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Daniel Chebutuk Rotich, MPhil in Publishing Studies, 1995

October 13th, 2010 | Posted in Alumni | Comments Off on Daniel Chebutuk Rotich, MPhil in Publishing Studies, 1995

Prof Daniel Chebutuk Rotich, an alumni of University of Stirling, graduated in 1995 with Master of Philosophy in Publishing Studies. Currently an Associate Professor at Moi University, School of Information Sciences, Department of Publishing and Media Studies. After obtaining the master degree from Stirling, he went on to pursue a doctoral degree at Thames Valley University in London. The masters degree from the University of Stirling landed him at Moi University as a Tutorial Fellow in 1995 when there was a serious need for teaching staff at the Department of Publishing and Media Studies. The knowledge obtained from the University of Stirling was used in teaching and subsequent academic development at Moi University. The courses on contemporary publishing, marketing and printing were eye opening and exposure to practical aspects.

He has taught and supervised undergraduate and postgraduate students at the University. The masters degree obtained from the Centre of Publishing Studies, University of Stirling was of great importance to his academic development. On administrative front, he has been Head of Department of Publishing and Media Studies where he served for three years, from 2004 to 2007. He has been the Dean of the School of Information Sciences from 2007 to date.

His current research interest is scholarly and educational publishing in developing countries. He has written, published and presented a number of papers in these areas. He has also presented conference papers on ‘Open Access in African Publishing Industry: Opportunities and Challenges’, ‘The Role of Books in Efficient and Effective Utilization of National Resources: a Kenyan Perspective’, and ‘Journals and Academic Books in Kenya: A Critical Analysis’ among others’. A more detailed list of his publications can be found here.