Jimmy K. N. Macharia, PhD

Areas of interest/specialization: Information Systems

Biography:

Prof Jimmy Macharia is an Associate Professor of Information Systems and Technology. He is a dedicated and committed academician, and consultant who specializes in the field of Information Systems and Technology. Able to demonstrate strong Information Systems expertise from management, research, analysis, design, implementation and evaluation, case writing and full project implementation and management. Committed to the field of research and development with the aim of improving standards of information systems and technology adoption, diffusion, use, policy and practices through leveraging ICT in business organizations, government and other enterprises. I have demonstrated ability to work in a team where I thrive in highly pressurized and challenging working environments. I have gained tremendous leadership and managerial skills in my tenure as the immediate former dean for five years (2013-2017) in the School of Science and Technology at United States International University. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK), and Member of Association of Computing Machinery (ACM). Former Chair, Board of Directors at Kenya Information Network Centre (KeNIC). He is a subject matter expert and Curriculum reviewer resource person with Commissions for University Education (CUE. He was an External Examiner at the Department of Computer Science, Kenyatta University for three years -2013-2016. He is currently serving as external examiner for PhD Theses and Undergraduate programs and master’s examinations and projects, in the Department of Management Sciences, Faculty of Commerce, University of Nairobi. He is also an External Examiner at Moi University, Department of Information sciences, School of Computing and Information Sciences. He was one of the four USIU consulting team member overseeing the implementing of Teachers Service Commission (TSC) ICT strategy.

Academic Degrees;

1. Doctor of Philosophy in Business Management, North-West University, South Africa, (2011). (Management Information Systems Track)

2. Postgraduate Certificate of Academic Practice (UK), 2008

3. Masters of Computer Science degree

University of Adelaide, Australia, 1994

4. Postgraduate Diploma in Computer Science

University of Nairobi, Kenya, 1991

(Distinction)

5. Masters of Science degree (Applied Maths)

Kenyatta University, Kenya, 1989

6. Bachelor of Education,

Kenyatta University, Kenya, 1987

(First class honours)

Publications;

Patents

  1. Patent NO: KIPI Registration no.: 110 (45) Date of grant: 20/05/2016 (21) Application no.: KE/14/00401 (22) Filing Date: 26/02/2014 (31)

Published Refereed Journal Articles;

Munene, D., & Macharia, J. (2015). Cloud Computing Information Sharing Capability Influence on Quality of Healthcare Management of Chronic Diseases. Journal of Emerging Trends in Computing and Information Sciences, 6(8), 421-430. Retrieved from http://erepo.usiu.ac.ke/handle/11732/3141

Pelser, T. G., & Macharia, J. K. (2013). Diffusion and Infusion of Information and Communication Technologies in Kenyan Higher Education. South African Journal of Higher Education, 27(3), 662-681. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.20853/27-3-257

Macharia, J. K., & Pelser, T.. (2012). Key factors that influence the diffusion and infusion of information and communication technologies in Kenyan higher education. Studies in Higher Education, 1-15. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1080/03075079.2012.729033

Macharia,, J., & Nyakwende, E. (2011). Gender differences in internet usage intentions for learning in higher education: An empirical study. Journal of Languages, Technology & Entrepreneurship., 3(1), 244-254. Retrieved from https://www.ajol.info/index.php/jolte/article/view/66723/54609

Macharia, ,J., & Thuo, ,. C. (2011). Serving global customers: adoption of (e-CRM) by small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Kenya. International Journal of Current Research, 33(6), :270-277. Retrieved from https://www.ajol.info/index.php/jolte/article/view/66723/54609

Macharia, J. & Nyakwende, E. (2010). Influence of university factors on the student’s acceptance of internet based learning tools in higher education, Journal of communication and computer, USA. 7(10) :72-82.

Macharia, J. & Nyakwende, E. (2010). The influence of E-Mail on students’ learning in higher education: An extension to the technology acceptance model (TAM). Asian journal of information technology, 9(3):123-132

Macharia, J, & Nyakwende, E (2010). Vice Chancellors Influence on Academic Staff Intentions to Use Learning Management Systems (LMS) For Teaching and Learning. Journal of Languages, Technology & Entrepreneurship. Vol. 2, No. 1, pp.221-231

Macharia, J. (2009). Factors affecting the adoption of e-commerce in SMEs in Kenya. International. Journal of Technology Intelligence and Planning, Vol. 5, No. 4, pp. 386-401.

Macharia, J, & Nyakwende, E (2009). Infrastructure and Access of ICTs Effect on Student Adoption and diffusion of Internet Based Learning Technologies. Journal of Languages and Technology, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 1-22.

