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Nancy Booker

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Nancy Booker is the Chairperson, Department of Journalism and Communication at Multimedia University. She has taught Communication, Journalism and Electronic Media, for the last twelve years at Daystar University and at Multimedia University of Kenya. She gained professional experience in journalism when she worked for KBC and Nation Media Group as a programmes producer and programme researcher respectively. She also worked as the Head of Communication Department for ABC University in Liberia in 2009 and in 2010, under a faculty exchange programme.

She has vast experience in teaching the post graduate programmes and has supervised a number of student theses. She also possesses inimitable experience in curriculum development. Her research interests include media effects, audience and user studies, children and the mass media, environmental journalism, peace journalism, media ethics, multimedia and e-journalism.

Nancy has also been engaged in various media related consultancies with government and nongovernmental organization. Some of these organizations include; Nation Media Group (NMG), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Open Society, The Media Council of Kenya, Vivi Communications, Lake Victoria North Water Services Board (LVNWSB) and Sage Media.

She is currently a PhD candidate in Communication at Daystar University.

Educational Background

March 2011: Ph.D. Candidate in Communication at Daystar University, Nairobi, Kenya.

June 2004: M.A Communication with a bias towards Media Studies - Daystar University
Thesis Topic: An Assessment of Children's Interaction with TV Cartoons: A Study of a Select Urban Population in Nairobi.
Advisor: Prof. Faith Nguru, PhD. Committee: Ms. Mary Kizito and Dr. Jane Awiti

June 2000: Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication (Electronic Media) - Daystar University.

Professional Association Membership

Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC)

International Association of Media and Communication Research (IAMCR)
East African Communication Association (EACA)
Association of Media Women in Kenya (AMWIK)

Publications

Nyabuga G. and Booker N. A. Mapping Digital Media: Journalism, Democracy and Values sponsored by the Open Society Media Program and the Open Society Information Program, March 2013.

Booker, N. A., Davis, K.L., & Miller A. N. Context and Content of Liberian Pastors Communication about Sexual Behavior and HIV. African Communication Research Journal, September 2011.

Miller, A. N., Booker, N. A., Mwithia, J. K., Kizito, M. N., & Ngula, K. Kenyan Patients Attitudes Regarding Doctor Ethnicity and Patient-Provider Communication. African Communication Research Journal September 2010

Miller, A. N., Mwithia, J.K., Booker, N. A., Kizito, M. N.,& Ngula, K. Kenyan Patients Attitudes Regarding Doctor's Ethnicity and Doctor Patient Ethnic Discordance in Patient Education and Counselling Journal July 2010, doi:10.1010/j.pec.2010.04.037

Booker, N. A., Mwithia, J.K. Challenges facing Continuing Education Learners in Kenya: A look at Continuing Education in Select Private Universities in Nairobi. Perspectives journal of Daystar University, July 2010.

Miller, A. N., Golding, L., Ngula, K., Wambua, M. A., Kizito, M. N., Mutua, E., Odondi, C., Booker, N. A., Mwithia, J. K., & Rubin, D. L. Couples communication on sexual and relational issues among the Akamba in Kenya in Machakos District, Kenya. African Journal of AIDS Research Vol 8 no 1 2009.

Nyabuga G. and Booker N. A. (complete, awaiting publication) Mapping Digital Media: Journalism, Democracy and Values sponsored by the Open Society Media Program and the  
Open Society Information Program

Professional Training

November 2010: Online Journalism for Journalism Educators by University of Texas and sponsored by UNESCO.

July 2010: Business and Economics Journalism training for Journalism Educators in Africa, Grahamstown, South Africa, sponsored by ABSA Bank

Curriculum Development

2013: Multimedia University of Kenya: Team leader and Co-drafter - Diploma in Journalism and Diploma in Strategic Public Relations.

2012: Nation Media Group Media Lab Training Programme: Team leader and Co-drafter of the broadcast training 12 week programme

2012: Multimedia University of Kenya: Co-drafter - Bachelor of Journalism and Team Leader and Co-drafter of  Bachelor of Applied Communication Programmes

2009: ABC University Liberia:  Leader and Drafter - Bachelor of Arts in Communication

2006: Daystar University: Co-drafter of revised Bachelor of Arts in Communication

2005: Daystar University: Co-drafter of revised Masters in Media Studies

Scripts Written and Productions

May 2007: Scriptwriter for a documentary on sexual harassment in Universities - a project sponsored by FAWE

May 2006: Wrote script and co-produced a 10 min documentary dubbed Kibera: through the eyes of a Child.

2005: Co-producer of the film Payback by Daystar University Student

June 2004: Produced a 25 minute documentary for the Environmental Journalism and  
Communication Workshop

January 2004: Video coverage for the International Conference on God and Creation held in Kenya.

Other Related Professional Experience

Participation as judge in the Great Debator's Contest  - a programme that runs on Citizen TV.

Co-wrote and Presented to the Adventist World Radio a Programming Strategy for its Radio Stations in Africa in 2005

Appointed member of the jury for the Africa Cine week festival and judged over 60 entries for the year 2004.

Community Service

Board Member and Communications Advisor for Amani Ya Juu a Non Profit Organization for Refugee Women from across Africa.

Awards

2007/2008: Star of Excellence Award (SOEA) for best Communication Lecturer

2000: Recognized as one of the best students in Communication - Broadcasting which led to an MA scholarship and subsequently a teaching position at the university.

1998: Vice Chancellor's Scholarship Award Daystar University

Interests
Reading, watching TV and listening to radio, video coverage, socializing meeting and making new friends, interacting with young people and dancing

Education Philosophy
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. Aristotle

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