CURRICULUM VITAE PROF. AGNES M. W. GATHUMBI PhD
Status Professor: Educational Communication & Technology Dept., Kenyatta University.
Senate: Member of Kenyatta University Senate
Director: Centre for International Programs and Collaborations. Kenyatta University.
Council/Board Member: Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development.
Areas of Interest: Teacher Training in English Language and Literature; Curriculum
Development; Research in Education; Use of Educational Media; Development of Educational
Educational Comm. & Technology Dept.
P.O. Box 43844 - 00100
Tel.: +254-20-8710901 Ext. 3850
1995: Ph.D. in Language Education: Thesis title: Verbal Discourse Events in a Bilingual Formal
Setting: Instructional Procedures Used in ESL Classrooms in Kenya. University of Reading,
United Kingdom (UK)
1987: M.Ed. in Advanced Curriculum Development. Thesis title: The Focus of Educational
Development in Kenya Since the Addis Ababa Conference of African States - 1964.
University of Leeds, U.K.
1985: Postgraduate Diploma in Curriculum Development. Kenyatta University, Kenya
1976: B.Ed. (Education, Linguistics, English and Literature). Nairobi University, Kenya
2014: Certificate of Facilitation and a Resource Person Conducting Research on People with
Disability, Kenyatta University (KU), Kenya.
2014: Certificate of facilitation and a Resource Person Writing Research Grant Proposals, KU
2013: Certificate of Facilitation and a Resource Person - Teaching Methodology and Assessment
Procedures in Institutions of Higher Learning, KU
2013: Certificate of Participation in African Storybook Writing. South African Institute for
Distance Education. Nairobi, Kenya
2011: Certificate in e-Learning and Teaching. KU
2010: Certificate in Management of University Departments. Kenyatta University
2009: Certificate in Institutional Management. Kenyatta University (KU), Kenya
2008: Certificate in Public Procurement, Disposal, Budgeting & Contract Management. KU.
2000: International Diploma in Computer Studies (NCC), (Basic computer studies, Computer
programming dBASE, Computer Mathematics, Computerized Accounting, Business
Systems, Human Communication and Information Systems)
2000: Certificate in First and Second level French (Alliance Francaise), Nairobi, Kenya
1999: Certificates of proficiency in Computer Packages (Windows Excel, Word, Power Point,
Access and Internet) Institute of Advanced Technology, Nairobi
1990: Certificate in Advanced Writing and Communication Skills Lancaster University, U. K.
1989: Course Tutor Certificate in In-service Training (Organization of educational resources,
extensive reading techniques and developing study skills) Ministry of Education Science
and Technology- Kenya
1988: Certificate in Advanced writing, Editorial skills and Word processing, Kenya Institute of
2013 Full Professor of Education. Responsibilities: To Conduct Research, Mentor Students, Teach
and Assess Undergraduate and Postgraduate Education Students, Supervise Postgraduate
Students Proposals and Theses, Act as an Internal and External Examiner. Write Research
Grant Proposals, Conduct Workshops for Staff on Various Skills Upgrade.
2013 to date: Director, Center for International Programmes and Collaborations, KU. Ensure
Strategic and Vision Plan, as well as Internationalization Policy are Implemented.
Monitor and Evaluate Achievement of Set Goals. Facilitate Establishment of Local,
Regional and International Linkages with KU. Draft and Vet all Memoranda of
Understanding (MoU) and all Memoranda of Agreement (MoA) between KU and other
Local and International Institutions and Organisations. Ensure Existing Linkages are
Kept Vibrant. Establish Database of all Institutions and Organisations KU has Partnerships
with. Coordinate all Exchange Programmes of KU Staff and Students with other Institutions
Coordinate the Intra-Africa Semester Abroad Programme. Write proposals for funding.
2008 -2012: Chairperson: Department of Educational Communication and Technology, KU.
Responsible for the Day to Day Running of the Department, Chair Meetings, Ensuring
Teaching and Assessment of Students Go on. Member of the University Senate.
