The USIU faculty and administration work hard to support students every step of the way.Our faculty members are renowned in their disciplines and recognized for their teaching skills and commitment to the students. They share a passion for the pursuit of knowledge and consistently challenge students to expand thei rminds and hearts.

USIU’s culturally diverse faculty is committed to preparing students for enlightened leadership in an increasingly related world. They use interactive classroom discussions, simulation of real world experiences, and up to date reading materials to ensure that their students receive the best education. A majority of USIU’s full-time faculty hold doctoral degrees in areas such as English Literature; Swahili Literature; educational psychology; human resource development; and peace, conflict and development studies.

Some members of the faculty are published authors and some their work can be found in the Short Loan Collection section of the library or in the USIU Journals section of the USIU website.

Dean Chandaria School of Business

Associate Professor of Accounting

B.Com, M.Com, Ph.D. Mohan lal Sukhadia University, India.

Specialty areas: Human Resource Accounting; Accounting Information Systems and Managerial Accounting.

Publications and Conference Papers

Assistant Professor of Finance

B.Com., University of Nairobi; MBA, York University (Canada). CPA(k), CPS(k)

Specialty areas: International Finance and Investments

Publications and Conference Papers

Assistant Professor of Management

B.A; M.A. (Management Studies), University of Leads (UK).

Specialty areas: Leadership, Strategic Management and Cross Cultural Management.

Assistant Professor of Marketing

B.Sc., Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology; MBA, Marketing Management (University of Nairobi); MBA, Human Resource Management (Kenyatta University); Ph.D. Business Administration and Management (Entrepreneurship); Kenya Methodist University;

Specialty areas: Business Administration, Management and Marketing Management.

Assistant Professor of Strategic Management

B.Com, M.Com – BA (Marketing), Ph.D in Strategic Management. Mohanlal Sukhadia University, India.

Specialty areas: Strategic Management, Management of Change and Marketing

Publications and Conference Papers

Associate Professor of Management

B.Ed., University of New Brunswick, Canada; M.Ed., Ph.D., Entrepreneurship and Human Resource Development; University of Illinois, USA.

Specialty areas: Entrepreneurship, Total Quality Management, Management of Technological Innovations and Human Resource Management.

Publications and Conference Papers

Associate Professor of Marketing

B.Com. University of Nairobi; CI (UK); DBA, Australia.

Specialty areas: Management, Services Marketing, Research, Monitoring and Evaluation, Entrepreneurship.

Publications and Conference Papers

Assistant Professor of Management &Executive Director, Center for Entrepreneurship Development(CEED)

BA, Speech Communications/English; MA African Studies; Honorary Doctorate Degree in Humanities.

Assistant Professor of Business Administration and Management

B.Ed., University of Nairobi; M.Ed; Ph.D. Ohio University.

Specialty areas: Higher Educational Administration; Finance; International Business Administration; Business Ethics; International Trade; Management; Leadership. Research.

Professor of Management

B.Com (Hons), University of Nairobi; Master of Social Science; Ph.D. (Development Administration), University of Birmingham, UK.

Specialty area: Development Administration, Development Finance, Management, Strategic Management, Projects Management, Marketing, SMEs, Purchasing and Supplies Management.

Publications and Conference Papers

Assistant Professor of Management

B.Ed., University of Nairobi; MBA United States International University. PhD, North West University

Specialty areas: Human Resource Management and Research Methods.

Publications and Conference Papers

Assistant Professor of Strategic Management

B.Sc. (Economics), University of London; MBA, United States International University; Ph.D. (Strategic Management), University of Nairobi

Specialty areas: Strategic Management, Total Quality Management, Organizational Behavior

Publications and Conference Papers

Lecturer of Accounting and Finance

B.Sc., International Business Administration (Finance) United StatesInternational University;

M.Sc., International Business Administration (Finance), United StatesInternational University;

Assistant Professor of Management and Human Resources Development

Ph.D., M.Ed, M.A, B.A. University of Minneapolis/St Paul, Minnesota, USA.

