Dr. Nyarigoti, Naom Moraa

Assistant Professor of English
nnyarigoti@usiu.ac.ke    |     +254 730 116 304

Biography:

Dr. Naom Nyarigoti has over fifteen years’ professional experience in teaching and scholarship. She is currently an Assistant Professor of English and Linguistics at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, United States International University-Africa (USIU-Africa).

She holds a PhD and MA in English language and Linguistics both from the University of Reading, UK, and B.Ed., Language and Literature from Moi University. Nyarigoti also holds a Diploma in Professional Proofreading and Editing from Maple Publishing Academy-UK.

She is a reviewer of a number of journals and has widely published in the English language discipline. She has research interest, Applied Linguistics, Language in education, Language and Medicine, Multilingualism, Literacy, Language and Gender.

Academic Degrees:

  • 2008: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), University of Reading, United Kingdom.
  • 2007: Diploma in Professional Proofreading & Editing, Maple Publishing Academy, United Kingdom.
  • 2005: Masters in English Language and Linguistics, University of Reading, United Kingdom.
  • 1996: Bachelor of Education (Arts) in English Language and Literature, Moi University, Eldoret, Kenya.
  • Publications:

    Journal Articles

    1. Nyarigoti, N. (2021). Lived Experiences Of Women With PhDs in Kenya. Journal of Language, Technology & Entrepreneurship in Africa,12(1)36-53
    2. Nyarigoti, N. (2020). An Assessment of Information Literacy Skills of Undergraduate Students at the United States International University- Africa. Journal of Language, Technology & Entrepreneurship in Africa, 11 (1) 1-13
    3. Ntabo, V.O., Gathigia, M. G., & Nyarigoti, M. N. (2019). A statistical analysis of gender and metaphorical conceptualization of Ekegusii pop songs. Journal of Environmental Sustainability Advancement Research, 5,129-139.
    4. Kimani, R. W., Nyarigoti, N. Gathigia, M. G. (2018). Nexus between Gender and Language Shift among the Youth in Nairobi County, Kenya. Advances in Language and Literary Studies. 9(4) 207-211.Available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.7575/aiac.alls.v.9n.4p.206.
    5. Ntabo, V.O., Gathigia, M. G., & Nyarigoti, M. N. (2018). Interpreting the Human being metaphors in Ekegusii pop songs using the cognitive semantics framework. Issues in language studies 7(2) 73-86.
    6. Gitonga, C. N., Gathigia M. G. & Nyarigoti, N. (2018). Analysis of Semantic Fields in Gky Church Sermons in Nyeri County, Kenya. Journal of Arts & Humanities. 7(8) 23-27. http://dx.doi.org/10.18533/journal.v7i8.1465
    7. Ntabo, V.O., Gathigia, M. G., & Nyarigoti, M. N. (2018). A cognitive approach to Ekegusii pop songs. Journal of Advances in Language and literary studies, 9(3)166-172.
    8. Gitonga, C. N., Gathigia M. G. & Nyarigoti, N. (2018). Hyponymy in Gikuyu church sermons in Nyeri County, Kenya. European Journal of literature, language and linguistics studies. 2(2)44-58: http://dx.doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1218108.
    9. Nyarigoti, N. Awuor, E., Q. & Nyamasyo, E. (2017). The Role of Culture in Managing the Cancer Crisis in Kenya. International journal of innovative research and development. 6(6) 39-44. 10.24940/ijird/2017/v6/i6/JUN17029.
    10. Nyarigoti, N. (2017). The State of English Language in Kenya: Teacher Perspectives. Imperial Journal of Interdisciplinary Research (IJIR) 3(1) 2401-2408.
    11. Nyarigoti, N. (2016). School Based Continuing Professional Development: The Role of School Principals. Imperial Journal of Interdisciplinary Research (IJIR) 2(3) 506-513.
    12. Nyarigoti, N. & Ambiyo, S. (2014). Mother tongue in instruction: the role of attitude in the implementation. International Journal of Research in Social Sciences 4(1)77-87.
    13. Nyarigoti, N. (2013). Continuing professional development needs for English language teachers in Kenya. International Journal of Research in Social Sciences 3(2)138-158.

    Book

    1. Nyarigoti, N. & Ntabo, V.O. (2020). Introduction to the Grammar of EkeGusii. Eldoret, Kenya: Utafiti Foundation.
    2. Nyarigoti, N. (2009). The Broken Promise. Author House, United Kingdom.

    Areas of interest/specialization:

    • Applied Linguistics,
    • Language in education,
    • Language and Medicine,
    • Multilingualism,
    • Literacy,
    • Language and
    • Gender

    Courses Teaching

    • ENG 2206: Composition II
    • ENG 1106: Composition I
    • ENG 0999: Basic Reading Comprehension and writing
    • SUS 1010: Strategies for University Success

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