My name is Dr. Luke Odiemo Okunya. Officially I am known by the name Dr. Odiemo. I am a Senior lecturer in the department of Psychology at the University of Nairobi in Kenya. Due to my childhood interest in understanding human behavior, I opted to pursue my academic career in the area of psychology. I am sure many people will wonder how a child could develop interest in such a discipline!

This was basically due to my late father who was a teacher. Whenever we tried to play tricks on him, he would tell us, “I already know what you are up to. Remember, I studied human psychology as part of training in teaching.” This made me fascinated about this subject of psychology. I thought that if I learn psychology, I could pre-empt behavior like my father used to. Because of this, I followed my father into the teaching career where I learned human psychology too and even pursued it to PhD, where I studied educational psychology. Having been educated in this discipline, I have been able to develop my expertise in the Psychology of Teaching and Learning, Psychometrics and Psychology of Human Development. I have never regretted this decision at all.

Today, I have even widened my academic area of interest beyond educational psychology. I also lecture Community Psychology where my main focus is usually to educate and train students in methods of influencing people attitude and behavior towards building a friendly community. Another area of interest concerns Family Psychology where I lecture students in attitudes and behavior that can foster healthy family relationships. Youth counseling is also an area that I have developed a lot of interest. 

Nothing pleases me when some of my students of Family Psychology, Community Psychology and Psychology of Teaching and Learning come back to me three or four years after graduation to thank me for the knowledge they acquired from me. It pleases me a lot. Having been privileged to get most of my post-graduate education in Western Europe, I strive as much as possible to emulate the teaching methods used by professors, especially those in the United Kingdom. And it pays a lot.

I am currently the Patron of psychology club of the University of Nairobi. This is a vibrant club that is used to mentor young students into leadership and practical application of psychological knowledge to solving community problems. We basically mentor socially disadvantaged children in slums into being law abiding citizens through literacy, numeracy and counseling services.

My mission is to develop all-round students who are able to cope with challenges of life without engaging in illegal or socially unacceptable behavior.

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Summary Bio

My name is Dr. Luke Odiemo Okunya. Officially I am known by the name Dr. Odiemo. I am a Senior lecturer in the department of Psychology at the University of Nairobi in Kenya. Due to my childhood interest in understanding human behavior, I opted to pursue my academic career in the area of psychology. I am sure many people will wonder how a child could develop interest in such a discipline!

Luke Okunya Odiemo- CV

Publications


2019

Wangaria, WS, Okunya LO.  2019.  ASSOCIATION BETWEEN FORMAL CONTINUOUS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND JOB SATISFACTION AMONG CLINICAL OFFICERS IN NAIROBI COUNTY, KENYA. International Journal of Education and Social Science Research . 2(2):43-67.

2018

Sakwa, JM, Okunya LO.  2018.  Teachers’ Understanding of Menstrual Cycle in Navakholo Sub-County, Kakamega County, Kenya . International Journal of Learning and Development . 8(4):1-18.sakwa__ijld_08201.pdf
Oketch-Oboth, JWB, Okunya LO.  2018.  THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN STRESS AND PSYCHOSOCIAL ADJUSTMENT AMONG UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI STUDENTS . International Journal of Education and Social Science Research . 1(6)oketch-_adjustment_ijessr_01_92-1.pdf
Oketch-Oboth, JWB, Okunya LO.  2018.  The Relationship Between Levels of Stress and Academic Performance Among University of Nairobi Students . International Journal of Learning and Development . 8(4):1-20.oketch-_adjustment_ijessr_01_92-1.pdf
Katembu, MS, Okunya LO.  2018.  Relationship between Alcohol Use Disorder and Expression Suppression among Youth Seeking Help in Rehabilitation Centers in Kiambu County, Kenya . Triple A Research Journal of Social Science and Humanity . 2(2)
Kinuthia, JW, Odiemo L.  2018.  RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ADULT EDUCATION AND SELF-ESTEEM OF WOMEN IN NAIROBI COUNTY, KENYA. International Journal of Social Science and Technology . 3(3):39-53.joyce_kinuthia-adult_education_and_self-esteem4._may_2018.pdf
Kinuthia, JW, Odiemo L.  2018.  ADULT EDUCATION AND SELF-EFFICACY: A TRANSFORMATIVE LEARNING PERSPECTIVE . INTERNATIONAL OF CURRENT RESEARCH. 10(07)joyce_kinuthia_31164-_2018.pdf
Malusi, B, L.O O.  2018.  Effect of Handedness on Completion Rate of Chemistry Timed Tasks by LeftHanded Learners , 2018. The IAFOR International Conference on Education. , Dubaiiicedubai2018_39167.pdf
Okunya, LO, Mwangi DN.  2018.  ASSOCIATION BETWEEN DURATION OF INSTITUTIONALIZATION AND PSYCHOLOGICAL COPING STRATEGIES AMONG ADOLESCENTS . International Journal of Education and Social Science Research . 1(6)diana_njoki_coping_paper_ijessr_01_99.pdf

2015

MALUSI, BENERDETAMWIKALI, Mungai C, Odiemo L.  2015.  LEFT-HANDEDNESS AS AN OVERLOOKED SPECIAL LEARNING NEED. IJBRITISH. 2(4):70-90.left-handedness-as-special-need-b-m-malusi.pdf
MALUSI, BENERDETAMWIKALI, Mungai C, Odiemo L.  2015.  LEFT-HANDEDNESS AS AN OVERLOOKED SPECIAL LEARNING NEED . IJBRITISH. 2(2)ijbritish-287-gp.pdf

2014

Kinyua, K, Okunya OL.  2014.  Validity and reliability of teacher-made tests: Case study of year 11 physics in Nyahururu District of Kenya. African Educational Research Journal. 2(2):61-71.

2013

2012

Arasa, J.N., Mulinge MM, Odiemo LO.  2012.  African Refugee Students’ Conceptions of Democracy: Implications for Conflict mitigation. . African Renaissance. 9(3-4):15-34.
Odiemo, LO.  2012.  Community Psychology. , Nairobi: University of Nairobi

2009

Odiemo, LO.  2009.  Utilizing learning promotion potential framework to facilitate the development of higher-order cognitive skills. Electronic journal of research in educational psychology. vol.7(3):1289-1322.

2008

2005

1999

Odiemo, LO.  1999.  The Rhetoric of Positivistic Science and Professional Education for Teachers. , Bergen, Norway: Norwegian Teacher Academy,

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