DR BONFACE ODIARA KIHIMA


POSITION
FACULTY: SOCIAL SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGY
SCHOOL: HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM STUDIES
DEPARTMENT: TOURISM AND TRAVEL MANAGEMENT
CURRENT DESIGNATION: Senior Lecturer
OFFICE EMAIL: bodiara@tukenya.ac.ke
OFFICE TELEPHONE: +254(020) 2219929, 3341639, 3343672
CONSULTATION HOURS: 8AM-5PM MON - FRI
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EDUCATION
Qualification Area of Specialization Institution Year
DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (PHD)TOURISM UNIVERSITY OF LUMIERE LYON 2 (FRANCE)2010
MASTERS OF SCIENCE (M.SC.)TOURISMUNIVERSITY OF LUMIERE LYON 2 (FRANCE)2006
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (BSC)TOURISM MANAGEMENT MOI UNIVERSITY (KENYA)2003
WORK EXPERIENCE
Period Position Institution
2015 - TO DATESNR. LECTURERTECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF KENYA (KENYA)
2011 - 2014LECTURERKENYATTA UNIVERSITY (KENYA)
2009 - 2010TUTORIAL FELLOWKENYATTA UNIVERSITY (KENYA)
2008 - 2008LECTURERKENYA WILDLIFE SERVICE TRAINING INSTITUTE (KENYA)
2007 - 2008PART-TIME LECTURERMOI UNIVERSITY (KENYA)
2006 - 2006TOURISM OFFICER - CLASSIFICATIONJURA DISTRICT TOURISM COUNCIL (FRANCE)
GENERAL STATEMENT ON RESEARCH AREA(S)
The main focus to come up with research agenda that endeavors to promote discovery, creativity and innovation. 
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
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Diffusion and Ulilisation among the SMTEs in Kenya: Case Study of Bamburi-Shanzu.
East African Journal of Information Sciences vol. 2, Issue 2, p 95-103
- Unlocking the Kenyan Tourism Potential Through Park Branding Exercise
Tourism Recreation Research Journal, Vol. 39(1), pp 51-64
- Ecotourisme et le tourisme autochtone, moteurs touristiques du developpement de l'ouest Kenyan?
Rieucau, J., (2014), Le Kenya dans la 3 Revolution Touristique: Au-dela du safari, pp 183-204 (book chapter).
- People and Parks in Kenya: Towards Co-existence?
The case of Saiwa Swamp and Kakamega Forest Natural Areas, Sociology Study, Vol. 4 ((2), pp 1-12
CURRENT POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS SUPERVISION
Name Project Title Period
Mary Kiiru The development and utilization of recreational parks in urban cities: The case of Mombasa Island//
Alex Kivuva Factors influencing selection of non-rated hotels by business guest in Mtwapa, Kilifi County 2011
Ruth KemuntoHomestays as an emerging concept to boost rural economies in Kenya: case study of T2015

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