Bio for Prof Maurice N. Amutabi

Prof. Maurice Nyamanga Amutabi, PhD  is the Deputy Vice Chancellor Academic Affairs Kisii University.

Prof. Maurice N. Amutabi started teaching at university in 1989, twenty years ago. Prof. Amutabi is an Associate Professor of Social Sciences at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa, where he teaches courses in Research,

Development and Peace and Conflict Studies at graduate and undergraduate level, as well as Political Science. He also serves as the Director of Research at the University. He has previously taught at Central Washington University, USA (2005-2010) and Moi University in Kenya (1992-2000). Prof. Amutabi holds a PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA in African Studies (with concentrations in History and Political Science). He received his B.A (Hons) in Political Science and History in 1989 and M.A in 1994 from the University of Nairobi, Kenya. Prof. Amutabi is the author of The NGO Factor in Africa: The Case of Arrested Development in Kenya (New York: Routledge, 2006). Prof. Amutabi is co-author of Nationalism and Democracy for People-Centered Development in Africa (Moi University Press, 2000). He has also co-authored Foundations of Adult Education in Africa (Cape Town/Hamburg: Pearson/UNESCO, 2005). Prof. Amutabi is the co-editor of Regime Change and Transition Politics in Africa (New York: Routledge, 2012). He has written two novels, Because of Honor (a novel on Islam in Africa) and These Good People (a novel on corruption in Africa). Prof. Amutabi is also the author of Nakhamuma Stories (a collection of short stories from the Abaluyia community of western Kenya). His chapters have appeared in over two dozen books. His articles have appeared in several refereed and reputable journals such as African Studies Review, Canadian Journal of African Studies, International Journal of Educational Development; and Jenda: A Journal of Culture and African Women Studies. Amutabi has made presentations at over one hundred national and international conferences. Amutabi is the Vice-President of the Kenya Studies and Scholars’ Association (KESSA), Kenya’s premier research and academic organization. He is the editor-in-chief of Kenya Studies Review and Eastern Africa Journal of Humanities and Sciences. Prof. Amutabi has conduced extensive research in border areas of Eastern Africa, focusing on issues of poverty, cattle rustling and banditry. He has been lead researcher on projects on social protection as well as those dealing with vulnerable groups. Amutabi has supervised and examined many PhD and Masters Theses and Dissertations. Prof. Amutabi serves as external examiner of St. Paul’s University, Kenya; Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology; Kenya Polytechnic University College; Kenyatta University and the University of Zimbabwe. Prof. Amutabi has conducted consultancies for many leading organizations on economic, social and political issues. He writes on educational and political issues in national newspapers. He is also a political analyst and has appeared on leading TV stations in Kenya such as Kenya Television Network (KTN), Citizen TV and K24 TV station. He has also appeared in leading radio stations such as Citizen Radio and Kenya Broadcasting Corporal English Service radio station.