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Rev .Canon Prof .Dickson Nkonge Kagema

Rev .Canon Prof .Dickson Nkonge Kagema

Assistant Professor

Email:dnkonge@chuka.ac.ke

Faculty of humanities and Social Sciences

Department: Department of Humanities

Biography

Teaching

Outputs

Research/PhD

AREA OF SPECIACIALIZATION
Religious Studies, Theology & Leadership

PROFESSIONAL BODIES MEMBERSHIP
European Centre for Research, Training and Development
The Society for Practical Theology in South Africa (SPTA)
African Association for the Study of Religion (AASR) – member
Religious Research Association (International)
Ameru Professionals Association
International Society of Development Studies

HONORARY CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE COMMUNITY
Honorary Theological Education by Extension Director- Anglican Diocese of Meru (Kenya)
Honorary Education Secretary- Diocese of Meru
Chairperson, Board of Management, ACK Mitunguu Boys Sec. School
Chairperson, Board of Management, ACK Igangara Sec. School
Chairperson- Board of Management, ACK Makandune Secondary School
College Council Member, Executive Committee Member & Curriculum Committee Member – St. Andrew’s College of Theology & Development, Kabare.
Development Chairperson- ACK Mitunguu Parish
ACK Provincial Committee on Education
Community Health Committee, All Saints Cathedral Diocese, Nairobi

HONOURS AND RECOGNITION
2018- Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award (Marquis Who is Who)
2017- Installed/Collated CANON in the Anglican Church of Kenya

WORK EXPERIENCE
December 2019 to present: Associate Professor, Chuka University, Kenya
September 2014 to 2019: Senior Lecturer, Chuka University, Kenya
March 2012 – Sept 2014: Lecturer, Chuka University, Kenya
January 2010 – March 2012: Assistant Lecturer, Chuka University
2011 to 2017: Humanities Section Coordinator, Department of Arts & Humanities, Chuka University
2011 to Present: Religious Studies Section Coordinator, Chuka University
Oct. 2005 to Feb. 2011: Hospital Chaplain, Kenyatta National Hospital, Nairobi
Oct. 2005- Dec 2011: National Coordinator of Chaplaincy, Anglican Church of Kenya
March 2013 – Present: Research Associate, Department of Practical Theology and Missiology – University of Stellenbosch, South Africa
April 2015-present: Honorary Theological Education by Extension Director, Anglican Diocese of Meru Kenya
January 2017 – present: Honorary Education Secretary – Diocese of Meru
2005 to 2011: Attached Clergy, All Saints Cathedral Diocese, Nairobi
July 2009 – 2017: Adjunct Lecturer- St. Paul’s University, Kenya
Aug 2010 – 2017: Visiting Lecturer- Africa Nazarene University, Kenya
Jan.2005 – Dec 2010: Lecturer- Carlile College, Nairobi (Church Army Africa)
Jan. 2004 – Dec. 2005: Diocesan Administrative Secretary & Bishop’s PA, Anglican Diocese of Meru Diocese
Jan 2002 – Dec. 2003: Parish Priest, Thika Diocese
Aug. 1998 – Dec. 2001: Parish Priest, Meru Diocese
Jan 1999 – Dec. 2001: Theological Education by Extension Facilitator (Meru Diocese)
May 1993 – August 1995: High School Teacher – Ngaita Girls Secondary School, Tharaka-Nithi County.

EDUCATION
Ph.D., University of South Africa (UNISA), Pretoria
Master of Arts (Religious Studies). University of Nairobi
Bachelor of Theology (Bth), Kenya Methodist University
Diploma in Theology, St. Paul’s University, Limuru
Certificate in Theology, St. Andrew’s College of Theology & Development, Kabare

