About the Director

 

Jennifer Wanjiku Khamasi (PhD, UBC; M.Ed., UNB; B. Ed.; UoN), EBS

Associate Professor,Family & Consumer Sciences, 

Registrar Academic Affairs,

Dedan Kimathi University of Technology, Kenya

 

I am an educator with a passion for quality education-one aimed at nurturing positive pedagogical relationship between teachers and learners.  I started as a high school teacher and moved to teacher education (PhD & M. Ed), where I believed I would impact the education sector better.  I majored in Curriculum and Instruction and with great interest in the hidden curriculum which includes the many issues that affect the day today lives of learners and teachers; and consequently become barriers or gateways to quality education.  My desire over the years is to see every learner succeed in life.

I have served as a lecturer at formerly Chepkoilel Campus of Moi University, as Head of Department (2003-2009), Associate Dean of the School of Education (2002-2005) and later as the 1st Director, institute for Gender Equity, Research and Development, Moi University (2005-2011).  Between 2002 and 2011, I served the University in various committees, participated in the development of a number of University policies and also guided the development of the Moi University Gender Policy and Moi University Disability Policy.  During my tenure as the Director of the Gender Institute, I organized more than 30 capacity building seminars/workshops for a varied clientele.  My department of affiliation has been the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, University of Eldoret.  I am a co-founder and current Director for the Kenya Association of Educational Administration and Management –KAEAM. 

As of May 2014, i am the Registrar Academic Affairs, at Dedan Kimathi University of Technology, Kenya.

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS:

Editor (books)

  • Khamasi J. W, Chia Longman. & VanHaegendoren M. (Eds) (2013a). Gender Practices and Challenges: A Call for Accountability, Moi University Press, ISBN 9966-854-89-4
  • Khamasi J. W, Chia Longman. & VanHaegendoren M. (Eds) (2013b). Gender, Sexuality & the Media. A Question of  Accountability, Moi University Press, ISBN 9966-854-90-8
  • Khamasi J. W., Maina F. & VanHaegendoren M. (Eds) (2011a). Engaging Patriarchy: Challenges and Responsibilities for Educators and Policy Makers in Kenya. Moi University Press.
  • Khamasi J. W., Rutere A. M. & VanHaegendoren M. (Eds )(2011b). Perspectives on Selected Critical Gender Issues in Kenya and Beyond.  Moi University Press.
  • Chimaraoke, O.Izugbara, Chi-Chi Undie, and Jennifer Wanjiku Khamasi (Eds)(2010).  Old Wineskins, New Wine: Readings in Sexuality in sub-Saharan Africa. Nova Science Publishers, Inc.
  • Khamasi J. W. & Maina S. N. Chinkuyu (Editors). (2005). Sexuality: AN African perspective. The politics of self and cultural beliefs. Moi University Press, Moi University, Eldoret Kenya.  ISBN 9966-854-40-1

Refereed Chapters in Books & Journals

  • Kiplagat K. HoseahKhamasi, J. W., Karei Rachel (2016). Students’ Experience of Industrial Attachment: A Case of A Public University, Journal of African Studies in Educational Management and Leadership, Vol 7:1, 37- 60. ISSN 2078-7650 Online.
  • Khamasi, J. W. (2015).  Transcending Female Circumcision: A Call for Collective Unmasking.  A book chapter in “Interrogating Harmful Cultural Practices:  Gender, Culture and Coercion”, Edited by Chia Longman & Tamsin Bradley
  • Ahlberg, B. M. Maina, F, Kubai, A., Khamasi, W., & Persson, C. L. (2015). ‘‘A child, a tree’’: Challenges in building collaborative relations in a community research project in a Kenyan context, Action Research, (0) 1–19
  • Anino, O. C, Were, G. M. & Khamasi, J. W. (2015). Impact Evaluation of Positive Deviance Hearth in Migori County, Kenya.  African Journal of Food, agriculture, Nutrition and Development, vol. 15 (5)
  • Kiplagat K. Hoseah & Khamasi, J. W. (2015). Lecture non-attendance by University Students: triggers and solutions. African Journal of Education, Science and Technology vol. 2:3, p.103
  • Kiplagat K. Hoseah, Khamasi, J. W., Karei Rachel (2013). Navigating the Maze: Finding Placement for Industrial Attachment. African Journal of Education, Science and Technology vol. 1:3, p.106
  • Wairumu Muita & Khamasi, J. W. (2013b). Maternal Sexuality Socialization of Kenyan Daughters. A chapter in Khamasi J. W, Chia Longman. & VanHaegendoren M. (Eds) (2013b). Gender, Sexuality & the Media. A Question of  Accountability, Moi University Press, ISBN 9966-854-90-8
  • Rachel L. Karei, J. Wanjiku Khamasi & Jackson. K. Too (2013b).  Questions on Sexuality from Children: A Case for Sex Education in Kenyan Schools.  A chapter in Khamasi J. W, Chia Longman. & VanHaegendoren M. (Eds) (2013b). Gender, Sexuality & the Media. A Question of  Accountability, Moi University Press, ISBN 9966-854-90-8