2008 to 2013: Associate Professor in Education. Teach Undergraduate and Postgraduate Education
Students, Supervise Postgraduate Students Proposals and Theses, Conduct Research, I was
an Internal and External Examiner; Write Project Proposals for Funding.
2003-2008: Senior Lecturer: Teach Instructional Methods, Technology and Media in Education,
English Language and Literature Education; Conduct Research.
20022004: Director - Basic Education Resource Center, KU. Acquire and Produce Educational
Materials. Keep a Database of all Materials in the Resource Center. Facilitate Access of the
Materials by Staff and Students. Conduct Research and Seminars on Materials Production.
1992-2002: Lecturer: Instructional Methods, Technology and Media in Education, English
Language and Literature Education, Doing Research, Kenyatta University
1989 -1992: Tutorial Fellow, Educational Communication and Technology Dept., Kenyatta
University. Teaching Instructional Methods, Language and Literature Education,
1984 1989: Senior Curriculum Specialist. Develop English Language and Literature Curricula,
Educational Materials and Curriculum Assessment Tools. Evaluate Educational Materials
before they are Recommended for use in Secondary Schools, Kenya Institute of Education.
1976 1984: Graduate High School Teacher (Taught English language, Literature in English and
Kiswahili), Technical High School, Nairobi, Kenya.
University Teaching Experience
1996 to date: Teach Postgraduate Students: Research Methods; Proposal Writing; Writing of
Research Papers, Reports and Term Papers; Language in Education; Teaching
Methodology; Materials Development; Language Curriculum Design and Development;
Language and Society; Sociolinguistics; Psycholinguistics; and Innovations in English
1996-2001: Teach Postgraduate Diploma students: Study Skills, Advanced Writing Skills,
Literature and English Instructional Methods, Development of Media Educational Materials
and use of Technology for Instruction
1996-2000: Zonal Coordinator during Teaching Practice of B.Ed. Undergraduate Students.
1990-1991 Assessor of Pre-service Students on Teaching Practice.
1989 to date: Teach Undergraduate Students: Advanced Writing Skills, Study Skills, General
Teaching Methods, English and Literature Instructional Methods, Preparation of
Instructional Materials, Peer Teaching and Use of Media for Instruction:
University Service and Field Development
Postgraduate Theses Supervision:
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) (Completed)
2015: Josephine Maingi: Strategy Use Instruction in Decoding and Reading
Comprehension: Implications for Practice and Achievement of Reading Proficiency in
Selected Secondary Schools in Kitui Central District, Kenya
2014: Paul Nyagorme: Factors Affecting E-Learning Adoption and Utilization: A
Comparative Study between Kenyatta University, Kenya and University of Cape
2014: Harrison Mulwa: An Investigation of Pedagogy, Resources and Content use
in the Teaching of French as a Foreign Language in Secondary Schools in Kenya.
2014: George Andima: An Aetiological Study of Factors Affecting Reading in
Selected Primary Schools in Kisii District, Kenya
2011: Jotham Ndolo Dinga: Cognitive Strategy Use for Text Comprehension by Class Five and
Seven Pupils from Different Socioeconomic Backgrounds in Kisumu Municipality.
2010: Hamisi Omar Babusa: Factors Affecting the Achievement of Objectives of Teaching and
Learning Kiswahili in Kenyan Secondary Schools.
2007: Bwire Adelheid: Learner Competencies and Proficiency in English Listening
Comprehension in Selected Secondary Schools in Kenya.
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) (In Progress)
2015: Ommeh B. Maureen: E-Learning in Chinese Language Teacher Development in Kenya
Using Local Content
2013 to date: Francis G. Mwangi: Strategies for Developing and Sustaining a Reading Culture:
Effects on Learning Performance in English in Selected Secondary Schools in Laikipia
2011 to date: Samwel Mwaniki: The Effectiveness and Challenges of Using Computer
Technology in Teaching English in Teacher Training Colleges in Kenya.
2010 to date: Mary Thangwa: The Impact of Innovations: Mentoring among Secondary School
Teachers in Selected Secondary Schools in Kenya.
Master of Education (MEd.) Degree (Co