Mr. Joshua Kuria

Profile & Research projects

  • This lecturer usually organizes academic field-work to unforgettable BSc Earth Science- related sites like; Mt. Suswa bush camp, Maasai mara game reserve, Mt. Kenya GAW station, Ntulele Kordai Dam, Siyapei fish-pond project, County meteorological stations, Lake Naivasha, Kilindini harbour, Kasarani remote sensing centre, Land registry, Alkaria geothermal station, Pirate beach, RTH, Nanyuki majengo slums, ENSDA Bamboo propagation site, Menengai Crater, NEMA, Water treatment plant, Animal orphanage, UNEP, Plant breeding agrometeorological station, ICPAK, Pekerra irrigation scheme, WRMA, Haller park, RMC, Water-intake station, Kakamega crying stone, Lake Nakuru, Hells gate national park, and Nyahururu falls.
  • Main interests; Water  resources,                 quantitative methods, climate and fieldwork.
  • Member: Kenya Meteorological Society.
  • Has participated in many seminars, workshops, symposia & conferences.
  • Curriculum development participation; Bachelor of Science in Earth Sciences (Maasai Mara University), Master of Arts in Geography (Egerton University)
  • Has more than twenty years of experience – lecturing and serving in other capacities in both public and private colleges &universities in many parts of Kenya, eg Kakamega, Ongata –Rongai, Nyahururu, Nairobi, Kisii, Mumias, Njoro, and Sirare.
  • Worked as a lecturer in the Department of Geography at Egerton University.
  • Was trained to become a meteorologist and weather forecaster at the Institute for Meteorological Training and Research Institute, Dagoretti- Corner.
  • Was as a tutor at the WMO Regional Meteorological Training Institute. Nairobi
  • Worked as a weather analyst and weather broadcaster at the National Meteorological Centre, Kenya Meteorological Department.
  • He hails from Njoro town, Nakuru County.
  • Has a Bachelor of Science (Statistics & Meteorology) from Chiromo Campus, University of Nairobi, Kenya.
  • Obtained a Master of Science in Surface Water Hydrology at Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium.
  • This hydrologist is now serving as a lecturer in hydrology and other related Earth Sciences at the School of Tourism and Natural Resources Management, Maasai Mara University.

    Recent Supervision – Research Projects

  • Analysis of Seasonal Rainfall Patterns in Narok County. Ms. Mercy Wambui Mwangi, Email: sharmercy101@gmail.com, Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies (Planning and Management)
  • Assessment of Losses and Damages Caused by Floods in Narok Town. Joyce Kariuki, Email: joyshiku17@gmail.com, Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies.
  • Assessment of Waste Water Management in Enhancing Environmental Sustainability- A Case Study of Narok Town, Kenya. Nancy Jelagat Maiyo, Email: maiyonancy181@gmail.com, Bachelor of Environmental Studies
  • An Investigation on the Impacts of Stone Quarrying in Kenya- A Case Study of Narok County. Justine W. Watuka, Email; justinewatuka@gmail.com, Bachelor of Arts (Geography).
  • Five-day Supervised Field Course in Geography Report, Victor Juma, Email: jumavictor151@gmail.com, Bachelor of Arts (Geography).
  • Assessment of Occupational Health and Safety of Construction Workers in Narok Town. Harriet Jepkoech Kichwen, Email: hjepkogei@gmail.com, Bachelor of Environmental Studies (Biology and Health)
  • Mobile Technology and its Effects on Tourism and Environment in Amboseli National Park. Francis Chege Macharia, Email: fchegemacharia@gmail.com, Bachelor of Tourism Management.
  • Impacts of Information Technology on Hotel Management: Case Study of Seasons and Chambai Hotels in Narok. Mungai Kevin Mwangi, Email: kevsprince@gmail.com, Bachelor of hotels and hospitality Management.
  • Perception of Dark Tourism Development to Community- Case Study of Nairobi, Kenya. Isaac Khaemba Wetaya, Email: wetayaisaac@gmail.com, Bachelor of Hotels and Hospitality Management
  • How Sharing Economy Affects Hotel Stay in the Hospitality Industry- Case Study of Kenya. Leo Kihura Kimani, Email: leo.kihura@gmail.com, Bachelor of Hotel and Hospitality Management.
  • Effects of High Employee Turnover on the Human Resource Department in Five-Star Hotels in Nairobi County, Kenya. Phoebe Velmah Kerubo, Email: phoebevelmah@gmail.com, Bachelor of Hotels and Hospitality Management
  • Challenges Facing Community Based Tourism in Narok- A Case Study of Maasai Mara Game Reserve. Maranga Onderi Geoffrey, Email: geoffreymaranga45@gmail.com, Bachelor of Tourism Management
  • An Assessment of How Managers Cope With Demands on Sales of Normal Services in Hotels in Narok Town. Harun Dominic Olouch, Email: dominikharun@yahoo.com, Bachelor of Hotels and Hospitality Management.
  • Problems Hindering Hospitality Industry Development- Case Study of Hotels in Narok. Ms. Wangari Grace Wanjiku, Email: gracewwanjiku@gmail.com. Bachelor of Hotels and Hospitality Management. 
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