Published Reviewed Conference Papers;

Macharia, J; Ndirangu,D; Mbogo,M (2017) Determinants of plagiarism software adoption by university students: The case of United States International University. The 4th East African Multi-Disciplinerly Research Conference EARMARC 4), USIU-Africa, Nairobi Kenya

Macharia, J., & Maroa, C. (2014). Health Management Information Systems (HMIS) Implementation Characteristics that Influence the Quality of Healthcare in Private Hospitals in Kenya. IST-Africa 2014 Conference Proceedings (pp. 1-12). IEEE. doi:10.1109/ISTAFRICA.2014.6880631

Mbogo, M., & Macharia, J. (2014). E-Transactions and Management Accounting Practices of Kenyan Manufacturing Companies: A Literature Review. ICSB World Conference Proceeding. Retrieved from https://search.proquest.com/openview/01bad97cc2140212f7dd6ba33fa43c9a/1?pq-origsite=gscholar&cbl=39996

Namuye, S., Mutanu, L., Chege, G., & Macharia, J. (2014). Leveraging health through the enhancement of information access using Mobile and service oriented technology. IST-Africa Conference. IEEE. doi:10.1109/ISTAFRICA.2014.6880661

Macharia, J. (2013). Mobile Applications to Enhance Versatility of Mobile Learning in Higher Education. 6 UbuntuNet Alliance annual conference, 2013, (pp. 135-144). Retrieved from https://repository.ubuntunet.net/bitstream/handle/10.20374/186/machariaj.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y

Macharia, J., & Okunoye, A. (2013). Mobile Banking Influence on Wealth Creation for the Unbanked. nternational Conference on ICT for Africa 2013, February 20 --23, Harare, Zimbabwe, (pp. 1-9). Retrieved from http://erepo.usiu.ac.ke/bitstream/handle/11732/783/Paper%20Template%20of%20WJMS%20(Use%20%E2%80%9CTitle%20of%20Paper%E2%80%9D%20style).pdf?sequence=4&isAllowed=y

Macharia, ,. J., & Nyakwende, E. (2012). Factors Influencing the Diffusion of Learning Management Systems by Instructors in Higher Education. International Conference on ICT for Africa 2012 , 21-24th March, Makerere University Business School Kampala, Uganda,, (pp. 1-16).

Macharia, J., & Nyakwende, E. (2011). Towards a dynamic model for diffusion of learning management systems by university instructors. 3rd International Conference on ICT for Africa, March 23?26, Covenant University, Ota State, Nigeria,, (pp. 138-149). Retrieved from http://erepo.usiu.ac.ke/bitstream/handle/11732/1814/2011%20%2302-%20Conference%20Proceeding%20-ICIA%202011.pdf?sequence=2&isAllowed=y

Macharia, J. & Nyakwende, E. (2010) Influence of university factors on the students’ acceptance of internet based learning tools in higher education, Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on ICT for Africa, March 25?27, Yaoundé, Cameroon. Baton Rouge, LA: International Center for IT and Development. Pp. 89-100

Macharia, J. & Nyakwende, E. (2009). “Gender differences in internet usage intentions for learning in higher education: An empirical study”. Proceedings from International Conference on Education. 8th -10th July 2009, Kenyatta University. Nairobi, Kenya.

Macharia, J. & Nyakwende, E. (2009).” Information & Communication Technologies (ICTs) in Higher Education: Factors Influencing Adoption and Diffusion By Students in Kenyan Universities”. Proceedings from International Technology, Education and Development (INTED) 2009 Conference, 9th – 11th. March 2009 Valencia, Spain. Valencia, Spain.

Macharia, J. & Nyakwende, E. (2009). “Information & Communication Technologies (ICTs) in Higher Education: Factors Influencing Adoption and Diffusion By Students in Kenyan Universities”. Proceedings from International Conference: VLIR-IUC-University of Nairobi Project, Health (RH), Computer Science (COSC), ICT/Library (ILIB).. 2nd to 5th February 2009, Naivasha, Kenya.

Macharia, J. (2008). “Towards Quality Assurance in Postgraduate Supervision: The Case of EMOD at USIU”. Proceedings from Internal Quality Assurance Symposium: Celebrating Success and Keeping the Ball Rolling After CHE & WASC Re-accreditation. United States International University, 3rd to 4th September 2008. Nairobi, Kenya.

Macharia, J. (2007). Factors affecting the adoption of e-commerce in SMEs in Kenya. Proceedings from 52nd ICSB World Conference 13 -- 15 June 2007 Turku, Finland.