SCHOLARLY PUBLICATIONS
1. Kagema, D.N (2020). Effective leadership: An African Christian Perspective. Chuka: MDS
2. Nkonge, D.K (2011) – Equipping Church Leaders for Mission in the Anglican Church of Kenya. Journal of Anglican Studies (Cambridge University Press), Vol. 9.2.
3. Kagema, D.N (2012) – Developing Church Leaders in Africa for Reliable Leadership: A Kenyan Perspective. Dutch Reformed Theological Journal (NGTT), Vol. 53& 54.
4. Kagema, D.N (2013) – The Use of Hip-hop Music as an Avenue of Evangelizing the Youth in Kenya Today: A Practical Approach. American Journal of Contemporary Research, Vol. 3, No. 8.
5. Kagema, D.N (2013)-Theological Institutions, the Future of the African Church. Research in Humanities and Social Sciences Journal, Vol.3, No. 21.
6. Kagema, D.N (2013) -Theological Education Institutions in Kenya and the Future of the Church: An Anglican Case Study. Journal of Adult Theological Education, Vol. 10, No.2.
7. Kagema, D.N (2014)-The Relationship between Religion and Science in Mission: Reflections from an African Christian Perspective. Research in Humanities and Social Sciences, Vol. 4, No.2.
8. Kagema, D.N (2014) – The Church Missionary Society’s Burden: Theological Education for a Self- supporting, Self-governing and Self-propagating African Anglican Church in Kenya (1844- 1930). Anglican and Episcopal History, Vol. 83, No. 1.
9. Kagema, D.N & Maina, M.W (2014) – Causes of the New Charismatic Movements in Kenya. Global Journal of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Vol. 2, No.2.
10. Nyabwari, B.G & Kagema, D.N (2014) – Charismatic Pentecostal Churches in Kenya: Growth, Culture and Orality in International Journal of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education, Vol. 1, Issue 3.
11. Kagema, D.N & Nyabwari, B. G (2014). The Role of African Traditional Religion in the Formulation of Policies in Civil and Political Leadership in Africa. Research in Humanities and Social Sciences 4(8).
12. Kagema, D.N. (2014) Marks of True Christian Discipleship: Reflections from Mark 10:35-45. Research in Humanities and Social Sciences, April, Vol.4. No.7.
13. Nyabwari, B.G & Kagema, D.N (2014). Impact of Magic and Witchcraft in the social, economic, political and spiritual life of African communities. International Journal of Social Sciences & Education, 1(5).
14. Kagema, D.N & Muguna, S.K (2014), .The Challenge of Church-hopping in Kenya: Factors Leading to the Migration of Church Members from the Methodist Church of Kenya. Global Journal of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Vol.2, No.9.
15. Kagema, D.N, (2015). The Role of the Church in the Realization of Vision 2030 in Kenya in Journal of Educational Policy and Entrepreneurial Research, Vol. 2, No.3, March, 2015
16. Kagema, D.N, (2015). The Role of the African Traditional Religion in the Promotion of Justice, Reconciliation and Peace in Africa. International Journal of African and Asian Studies, Vol. 15.
17. Kagema, D.N (2016). A History of the Anglican Church in Meru. Research on Humanities and Social Sciences, Vol. 6, No. 2.
18. Kagema, D.N. (2016).Towards an African Oikotheology. International Journal of Scientific Research, Vol.1, No.1.
19. Kagema, D.N (2017). The Need for Equipping Lay Church Leaders in the Anglican Church of Kenya Through Theological Education by Extension, Journal of Educational Policy and Entrepreneurial Research Vol. 3, N0.11.
20. Kagema, D.N & Njiru, M.M., (2017). Influence of Family Relationships on the Academic Performance of Children in Primary Schools in Kenya: A Case of Kianjiru Zone in Embu County. Journal of Culture, Society & Development, Vol.35.
21. Kagema, D.N, (2017). Marks of Discipleship in African Christianity: Lessons from Mary. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Analysis, Vol.1, No.2.
22. Kagema.D.N & Mathai, L.M, (2017). Effectiveness of Religious Initiated Programs in curbing HIV/AIDS in Kenya: Some selected Programmes in Meru South Sub-county. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Analysis, Vol.1, No.2.
23. Kagema, D.N, (2018). Responsible Leadership and Sustainable Development in Post-Independent Africa: A Kenyan Experience. Journal of Value-Based Leadership, Vol. 11, No.1.
24. Kagema, D.N, (2018).Theological Education in Africa in Focus: Challenges and Opportunities for the African Church as it Moves to the Future, Scholars Journal of Arts Humanities and Social Sciences, Vol. 6, No.10.
25. Ndunjo, M.K; Kagema, D.N & Bururia, D.N, (2018). Traditional verses Modernism: The Persistence of Tharaka Traditional World View among Evangelical Converts. Research on Humanities & Social Sciences, Vol.8.
26. Ndunjo, M.K; Kagema, D.N & Bururia, D.N (2018), Contextualization of Christian Gospel in Kenya: A case of Tharaka Community, Research on Humanities & Social Sciences, Vol.8. No.18.
27. Mathai, L.M, Bururia, D & Kagema, D.N, (2018). Persistence of Alcohol and Drug Abuse among the Youth in the Presbyterian Church of East Africa, Scholars Journal of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Vol.6,No.10.
28. Mathai, L.M, Kagema, D.N, & Bururia, D, (2018). Effectiveness of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Mitigation Programmes among the Youth in the Presbyterian Church of East Africa, Scholars Journal of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Vol.6,No.10.
29. Kagema, D.N (2018). Theological Education in Africa: Concerns and Contribution of Prof. Jesse N.K. Mugambi in Bongmba, E.K. (ed.) Religion and Social Reconstruction in Africa. London & New York: Routledge ( Book Chapter)
30. Kagema, D.N (2018). M.Itirikia, Peter. Dictionary of African Christian Biography. Boston: CGCM
31. Kagema, D.N (2018). Njagi, Diana Ng’ou. Dictionary of African Christian Biography. Boston: CGCM
32. Kagema, D.N (2018). Kinyanjui, Macharia P. Dictionary of African Christian Biography. Boston: CGCM
33. Kagema, D.N, (2019). Aftermath of the 2007/08 Post-Election Violence in Kenya and the Role of Reli
34. Kagema, D.N (2019). Kanyua, Jerusha. Dictionary of African Christian Biography. Boston: CGCM
35. Kagema, D.N (2019). Itumu, Marclus Mark. Dictionary of African Christian Biography. Boston: CGCM
36. Kagema, D.N (2019). Is the Church Expanding at the Circumference while disintegrating at the Centre? In Wambunya, T (ed) Big Issues Impacting the Growth of God’s Church: Perceptions from the Anglican Church. Butere: One Mitre Publications (Book Chapter)
37. Mwamba, J, Kagema, D.N & Kanga, B, (2019) Emerging Trends and Persistence of Inter-ethnic Conflicts in Kenya. Research in Humanities and Social Sciences, Vol. 9, No.16.
38. Mwamba, J, Kagema, D.N & Kanga, B, ( 2019) Efficacy of Presbyterian Church of East Africa’s Peace Building Strategies in enhancing Inter-ethnic Harmony in Kenya, Research in Humanities and Social Sciences, Vol. 9, No.16.
39. Kagema, D. N (2020). The Mystery of Mystical Power, Evil Magic and Sorcery in African and the Christian Response. Journal of Education, Humanities and Social Science, Vol.3, No.3

