Qualifications Doctor of Philosophy
Title Senior Lecturer
Office School of Communication Language & Performing Arts
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Email rgachari@daystar.ac.ke
Duration 20 years at Daystar University


General Summary

An educator and teacher by training, talented and experienced with excellent communication and public speaking skills, and leadership ability.


Academic Qualifications

  • PhD in Literature (Kenyatta University) 2012
  • M.A. in Literature (Oxford Brookes University, UK), 1996
  • B.Ed. (2nd Class Hons, Upper Division (Kenyatta University) 1986 - (Subjects: English Language and Literature)


Professional  Qualifications

  • Daystar University Ethics Review Board- Member
  • Kenya Oral Literature Association (KOLA): Member
  • Editorial Advisor: Output, A Biannual Publication of Daystar University (2008-2009)
  • Certificate in Guidance and counseling in the local church and community (2007)


Academic Leadership

Has participated in curriculum development of the following programs which were  all approved by Commission for Higher Education (CHE)

  • Curriculum Development: B.Ed. in Early Childhood Education
  • Curriculum development: BA in KISWAHILI
  • Curriculum Development:  BA in French
  • Curriculum Development:  BA in Technical and Professional Communication (TPC).
  • Curriculum Development:  BA in Geography
  • Curriculum Development:  BA in History


Academic Publications

Chapter in book

  • Gachari R.M. & Oladipo R.M. (2010). Reading habits among  continuing education students: Challenges and prospects. In F. Miya & P.Mageto (Eds.). Developing continuing education in Kenya, Nairobi,Kenya. Daystar University.
  • Gachari, R. (2012). I want you to know,Valentine’s day Saintly march, and other poems In  Ndivo  L. and Musonye M.M. (Eds.). Heart to heart: Reflective poetry from Africa. Daystar University.


Publications in Refereed journals

  • Gachari,  R.M. ( 2002). Crafting Democratic Memory: The Question of Dilemma and Choice for Women in Kenyan Oral Narratives. InFABULA: Journal of Folktale Studies, 43 Band Heft ½, 85-93.
  • Gachari, R.M. (2008). The Role of Art in Serving Mankind. In Perspectives, An Academic Journal of Daystar University, 1(1)22-39.
Has presented several papers in international seminars and conferences.