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KCA UNIVERSITY

Prof. Joshua G. Bagaka’s

Position/Status

Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic Affairs, Research and Innovation

E-mail Address

bagakas@kca.ac.ke

Phone

+254790218317

Academic Qualification

  • PhD Quantitative Research Methods & Statistics (Michigan State Univ. , USA);
  • MSc Probabilities & Statistics (Michigan State Univ. , USA);
  • B.Ed, Science in Mathematics (UoN)

Membership of Professional Bodies/Associations

  • Member, America Educational Research Association (AERA);
  • Member of the Board, Mid-Western Educational Research Association (MWERA);
  • Founding member, Educational Research Exchange (ERE);
  • Member, Kenya Scholars & Studies Association (KESSA)

Profile

Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, and Enrolment Management, KCA University, Nairobi, Kenya, August 2016 – Present.

Director, Assessment of Student Learning, Office of Academic Planning, Cleveland State University, January 2013 – July 2016.

Director, Ph. D in Urban Education, College of Education and Human Services, Cleveland State University, August 2003 -August 2010.

Fulbright Scholar, African Regional Research Program, August 2010 -May 2011. Catholic University of Eastern Africa (primary host) and Kisii University College (secondary host)

Professor of Educational Research Design and Statistics, Department of Curriculum and Foundations, College of Education and Human Services, Cleveland State University , August 2010 – 1016

Associate Professor of Educational Research Design and Statistics, Department of Curriculum and Foundations, College of Education and Human Services, Cleveland State University, August 2001 – August 2010.

Assistant Professor of Educational Research Design and Statistics, Department of Curriculum and Foundations, College of Education and Human Services, Cleveland State University, August 1996 – 2001.

Research Specialist, Urban Affairs Programs, Michigan State University, January 1992 – August 1996

High school mathematics teacher, Teachers’ Service Commission (TSC) of Kenya, July 1981-March 1983.

Research Interest

  1. Utilization of hierarchical linear models (HLM) in analyzing school, teacher, and classroom effects on student learning outcomes.
  2. Exploring the utility of HLM to identify the value-added indicators of school and teacher effectiveness on student learning outcomes.
  3.  Identification of factor that impact student success in university settings
  4. Analysis of opportunities and challenges associated with Dual Citizenship in contemporary society

Research Topics

  • Quantitative Research Methodology
  • Statistics

Academic Background

Undergraduate

  • STA 2101: Business Statistics II, School of Business
  • MISM 5401: Advanced Research Methods
  • MDA 5201: Mathematical Statistics and Data Analysis

Selected Publications( Books, Refereed publications & Non Refereed publications )

Refereed Journal Articles:

Bagaka’s, J. G., & Otiso, W. N. (Under Review). Towards a Dual Approach to Dual Citizenship in Kenya: Opportunities and Challenges. Kenya Scholars and Studies Review.

Giraldo-Garcia, R., Bagaka’s, J. G., & Galletta, A. (2018). The Intersection of Culture and Institutional Support for Latino Students’ Academic Success: Remediation or Empowerment? Journal of Latinos and Education.

Giraldo-Garcia, R. & Bagaka’s, J. G. (2017). Critical analysis of the educational success of African immigrants and African Americans in the US. Journal of Global Initiatives, 11, 2, 1-18.
Bagaka’s, J. G., Badillo, N., Bransteter, I., & Rispinto, S. (2015). Exploring Student Success in a Doctoral Program: The Power of Mentorship and Research Engagement. International Journal of Doctoral Studies, 10, 323-342.

Bagaka’s, J. G. (2011). The role of teacher characteristics and practices on upper secondary school students’ mathematics self-efficacy in Nyanza Province, Kenya: A multilevel analysis. International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 9, 4, 817-842.

Bagaka’s, J. G. (2010). Many districts left behind: An individual change analysis of inequity in the Kenyan primary educational opportunities (2001-2007). International Journal of Educational Development, 30, 586-591.

