Dr. Alice Wanjira Kiai

Dr. Alice Wanjira Kiai is a lecturer in the Department of English, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, The Catholic aliceUniversity of Eastern Africa. She is a holder of a Bachelor of Education degree in linguistics and literature from the University of Nairobi, a Master of Arts degree in linguistics from the same university and a PhD in English Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics from Warwick University, UK. Her thesis is titled Biography of an English Language Textbook in Kenya: A journey from conceptualization to the classroom. Available from http://wrap.warwick.ac.uk/49465/

Dr. Kiai teaches undergraduate students enrolled for a Bachelor of Education degree, who are pursuing English as a teaching subject. She also teaches post-graduate students pursuing a Master of Arts degree in Applied Linguistics.


Dr. Kiai has previously served on the editorial board of the Eastern Africa Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences (also a journal of The Catholic University of Eastern Africa), and has peer-reviewed articles for other journals as well. She has authored and co-authored several articles in the area of English language materials development, and published English language teaching and learning materials for schools.

Publication links:

Kiai, A.W. (2013) Am I a robot? Teachers on Teachers’ Guides. Argentinian Journal of Applied Linguistics [AJAL]. 1(2), pp. 23-46. http://www.faapi.org.ar/ajal/issues/102/Kiai.html

Kiai, A.W. & Maroko, G.M. (2013). Textbook selection experiences among secondary school teachers in Kenya. International Journal of Education and Research. [IJERN] 1(12), pp. 123-138.http://www.ijern.com/journal/December-2013/12.pdf

Kiai, A.W. (2013). “This cook is very important”: Editors speak on textbook development. In Amutabi, M.N. (Ed.). Studies in Culture, gender and education in Africa. Nairobi: Research, The Catholic University of Eastern Africa, pp.373-396.

Smith, R., Gray, J., Freeman, D., Kiai, A., Tanaka, M. and Banegas, D. (2013). 'ELT coursebooks: Past, present and possible? 'In Pattison, T. (Ed.), IATEFL 2012 Glasgow Conference Selections. Canterbury, Kent: IATEFL. Available from https://secure.iatefl.org/onl/shop.php

Her published secondary school textbooks and other reading materials available from http://www.eastafricanpublishers.com/ and http://www.longhornpublishers.com/

Professor Samuel Alfayo Nyanchoga

Prof.NyanchogaProfessor Samuel Alfayo Nyanchoga holds BA Hons, Nairobi University; MA (Hist), Nairobi University; PhD. Kenyatta University; Fulbright Scholar, Boston College, USA. He is the acting Dean; Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences;

He has also served as Director of the Institute for Regional Integration and Development; Director of Academic Programmes, and Head of the History Department. He has served as Member of Strategic Planning Committee; Member of the University Senate Investment Committee. Resource person, Methodological Workshop by OSSREA (2013).

Country research collaborator on Retrieval and Digitization of Archival Materials for the Institute of Social History, Amsterdam, The Netherlands;

Country research collaborator for Catholic Charismatic Movement in Sub-Saharan Africa in collaboration with University of Notre Dame, University of Cape Town, Michigan State University and Spiritan Institute, Enugu, Nigeria;

Prof. Joseph Dennis Ongeri

ongeriProf. Joseph Dennis Ongeri

Associate Professor of Economics

Catholic University of East Africa

Prof. Joseph D. Ongeri, is currently an associate professor of Economics at Catholic University of East Africa (CUEA). Before joining CUEA, Professor Ongeri was a tenured associate professor of Economics at Spartanburg Methodist College in South Carolina, USA. He also taught online as an adjunct faculty member for the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program at Strayer and Kaplan Universities, in the USA.

Dr. Karin Paasche

KarinDr. Karin Paasche is a Fulbright Scholar who received her Doctor of Education degree from Teachers’ College, Columbia University in New York City. She received her Master of Arts Degree from the University of South Africa. Born and brought up in southern Africa Dr. Paasche taught in schools throughout South Africa. She taught in Soweto during the height of the “children’s war” and was subsequently a Senior Lecturer at the University of Fort Hare, the Alma Mater of Pres. Nelson Mandela and of Bishop Tutu. She has taught in universities in the United States, Oman, Qatar, Lebanon and Germany and is now a Senior Lecturer at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa.

Prof. Clara Momanyi

claraProf. Clara Momanyi is a professor of Kiswahili in the Department of Kiswahili, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, The Catholic University of Eastern Africa. She holds a Bachelor of Education degree in Kiswahili and History from the University of Nairobi, a Master of Arts degree from Kenyatta University and a PhD in Kiswahili literary studies from the same University.

Prof. Momanyi teaches undergraduate students who are enrolled in Bachelor of Education degree courses and specifically those pursuing Kiswahili as a teaching subject.  She also supervises Kiswahili postgraduate students who are enrolled for Masters and PhD degrees in Catholic University and elsewhere.

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