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Dr.Kyalo Wa Ngula

Dr.Kyalo Wa Ngula

Senior Lecturer

Email: kngula@chuka.ac.ke

Faculty: Humanities and Social Sciences

Department: Humanities

Biography

Teaching

Outputs

Research/PhD

FIELD OF SPECIALIZATION
Human Scientist: Senior lecturer of mass communication

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP
East African Communication Association (EACA)
Public Relations Society of Kenya (PRSK)

WORK EXPERIENCE
2019- Present: Senior Lecturer, mass communication and journalism, Chuka University.
2010-2019 Lecturer, Africa Nazarene University, Nairobi, Kenya.
2010-2012 Communication Consultant, Africa Nazarene University (ANU), Nairobi, Kenya.
2014-2019 Examination Officer, Mass communication Department (ANU).
2014-2014 Secretary, Mass Communication Department, Africa Nazarene University
2008-2017 – Adjunct Faculty, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology.
2009-2013-Part-time Lecturer, Daystar University, Nairobi, Kenya.
2008-2009- Research Assistant, Daystar University Research and Publications Directorate
1992-2001-Accounts Assistant, Intra Safaris Ltd
Examiner, Supervisor, Peer Reviewer, Consultant and Volunteer.

EDUCATION
2012-2015: Ph.D. in Mass Communication. Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology
2011-2013: Postgraduate Certificate in Pedagogy- Africa Nazarene University/ York St John University.
2006-2008: Masters of Arts in Development Communication: Daystar University
2001-2005: Bachelor of Arts in Electronic Communication: Daystar University.

KEY RESEARCH PROJECTS
1. 2018-2019 Communication Audit-Situational Analysis preceding 2019 Census (Kenya National Bureau of Statistics).
2. 2012-2013- KES 600,000.00 Franklin Research Grant. American Philosophical Society. For Impact of Church contextual factors on church-going youth’s HIV prevention behavior in Nairobi, Kenya. Research by Miller, A.N & Ngula, K.
3. 2010: KES 750,000 Grant from University of Central Florida to 6 collaborators. For Kenyan Religious Leaders’ Perspectives on Communicating about HIV and Sexuality Study.
4. 2007-2008: KES 250,000.00 Grant by Daystar University, for Miller, Kizito, Ngula- Life and work as a communication scholar in East Africa: A challenge to the communication discipline.
5. 2005-2006: KES 200,000.00 Grant by Daystar University for 10 collaborators in research, production and evaluation of vernacular radio edutainment programming with implications for HIV/AIDS prevention targeting young women in the Machakos District, Kenya.