POST GRADUATE TOPICS SUPERVISED
1. Assessment of Alcohol and Drug abuse mitigation programmes among the youth in the Presbyterian Church of East Africa, Chuka University, Kenya
2. Tharaka Traditional Worldview and its implication on Christian Discipleship among Evangelicals of Tharaka community, Kenya, chuka University
3. Consumer Uses and Gratifications of Commercial Websites Advertising in Kenya, Chuka University- Examination process
4. An Assessment of Peace Building Strategies Employed by the PCEA in enhancing inter-ethnic harmony in Kenya, Chuka University
5. Socio-Economic impacts of Khat Production on rural Households in Siakago Division, Embu
6. The Challenge of materialism in PCEA Kieni West presbytery, Chuka university
7. Effectiveness of Njaa Marufuku Kenya Programme on food security to small holder farmers in Embu West Sub-county, Kenya, Chuka University
8. Marital Conflicts among newly wedded couples in the Full Gospel Churches of Kenya in Meru Central District, Mount Kenya Region, Chuka University
9. A Historical investigation of the informal sector in Nanyuki town, Laikipia County, Kenya ( 1978-2013), Chuka University
10. Effects of Khat on Traditional role of women in food crop production in Nembure Division, Embu County (1940-2013), Chuka University
11. Socio-economic impact of land adjudication in Buuri sub county, Meru, Kenya, Chuka University
12. Proliferation of New Christian Religious Movements in Meru county, Kenya, Chuka University
13. Paedo Baptism and Theological Contestations: An African Theological Perspective, St. Paul’s University, Limuru
14. Challenges facing Christian monetary giving in the Catholic Cathedral parish, Meru, Kenya, Chuka University
15. Christians’ perception on the effectiveness of Church based initiation programmes in the empowerment of the boy child: A case the Methodist in Kenya, Kaaga Synod, Chuka University
16. Efficacy of Religious initiated programmes in addressing Juvenille Deliquency in Meru South Sub-county, Kenya, Chuka University
17. Doctrine of Soteriology in the light of the Kikuyu understanding of the Redeemer, St. Paul’s University
18. Factors leading to the migration of Church members from the Methodist Church in Kenya, Kaaga Circuit to other denominations, Chuka University
19. Church initiated programmes and HIV/AIDS Mitigation in Chuka Division, Meru South Sub-county, Kenya
20. Impact of colonialism on traditional African marriage among Igoji people of Kenya (1907-2010), Chuka

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