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Dr. Jerry Agalo: Dean, School of Information & Communication Studies

Academic Profile of the Dean

  • Diploma in Media Studies and Linguistics: University of London, UK
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Media Studies and Linguistics: University of Wales, UK
  • Masters in Education: University of Wales, UK
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Linguistics: University of Pittsburgh, US and Moi University

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Vision

A school that fosters Science, Technology and Innovation for Socio- Economic development.

Mission

To develop critical awareness of the rise of network society and the enormous influence information technologies have on consumer culture and emerging knowledge economy.

INTRODUCTION

We live in a knowledge economy and networked society where communication system compete ,our identities threatened, and our knowledge of major political, social and cultural happenings constantly challenged. we need therefore, to ask fundamental questions about how the ability of technological transformation is creating an interface between technological fields through common digital language in which information is generated, stored, retrieved, processed and transmitted. We experience today a global economy characterized by new modes of information flow and cultural communication.The school provides courses for talent and skills for the rising network society characterized by electronic – based information technologies using digital language for global communication and in commercial, scientific and civil applications. The perspective is to provide trained man power under the impact of information technologies in research, offices, industrial plants and services.

Objectives

The objectives of the school include:

  • to re skill students for present day information economy.
  • to bring awareness of the rising intricacies of networked society.
  • to acquire practical skills in computer networking and digital communication.
  • to acquaint the students with principles of management of information systems and services.

Departments

  1.  INFORMATION SCIENCE

 

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Dr. Henry Kinya, Head of Department

Biography;

Dr. Kinya is a lecturer of Library and Information Science, the Head of Department of Information Science Rongo University. He has published a book title Public Library System in Kenya. Dr Kinya has published over fifteen research publications on international journals.

He is a member of: Editorial board of international journal of knowledge librarian, Special Libraries Association (SLA), American Library Association (ALA) and Library and Information Science Association of South Africa (LIASA).Dr. Kinya in peer-reviews member of Commission for University Education (CUE) for the last 5 years on Institutional Regular Audit Team. Before joining Rongo University Dr. Kinya worked in Africa Nazarene University as Deputy Librarian and Kenya Shell International as documentation and Service Manager in charge of East Africa. Currently doing research on curation and digital preservation.

Academic qualifications.

BA. Library and Information Science. Marathwada University – India

MSc. Library and Information Science. Marathwada University – India

PHD. Library and Information Science. Marathwada University – India

COURSE OFFERED IN THE DEPARTMENT

1. Certificates:

Certificate in Library Studies and Information Technology

Certificate in Health Records and Information Management

2. Diploma:

Diploma in Library and Information Studies

Diploma in Health Records and Information Management

3. Undergraduate:

Bachelor of Science in Information Sciences

Bachelor of Science in Informatics

Bachelor of Science in Health Records and Information Management

Bachelor of Science in Health Systems Management

4. Masters:

Masters in Health Informatics

Masters in Information Technology

C.V of Dr. Kinya

STAFF IN THE DEPARTMENT

  1. Dr. Kinya
  2. Maureen Adoyo
  3. Prof. Otieno
  4. Dr. Abila
  5. Dr. Lameck Rono
  6. Anne Mugalavai
  7. Loise Achieng

2.  COMMUNICATION, MEDIA AND JOURNALISM

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Academic qualifications and Fellowships summary as follows
  • BA Communication and Media Technology, Maseno University
  • MA in Communication and Journalism, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa
  • PhD in Media Studies, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa
  • Post-Doctoral Fellowship, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa
  • Visiting Scholarship, Institute for the Advancement of Social Sciences, Boston University and Boston University African Studies Center (BUASC), USA
  • Visiting Professor, Institute for Policy Research, University of Berth, UK
  • Southern Voices Network for Peacebuilding Scholarship, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington D.C, USA

ONGOING RESEARCH

  • Interdenominational Dialogue on Violent Extremism (iDove) collaboration between Rongo University CMDPS and AU-GIZ

https://au.int/en/pressreleases/20170223/interfaith-dialogue-violent-extremism-idove

  • International Panel on Exiting Violence IPEV research on “Devadicalization- A Comparative Perspective”

http://www.fmsh.fr/en/research/27764

  • Southern Voices Network for Peacebuilding through scholarships program and Africa- up close publication

https://www.wilsoncenter.org/the-southern-voices-network-for-peacebuilding

  • Young Researchers Mentorship program between Rongo University CMDPS and National Crime Research Center

http://crimeresearch.go.ke/

  • Africa Peacebuilding Network on (APN) Countering violent extremism through publications on ‘Kujenga Amani’

https://www.ssrc.org/programs/view/apn/apn-podcasts/

COURSE OFFERED IN THE DEPARTMENT

1. Diploma

Diploma in Media and Journalism with IT

Diploma in Public Relations

Diploma in Information and Communication Technology

2. Undergraduate

Bachelor of Science in Communication and Media Studies with specialization in Journalism or Public Relations

3. Masters

Masters in Communication Studies (Options: Public Relation or Journalism)

4. Postgraduate

Doctor of Philosophy in Communication Studies

School's Research

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