Dr. John Obwavo Ndavula

Dr.-John-Ndavula, HOD-Department of Communication
  • Head of Department and Lecturer, Communication Studies, Limuru Campus
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Academic Qualifications

PhD (JKUAT); Mphil (Moi University); B. Ed (Egerton University)

BIO

Experienced lecturer with a demonstrated history of teaching and researching in the field of communications. Strong communications professional with a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) focused in Mass Communication.

Research Interests

  • Communication and Media
  • Political Communication and Campaigns
  • Social media research

PUBLICATIONS

  1. Munuku, A. W., Mberia, H., & Ndavula, J. O. (2017). Influence of framing of the hashtag on public opinion formation on sociopolitical issues in Kenya. Journal of Communication and Public Relation, 2(2), 70-88.
  2. Munuku, A. W., Mberia, H., & Ndavula, J. O. (2017). Influence of the hashtag context on public opinion formation on sociopolitical issues in Kenya. Journal of Public Policy and Administration, 2(3), 27-51.
  3. Ndavula, J. O. & Lidubwi J. U. (2016). Representation of students with disability in the media: The case of Abled Differently television programme. African Multidisciplinary Journal of Research, 1(2), 1-16
  4. Ndavula, J. O. (2016). Social Media adoption as alternative platforms for political marketing in Kenya. African Multidisciplinary Journal of Research, 1(1), 1-16
  5. Ndavula, J. O., Mberia, H. K., & Mwangi, M. K. (2015). Online campaign in Kenya: Implementing the Facebook campaign in the 2013 general elections. International Journal of Education and Research, 3(7), 255-266
  6. Ndavula, J. O. & Mueni, J. (2014). New Media and Political Marketing in Kenya: The Case of 2013 General Elections. International Journal of Arts and Commerce, 3(6), 69-84
  7. Ndavula, J. O. & Mberia, H. K. (2012). Social Networking Sites in Kenya: Trigger for Non-institutionalized Democratic Participation. International Journal of Business and Social Science, 3(13), 300-306.
  8. Ndavula, J. O. & Agufana, P. B. (2011). Challenges Affecting the Effective Implementation of Vocational Education Program in Youth Polytechnics in Kenya. Journal of Technology and Socio-Economic Development, 1(1), 254-260.

CONFERENCES

  1. St. Paul’s University (2017) Paper presented: The Role of Vernacular Radio in Building Resilience of Communities in Wajir East Constituency, Wajir County, Kenya
  2. Arizona State University and Twaweza Communications (2017) Paper presented: Representation of children with disability in the media: A study of abled differently program
  3. Centre for Christian-Muslim Relations in Eastleigh (2016) Paper presented: Media framing of the war on terror and its implications for human rights: The case of Garissa Terrorist Attacks
  4. Kenya Institute of Special Education (2016) Paper presented: Media framing of inclusive education: The case of KBC TV’s Abled Differently program
  5. Oxford University, Durham University, Warwick University and University of Nairobi (2013) Paper presented: New Media and Political Marketing in Kenya: The Case of the 2013 elections
  6. Research Institute of Swahili Studies of Eastern Africa (2012) Paper presented: Criteria Used in the Selection of Learning Resources for Teaching Oral Literature
  7. Masinde Muliro University of Technology 4th Annual International Conference (2012) Paper presented: Geometry of Power: Clash of Civilization in the Portrayal of Culture in Advertising in Kenya
  8. First Annual International Conference on Technology for National, Regional, and Global Development and Integration (2011) Paper presented: Challenges Affecting the Effective Implementation of Vocational Education Program in Youth Polytechnics in Kenya
  9. Moi University 7th Annual International Conference (2011) Paper presented: The effects of Question and Answer and Small Group Discussion Methods on Students’ Performance in poetry
  10. Moi University 4th Annual International Conference (2008) Paper presented: Utilization of ICT as a resource for learning.