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Name: Rosemary Akinyi Menya-Olendo
Title/Qualification:  PhD (Educational Psychology)
Department:  Educational Psychology Designation/Position: Lecturer
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Contact Address:  Kenyatta University, PO Box 43844-00100, Nairobi
Area of Specialization:  Educational Psychology, Developmental Psychology
Research Interests:  Psychology of Learning, Academic Buoyancy and Academic Achievement, Neuropsychology, Neural-Education
Google Scholar: ORCID ID:0000-0001-5050-2824



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Publications

  • Olendo, R. A., Wawire C. K., and Mugambi, D. (2019) Relationship between Self-efficacy and Academic Buoyancy Among Form Three Students in Selected Secondary Schools in Migori County, Kenya. International Journal of Research and Scientific Innovation, VI (X), 161-170

Refereed Journals

Books and Book Chapters

  • Olendo, R. A. (2024). Coping with Exam Stress Among Students at Universities.In P. Aloka (Ed.), Student Stress in Higher Education(pp. 182-200). IGI Global. https://doi.org/10.4018/979-8-3693-0708-3.ch011
  • Aloka, P.J.O., Ajayi, O., Olendo, R.A. (2023). Protective Factors for Adjustment to Online Teaching During COVID-19 Pandemic: A Social Justice Perspective. In: Maringe, F., Chiramba, O. (eds) Online Teaching and Learning in the COVID-19 Era. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham.https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-42402-1_9 (1.12.2023)
  • Olendo, R. A. (2023). Institutional Support for First-Year Students. In P. Aloka & K. Mukuna (Eds.), Handbook of Research on Coping Mechanisms for First-Year Students Transitioning to Higher Education (pp. 279-295). IGI Global. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-6684-6961-3.ch017

Conference/ Workshop/Seminar Papers

Conference Papers

  • Kabugu J. W., Ndolo, J. D., and Olendo. R. (2023) Psychosocial School Factors as Correlates of Biology Performance Among Form Three Students’ In Public Schools in Kilifi County, Kenya. A paper presented during the blended 9th International October Conference on Education and Lifelong Learning held on 3rd – 4th October 2023 at Kenyatta University
  • Mawang’ L. L. and Olendo. R, (2022) Motivational Beliefs and Examination Anxiety as Correlates of Online Learning Engagement among Undergraduate Students presented during the 8th International Annual October Conference on Education and Lifelong Learning 6th -7th October, 2022, KU, Nairobi.
  • Olendo R., Oyoo S., Mutua J. & Mutisya E. (2021) Perception on Blended Mode of Learning during COVID 19 Pandemic Among Continuing Education Program Students’ of Kenyatta University, Kenya, a paper presented during  The Virtual 7th International Annual October Conference on Education and Lifelong Learning held on 6th – 7th October 2021 at Kenyatta University

Conference/ Workshop/Seminar Attended

Conferences Attended

  • 9th International October Conference on Education and Lifelong Learning held on 3rd – 4th October 2023 at Kenyatta University
  • The National Cancer Summit 2023- Safari Park Hotel Nairobi 2rd-4th Feb, 2023
  • 8th International Annual October Conference on Education and Lifelong Learning 6th -7th October, 2022, KU, Nairobi.
  • 7th International Annual October Conference on Education and Lifelong Learning held on 6th – 7th October 2021 at Kenyatta University
  • KU-40th Postgraduate webinar For Ph.D. Graduands-1ST Dec,2020

Workshop Attended

  • Open Society University Network (OSUN) Research Hubs Symposium- Theme ‘ Nodes and Networks in Knowledge Production” : 26th – 27th May 2022, Kenyatta University
  • AEA TTT Workshop- Boosting the users Orientation of Entrepreneurs 19th Oct- 30th Oct, 2020
  • Department Postgraduate Workshop, Kenyatta University- held on 23rd Feb, 2018.
  • Online Assessment & Support Workshop for Teacher Educators (C.O.L)-27TH – 31ST March, 2017

Seminar Attended

  • Inaugural National Cancer Summit – Safari Park Hotel; February 2rd -4th, 2023 “ Uniting Our Voices and Taking Action”
  • Webinar for all Supervisors- 19th March, 2021
  • Capacity Building Seminar for Newly graduated PhD Holders-26th Feb, 2021
  • Departmental Postgraduate Webinar 16th Sept, 2020
  • Capacity building seminar for staff mentors, Kenyatta University- 26th Jan, 2018.

Professional/ Consultancy (Editor/ Peer review in Journals, Network/Collaborations, External Examiner, Patents)

  • Director of Studies OSUN Research HUB (Young Researchers Fellowship)-Dec 1, 2021-June 26, 2022
  • Associate Director of Research( RVI/OSUN Community of Practice Project [RCoP]) Early Career Researchers (From Displaced Backgrounds) Training Program - August 1,2022- June 30, 2023

Community Service and Other Engagements

  • Member of the School Board Management- ACK, St Peters Kahawa Sukari Academy-30th Jan, 2024 to date
  • Mothers Union Co-ordinator – Ogongo Parish, Diocese of Southern Nyanza 2018-To date

Other administrative positions Held

  • Board Member- Migori Water and Sanitation Services (MIWASCO)-2013-2018)
  • High School Principal (2001-2016)
  • Deputy Principal (1993-2001)

Recognized university administrative position

  • Appointed to School of Education & LL CBC Program Leader- 22rd Feb, 2024 to date
  • Member of the School of Education and Life Long Learning Committee on Technical & Vocational Education Training Authority (TVETA) programs- 10th February, 2023 Appointed
  • Examinations Coordinator, Kenyatta University-Dadaab Center (Refugee Studies and Empowerment)- 16th June 2021 to May, 2023
  • Member of School Board of Postgraduate Studies- 15th March, 2021
  • Member of School of Education Curriculum Committee-28th Sept, 2020
  • Secretary, Educational Psychology Postgraduate Committee-26th Sept, 2019
  • Unit Coordinator –EPS 201 (Psychology of Learning) -26th Sept, 2019
  • Assistant Departmental Time Tabler-26th Sept, 2019

Other administrative positions held

  • Member of the departmental curriculum committee
  • Member of the Neural-Education Planning Committee
  • Secretary to the Neural-Education proposal Writing Committee