  • Khadiala, K. & Khamasi, J. W. (2011a). Where two or three communities are gathered entrepreneurship thrives.  Female Prostitution in Eldoret Town, Kenya. A chapter in edited book entitled Engaging Patriarchy: Challenges and Responsibilities for Educators and Policy Makers in Kenya. Moi University Press, p. 129-143.
  • Mettoh, H., Too, J. K., & Khamasi, J. W. (2011b). Sexual behaviour and HIV/AIDS infection: A case study of Mosoriot Teachers Training College. A chapter in edited book entitled Engaging Patriarchy: Challenges and Responsibilities for Educators and Policy Makers in Kenya. Moi University Press, p. 41-51.
  • Khamasi, J. W., Njeri M., Khadiala & Abwire M. (2011c).  Bride Price Post-humously: Which gender is in control? A chapter in edited book entitled Perspectives on Selected Critical Gender Issues in Kenya and Beyond.  Moi University Press, p. 19 - 25.
  • Khamasi J. W. & Kibui. E. (2010).  Reflections on male circumcision among the Gĩkũyũ of Kenya.  A chapter in edited book entitled “Old Wineskins, New Wine: Readings in Sexuality in sub-saharan Africa, pp. 81-91. Nova Science Publishers, Inc.
  • Khamasi J. W. & Chi-Chi Undie (2008). Teaching Human Sexuality In Higher Education: A Case From Western Kenya.  A book chapter in Gender, Sexuality and Development: education and society in sub-Saharan Africa edited by Mairead Dunne.  Sense Publishers UK
  • Khamasi, J.W. & Wairimu Muita (2010).  Media Coverage of Sexual Violence and its Implications on Educational Leadership. Journal of African Studies in Educational Management and Leadership, Vol. 1, Issue 1, p. 119-127 (ISSN 2079-7133-PRINT VERSION)/ONLINE VERSION-2078-7650.
  • Nganga, S. I., Kitainge, K. M., Khamasi, W. J., & Gathuthi, E. W. (2010).  Financing higher Education and Quality of Education in Tertiary Institutions in Kenya. Journal of the KIM School of Management, Vol. 1, p.  33-41 (ISSN 20744730)
  • Waititu L. & Khamasi J.W. (2010).  Situation Analysis of Guidance and Counselling in Secondary Schools in Kenya: Can Municipality Schools Cope?  Journal of African Studies in Educational Management and Leadership, Vol. 1 p. 42-50; ISSN 2079-7133-PRINT VERSION/ONLINE VERSION-2078-7650.
  • Khamasi J. W. (2009). Post-female circumcision: A call for collective unmasking published in the East African Journal of Peace and Human Rights, Vol. 15, No. 1.
  • Khamasi J.W. (2005).  Journal writing as a tool of qualitative assessment in a Kenya higher education context.  Journal of Authentic Learning (electronic journal) http://www.oswego/edu/jal/vol1/khamasi/pdf/
  • Wambua, C. & Khamasi, J. W. (2004).  Reproductive health knowledge, attitude and contraceptive use among secondary school students. Published in Proceedings of the International Conference of the Kenya Chapter of Third World Studies, held at Kenyatta University, 17-19th September 2003.
  • Khamasi, J.W. (2004).  Teaching journaling: reflections on the challenges.  In Enhanced Learning Cultures. Australian Academic Press Pty.  ISBN: 1-8753-7851-0. 
  • Khamasi, J.W. (2001).  Nurturing pedagogical practices.  A chapter in Action Research and Teacher Education Year Book for the American Association of Family and Consumer Science 2001