Professor Chebutuk Rotich is a holder of PhD in Information Management from Thames Valley University – London (England) 2000; MPhil in Publishing Studies from University of Stirling (Scotland) 1995; BSc Honours in Information Sciences, Moi University (Kenya) 1993. In early education, he attended the following schools; Sacho High, Kabarnet Secondary and Salawa Primary.
He has done other professional courses including, Three Day Strategic Leadership Seminar by Institute of Directors Kenya in 2015, Five-Day Corporate Governance Training Course for Directors – Attended and passed Examinations in 2014 and Trustee Development Program Kenya (TDPK) Course – Passed Examinations in 2012.
He has over twenty three years of university teaching and research experience, started in 1995 as a Tutorial Fellow at the Department of Publishing and Media Studies of Moi University. Currently a Professor of Publishing Studies in the Department of Publishing Studies at Moi University since 2014 and also a Research Fellow of the Department of Information Science at University of South Africa (UNISA), South Africa. In 2013 he served as a Visiting Professor in the Department of Information Studies at University of Zululand, South Africa. He has taught, supervised and examined both undergraduate and postgraduate students. He has supervised seven doctorate students and over fifteen masters level students to completion.
He has served in various administrative and membership to a number of committees at the University including Head of Department (2004 – 2007), Dean of School (2007 – 2011), Chairman University Bookshop Procurement Committee, Alternate member in University Tenders Committee, Senate, Information Learning Resource Committee, and Postgraduate Committee. He has been a Trustee of Moi University Pension Scheme (2010 – 2016) where he served as Chairman of Project Implementation Committee of a building project worth of KShs 2.5 Billion.
He has served in positions of responsibility outside the university, such as Directorship in companies, board membership and chairmanship in a numbers schools and colleges. He is a member of various professional organisations, including Kenya Institute of Management, Institute of Directors Kenya and Kenya National Academic of Sciences.
He has attracted a number of research and funding awards including; The Rotary Foundation Grants (for Salawa Learning Resource Centre) US$ 1,500.00 in 2016, The Rotary Club of Nairobi Industrial Area US$1,850 in 2016, University Annual Grants, Moi University (KShs 220,000/=) in 2012, Funds for Web2.0 training from CTA (Euros 6,015) in 2012, Funds for training Tanzanian Ministry of Education and Vocational Training officers on publishing skills (US$24,648.27) in 2011, Funds for Web2.0 training from CTA (Euros 3,030) in 2010 and University Annual Grants, Moi University (KShs 303,000/= equivalent to US$3,500) in 2009. Also established and managed a number of projects both within and outside the university including the establishment of Radio Station in the University, Student computer Lab and Community Learning Resource Centre.