Prof. Orpha K. Ongiti
Dr. Phares Ochola
Dr. Hannah Bula
Prof. Simmy M. Marwa
Prof. John Orodho
Dr. Gabriel Okumu
Dr. Agnes Kilonzo-Nthenge
Agnes Kilonzo-Nthenge is Associate Professor at Tennessee State University (TSU). She earned her Ph.D. degree in Food Science (Food Microbiology) from Auburn University in 2003. Dr. Kilonzo-Nthenge established Food Safety and Microbiology (FSM) Laboratory based research program at TSU. Over 22 graduate and 43 undergraduate students in the College of Agriculture at TSU have been trained on principles of Food Safety and Microbiology under the FSM program. Dr. Kilonzo-Nthenge teaches face-to-face and online in Food Microbiology, Food Plant Sanitation, and Senior Project. Dr. Kilonzo-Nthenge research interests are focused on the detection of antibiotic resistant pathogenic bacteria in fresh produce and muscle meat in retail stores and agro-ecosystems, through the use of molecular and traditional approaches. Dr. Kilonzo-Nthenge is pursuing interventions to minimize the transfer of pathogenic bacteria from farms to consumers, especially those with potential to acquire resistance to commonly antibiotics used in human and animal medicine. Dr. Kilonzo-Nthenge has established her reputation in food safety and security through her continuous demonstration of outstanding accomplishments in scholarly research. She has published research findings in top journals such as Poultry Science and Journal of Food Protection and has established herself as a competent scholar with a national and international reputation. Dr. Kilonzo-Nthenge has being very successful, as the principal investigator/co-investigator in securing over $6.9 M (690 million Kenya shillings) from highly competitive federal programs. She has published 24 refereed peer reviewed papers in reputable scientific journals, 4 book chapters, 7 extension publications, and 40+ abstracts and presentations. Dr. Kilonzo-Nthenge also provides valuable services to various college and university committees, the community and professional associations as well. She has served on numerous important college committees for faculty recruitment. As to her professional services, Dr. Kilonzo-Nthenge serves as a reviewer for seven national and international journals. She also sits on several grant review panels including USDA and NIFA. Moreover, her creative endeavors are contributing significantly to the field of food microbiology. She is viewed as a solid peer within her disciplinary research community.
Prof. Samuel N Nahashon
David Mbaluka Kisyua
Dr. Susan Mbaluka
Dr. Susan Mbaluka is an author, educator, and an educational leader. She earned her PhD in Educational Leadership and Administration K-12 from Andrews University, Michigan. She holds various certifications, including:
Principal Certification, Michigan State.
Certificate in Guidance & Counseling, University of Nairobi.
Dr. Mbaluka has a great wealth of experience (over 20 years) as an educator and leader in Kenya and the USA. She served as the school principal of the Kitui Adventist school, which enrolled students from kindergarten to high school. During her tenure, the school saw a remarkable improvement in enrolment and academic performance. She cultivated a fiscal discipline moving the institution away from an overreliance in costly bank loans for operations to having an operations surplus within a year, allowing the school to take on significant expansion projects. As the school principal of Masii SDA Secondary school, Dr. Mbaluka received recognition from the board of directors for facilitating the creation of the frameworks and policies that helped improve student engagement and discipline. As the head of the education department at Century-Park- College, Kenya, she developed, advertised, and led an enrichment program for high school teachers. She set up a program for training early childhood educators. Both programs brought significant revenues to the institution. At Advent Home Learning Center, Tennessee, USA, Dr. Mbaluka taught at-risk teen boys who had various issues, most of whom had been expelled from other schools in many US parts. She created mentoring plans for each individual student under her academic advisory, which helped them get caught up in school. Dr. Mbaluka was recognized and appreciated for helping dozens of students overcome their issues and get back to the regular school system. She also developed an online curriculum for the school. She assisted teaching School Finance online to graduate students at Andrews University, helping them complete their course successfully. Dr. Mbaluka is passionate about researching Educational Leadership and Curriculum Development. She has done research through both qualitative and quantitative methods. She has also published books that are available on Amazon.com and other book retailers. She serves in various leadership and educational boards. She is a board member of the Houston Adventist Academy, a church board member, and the head of the Ministry of Education at West Houston SDA Church. She is also a Child Abuse Prevention committee member for the Texas Conference.