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Kenyatta University

Mercy Wanduara

Mercy Wanduara has a training and career background in clothing, textiles, and education. She holds a PhD in Fashion Merchandising from the University of Huddersfield, UK, an MSc in Textile Materials from China Textile University, and Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) degree in Home Economics from Kenyatta University. Mercy has a work experience of over 25 years as a high school teacher, college and university lecturer, curriculum developer, and researcher. She has worked at various levels of the Kenyan educational system, from high school, diploma technical teachers’ college, and currently at university. Among the leadership positions held, Mercy has served as Deputy Principle of Thigingi girl’s high school (Embu), Deputy Head of Entrepreneurship Education Department at Kenya Technical Teachers College, and Home Economics Program Coordinator at Kenyatta University. She has also served as the chairperson of the department of fashion design and marketing of Kenyatta University for two 2-year consecutive terms between March 2016 and March 2020. Among other activities, Mercy has been involved in both local and international collaborations. She has been involved in curriculum development for proposed St Annes University. Mercy is an active member of Graduate Women International (GWI) and The Textile Society of America. She is currently a lecturer, academic supervisor, and mentor for both undergraduate and postgraduate students at Kenyatta University. Mercy’s research interests centre on clothing and textile crafts, indigenous textiles, and micro and small businesses.

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