Dr. Antoneta Njeri Kariru

Designation: Lecturer
Email: antonetanjeri@yahoo.com

Academic Background

Qualification Institution  Year
Ph.D. Hospitality Management Maseno University Maseno 2013- 2016
MSc. Hospitality Management Maseno University Maseno 2009- 2012
BSc. Hotel and Institution Management Maseno University Maseno 2002- 2006

Publications

  1. Kariru, A. N., Kambona O. and Odhuno E. (2017). Gaps in guests’ and managers’ perceptions of the marketing strategies of four and five star hotels in Kenya. Journal of Hospitality Application and Research-Vol. 11 (2) pp. 74-95
  2. Kariru, A. N., Kambona O. and Odhuno E. (2017). Enhancing competitiveness through guests’ experiences: A typology of customer experiences in upscale hotels. International Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Administration-ISSN: 1525-6480 pp. 1-32
  3. Kariru, A. N., Odhuno E. and Kambona O. (2015). An in-depth thematic analysis of customer driven factors influencing the purchase decisions of guests in four and five star hotels in Kenya. International Journal of Marketing Studies-ISSN: 1918-719X; E ISSN-1918-7203 Vol. 7 (6) pp. 61-71
  4. Kariru, A. N., Kambona O. and Odhuno E. (2015). The relationship between the marketing strategies and competitiveness of four and five star hotels. Educational Research Journal-ISSN: 2141-5161 Vol. 6 (6) pp. 118 -131
  5. Kariru, A. N., and Aloo, C. (2014). Customers’ perceptions and expectations of service quality in hotels in the Western Tourism Circuit, Kenya. Journal of Research in Hospitality, Tourism and Culture-ISSN: 2251-0026 Vol. 2 (1) pp. 1-12
  6. Kariru, A. N., Odhuno E. and Kambona O. (2013). Career change intentions of eco-tourism and hospitality management university graduates. Journal of Research in Hospitality, Tourism and Culture-ISSN: 2251-0028, Vol. 1 (1) pp. 15-22
  7. Kariru, A. N., Odhuno E. and Kambona O. (2013). Career path determinants of eco-tourism and hospitality management university graduates. African Journal of Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure-ISSN: 2223-814X, Vol. 2 (3)

Scholarships

  • Maseno University scholarship for postgraduate studies- September 2013-December 2016 to pursue Ph.D. studies
  • Maseno University scholarship for postgraduate studies-September 2009-December 2012 to pursue MSc. studies

Research Interests

  • Hospitality Management
  • Hospitality and Tourism Marketing
  • Hospitality Education

Other Professional Qualifications

Qualification Institution  Year
Pedagogy training in “Effective Teaching Skills” Dedan Kimathi University of Technology February 2018
Pedagogy training in “Effective Teaching skills” Dedan Kimathi University of Technology April 2018

Areas of Expertise

  • Lecturing
  • Research
  • Curriculum development
  • Hospitality management
  • Hospitality education

Other University Responsibilities

Positions Institution  Duration
Thematic Leader in Hospitality-Institute

 

of Tourism and Hospitality Management

Dedan Kimathi University of Technology January 2018 to Date

Affiliation/Membership to Professional Bodies

  • Member of Tourism Professional Association (TPA)