PROF. RICHARD OGOLA BELE MAKOPONDO


POSITION
FACULTY: SOCIAL SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGY
SCHOOL: HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM STUDIES
DEPARTMENT: TOURISM AND TRAVEL MANAGEMENT
CURRENT DESIGNATION: DIRECTOR / ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
OFFICE EMAIL: rmakopondo@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)LEISURE STUDIESUNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS, (UNITED STATES)2003
MASTERS OF ARTS (MA)RECREATION AND LEISURE STUDIESUNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO,ONTARIO CANADA (UNITED STATES MINOR OUTLYING ISLANDS)1995
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (BSC)HOSPPITALITY MANAGEMENTFLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY (UNITED STATES)1984
WORK EXPERIENCE
Period Position Institution
2011 - TODATEASSOCIATE PROFESSORTHE TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF KENYA (KENYA)
2007 - 2011ASSISTANT PROFESSORCALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY EAST BAY (UNITED STATES)
2005 - 2007ASSOCIATE DIRECTORUNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA AT GAINESVILLE (UNITED STATES)
2003 - 2005COORDINATOR & PROGRAM PROMOTIONSAN JOSE STATE UNIVERSITY , SAN JOSE ,CALIFORNIA (UNITED STATES)
2001 - 2002LECTURERUNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS (UNITED STATES)
1995 - 1999TEACHING/RESEARCH ASSISTANTUNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS (UNITED STATES)
1992 - 1994TEACHING/RESEARCH ASSISTANTUNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO (CANADA)
1986 - 1992SENIOR LECTURERKENYA UTALII (KENYA)
1981 - 1985LECTURERKENYA UTALII COLLEGE (KENYA)
GENERAL STATEMENT ON RESEARCH AREA(S)
UNDERSTANDING OF INSTITUTIONAL /SYSTEMIC,SOCIAL AND PERSONAL FACTORS THAT INFLUENCE WHETHER AND HOW TRADITIONALLY MARGINALIZED GROUPS AND INDIGENOUS POPULATIONS BENEFIT FROM AND /OR GET INVOLVED WITH OPPORTUNITES,PROGRAMS AND RESOURCES WITHIN NATIONAL PARKS,PUBLIC OUTDOOR AND TOURISM DEVELOPMENT AREAS.
CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECTS
Title Area
RACE,ETHNICITY, AND DIVERSITY IN PARKS, RECREATION, AND TOURISM: A QUALITATIVE APPROACH TO UNDERSTANDING THE ISSUES, FACTORS AND RELEVANT DIMENSIONS:LEISURE AND RECREATION
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
- Makopondo, Richard O.B.. Vol 24, No 1 (2006) - Special Creating Racially/
Ethnically Inclusive Partnerships in Natural Resource Management and Outdoor recreation:the chellenges issues and strategies
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.journal of park  and recreation adminstration. volume 24,number1 pp.7-31 spring
- By Pettis Perry  and Richard Makopondo Working With Nonprofits 101 and Beyond. 

 California Park and Recreation Magazine  San Jose State University. Winter 2005. Volume 61, No. 1
CURRENT POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS SUPERVISION
Name Project Title Period
WAN-ZU CHAOMARKETING TOOLS AS A FACTOR IN DESTINATION IMAGE FORMATION(2005)2005
PETER PARKERTOURISM IN DEQIN:A CULTURAL, ECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSEMENT2006
LEPETU JOYCEPhD.COMMUNITY- BASED NATURAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT AND TOURISM PARTNERSHIPS IN BOTSWAN:WHICH AWAY FOR2007
WU TING BINGPhD:COLLABORATIVE PARTNERSHIPS AS EFFECTIVE STRATEGY FOR ENCHANCING DIVERSITY IN E.E 2006
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS AND SOCIETIES
MEMBER, CHARTERED INSTITUTE OF HOSPITALITY
MEMBER, RESORT AND COMMERCIAL RECREATION ASSOCIATION
MEMBER, NATIONAL RECREATION AND PARKS ASSOCIATION
MEMBER, SOCIETY FOR PARKS AND RECREATION EDUCATORS
MEMBER, CCALIFORNIA SOCIETY FOR PARKS AND RECRATION EDUCATORS
MEMBER, NORTH AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATORS

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