Biography

Prof Jacqueline Korir is an Associate Professor in Hospitality and Events Management. She holds a PhD in Tourism Management, Master of Philosophy in Hospitality Management and Bachelors degree in Hotel and Hospitality Management (First Class Honors), all from Moi University- Kenya. Her research interests are mainly in the areas of Events management, Hospitality Management and Entrepreneurship. Jacqueline has authored two books, edited one book, published two book chapters and in over 36 peered reviewed journals. She has also participated in several national and international conferences.

She is currently the chair of postgraduate studies in the School of Tourism Hospitality and Events Management (STHEM), a position she has held since 2014. As a postgraduate coordinator, she has managed to organize workshops in a bid to enhance research skills. She is also the departmental coordinator for curriculum development wherein among her greatest achievement was the development of the curriculum for Doctor of Philosophy in Hospitality Management that has since graduated an international student. She previously served as the Graduate School Representative and departmental coordinator for industrial attachment and linkages. She has graduated two PhD and seven Masters students’ and is currently supervising several others. Among the students supervised, innovation of finger millet flakes which is a breakfast cereal was achieved. The product is unique in Africa and has the potential of aiding in food security. She has examined 15 PhD and Masters’ thesis and is an external examiner in four public universities. Prof Jacqueline is an associate member of Tourism Professional Association (TPA), Association of Hospitality Professionals and Practitioners in Africa (AHPPA) and Event Organizers Association of Kenya (EOAK). Besides teaching, she is an Entrepreneur in the Events sector and Hotel industry with about twenty years of experience. She is passionate about mentoring students towards developing an ‘entrepreneurial mindset’. She is an ardent believer in experiential learning which has culminated in her linking theoretical and practical aspects of the industry by creating opportunities for students to have hands on experience in ‘real’ events and business ventures.