Dean, Faculty of Computing and Information Management
Mr. Ezekiel Kuria has been with Faculty of Computing and Information Management (FOCIM) since 2005. He was Head of Department, in charge of examinations from 2007 to 2012, and Associate Dean since 2013. He has extensive experience in computer based information systems and is an expert in Geographical Information Systems\ remote sensing. He is currently ABD (All but Dissertation) in his PhD studies in Web-GIS at JKUAT.
Mr. Kuria has extensive experience in faculty management and university processes. He has been involved in many university committees and policy formulation since 2007 and has been at the centre of all curriculum development and accreditation at Faculty of Computing and Information Management since its inception.
Mr. Ezekiel Kuria has been Acting Dean, Faculty of Computing and Information Management for the last six months. As substantive Dean, he will manage strategic planning, student learning assessment, academic program review; provide intellectual leadership and strategic academic direction to the faculty, among many other responsibilities.
Dean, School of Graduate Studies and Research
Dr. Wycliffe Misuko Nyaribo holds a Ph.D in Business Administration, Masters of Commerce (Business Administration) and Bachelor of Commerce from MDS University Ajmer, India. He has held various management positions in KCA University for the last twelve years. Dr. Nyaribo has been at KCA University since 2004. He was the head of Department for University of South Africa (UNISA) Distance Learning program from 2006 to 2009. He served as an Associate Dean from 2009-2013, and as Acting Dean for six months in the School of Business and Public Management.
He played a major role in the development of curriculums for both undergraduate and post graduate programmes which were approved by the Commission for University Education. He was part of the team that managed KCAU’s transition from college to University, securing the Letter of Interim Authority and finally, the University Charter in 2013. He has published several papers appearing in a wide range of international peer-reviewed journals.
As Dean, School of Graduate Studies and Research, Dr. Nyaribo will manage strategic planning, promote a research culture among faculty and graduate students, and provide intellectual leadership and strategic academic direction to the faculty, among many other responsibilities.
Director, Distance Learning and Information and Communications Technology
Mr. Samuel Matende has extensive experience in both ICT practice and academia. In industry, he has served in a number of positions including Systems Developer, Systems Administrator and IT Manager. At KCA University, Mr. Matende, in collaboration with others, established the Faculty of Computing and Information Management where, he also served as Associate Dean and senior lecturer. He played a critical role in the development of the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology which is the flagship programme of the faculty.
Mr. Matende is currently writing his dissertation and is looking forward to defending his PhD later this year. He has published in areas such as User Participation and Enterprise Resource Planning Systems.
As Director, Mr. Matende will manage strategic planning of the ICT department, enhance the capacity of the Distance Learning department, and review student recruitment strategies for the Distance Learning Module among many other responsibilities.
Dean, School of Business and Public Management
Dr. Renson Muchiri Mwangi has nineteen (19) years’ experience working in Kenyan universities. He served as a lecturer at Africa Nazarene University and Daystar University before joining KCAU in 2007 as the founding Director of Research and Extensions where, he was part of KCA’s transition from a college to university. He also played a lead role in setting up of the research department.
In 2012, he was appointed Dean, School of Graduate Studies and Research and later as Acting Dean, School of Business and Public Management in 2016. During his tenure at KCA University, Dr. Muchiri founded the KCA Journal of Business Management, a peer referred journal hosted by Africa Journals Online (AJOL) which, in 2013 had the highest download rate per article among 156 open access journals hosted on AJOL.
Dr. Muchiri has been Acting Dean of the School of Business and Public Management for the last one year. As substantive Dean, he will manage strategic planning, student learning assessment, academic program review; provide intellectual leadership and strategic academic direction to the faculty, among many other responsibilities.
Associate Dean, Faculty of Computing and Information Management
Dr. Henry Mwangi has worked in various capacities at the Faculty of Computing and Information Management. As coordinator of Postgraduate Research (FOCIM), Dr. Mwangi has supervised several Masters students’ projects including the MSc. Data Communication, MSc. Information System Management (ISM), and MSc. Data Analytics. He also led the Curriculum Development team that managed the Review of the current Bachelor and Masters programmes in the faculty.
Dr. Mwangi has published in areas of Simulation and Modelling of Diseases particularly HIV, TB and Malaria. His teaching and research interests are in Data Analytics, System Dynamics, and using current tools like R and Python.
As Associate Dean, Dr. Mwangi will oversee the smooth running of the Faculty of Computing and Information Management from Computer Labs, overseeing various Diplomas, Undergraduate Programmes and Postgraduate Programmes, projects at both diploma and undergraduate levels as well as research in postgraduate levels.
Head of Department, Curriculum and Postgraduate Studies (FOCIM)
Dr. Simon Nyaga Mwendia is a lecturer in the Faculty of Computing and Information Management. He has served in the faculty since 2008 where he has held several positions. He was faculty research coordinator from 2010 to 2012 and has been acting Head of Department, postgraduate programmes and curriculum in faculty for the last six months.
He has a Masters in Information Systems (Artificial Intelligence) and a PhD in Computer Science from University of Nairobi. His areas of interest include mobile applications development and ambient intelligence technologies for learning support. Dr. Mwendia is a published scholar; his publications include two book chapters published by IG Global publishers and four peer papers published by IEEE Xplore Digital Library and ACM Digital Library. He is also project coordinator of Kenya-Norway mobility programme (KENOMO). The project aims to improve the quality and internationalization of computer science education at partner institutions including KCA University, University of Nairobi, Linking Industry with Academia (LIWA) in Kenya and University of Stavanger in Norway
In his role as HOD, Dr. Mwendia will guide postgraduate student’s research projects and assist the Dean in formulating and reviewing academic programs, among other tasks