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Prof. John Nyawara OCHOLA

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Designation
Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic and Research)
Department
Office of the DVC (Academic and Research)
SUMMARY

Prof. John N. Ochola is the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic and Research) at Kabarak University. He holds Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in Higher Education Administration as well as Master of Library Science (MLS) from the University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA.

He earned his Bachelor of Theology degree from Kenya Highlands Bible College (now Kenya Highlands Evangelical University), Kericho, Kenya. His area of research is in higher education administration.

After postgraduate studies and prior to joining Kabarak University, Prof. Ochola was the Director of Collection Development for the University Libraries and Associate Director of African Studies, Baylor University, Waco, Texas, USA. Thereafter, he served as the Academic Dean at Nairobi Evangelical Graduate School of Theology, now Africa International University, Nairobi, Kenya.

Besides his core responsibilities at Kabarak University, Prof. Ochola is also currently serving as the Chairman of the University Council of Kenya Highlands Evangelical University and Vice-Chairman of the Board of Moffat Bible College, Kijabe Kenya.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

July 25, 2016: Certificate in Management of Higher Education Institutions, Galilee International Management Institute, Israel

Aug 3, 2001: Doctor of Philosophy in Education (Higher Education Administration), University of Southern Mississippi,         Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA

May 14, 1993: Master of Library Science, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA

Dec 6, 1985: Library Assistant Certificate, The Kenya Polytechnic, now         Technical University of Kenya, Nairobi, Kenya

March 30, 1984: Bachelor of Theology, Kenya Highlands Bible College, now Kenya Highlands University, Kericho, Kenya

March 30, 1984: Advanced Teachers Certificate, Evangelical Teacher Training   Association, Kenya Highlands Bible College, Kericho, Kenya

WORK EXPERIENCE

Prof. John Ochola is the current Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic and Research of Kabarak University. He previously served in the capacity of Registrar Academic and Research.

Prior to joining Kabarak University, He was the Director of Collection Development for the University Libraries and Associate Director of African Studies, Baylor University, Waco, Texas, USA. Thereafter, he served as the Academic Dean at Nairobi Evangelical Graduate School of Theology, now Africa International University, Nairobi, Kenya.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Higher education administration

LIST OF PUBLICATIONS

Books

  1. Joshua O. Ogal, John N. Ochola, Ronald Chepkilot and Jackson J. Kitetu (2017). Academic Performance in Public Secondary Schools in Kenya: A Critical Review of Job Satisfaction and Other Influential Factors. Eldoret, Kenya: Utafiti Foundation. ISBN: 978-9966-26-094-9
  2. John Nyawara Ochola (2001). A Comparison of Values and Aspirations of the Members of the Board of Trustees and of the Faculty at Two Theological Schools in Kenya. Ann Arbor, MI: Bell and Howell Information and Learning Company. UMI Microform: 3021033.

Articles Published in Refereed Journals

  1. Soi Dorothy, Ochola John, Kiprop Catherine (2017). “The Influence of Socio-cultural Factors on Female Teachers Leadership Aspirations in Primary Schools in Kericho County, Kenya.” Scholars Journal of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. ISSN 2347-5374 (Online), ISSN 2347-9493 (Print). July 2017: 5(8A): (pg 805-815).
  2. Soi Dorothy, Ochola John, Kiprop Catherine (2017). “The Relationship between Female Teachers’ Self-efficacy and their Aspiration for Leadership Positions in Public Primary Schools in Kericho County, Kenya.” Scholars Bulletin. ISSN 2412-9771 (Print), ISSN 2412-897X (Online). Vol. 3, Iss-11 (Nov.2017): pp 576-584.
  3. Too, Edwin K., Chepchieng, Micah C., Ochola, John (2015). “Effects of Academic Staff Retention on Quality Education in Private Universities in Kenya”. Current Tendencies and Problems in Education. ISSN 1822-7864, Vol. 64, 2015 (pg 86-94).
  4. Too, E.K., Chepchieng, M.C., Ochola, John, & Mburugu, B.M. (2015). “Academic Staff and Students’ Views on Quality Education Indicators in Selected Private Universities in Kenya”. Journal of Education and Human Resources (JEDHURE) ISSN 1563-0188, Vol. 7 Issue 2, July, 2015 (pg 17-26).
  5. Joshua O. Ogal, John N. Ochola, Ronald Chepkilot, Jackson J. Kitetu (2015). Relationship between Employment Factors which Contribute to Teachers’ Job Satisfaction and Academic Performance among Secondary Schools in Homa-Bay County, KenyaKabarak Journal of Research & Innovation, Volume 3 Number 2, 2015. ISSN Print: 2305-784X, Online 2410-8383.
  6. John N. Ochola, Billie R. Peterson-Lugo (2003) “Collaboration between the Library and Classroom Faculty in the Assessment of Student Research Needs: A Case-Study with Geology Undergraduates.” Collection Management, 28 (4), 2003.
  7. John N. Ochola (2002). “Use of Circulation and Interlibrary Loan Data in Collection Management.” Collection Management, vol. 27 (1), 2002.
  8. John N. Ochola (2002). Phillip J. Jones. “Assessment of the Liaison Program at Baylor University.” Collection Management, 26 (4), 2001.
  9. John N. Ochola (1988). “An Integrated Approach to Residential Theological Education in Africa.” East Africa Journal of Evangelical Theology, 7 (2), 1988.

BOOK REVIEWS

  1. Review of Gender, Social Change and Spiritual Power: Charismatic Christianity in Ghana, by Jane E. Soothill. Boston: Brill, 2007. Published in Journal of Church and State, Winter 2008.
  2. Review of Proclaiming Political Pluralism: Churches and Political Transitions in Africa, by Isaac Phiri. Westport, Connecticut: Praeger, 2001. Published in the Journal of Church and State, vol. 45 (1), 2003.
  3. Review of The Church as the Bulwark against Authoritarianism: Development of Church-State Relations in Kenya, with Particular Reference to the Years after Political Independence 1963-1992, by Gideon Githiga. Oxford: Regnum, 2001. Published in Journal of Church and State, vol. 45, issue 4, 2003.
  4. Review of Church State and Society in Kenya: From Mediation to Opposition 1963-93, by Galia Sabar. London; Portloand, OR: Frank Cass, 2002. Published in Journal of Church and State, vol. 45, issue 4, 2003.
  5. Review of Faith in Development: Partnership between the World Bank and the Churches of Africa. Edited by Deryke Belshaw, Robert Calderisi, Chris Sugden. Oxford: Regnum, 2001. Published in Journal of Church and State, vol. 46, issue 2, 2004.
  6. Review of The Courage to Hope: The Roots for a New Vision and the Calling of the Church in Africa, by Samuel Kobia. Geneva: World Council of Churches, 2003. Journal of Church and State, vol. 46, issue 2, 2004.

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