Noelker, L.S., Ejaz, F.K., Menne, H. & Bagaka’s, J. G. (2009). Factors Affecting
Frontline Workers’ Satisfaction with Supervision. Journal of Aging and Health, Vol. 21, No. 1, 85-101.

Loovis, E.M., Butterfield , S.A. , & Bagaka’s, J. G. (2008). Catching development by
children in grades k-8: A multi-cohort longitudinal study. Perceptual and Motor Skill, 107, 121-128.

Ejaz, F.K., Noelker, L.S., Menne, H. & Bagaka’s, J. G. (2008). The impact of stress
and support on direct care workers’ job satisfaction. The Gerontologist, 48, 60-70.

Scott, C., & Bagaka’s, J. G. (2006). Teacher efficacy, school reform, and state tests. Academic Exchange Quarterly, 10, 3, 178-182.

Kim, S. H, & Bagaka’s, J. (2005). The digital divide in students’ usage of technology tools: a multilevel analysis of the role of teacher practices and classroom characteristics. Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education [Online Series], 5(3/4).
Available: http://www.citejournal.org/vol5/iss3/currentpractice/article1.cfm

Roulette-McIntyre, O., Bagaka’s, J. B., & Drake, D. D.(2005). Identifying aspects of parental involvement that affect the academic achievement of high school students. ERS Spectrum: Journal of Research and Information, 23, 2, 32-37.

Bagaka’s, J. G., & Wyman, P. K. (2004). Suggesting a value-added model for appraising school effectiveness. Journal for Effective Schools, 3, 1, 13-27.

Scott, S., & Bagaka’s, J. G. (2004). Moving district reform into schools: The link between teachers’ perceptions of school district reform efforts and their participation in professional activities. Planning and Change, 35, 1&2, 69-84.

Wang, L. C., & Bagaka’s, J. G. (2002). Understanding the dimensions of self-exploration in Web-based learning environments. Journal for Research on Technology in Education, 34 (3), 364-373.

Darden, J. T., Bagaka’s, J. B., & Ji, S, J. (1997). Racial residential segregation and the concentration of low- and high-income households in the 45 largest U.S. metropolitan areas. Journal of Developing Societies, 13, 2.

Darden, J. T., Bagaka’s, J. B., & Li, C, H. (1997). Racial inequality of enrollment in selected U.S. institutions of higher education. Equity & Excellence in Education, 30, 1, 47-55.

Darden, J. T., Bagaka’s, J. B., & Kamel, S. (1996). Historically black institutions and desegregation: The dilemma revisited. Equity & Excellence in Education, 29, 2, 56-68.

Li, C., Bagaka’s, J. B., & Darden, J. (1995). A comparison of the U.S. Census Summary Tape Files 1A and 3A in measuring residential segregation. Journal of Economic and Social Measurement, 21, 2, 145-155.

Darden, J. T., Bagaka’s, J. B., Armstrong, T., & Payne, T. (1994). Segregation of American Indian undergraduate students in institutions of higher education. Equity & Excellence in Education, 27, 3, 61-68.

Darden, J. T., Bagaka’s, J. B., Armstrong, T. (1994). Segregation of undergraduate Hispanic students in United States institutions of higher education. Equity & Excellence in Education, 27, 3, 69-75.

Darden, J. T., Bagaka’s, J. B., Marajh, O. (1992). Historically black colleges and the dilemma of desegregation: A reassessment. Equity & Excellence in Education, 25, 2-4, 106-112.

Miscellaneous Publications (Newsletters, Magazines, etc.):

What Election 2008 Means to all of us, African American Lifestyle Magazine, fall 2008.
Why Narc is gradually losing direction, Daily Nation, Kenya, January 13, 2004.

