Dr. Juma Misiko

Designation: Senior Lecturer

Contact: Dedan Kimathi University of Technology – P.O Box 657-10100 NYERI, KENYA

Email:    lexingtonmi2000@yahoo.com

Academic Background

Qualification Institution Year
Ph.D. Geography, Development & Urban Planning Université Lumière Lyon 2 – France Jan. 2013
MSc. Sustainable Tourism & Territorial Dynamics Université Lumière Lyon 2 – France Oct. 2009
Bachelor of Tourism Management Moi University Eldoret Oct. 2007

Publications

i)    Books and Book Chapters
Rieucau J. & Misiko A. J., (2014), Un Haut Lieu Identitaire Complexe: Du Mineral au Sacré, au Tourisme. Le rocher de Kit Mikayi. In J. Rieucau (Coordinator) , Le Kenya dans la 3è Révolution Touristique. Au delà du safari. Paris: L’Harmattan, pp.79-107.

ii)    Peer Reviewed Publication

  1. Misiko J. and Muguthu E,(2018), Interpretation at Nyeri Italian War Memorial and cultural Heritage Tourism: Opportunities and Challenges, Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology for Development JASETD, Volume 3, Issue 1, May 2018, PP 50-71.
  2. Kabiru, F. C., Theuri, M. & Misiko, A. (2018). The influence of leading on the organizational performance of agricultural state owned corporations in Kenya. International Academic Journal of Innovation, Leadership and Entrepreneurship, 2(2), 1-16.
  3. Kabiru, F. C., Theuri, M. & Misiko, A. (2018). The influence of planning on the organizational performance of agricultural state owned corporations in Kenya. International Academic Journal of Human Resource and Business Administration, 3(1), 68-80
  4. Misiko A. J., (2015) Impacts of Development Process on Mawanga Cave’s Tourism Sustainability: Lessons for Future Improvement. International Journal of Arts and Commerce, Vol.4 (4), pp. 103-126.
  5. Florence K, Waweru F. K., Lewa, P. and Misiko A. J., ( 2015), Influence of Marketing Communication Channels on Urban Domestic Tourism In Kenya, British Journal of Marketing Studies, Vol. 3, No. 5, pp. 1-22.
  6. Florence K, Waweru F. K., Lewa, P. and Misiko A. J., ( 2015) Effects of Psychological Factors on Demand for Urban Domestic Tourism in Kenya, European Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Research, Vol. 3, No. 2. Pp.12-27.
  7. Florence K, Waweru F. K., Lewa, P. and Misiko A. J., ( 2015), The Effects of the Marketing Mix on Choice of Tourist Accommodation by Domestic Tourists in Kenya, International Journal of Novel Research in Marketing Management and Economics, Vol. 2, Issue 2, pp. 25-34.
  8. Rieucau J. & Misiko A. J., (2014), Un Haut Lieu Identitaire Complexe: Du Mineral au Sacré, au Tourisme. Le rocher de Kit Mikayi. In J. Rieucau (Coordinator) , Le Kenya dans la 3è Révolution Touristique. Au delà du safari. Paris: L’Harmattan, pp.79-107. (Translation: A Complex Identity High Place: From Mineral to Sacred, to Tourism. The rock of Kit Mikayi, chapter in Kenya in the “rd touristic revelution. Beyond the Safari).
  9. Misiko A. J. (2013). Assessing Niche Tourism Potentials at Kit Mikayi Sacred Site using activity-based segmentation: towards sustainable tourism product diversification. Research on Humanities and Social Sciences , Vol.3 (No.22), pp. 8-18.

iii)    Papers presented in conferences
Co-presented paper titled “Heritage Interpretation Challenges: Case Study Of The Italian War Memorial Church And Baden Powel Historical Sites” at The Association for Tourism and Leisure Education  (ATLAS) conference held in June 2017 at Moi University Eldoret

Scholarships

  • French government for postgraduate studies September 2009- December 2012-  pursue Ph.D. studies
  • French Government for postgraduate Studies 2008/2009-undertake masters

Completed Researches

Enhancing Cultural and Lake Tourism at the Abasuba Rock Art and Kit Mikayi-financed by DeKUT Research Funds (Ksh 216 750).