Specialty areas: Human Resource Development; Adult Education; International Education; Linguistics and African Languages; Sociology,

Publications and Conference Papers

Lecturer in Tourism Management

B.A., University of Nairobi; M.Sc., Kenyatta University; Ph.D., University of KwaZulu-Natal; Post-Doctorate Fellowship, Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad (UP).

Specialty areas: ICT4D, Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing, E-business Infrastructure, ICT Innovations and Entrepreneurship, Wireless Sensor Networks.

Assistant professor of marketing

B.Sc.; M.Sc. (Agricultural Economics – Marketing), University of Nairobi.

Speaciality areas: International Marketing, marketing research, Project Management, Marketing communication and services Marketing.

Publications and Conference Papers

Lecturer of, Hotel and Restaurant Management

B.Ed (Sc), KenyattaUniversity, M.Sc (International Hospitality Management),University of Strathclyde (UK).

Specialty area: Hotel Management.

Lecturer, Economics

B.Sc.in Agricultural Economics, Wilmington College, Wilmington, Ohio, U.S.A.,

M.Sc. in Social and Applied Economics, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio, U.S.A.

Lecture of International Business Administration

Bachelor of Architecture, University of Nairobi (K), MBA, United States International University (K), Ph.D in Management, [Ongoing]- University of Kent at Canterbury – UK

Assistant Professor of Organizational Development

B.Com. Calicuta University, India; M.Com (Management), University of Wollongong, New South Wales Australia; Ph.D Bus & Mgt, Royal Ireland Institute of Business & Technology

Publications and Conference Papers

Associate Professor of Organizational Development

BA (Management), Bhopal University-India; MBA, Osmania University-Hyderabad, India; M.Ph. (Research Training Program), The University of Sheffield, UK; Ph.D (Human Resource Management and Organizational Psychology), The University of Sheffield, UK.

Publications and Conference Papers

Assistant Professor of Economics

B.A.(Economics), M.A (Economics) PhD in International Economics and Public Sector Economics at Kenyatta University.

Specialty areas: Macroeconomics, Public Sector (Financing and Regulations), International Economics (International Finance and Trade) and Health Economics (Health Care financing and Reproductive Health)

Assistant Professor of Management

B.Com. University of Nairobi; MBA University of Nairobi; Ph.D. Cebu Doctors’ University, Philippines.

Specialty areas; Organizational Development and Transformation; Administration and Management.

Publications and Conference Papers

Lecturer of Accounting and Finance

B.Com. (University of Nairobi); M.Sc. (Accounting and Finance), University of Stirling (UK).

Specialty areas: Financial Management, Global Business Management, Financial Accounting.

Assistant Professor of Management

BA: Economics, Management, Delaware, Ohio, USA, MBA- Cleveland, Ohio, USA, MBA- Chicago, Illinois, USA, Master Science, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA , Doctor of Business Administration (On going), Durham, England, UK

Publications and Conference Papers

Associate Professor of Management, Business Research Methods and Entrepreneurship

B.Ed, M.Ed, Kenyatta University, Ph.D, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA.

Specialty areas: Entrepreneurship education/development, Business, Social and Academic Research, Human Resource Development, Management, Project Design, Implementation and Evaluation, Curriculum Development and Training Design, Implementation and Evaluation, organization Behavior and Organization Development and Consulting

Publications and Conference Papers

Professor of Economics and Associate Deputy Vice Chancellor(Academic Research)

BSc. Economics; B.A. Business Administration; MSc. Economics; Master of Urban Studies (Regional Structure); Ph.D; Portland State University (USA).

Specialty areas: International Economics, Economic Development, Comparative Economics, Managerial Economics, Transportation Economics and Planning.

Publications and Conference Papers

Lecturer of Accounting and Finance

B.Com & MBA, University of Nairobi.

