Prof. J.W. Khamasi, EBS - Registrar Academic Affairs
Jennifer W. Khamasi (PhD), EBS is an Associate Professor of Family and Consumer Sciences Education and has specialized in Curriculum and Instruction. Before joining DeKUT as the Registrar Academic Affairs IN 2014, she served Moi University in various capacities. She participated in the establishment of the Institute for Gender Equity, Research and Development (IGERD, 2005-2011) and was the first Director. Previously she served as the Associate Dean, School of Education (2002-2005) and as Head of Family and Consumer Sciences department (2003-2008). Professor has held fellowship at the International Center for Research on Women, Washington DC (2003), African Population for Health and Research Center, Nairobi (2006) and in 2009/2010 she was awarded Erasmus Mondus Scholarship which was tenable at Karolinska Institute, Sweden, and the University College London (2010). From 2005-2012, she was the Project Leader for MU-VLIR-UOS-Gender Equity Project which institutionalized gender mainstreaming strategies at Moi University from September 2007- April 2012.
A graduate of UBC (PhD), UNB (Med) and UoN (Bed), Jennifer’s research interests include teacher education, technical and vocational education, gender and leadership, participatory research methodologies, peace education and refugee studies. Additional interests include cultural practices and ways in which they manifest/inform human sexuality. Jennifer has special interest in vulnerable learners. She has taught and published in the areas of interest and a number of her publications include co-edited books – Gender Practices and Challenges: A Call for Accountability, Moi University Press (2013a), Gender, Sexuality and the Media: A Question of Accountability, Moi university Press (2013b), Engaging Patriarchy: Challenges and Responsibilities for Educators and Policy Makers (Moi University Press, 2011), New Wine Old Wine Skins (nova Publishers USA, 2010) and Sexuality: An African perspective. The politics of Self and Cultural Beliefs (Moi University Press, 2005). Her recent publications include: The Home Economics Education Spirit Awakens in Support of a Culture of learning https://www.ca-symposium.com/ (2021); Participatory Engagement and Outreach as a Safe Communication Space for School Students, in ‘Handbook on Promoting Social Justice in Education’ (2020) and Living, Learning and Teaching in a Refugee Camp: Biographies of Perseverance in Higher Education Challenges for Migrants and Refugee Students in a Global World (2019).