Postgraduate Thesis Supervision and Examination (Start with the most current, completed and then ongoing)

i)    Doctorate

  • Co-supervised a Ph.D. thesis titled “Evaluation of Factors influencing Demand for Urban Domestic Tourism In Kenya” being prepared by Florence N. Kamau, a Business Administration & Management Ph.D. graduate of DeKUT.
  • Co-supervised a Ph.D. thesis titled, “Investigating the Influence of Tacit Knowledge on Public Sector performance in Kenya, prepared by Susan J. Wamitu, a Business Administration & Management Ph.D. graduate of DeKUT.
  • Co-supervising a Ph.D. thesis titled “The viability of state corporations in Kenya: An investigation of crop corporations performance between 1990 to 2000” being prepared by Felistus Kabiru, a Business Administration & Management Ph.D. candidate at DeKUT.

ii)    Masters

  • Co-supervised MBA thesis titled “The Role of Table Banking in Economic Empowerment of Women in Uasin Gishu County, Kenya, prepared by Abraham W. Mwangi, Business Administration & Management.
  • Co-supervised MBA thesis titled “Effect of Competitive Strategies on Performance of SACCOs in Murang’a County, Kenya”, prepared by Wahome Fredrick Thirikwa, Business Administration & Management.

Research Interests

Geography of Tourism, Tourism Policy, Strategic Planning & Management, Market Trends and Product  Development, Cultural & Heritage Tourism, Sustainable Development and Management, Domestic Tourism Practices, Niche Tourism and Stakeholder Participation Techniques.

Other Professional Qualifications

Qualification Institution Year
Training on Anti-Corruption Dedan Kimathi University of Technology
Pedagogy training in “Effective Teaching Skills Dedan Kimathi University of Technology Sept. 2013
Pedagogy training in “Effective University Teaching Dedan Kimathi University of Technology June 2010
Completed foundation course in “Information Communication
Technology Entrepreneurship “(101)”
JKUAT- training organized by the Kenya ICT Board at
MABANGA Agricultural Training Institute.
Sept-Oct. 2009
International French Diploma (DELF B2) Alliance Française of Nairobi March. 2007
Advanced French Certificate (Niveau Avancé) Alliance Française of Nairobi Oct. 2005

Areas of Expertise

  • Academic administration
  • Teaching and research
  • Curriculum development
  • Tourism product development
  • Sustainable management of tourism resources

Other University Responsibilities

Positions Institution  Duration
Director, Institute of Tourism and Hospitality Management Dedan Kimathi University of Technology July 2016 to Date
Acting Dean, School of Graduate Studies & Research Dedan Kimathi University of Technology Nov. 2015 to July 23, 2016.
Associate Dean, School of Graduate Studies & Research Dedan Kimathi University of Technology Nov. 2013 to Oct. 2015
Ag. Director Institute of Tourism & Hospitality Management Dedan Kimathi University of Technology 20th May to 12th Aug 2013
Ag. Chairman of the Tourism & Hospitality Management Department Dedan Kimathi University of Technology 18th June to 2nd Aug. 2012
Examination Coordinator for the Institute of Tourism Dedan Kimathi University of Technology November 2011 to Sept 2013.
Examination Coordinator for the Institute of Tourism Dedan Kimathi University of Technology November 2011 to Sept 2013.
Examination Coordinator for the Institute of Tourism Dedan Kimathi University of Technology November 2011 to Sept 2013.
Nyeri Town Hostel Sector Warden Dedan Kimathi University of Technology 2013 to date (2017)

 

Affiliation/Membership to Professional Bodies

  • Member of AFRAKEN (Association of France Alumni in Kenya).