Specialty areas: Management and Cost Accounting, Accounting Theory, Financial Accounting and International Financial Reporting Standards IFRS, Portfolio Management, Risk Management and Derivative Instruments.

Assistant Professor of Finance and Accounting

Lecturer, Accounting & Finance

Assistant Professor of Strategic Management

Assistant Professor of Project Management and Implementation

Associate Dean, Chandaria School of Business

Associate Professor of Accounting & Finance

Assistant Professor of General Management

Lecturer, Arabic

B.Ed. (Education-Arabic language), M.A. (Language Education), Khartoum International Institute for Arabic Language.

Specialty areas: Teaching Arabic to Non-Arabic speakers.

Lecturer, French

B.Ed. (French Language and literature, Linguistics and Geography), University of Nairobi;M.A.T. (French Literature and Education), Portland State University.

Specialty areas: Education,literature and development studies in Francophone and Anglophone Africa.

Publications and Conference Papers

Lecturer, World Civilization and Political Science

BA (International Relations), MA (International Relations), United States International University, Nairobi.

Professor of English and Linguistics & Associate Deputy Vice Chancellor (Quality Assuarance)

B.Ed. (Linguistics), M.A., (Linguistics), University of Nairobi; Ph.D (Linguistics), Monash University, Australia.

Specialty areas: Theoretical linguistics, Bantu linguistics, language variation, English language teaching

Publications and Conference Papers

Assistant Professor of Psychology

B.A. (Psychology), M.A. (Psychology), PsyD. (Clinical Psychology), United States International University.

Specialty areas: chemical dependency, clinical supervision, individual and couples therapy and other areas.

Publications and Conference Papers

Associate Professor of Psychology

B.S. (Molecular Biology), B.A. (French, Spanish), Houghton College, M.A (Cognitive/ Developmental Psychology), Ph.D. (Cognitive/Developmental Psychology), University at Albany, State University of New York.

Specialty Areas: human memory and language processing, emotion processes, neurological components of bilingualism and multilingualism, child language acquisition and development, social cognition.

Publications and Conference Papers

Lecturer of Criminal Justice

B.A. (LLB), Moi University; M.A. (LLM), University of the Witwatersrand

Specialty areas; International Law, Criminal Law/International Criminal Law and Criminal Justice

Lecturer & Internship Administrator

B.A. (Economics and Sociology), University of Nairobi; MBA (Business Administration), M.A. (Counseling Psychology), United States International University.

Assistant Professor of International Relations

B.A. (International Relations), United States International University; M.A. (Peace, Conflict and Development Studies), Ph.D (Peace, Conflict and Development Studies), Universitat Jaume I, Castellón, Spain.

Specialty areas: Security Studies and Strategies, African International Relations, Regional Conflicts in Africa, Foreign Policy, Foundations of International Relations , World crises and transformational politics, Gender and International Relations.

Associate Professor of French

BA (Teaching of French as A Foreign Language), MA (French), University of Toulouse-le-Mirail; MPhil (Linguistics), Ph.D. (Linguistics), University of Geneva.

Specialty area: French as a foreign language, cognitive linguistics, tense and aspect in Kiswahili.

Publications and Conference Papers

Lecturer and Community Service Administrator

B.A. (Literature) Somali National University; MBA (Business Administration), MOD (Organizational Development), United States International University.

Assistant Professor of Spanish

B.A. (Linguistics), University of Nairobi; Ph.D (Linguistics), University of Valladolid, Spain.

Specialty areas: Linguistics, Spanish as a foreign language, English and Kiswahili languages, and contrastive study of some speech acts in Spanish and Kiswahili.

Assistant Professor Spanish & Literature

B.A. (Theory of Literature & Comparative Literature), B.A. (Philosophy), M. Phil. (Theory of Literature & Comparative Literature), University of Granada.

