PROF. TOM JOSEPH MBOYA KWANYA


POSITION
FACULTY: SOCIAL SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGY
SCHOOL: INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION STUDIES
DEPARTMENT: INFORMATION AND KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT
CURRENT DESIGNATION: CHAIRPERSON / ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
OFFICE EMAIL: info@tukenya.ac.ke
OFFICE TELEPHONE: .020343672
CONSULTATION HOURS: 8.00A,M -5.00P.M
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EDUCATION
Qualification Area of Specialization Institution Year
DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (PHD)INFORMATION STUDIESUNIVERSITY OF KWAZULU-NATAL (SOUTH AFRICA)2011
MASTERS OF ARTS (MA)COMMUNICATION STUDIESUNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI (KENYA)2005
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (BSC)INFORMATION SCIENCESMOI UNIVERSITY (KENYA)1996
WORK EXPERIENCE
Period Position Institution
AUGUST 2009 - OCTOBER 2011PUBLIC INFORMATION CONSULTANTMINISTRY OF INFORMATION & BROADCASTING (SOUTH SUDAN)
NOV 2011 - NOV 2012TECHNICAL ADVISORFANIKISHA PROJECT (KENYA)
OCTOBER 2008 - JULY 2009E-COMMUNICATIONS MANAGERAFRICA POPULATION AND HEALTH RESEARCH CENTRE(APHRC) (KENYA)
2000 - 2003WEBMASTERAMREF (KENYA)
1997 - 1999WEB DESIGNER/WEBMASTERNET2000/A FRICA ONLINE (KENYA)
2006 - -ADJUNCT LECTURERUNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI (KENYA)
2012 - -HON. LECTURERUNIVERSITY OF KWAZULU-NATAL (SOUTH AFRICA)
DEC 2012 - -PUBLIC INFORMATION SPECIALISTMINISTRY OF INFORMATION & BROADCASTING (SOUTH SUDAN)
GENERAL STATEMENT ON RESEARCH AREA(S)
Infodemiology, infoveillance, indigenous knowledge systems, web publishing, social media, bibliometrics, informetrics, social network analysis, Web technologies
CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECTS
Title Area
Indigenous knowledge knowledge research in Kenya: a bibliometric analysisIndigenous knowledge systems
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
- Library 2.0 versus other library service models: a critical analysis. http://lis.sagepub.com/content/44/3/145.abstract
- Library 2.0 principles and Ranganathan’s fifth law http://connection.ebscohost.com/c/articles/59566413/library-2-0-principles-ranganathans-fifth-law
- The role of ICTs in health communication in Kenya http://www.isca.in/IJSS/Archive/v3/i10/5.ISCA-IRJSS-2014-185.pdf
- Big data in land records management in Kenya: a fit and viability analysis. http://www.springer.com/cda/content/document/cda_downloaddocument/9783319086170-c2.pdf?SGWID=0-0-45-1466005-p176836569
- Library 3.0: intelligent libraries and apomediation. http://store.elsevier.com/Library-3_0/Tom-Kwanya/isbn-9781843347187/
- ICT Simplified: A Handbook for the Communication Worker https://books.google.co.ke/books/about/ICT_Simplified.html?id=r0E7QwAACAAJ&redir_esc=y
- Application of Web 2.0 tools in libraries in Africa: a reality check. https://books.google.co.ke/books?id=bS91CQAAQBAJ&pg=PA85&dq=Application+of+Web+2.0+tools+in+libraries+in+Africa:+a+reality+check&hl=en&sa=X&ei=9EOWVcqyH4WC7gb15IGYDQ&ved=0CBwQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=Application%20of%20Web%202.0%20tools%20in%20libraries%20in%20Africa%3A%20a%20reality%20check&f=false
- Enhancing the competitive advantage of libraries through social media marketing https://books.google.co.ke/books?id=bS91CQAAQBAJ&pg=PA1&dq=Enhancing+the+competitive+advantage+of+libraries+through+social+media+marketing&hl=en&sa=X&ei=SkSWVaHVH-Pg7QbB5qPgAg&ved=0CBwQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=Enhancing%20the%20competitive%20advantage%20of%20libraries%20through%20social%20media%20marketing&f=false
- Apomediated marketplace: effective ba for knowledge sharing and learning among local Civil Society Organisations in developing countries http://idv.sagepub.com/content/early/2014/03/07/0266666914521827.full.pdf+html
- The effectiveness of ICT education in schools of journalism in Kenya http://www.omicsgroup.org/journals/effectiveness-of-ict-education-in-schools-of-journalism-in-kenya-2165-7912.1000221.php?aid=31005
- Intelligent libraries and apomediators: distinguishing between Library 3.0 and Library 2.0 http://lis.sagepub.com/content/45/3/187
- A Competency Index for Research Librarians in Kenya http://www.researchgate.net/publication/268800913_A_Competency_Index_for_Research_Librarians_in_Kenya
CURRENT POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS SUPERVISION
Name Project Title Period
Mungou CherotichThe Role of ICTs in conflict transformation and peace building in Mount Elgon region,Western Kenya2011
Otunge, DAwareness of and perceptions towards crop biotechnology:Case study of members of the seed Trade Asso2012
Omondi,MThe place of public relations practice in government ministries in Kenya2012
Kiptalam,S.CThe Cell-phone gender divide:gender analysis of the uses and gratifications of the Cell-phone among 2011
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS AND SOCIETIES
MEMBER, Kenya Library Association (KLA)
MEMBER, Public Relations Society of Kenya (PRSK)
MEMBER, Computer Society of Kenya (CSK)

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