Strathmore University, Nairobi Kenya

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Dean, SHSS

Magdalene Adhiambo Ngala-Dimba is a Senior Lecturer at Strathmore University, Kenya. 

She holds a PhD in Educational Administration and Planning from the Catholic University of Eastern Africa, a Master’s in Economics of Education and a Bachelor of Education in Economics and Geography from Moi University, Kenya. Magdalene is an experienced educationist, administrator, and researcher.

She has a wide teaching experience at the university level with a particular interest in teacher education. She was a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Education at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa for several years before joining Strathmore University. She has experience in teaching Geography and Business Studies at the Secondary school level as well. She has presented conference papers and published articles in national and international journals in administration, planning, and leadership. She has also presented papers at national and international conferences. 

Having held a high-intensity, people-oriented job as Head of Academic Programs and a Dean of Students, she has good skills in mentoring and handling students’ issues. Her research interests include Teacher education, access, and equity, planning and quality in education. She has also been a Member of The Universities Fund Board.


Seija Maritta KarppinenMagdalene DimbaAlfred Kitawi. 2021
School Leaders’ Opinions, Attitudes, and Performative Actions Toward Teacher Absenteeism in KenyaDimba, Magdalene. 2015. “Challenges Facing Catholic Women Religious at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Kenya”. Voices of Courage: Historical, Socio-cultural and Educational journeys of Women Religious in East and Central Africa.Eds, 

Jane Wakahiu, Peter I. Gichure and Anne Rita K. Njageh. Nairobi: Paulines Publications Africa.

Wanjohi, A and Magdalene Dimba. 2014. The Process of Developing a School Improvement Plan: Situation analysis, Data collection, analysis, Interpretation and Report Processing. Africa Research Journal of Education and Social Sciences. Vol. 1, No. 1, Art. 4- January/February.

Dimba, Magdalene A. 2013 “Effective Leadership in Promoting a Culture of Business Ethics.” African Contextual Ethics Hunger, Leadership, Faith and Media. Eds. Elisabeth Nduku and Christoph Stuckel. Focus no. 13.

Ogula, Paul, Francis Muchoki, Catherine Machyo and Magdalene Dimba. 1998. A Practical Guide to Teaching Practice for Students and Lecturers. Nairobi: Catholic University of Eastern Africa.