Specialty areas: Spanish Language & Literature; Postmodern Philosophy; Theory of Literature & Comparative Literature.

Lecturer, Psychology

B.A. (Counseling), Kenyatta University; MA (Counseling) Keele University (UK).

Specialty areas: trauma and addiction counseling.

Assistant Professor of Psychology

B.Ed (Science), M.Ed, (Educational Psychology), Ph.D (Educational Psychology), Kenyatta University.

Specialty area: Botany & Zoology, Educational Psychology.

Professor of History

B.A. (History), University of Nairobi; M.Phil.(History), Ph.D. (History), University of Cambridge (U.K.).

Specialty areas: African prehistory, complex societies, ethnoarchaeology, taphonomy, ethnography, museum studies, archaeozoology, origins and development of food production.

Associate Professor of International Relations

B.A. (Social Studies), M.A. (Public Administration), Ph.D. (International Relations and Security), University of Bradford.

Professor of International Relations

BSc. (Political Science & Sociology), M.Sc., (International Relations), University of Nigeria; M.A. (Peace & Conflict Studies), European University Centre for Peace Studies, Stadtschalaining, Austria, Postgraduate Diploma (Research Methods), Ph.D (Peace Studies Environmental Conflicts & International Security), University of Bradford, West Yorkshire U.K.

Specialty areas: Peace building & Security Studies; Conflicts, Conflict Resolution & Development in sub-Saharan Africa; Postcolonial Studies.

Publications and Conference Papers

Professor of International Relations

BSc (Political Science), MSc (Political Science); Indiana State University, M.A (International Studies), PhD (International Studies), University of South Carolina,

Specialty areas: International Relations

Lecturer of Chinese

M.A. (Procedural Law), Liaoning University,

Specialty areas: Chinese

Professor of History and International Relations

B.A. (History), Gonzaga University; M.A. (History), Ph.D. (Diplomatic History), Ohio University, Athens.

Specialty areas: Diplomatic history, Africa in world history and politics, conflict analysis, Kenyan history, politics and foreign relations.

Publications and Conference Papers

Associate Dean, School of Humanities & Social Sciences

Program Director, General Education

Assistant Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice

B.A. (Sociology & French), M.A. (Sociology), University of Nairobi.; Ph.D (Sociology), Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, USA.

Specialty area: Sociology and French.

Associate Professor of Psychology (Research)

BEd. (Mathematics), MEd. (Education/Developmental Psychology), Kenyatta University; PhD (Cognitive Neuroscience/ Cognitive Psychology), Open University, UK.

Specialty areas: Developmental Psychology, cognitive neuroscience, psychometrics, statistics.

Publications and Conference Papers

Assistant Professor of Psychology

B.A. (Psychology), M.A. (Marriage & Family Therapy), University of Houston; Ph.D (Marital & Family Therapy), Loma Linda University.

Specialty areas: Marriage and Family Therapy, Medical Family Therapy and Program Development.

Assistant Professor of Literature

M.A. (Philology), Ph.D. (Philology), Moscow Lomonosov State University.

Specialty areas: Philosophy

Lecturer, International Relations

B.A. (International Relations), United States International University; M.A. (International Studies), Rhodes University (South Africa).

Specialty areas: Theories of international relations, conflict and conflict resolution, security and war, terrorism.

Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice

B.A. (Sociology), M.A. (Urban and Regional Planning), University of Nairobi; Ph.D. (Sociology), University of Iowa, USA.

Specialty area: Sociology, Urban and Regional Planning.

Publications and Conference Papers

Lecturer, Japanese

B.A. (Japanese), Soka University; M.A. (Literature), University of Nairobi.

Specialty areas: Teaching methods and classroom activities for Japanese; literature; education in Kenya.

Publications and Conference Papers

Associate Professor of Philosophy

B.A. (Business), George Mason University, USA; M.A. (International Affairs), Ph.D. (Communication), Ohio University, USA.

