ACADEMIC PROFILE

  1. STELLA MSHAI MWAWAZA – Phil. (Tourism Management), B.A (Moi)

UNIVERSITY EDUCATION BACKGROUND

2018                 Doctors of Philosophy (Tourism Management) Kenyatta University – Pursuing coursework

2011 – 2015 Masters Degree in Tourism Management at Moi University – Thesis Topic: Determinants of Perceived Socio – Economic Tourism Benefits Accruing to the Local Community Living Adjacent To Kisite – Mpunguti Marine Park And Reserve, Kenya

2008 – 2011 Bachelors of Travel and Tour Operations Management at Moi University, Eldoret  – Attained Second Class Honors – Upper Division

WORK EXPERIENCE

Tutorial Fellow – Machakos University Jan 2018 – To date
Part time lecturer – Technical University of Mombasa      2017 Jan    2016     –     June
Tourism/Customer service Officer- Kenya Wildlife Service May 2012- Dec 2017
Lecturer – Eldoret Aviation Training Institute Apr 2011- Apr 2012

PAPERS IN PRESS

Shirandula D and Mwawaza, S (in press). A review of drivers of technology adoption in the hospitality industry in Kenya.

MEMBERSHIP TO PROFESSIONAL BODIES

Tourism Professional Association-Associate Member

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Tourism management in protected areas,

Ecotourism and Sustainability,

Destination management, Public relations and Marketing

Information Technology in Tourism and hospitality Industry

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