Macharia, J. (2007). “The Impact of Trainability Factors on the Effectiveness of E-Learning as a Staff Training Tool in Kenyan Banks”. Proceedings from International Conference on Africa: The Journey towards Good Governance, Learning Societies/Organizations and Ethical Leadership. . City and Country Graduate School of Business & Government Leadership, Mafikeng Campus, Northwest University, Mmabatho, South Africa. February 15 2007 to February 17, 2007,

Macharia, J. (2006). “Corporate Governance of Kenyan SMEs for Economic Development“. Proceedings from the 12th Annual International Management Conference, November 21st - 24th 2006, Makerere University Business School, Kampala Uganda.

Macharia J. & Gachie C. (2006). Factors Affecting the Adoption of Online Reservations Systems by Hotels in Kenya: Proceedings from the 3rd. International Entrepreneurship Conference, Centre of Excellency in Entrepreneurship Development, United States International University, 31st May to 2nd June, 2006, Nairobi. Kenya.

Gituru F. & Macharia J. (2006). Factors Affecting User Acceptance of Information Technology Systems in Kenya: Proceedings from the 3rd. International Entrepreneurship Conference, Centre of Excellency in Entrepreneurship Development, United States International University, 31st May to 2nd June, 2006, Nairobi. Kenya.

Macharia, J. & Li-June Y (1994). An Adaptive Multi-services Generic Flow control protocol, Proceedings of the Australian National Telecommunication Networks and Applications conference (Dec 5 - 7) ATNAC`94 Melbourne, Australia. Pp.845-850.

Published Books;

1. Macharia J. Computer Studies Book 1, A Text Book For Secondary Schools Computer Studies Education, 2nd Edition, Topmark Publishers, Nairobi Kenya. 2006, ISBN 9966-9671-0-9

2. Macharia J. Computer Studies Book 2, A Text Book For Secondary Schools Computer Studies Education, Topmark Publishers, Nairobi Kenya. 2006 ISBN 9966-9671-1-7

3. Macharia J. Computer Studies Book 3, a Text book for secondary schools computer studies education , Topmark Publishers, Nairobi Kenya. 2005. ISBN 9966-9671-2-5

4. Macharia J. Computer Studies Book 4, A Text Book For Secondary Schools Computer Studies Education, Topmark Publishers, Nairobi Kenya. 2005. ISBN 9966-9671-3-3

Seven Published Business Cases;

  1. Macharia, J (2007). Software Technologies Case, [Available from http://www.ifc.org/gbsn].
  2. Macharia, J (2007). The Nairobi Hospital Case (A). , [Available from http://www.ifc.org/gbsn]
  3. Macharia, J (2007). The Nairobi Hospital Case (B). , [Available from http://www.ifc.org/gbsn]
  4. Kiriri, P. & Macharia, J. (2006). Wanachionline Limited. , [Available from http://www.ifc.org/gbsn]
  5. Chege, G. & Macharia, J. (2006). Symphony Limited , [Available from http://www.ifc.org/gbsn].
  6. Macharia, J (2005). Sync-Tronic, [Available from http://www.ifc.org/gbsn]
  7. Macharia, J (2007). Marksign Media Promotions Ltd.: Financing for expansion when cash flow statements “Say No”

Teaching;

Student evaluation of instructor and course

Name Course Code Section Number of Student who responded Average Score
Fall 2017
Macharia, Jimmy IST1010 (UG17) F 61 4.22
Macharia, Jimmy IST1010 (UG17) G 56 4.34
Macharia, Jimmy IST2040 (UG17) B 47 4.1
Summer 2017
Macharia, Jimmy IST1010 (UG16) E 23 3.96
Macharia, Jimmy IST1010 (UG16) G 38 4
Spring 2017
Macharia, Jimmy IST2040 (UG16) C 30 4.43
Macharia, Jimmy MBH6040 (GR16) A 16 4.45
Fall 2016
Macharia, Jimmy IST3050 (UG16) B 18 4.21
Summer 2016
Macharia, Jimmy IST3050 (UG15) A 32 4.13
Spring 2016
Macharia, Jimmy IST2040 (UG15) C 46 4.43
Macharia, Jimmy IST3050 (UG15) A 31 4.16
Macharia, Jimmy MBH6040 (GR15) A 25 4.4

Semester Year Course Section Students Score Grade
FALL 2010 IST2040 E 29 92.40 A
SPRING 2009 NET4040 A 23 97.80 A
SPRING 2008 NET4040 A 10 93.20 A
FALL 2007 NET4040 A 20 92.67 A
SUMMER 2007 IST2020 A 14 90.95 A
SPRING 2007 IST2020 A 11 94.18 A
NET4040 A 17 92.00 A
SPRING 2006 IST4050 A 25 89.33 A
NET4040 A 12 92.44 A
SUMMER 2006 IST6000 A 4 85.67 B+
IST2020 A 14 91.71 A
NET4040 A 8 93.00 A
FALL 2006 IST2020 A 22 95.39 A
IST2040 B 15 90.31 A
NET4040 A 10 91.73 A