Prof. Njororai Simiyu , University of Texas, will make a keynote address during the 3rd Annual International Conference on Research and Innovation in Education (AICRIE) on Thursday 15th October 2020 at 9am-10am.
The title the Keynote address is: Fostering Collaborative Problem Solving and Other 21st Century Skills
Professor, Health and Kinesiology
Wycliffe W. Njororai Simiyu was born, raised and educated in Kenya. Kenya is on the Eastern side of the African Continent. He graduated with a Ph.D. from Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya in 2001 specializing in Physical Education and Sport. Prior to the Ph.D., he had graduated with a Bachelors and Masters in the same fields in 1985 and 1992 respectively from the same Institution. He taught at high school, community college and university levels in Kenya from 1985 to 2007, before transitioning to Wiley College, Texas, USA (2007-2012) and later at the University of Texas at Tyler since 2012.
He also served as Athletics Director (2001 to 2004) and Chair of the Department of Exercise, Recreation and Sport Science (2004 to 2007) at Kenyatta University. He served as the Lead Professor of Physical Education at Wiley College (2007 to 2012) and Interim Chair of the Department of Health and Kinesiology at UT at Tyler in spring 2013. He is an exemplary teacher. He has earned exemplary teaching and service awards in Kenya and in the US. He has published in peer review journals and presented at conferences widely on various aspects of the discipline of Kinesiology. Most importantly, he has mentored many students, both in East Africa and USA that have progressed to become outstanding scholars around the globe.