SCHOLARLY PUBLICATIONS
1. Kigatiira, K. Mberia, H. and Ngula, K. (2017). The effect of the nature of messages conveyed between the extension officers and farmers on the adoption of Irish potato farming in Meru County. International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences. 8(4), pages 392-407.
2. Kigatiira, K. Mberia, H. and Ngula, K. (2017). The effect of communication channels used between extension officers and farmers on the adoption of Irish potato farming. International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences. 8. (4), pages 377-391.
3. Ngula, K., Miller, A.N., Mberia, H.K. (2017). Motivational and Parental Mediation Factors Related to Kenyan Adolescents’ Intake of Sexual Radio and TV Content, Health Communication, DOI: 10.1080/10410236.2017.1306909.
4. Ngula, K. Mberia, H.K., Miller, A.N. (2016). Parental Mediation of Adolescents’ Media Use and Demographic Factors as Predictors of Kenyan High School Students’ Exposure to Sexual Content in Television. African Journal of AIDS Research, 15(1):1-8. doi: 10.2989/16085906.2015.1131727.
5. Ngula, K., Mberia, H.K., Miller, A.N. (2015). Assessing sexual television (TV) and radio programming that Nairobi adolescents watch and listen to. IOSR Journal of Humanities and Social Science (IOSR-JHSS) Vol. 20, 8, PP 70-77 DOI: 10.9790/0837-20847077.
6. Ngula, K., Mberia, H.K., Miller, A.N. (2015). Kenyan High School students’ seeking out for sexual radio and TV content. Journal of Humanities and Social Science (IOSR-JHSS), Vol. 20, 9, PP 112-121. DOI: 10.9790/0837-2093112121.
7. Miller, A. N., & Ngula, K. (2013). The impact of church contextual factors on church going youths’ prevention behavior in Nairobi, Kenya: A cross -denominational study. African Journal of AIDS Research, 12, 131-140.
8. Miller, A.N., Ngula, K & Musambira, G. (2012). Predictors of sexual behaviour among church-going youths in Nairobi, Kenya: a cross-denominational study. African Journal of AIDS Research, 11:57–64.
9. Miller, A. N., Booker, N. A., Mwithia, J. K., Kizito, M. N., & Ngula, K. (2011).Kenyan Patients’ Attitudes Regarding Doctor Ethnicity and Patient-Provider Communication. African Communication Research, 2.
10. Miller, A. N., Kinya, J., Kizito, M., Ngula, K., Njoroge, L., & Davis, K. D. (2011). Kenyan Religious Leaders’ Perspectives on Communicating about HIV and Sexuality. African Journal of AIDS Research 2011, 10(3): 271–280.
11. Ngula, K., & Miller, A. N. (2010). Self-disclosure of HIV seropositivity in Kenya: boundary management by HIV-positive Kamba men and their families. Southern Communication Journal, 75, 28-48.
12. Miller, A. N., Kizito, M. N., & Ngula, K. (2010). Research and Publication by Communication Faculty in East Africa: A challenge to the Global Community of Communication Scholars. Journal of International and Intercultural Communication, vol 3,(4),286-303.
13. Miller, A. N., Mwithia, J. K., Booker, N. A., Kizito, M. N., & Ngula, K. (2010). Kenyan Patients’ Attitudes Regarding Doctor Ethnicity and Doctor-Patient Ethnic Discordance. Patient Education and Counselling, doi:10.1016/j.pec.2010.04.037.
14. Miller, A. N., Golding, L., Ngula, K., Wambua, M. A., Kizito, M. N., Mutua, E., Odondi, C., Booker, N. A., Mwithia, J. K., & Rubin, D. L. (2009). Couples communication on sexual and relational issue in Machakos District, Kenya. African Journal of AIDS Research, 8, 51-60.

RESEARCH INTERESTS
Adolescents consumption of sexual media content, diffusion of agricultural innovations, mass communication effects, health communication-HIV/AIDS, sexuality and behaviour change, Development communication, Doctor-patient communication, Youth, religion and communication.

POSTGRADUATE TOPICS SUPERVISED
1. The effect of shared meaning between extension officers and farmers on the adoption of Irish potato farming in Kenya.
2. The impact of television viewing on students’ unrest in secondary schools in Kenya.
3. Effects of health providers’ communication on diabetes management practices in Kenya.
4. Communication Factors Influencing Decisions to Adopt Contagious Bovine Pleuropneumonia Vaccine among the Maasai of Narok County in Kenya.
5. Persuasive communication and adoption of routine immunization of children aged 0-5 years in Bomet County.
6. Influence of gendered TV political adverts on the election of women in Kiambu County, Kenya in the 2017 KENYAN General Elections.
7. Relation between corporate social responsibility and brand preference of mobile service providers in Kenya: The case of Safaricom Limited and Airtell Kenya.
8. Role of Teacher-student communication in preventing teenage pregnancies in Public Secondary Schools in Narok County, Kenya.
9. Media Framing: Perception of obesity among middle –aged women in Nairobi, Kenya.
10. Effect of Internal Communication on Employee Engagement in Technical Institutions in Kenya

11. An Evaluation of the Skills of Customer Service Agents in Corporate Communication: A Case of Kencall EPZ Ltd.
12. The impact of the 2009 economic recession on businesses in Kenya: A case study of Nation Television (NTV).
13. The effects of news media reporting on Kenya’s military operations against Al-Shabab war in Somalia.
14. The role of a Balanced Score Card as strategy management on the performance of employees: case study of Kenya Reinsurance Corporation Ltd.
15. Factors influencing retention of pupils in public primary schools in Yathui Division, Mwala Sub-County, Machakos County-Kenya.
16. Influence of guidance and counselling of students on academic performance in secondary schools in Lamu West Sub- County, Lamu County, Kenya.
17. Influence of dysfunctional family on substance abuse amongst the youth seeking treatment for substance use disorders at Mathari National Teaching and Referral Hospital in Nairobi County

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