Prof. Wilson Otenga
Director, Open & Distance eLearning (ODeL)
open distance and e-learning board
Prof. Wilson Otengah – Chairman
Prof. Otengah is the current Director of ODeL Directorate. He has PhD in Developmental Administration, a Master of Arts Degree in Sociology, a Post Graduate Diploma in Social Work, a Post Graduate diploma in Education and a Bachelors degree in Sociology. He is a professor of Sociology and Development Administration, with extensive teaching experience of 22 years at the University level. He previously taught at Kenyatta University from 1997 to 2013, where he was assistant director of Open Distance and e learning for four years. While at Kenyatta University, he served as Departmental Chairman of the Board of Post Graduate Studies, member of the School of Humanities Board of Post Graduate Studies, and managed the Sociology Department’s resource center. He has extensive experience in the planning and facilitation of corporate training. He has widely published with vast experience as a researcher and scholar. Prof Otengah has a rich experience on ODeL mode of learning which is a major resource base for the Directorate.
Dr. Henry D S Kinya – Member
Dr. Kinya is a senior lecturer in the department of information science school of information communication and media studies. He has worked as Senior Librarian at Africa Nazarene University- Nairobi, Kenya, Manager of Documentation and Office Services at Kenya Shell limited for a period of 9 years. Dr. Kinya is a trained library and information scientist, and has published books, research papers and presented papers at international conferences. He is a member of the Library and Information Association of South Africa (LIASA), America Library Association, Leadership in information science Forum (LIS) and Kenya National Library Association (KLA). He holds a PhD degree in library and information science.
Phoebe Owiti (CText ATI)- Member
Edit Column Phoebe, a Lecturer of Fashion Design and Textile Technology in the School of Science, Technology and Engineering. Her PhD research focuses on developing new methods of learning and teaching using 3D scanning, 3D graphics software and 3D CAD/CAM applications in Fashion and Textile Technology. She graduated from University of Huddersfield, UK with an MA in Fashion Design and Textiles, and is a holder of a Post Graduate Diploma in Education (Curriculum Design, Development, Instruction in Multi- Media Technology, Fashion Design and Textile Technology); a Higher National Diploma in Fashion Design and Textile Technology; and a BSc. in Fashion Design and Textiles. She is a Chartered Associate of The Textile Institute International (CText ATI) U.K and a Fellow of Fashion Group International, US. She has fifteen years of teaching experience in Universities in Kenya and Internationally. She has worked as a Lecturer of Apparel and Fashion Design at the University of Eldoret, Kenya; an Assistant Lecturer of Fashion Design and Textiles at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK; a Research Assistant in New Technologies in Fashion and Textiles at Manchester College of Arts and Technology (MANCAT).
Elisha Osio Omoso – Member
Elisha is currently an Assistant Lecturer in the School of Education at RU. He holds an MSc in Educational Science and Technology (Specialization: Curriculum, instruction and Media Applications) from University of Twente, The Netherlands, a First Class Honors Degree in Education (Mathematics and Geography) and a Certificate in Web Design . He also has over 6 years of experience in teaching and administration.
Dr. Taji Shivachi – Member
Taji holds a PhD in Sociology, Masters Degree in Sociology and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in International Relations. He has vast experience in Education Administration, having served as a principal and Head of Department in different colleges. He has extensive experience in Project Management, Research and training. He has designed and facilitated several corporate training programs for private sector, Governmental and non Governmental organizations. He has taught at higher education level for more than eight years.
Prof. Peter Arama – Member
Prof. Ongong'a Jared – Member
Mr. Ben Asugo – Member
Mr. Joel Nakitare – Member
Currently Rongo University Open Distance and e-Learning mode offers the following programmes:- 1.Diploma in Criminology and Security Studies 2.Diploma in social work and community development 3.Bachelors of Education in Early Childhood and Primary Education (ECPE) 4.Bachelors of Education in Special Needs Education (SNE) 5.Bachelors of Science in Project Planning and Management 6.Bachelor of education arts 7.Bachelor of commerce 8.Master of Art in Sociology