Conferences & Chapters

8. REFEREED CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS (after 2000):

a.) National/International

Bagaka’s, J. G. (2014, September). Whither Kenya? Perspectives on insecurity, politics, land and the 2010 constitution. Kenya Scholars & Studies Association Conference. University of North Alabama, Florence, Alabama.

Bagaka’s, J. G., & Alveranga, A. (2013, September). The Kenyan Presidential Election System: Modeling its fairness in national representation. Kenya Scholars & Studies Association Conference. Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio.

Giraldo-Garcia, R. & Bagaka’s, J. G. (2013, September). Analysis of the educational success of African immigrants and African-American in the US: Examining the black-white achievement-gap. Kenya Scholars & Studies Association Conference. Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio.

Bagaka’s, J. G., & Otiso, W. N. (2012, September). Fidelity of dual citizenship in the new Kenya constitution. Kenya Scholars & Studies Association Conference. Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio.

Bagaka’s, J. G. (2012, September). Single-gender boarding high schools in Kenya: Opportunity to enhance . Kenya Scholars & Studies Association Conference. Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio.

Bagaka’s, J. G. (2012, April). Teacher practices and beliefs on students’ mathematics self-efficacy in Kenya: A multilevel analysis. The American Educational Research Association Conference, Vancouver, Canada.

Bagaka’s, J. G. (2011, September). Effective Teacher Practices on Kenyan High School Students’ Mathematic Self-Efficacy: A Multilevel Analysis. Kenya Scholars & Studies Association Conference. Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio.

Bagaka’s, J. G., & Rache, F. (2011, September). Opportunities and Challenges of doing business in Kenya. Kenya Scholars & Studies Association Conference. Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio.

b.) Regional

Bransteter, I., & Rispinto, S., Bagaka’s, J.G., Badillo, N.,. (2013, November). Exploring student success in a doctoral program: A qualitative inquiry. Midwestern Educational Research Association Conference. Evanston, Illinois.

Quinn, K., Williams, T. R., Davis, B., Pitre, S., & Bagaka’s, J. G. (2012, November). Exploring bullying in doctoral program: Reducing negative peer relationships. Midwestern Educational Research Association Conference. Evanston, Illinois.

Bagaka’s, J.G. (2012, November). School context and teacher practices on students’ mathematics self-efficacy in Kenya. Midwestern Educational Research Association Conference. Evanston, Illinois.

Bagaka’s, J.G., Badillo, N., Bransteter, I., & Rispinto, S. (2012, November). Exploring student success in a doctoral program: The power of mentorship and research engagement. Midwestern Educational Research Association Conference. Evanston, Illinois.

9. INVITED PRESENTATIONS AND KEYNOTE ADDRESSES:

Bagaka’s, J. G. (2013, September). Challenges of recent trends in university education in Kenya: Opportunities for Kenyan Scholars in the Diaspora. An invited keynote at the Kenya Scholars & Studies Association Conference. Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio.

Bagaka’s, J. G. (2013, December). Educational cooperative opportunities between the US and Kenya. Panel discussion at the Kenya Diaspora Conference, Washington, DC.

Bagaka’s, J. G. (2011, April). Enhancing research in a university setting: Pacing at Kisii University. An invited keynote at the Annual Kisii University Conference, Kisii, Kenya.

Bagaka’s, J. G. (2010, November). Hierarchical view of inter- and intra-disciplinary collaborative research: enhancing capacities, innovation, and sustainability of research in a globalized society. An invited keynote at the Alexander Von Humboldt Alumni Association Conference, Nairobi, Kenya.

Research Grants

a.) Funded External Grants: Delatte, N.J. (PI), Bosela, P. (Co-PI), & Bagaka’s, J.B. (Co-PI) (2009). Implementing and assessment of failure case studies in the engineering curriculum. National Science Foundation, $500,000.

Thesis

David Ochieng (2019), Eugenea Kololi (2019)

Prof. Joshua G. Bagaka’s
bagakas@kca.ac.ke
+254790218317