Prof. Martin C. Njoroge

Dean, School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Dean, School of Humanities and Social Sciences,
United States International University - Africa

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Areas of interest/ specialization: languages and linguistics.


Prof. Martin C. Njoroge, a Professor of Languages & Linguistics, holds PhD in Linguistics (KU), Master of Arts in Linguistics (KU), Master of Arts in Leadership (IP) (PAC U) and Bachelors of Education degree (KU). He is a former Postdoctoral fellow and visiting Professor, University of Pennsylvania, USA and a former International Institute of Education Scholar Rescue Fund (IIE-SRF) fellow (USA). Prof. Njoroge is an accomplished scholar and researcher and has conducted extensive research on Multilingual Education, English language teaching and sociolinguistics. Prof. Njoroge is co-editor of Multilingualism and Education in Africa: The State of the State of the Art, and Springer’s Multilingual Education in Africa journal. He has authored and co-authored 8 books and his chapters have appeared in over 10 books. His articles have appeared in several refereed and reputable journals such as Multilingual Education Journal, African Journal of Educational Linguistics, University of Nairobi Journal and Confucius Institute Journal. He is also a peer reviewer for the Commission for University Education. Prof. Njoroge has served as a supervisor of graduate theses in several Universities. He is an external examiner at Makerere University, Garissa University and Mount Kenya University. He sits on several educational and editorial boards, both nationally and internationally.

Academic Degrees: PhD in Languages and Linguistics (KU); MA in Linguistics (KU); MA in Leadership (IP) (PAC University); BEd. (Kenyatta University)

Journal Articles

  • Njoroge, Martin (2018). Rural-urban dichotomy and linguistic variability: Evidence from English language as spoken by teachers in Kenya. The Pan Africa Christian University Journal of Arts and Social Sciences, 2 (1), 97-118.
  • Njoroge, Martin (2017). Analysis of the Spoken English Used by Teachers in Kenyan Primary School Classrooms: Phonological and Grammatical Variations. American Journal of Educational Research, Vol. 5, No. 10, pp. 1087-1096.
  • Njoroge, Martin (2017). The efficacy of using mother language in the teaching of mathematics and science in primary schools: Evidence from grade one classrooms in Kenya. Journal of Applied Linguistics and Language Research Volume 4, Issue 8, pp. 133-150
  • Njoroge, Martin & Gathigia, M.G. (2017). The treatment of indigenous languages in Kenya’s pre- and post-independent education commissions and in the constitution of 2010. Advances in Language and Literary Studies. (Vol 7 No.2) ISSN 2203-4714.
  • Moses Gatambuki Gathigia & Njoroge, Martin (2016). The teaching of English idioms in Kenyan secondary schools: Difficulties and effective strategies. Advances in Language and Literary Studies. (Vol 7 No.2) ISSN 2203-4714
  • Njoroge, Martin. & Githinji P. (2016). Folk-linguists’ perceptions and attitudes towards Kenyan varieties of Swahili. Swahili Forum, (23), pp. 1-20

  • Njoroge, Martin & Moses Gatambuki Gathigia. (2016). The role of teaching/learning in the acquisition of multicultural literacy: Survey of primary, secondary and university Levels in Kenya. PAC University Journal of Arts and Social Sciences. (Vol. 1. No. 1) ISSN 2413-7847.
  • Moses Gathigia, Ruth W. Ndungu & Njoroge, Martin (May 2015). Sexual intercourse euphemisms in the Gikuyu language: A cognitive linguistic approach. University of Nairobi Journal of Languages and Linguistics Vol 4.

  • Njoroge, Martin, Phyllis W Mwangi, Ruth W Ndung’u and Daniel O Orwenjo (2014). Introduction: Multilingualism and education: The critical nexus. Multilingual Education, 4:10. Springer Open Access Journal.


  • Bukenya, A., Kioko, A. Njeng’ere, D., Njoroge, Martin & Kabaji E. (2018). Test it fix it. KCSE revision English (Third Edition). Nairobi, Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780195738117
  • D. Orwenjo, Njoroge, Martin P.W. Mwangi and R. W. Ndung’u, (2014). Multilingualism and education in Africa: The state of the state of the art. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, Cambridge Scholars Publishers.
  • Njoroge, Martin, Pasomi Mucha & Austin Bukenya. (2014). Spot on oral skills for secondary schools. Nairobi: Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780195741728.

    Book Chapters

  • G. Kiguru, E. Ogutu & Njoroge, Martin (2016). Interpretation of judicial settings. In H. Kebeya, M. Osore, P. Ngugi and C. Kebaya. Language and translation: Theory, pedagogy and practice. NseniaInc, Publishers:
  • Njoroge, Martin & Gladys Gakenia (2014). How do we tell them?” Ensuring reproductive health among adolescents in Kenya. In Mbugua, M.and Gona, G. (RE)membering Kenya. Nairobi, Twaweza Communication.
  • Njoroge, Martin Ruth W. Ndung’u & Moses G. Gathigia (2014). “Our teacher doesn’t speak like theirs”: Analysis of variations in the spoken English of teachers in multilinguals settings in Kenya, Africa. D. Orwenjo, Njoroge, Martin P.W. Mwangi and R. W. Ndung’u Multilingualism and education in Africa: The state of the state of the art. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, Cambridge Scholars Publishers.

    Teaching: English, Linguistics, Research and Leadership courses

    Speaking Slot

    Event: Guest Speaker International Research Conference

    Venue: Machakos University

    Date: April 24 - 26, 2019

    Topic: Language, Culture, Social Equity and Governance for Sustainable Development

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