Specialty areas: Rhetoric and Public Address, Philosophy of language, Rhetorical Criticism, Cross-Cultural Communication, Organizational Communication, Persuasion, Interpretive Research Methods, Quantitative and qualitative research methods.

Publications and Conference Papers

Assistant Professor of Psychology

B.A. (Psychology), M.A.(Counseling Psychology), USIU-A; PsyD (Forensic Psychology), Alliant International University - California School of Forensic Studies, Los Angeles.

Specialty areas: Law enforcement selection, risk assessment, psychology & justice system, forensic assessment.

Publications and Conference Papers

Lecturer, International Relations

B.A. (International Relations), M.A. (International Relations), USIU-A.

Specialty areas: Conflict in Africa

Professor of Psychology

B.A. (Sociology and Anthropology), M.A. (Sociology), North Dakota University; Ph.D. (Educational Psychology and Counseling), South Dakota University.

Specialty areas: Counseling and social psychology.

Assistant Professor of Psychology

BSc. (Pharmacy), University of Nairobi; M.A. (Counseling Psychology), United States International University.

Specialty area: Chemical dependency.

Dean, School of Humanities & Social Sciences

Assistant Professor of English

B.Ed. (Linguistics), Kenyatta University; M.A. (Linguistics and African Languages), University of Nairobi; Ph.D. (Linguistic Sciences), Reading University, Berkshire (UK).

Specialty areas: Linguistics, second language acquisition, writing and intercultural communication.

Publications and Conference Papers

Lecturer Psychology

B.A. (Counseling), University of Eastern Africa, Baraton; MSc. (Work and Organizational Psychology), University of Nottingham.

Specialty areas: Industrial and Organizational Psychology.

Associate Professor of Criminal Justice

LL.B. (Hons.) Open University of Tanzania; LL.M. (International Human Rights Law) Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis; M.A. (Criminology and Criminal Justice) Indiana State University; Ph.D. (Criminal Justice) Indiana University – Bloomington;

Specialty areas: Law and Society, International Criminal Law, Criminology of International Crimes, Comparative Criminal Justice

Professor of Psychology

Deputy Vice Chancellor - Academic & Student Affairs

Professor of Literature

Lecturer, English

Lecturer, Community Service

Lecturer, English

Lecturer, English

Associate Professor of Linguistics

Assistant Professor of English

Assistant Professor of English & Linguistics

Assistant Professor of International Relations

Professor of International Relations

Assistant Professor of International Relations

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice Studies

Assistant Professor of Spanish

Lecturer of Information Systems & Technology

B.Sc. University of Nairobi; MBA, United States International University.

Specialty areas: business information systems, internet and web technologies.

Assistant Professor of Information Systems

B.Sc., M.Sc., University of Nairobi; Ph.D., University of York.

Specialty areas: systems development, data base systems and computer networks.

Lecturer of Journalism & Public Relations

M.A. (Journalism) Moscow State University.

Specialty areas: Broadcast journalism and public relations.

Associate Professor of Information Systems and Technology

Dean, School of Science and Technology

B.Ed., M.Sc. (Mathematics), Kenyatta University; M.Sc. (Computer Science) University of Adelaide. Ph.D., North West University.

Specialty areas: Computer networks and data transmission, information systems management , ICT diffusion & infusion, evaluation of information systems, ICT applications for SMEs, computer & information security, knowledge management, capacity building, e-health and e-learning.

Publications and Conference Papers

Lecturer of Information Systems and Technology

B.Sc. (Management Information Systems), United States International University; MBA, United States International University.

Publications and Conference Papers

Lecturer of Information Systems & Technology

B.Ed. (Sci) Egerton University. M.Sc. (Management Information Systems) University of Nairobi.

Specialty areas: Software engineering

Lecturer of Forensic Information Technology

Msc Network Systems , University of Sunderland UK; BSc. Computer Science, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT).

