Dr. Imbaya is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Tourism Management. She holds a Ph.D in Tourism Management from the same university and researches in Tourism Entrepreneurship, Community Based and Rural Tourism, Tourism Education and Development. She has published numerous articles in these areas and presented several papers at various academic fora. Her teaching career, both at tertiary and university level spans a period of 30 years. She has held several administrative responsibilities including serving as the Head of Tourism Management Department, Moi University for 6 years.  She is a member of the Kenya Institute of Management, Ecotourism Kenya and the Association for Tourism and Leisure Education and Research (ATLAS - Africa).