by academic staff in public universities in Kenya. Paper co-published in the IOSR Journal of Humanities and Social Science Vol. 23, Issue 6, Ver. 4. Please see details here.
  4. 2016: East African Publishing and the Academia. Co-authored book chapter published in a book titled Coming of Edge, Strides in African Publishing issued in April, 2016 by East African Educational Publishers.
  5. 2013: Unexploited opportunities for Online Marketing Communication in Kenya’s Book Publishing Trade. Paper published in the International Journal of Professional Practice: Volume 4; Issues 1 & 2.
  6. 2012Scholarly Publishing as a Bridge to Kenya Vision 2030. Paper published in the International Journal of Professional Practice, Volume 3; Issue 3.
CONFERENCES & INVITED PRESENTATIONS
  1. 2017Telebituaries as an emerging revenue stream for media: A case study of Inooro TV. Paper presented at the fourth East African Communication Association Conference at the University of Rwanda, Kigali.
  2. 2017Adoption of New Media Technologies in Scholarly Publishing and Dissemination of Knowledge in Kenya. Paper presented at the First International Triple Helix Conference at the University of Nairobi.
HONORS, PRIZE AND AWARDS
  • 2020: Re-appointed as the Editor of the International Journal of Professional Practice of Kenya Methodist University
  • 2019: Visiting lecturer teaching Social Media, Cyber Crime and Security for Cadets, at Kenya Military Academy, Lanet, Nakuru.
  • 2019: Attended training on Pedagogical Leadership in Africa (PEDAL) on use of media and technology in class management, instructional design and evaluation in higher education.
  • 2017: Keynote speaker at the Media Council of Kenya luncheon for journalists working in Nakuru County on Converged journalism in the age of disruptive technologies.
  • 2017: Convener for Egerton University team for Top-Story Africa Investigative Journalism Challenge aired on NTV.
  • 2011: A book I edited titled Eye of the Storm by Yusuf Dawood won the 2011 Jomo Kenyatta Prize for Literature of East Africa.
  • 2006: Awarded the President’s Gold Award for Young People by His Excellency President Mwai Kibaki for leadership and service to community.
TEACHING AREAS
  • Technical Writing and Editing
  • Publishing and Book Trade
  • Print Media
  • Advertising and Public Relations
  • Virtual Communication and E-publishing
  • Gender Issues in Communication
  • Scholarly Publishing and Knowledge Management (Postgraduate level)
  • Communication Theory (Postgraduate level)
  • Communication and Media Law (Postgraduate level)
POSTGRADUATE SUPERVISION
MASTERS LEVEL :

 1. Enock Tonui. Master of Arts in Journalism and Communication. Title of thesis: Sports Sponsorhip a Means of Corporate Reputation Management. A Case Study of KCB Sports Sponsrhip Campaigns. (Ongoing)

 

PhD. LEVEL :

 1. Emmah Muli. PhD in Mass Communication (KUA). Title of Thesis: Participatory Communication and Diffussion of Agricultural Innovations among farmers in the Semi-arid Regions of Lower Eastern Kenya: The Case of the Katumani Improved Maize Seed. (Ongoing)

REFEREES

Prof. Hellen K. Mberia,

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture & Technology

P.O. Box 62000,

Nairobi, City Square, 00200.

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Dr. Dishon Kweya,

Chair of Department,

Literature, Languages and Linguistics,

Egerton University,

Address: P.O. Box 536 – 20115, Egerton

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Victor Bwire,

Deputy Chief Executive Officer,

Media Council of Kenya,

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