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); BEd. (Egerton University); PGD (KIMC)

BIO

Dr. John Ndavula is a lecturer, editor and creative writer. He has published academic books, journal articles and fiction. He has presented papers at international conferences on various communication topics. He has conducted international webinars on emerging issues in communication studies. He is the editor of African Multidisciplinary Journal of Research, Kikwetu: A Journal of East African Literature and Borderless Press which is a non-profit that publishes academic works by scholars from the Majority World. He has scripted and produced television drama and documentary films. He has designed, implemented and reviewed university curricula in communication studies as well as supervised postgraduate students.

Research Interests

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

PUBLICATIONS

Journal Articles

  1. Gitonga E. N. M., Ong’ondo, C. & Ndavula, J. O. (2019). Print Media Managers’ Publications Perception of Integration of New Media by Newspapers in Kenya. African Multidisciplinary Journal of Research, 4(2), 80-104.
  2. Ndavula, J. & Lungahi, E. (2018). The role of vernacular radio in climate change information dissemination in semi-arid areas in Kenya. African Multidisciplinary Journal of Research, 3(1), 1-20.
  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. & 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.

Books

  1. Ndavula, J. O. (2018). Social Media and Political Campaigns in Kenya: An Examination of the Influence of Digital Networking Technologies on Election Processes. Alameda, CA: Borderless Press.

CONFERENCES

  1. 7th Annual Disability Rights in Africa, University of Pretoria, South Africa (2019). Paper presented: The Group communication as a strategy for social inclusion of Persons with intellectual disabilities: The Case of Orione Community Centre in Nairobi, Kenya.
  2. 6th Annual Disability Rights in Africa, University of Pretoria, South Africa (2018). Paper presented: The role of vernacular radio stations in promoting inclusive education in rural communities in Kenya.
  3. St. Paul’s University (2018). Paper presented: Gender Based Violence in Nairobi slums: Women survivors’ access to justice through SMS.
  4. St. Paul’s University (2017) Paper presented: The Role of Vernacular Radio in Building Resilience of Communities in Wajir East Constituency, Wajir County, Kenya.
  5. Arizona State University and Twaweza Communications (2017) Paper presented: Representation of children with disability in the media: A study of abled differently program.
  6. 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.
  7. Kenya Institute of Special Education (2016) Paper presented: Media framing of inclusive education: The case of KBC TV’s Abled Differently program.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Moi University 4th Annual International Conference (2008) Paper presented: Utilization of ICT as a resource for learning.

FICTION

  1. Ndavula, J. O. (2019). Smart Sidi and Tina. Nairobi: Longhorn
  2. Ndavula, J. O. (2019). Smart Sidi and the Birthday Cake. Nairobi: Longhorn
  3. Ndavula, J. O. (2019). Smart Sidi and the Bicycle Race. Nairobi: Longhorn
  4. Ndavula, J. (Winter, 2018). First Winter. Blue Fifth Review. 18.10
  5. Ndavula, J. O. (2015). The chicken thieves. Kikwetu: A Journal of East African Literature, 1(1).