Specialty areas: Specialty area: Computer Forensics, Information Security, IT Audit, Cyber-crime

Publications and Conference Papers

Lecturer of Journalism

B.A., Kenyatta University; PGD-Film Production and Directing, Kenya Institute of Mass Communication; PGDE, Kenyatta University; M.A., Daystar University.

Specialty areas: electronic media and development communication.

Associate Professor of Information Systems and Technology

B. Ed. (Science), M.Sc. (Physics), University of Nairobi; Ph.D. (Computing), Lancaster University.

Specialty areas: Distributed multimedia computing and internet applications.

Publications and Conference Papers

Lecturer of Information Systems and Technology

B.Sc. University of Nairobi; M.Sc. (Computer Science) National University of Science and Technology.

Specialty area: software engineering.

Assistant Professor of Journalism

Ph. D Mass Communication. Specialization, corporate communication and mass communication

Lecturer of Journalism

B.A., M.A., PGD (Mass.Com.) University of Nairobi;

Specialty areas: editing skills, news reporting and writing.

Lecturer of Journalism

B.Ed. (Arts), Moi University; M.A. (Communication Studies), University of Nairobi;

Specialty areas: Development and Organizational Communication

Publications and Conference Papers

Associate Professor of Information Science and Technology

Deputy Vice Chancellor – Information Communications & Technology

B.Sc. (Computer Science), Egerton University; Ph.D. (Middleware, Lancaster University).

Specialty areas: Web Technology, Web Services, Distributed Systems, Middleware, Cloud Computing, Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing, Business Process Reengineering (BPR), e-systems, Open source Systems.

Publications and Conference Papers

Lecturer of Mathematics

M.Sc. (Mathematics, Physics, Astronomy).

Specialty areas: Improving the pedagogy focus of delivering college algebra to students and developing students’ self- efficacy in Mathematics.

Assistant Professor of Information Technology

BA(Hons.), University of Nairobi; MSc., Kenyatta University; Ph.D.(IST), University of KwaZulu-Natal; Post-Doctorate, Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad (UP).

Specialty areas: ICT4D, Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing, E-business Infrastructure, ICT Innovations and Entrepreneurship, Wireless Sensor Networks, Databases.

Publications and Conference Papers

Assistant Professor of Journalism & Mass Communication

Ph.D. (Mass Communication), Indiana University-Bloomington; M.A., Mass Communication, Miami University; B.Phil., Interdisciplinary Studies, Miami University; Dip,, Journalism, Kenya Institute of Mass Communication.

Teaching Areas: Journalism, Mass Communication, International Mass Media, Public Opinion, Communication & Politics, and Comparative Global Journalism.

Publications and Conference Papers

Assistant Professor of Information Systems and Technology

Academic Director (Information Systems ∓ Technology, Applied Computer Technology & Mathematics Programs)

Assistant Professor of Information Systems and Technology

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Assistant Professor of Journalism

Academic Director (Journalism & Communication Studies Programs)

Assistant Professor of Journalism

Assistant Professor of Journalism

Assistant Professor of Pharmacy

Acting Dean, School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

B.Pharm, University of Nairobi, PGDip. HEcon. (ST., UCT); M.Pharm, University of Nairobi; FPGEC (USA);

Specialty areas: health economics and management, pharmaceutical analysis and chemistry. Registered pharmacist

Publications and Conference Papers

Associate Professor of Natural Sciences

B.Ed. (Sc), M.Sc., Ph.D., University of Nairobi.

Specialty areas: sustainable utilization and development of resources and general environment sciences.

Publications and Conference Papers

Assistant professor of Biochemistry

Assistant Professor of Human Physiology

Assistant Professor of Analytical / Bioanalytical Chemistry

Associate Professor of Pharmacy

Lecturer, Medical Microbiology

Lecturer, Human Anatomy

Assistant Professor of Organic Chemistry