Prof. Paul Omondi holds a BA (Hons. 3.1.1.) in Geography and M.A. in Physical Planning and Environmental Studies from the University of Nairobi and Ph.D. in Geography (Natural Resource Management) from McGill University, Montreal, Canada. Prior to joining Moi University, he worked with the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) as a Resource Planner planning for national parks and game reserves for six years (1981-1987). Professionally, he is a Physical Planner with a focus to Environmental (natural resources) Planning, Conservation and management. He has taught at Moi University since 1988 and was Chair, Department of Geography between 1996 and 2002. He was Director, Postgraduate Studies of Moi University (2014-2017). Prof. Omondi also taught in the School of Environmental Studies of Moi University. His major field of specialisation is natural resource management with focus on areas of tourism, wildlife conservation and arid and semi-arid areas. His teaching areas at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels include environmental management, EIA, disaster management, travel and tourism management, Arid and Semi-arid areas, wildlife-human conflict, National Parks (ecosystems) planning and management, Research Methods, coastal zone management, Regional Development and Planning. He was an external examiner for the University of Nairobi for three years (2000-2003) and in Masinde Muliro University (2009-2015), amongst others. His research interests include tourism and the environment, land degradation, ecotourism and community participation, resource use conflict and conflict resolution, wildlife-human conflict, floods and flood management, integrated community-based sustainable resource management and conservation strategies. He was visiting professor University of Bayreuth in 2003/04; visiting faculty University of Boston (USA) School of Field Studies, 2007; visiting faculty on sabbatical, Kenyatta University, School of Environmental Studies (2004); visiting faculty on sabbatical, Masinde Muliro University, Centre for Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance (2013/14), Nairobi, Kenya. Prof. Paul Omondi is currently working on projects to coordinate Sustainable Development Studies and  Climate Change Adaptation, Disaster Risk Reduction and Social Protection for Sustainable Development.