Drgladwellmbugua

Title/Qualifications: Dr./PhD,Msc,Bsc,Dip
Department/Unit/Section: 
Fashion Design and Marketing
Contact Address:
 P.O Box43884-00100 Nairobi
Email: 
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Position:
Lecturer
Area of Specialization:
Textile Science, Pattern Design, Garment Making, Fashion Marketing, Interior Design.
Research Interests:
Textile Science, Innovation in Textile and Technology, Consumer purchasing behavior in clothing.
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3566-0899


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Research

  • Properties of decorticated Agave americana “Marginata” Fibres from different leaf levels from Lanet and Tigoni, Kenya. (2014)

  • Determination of Fibre Properties of Agave Americana Leaves as a Textile Fibre from Mbaruk, Nakuru District. (2009)

Publications

  • Mbugua G., Tumuti D., Thoruwa C., & Nguku E. (2021). Characterization of decorticated Agave Americana “marginanta” fibres of different leaf levels from Lanet and Tigoni, Kenya. International Journal of Innovative Research and Knowledge. Volume-6 Issue-3. ISSN 2213-1356. March 2021.
  • Mbugua G., Kamau P., Wamutitu J. (2013). Employability of Fashion and garment making students from youth polytechnics of Kenya. Vetri- Education (Quarterly Journal in Education). Vol8 No 4 ISSN-0973-8614 Oct- Dec 2013.

  • Mbugua G., Kamau P., (2013). Employability of Fashion and garment making students from youth polytechnics as perceived by employers in Gatundu and Thika Districts, Kenya. Learning Community-An International Journal of Education and Social Sciences. Vol.4, issue2. ISSN:2231-458X.

Conference Presentation

  • 2nd -3rd May 2014. “Properties of decorticated agave americana “marginata” fibres of different leaf levels from Lanet and Tigoni, Kenya" – at Annual International Conference on Cotton, Textile and Apparel Value Chain in Africa (CTA 2014)- Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia.

  • 19th- 21st November 2013. “An evaluation of agave americana “marginata” fibres properties in Kenya” At 2013 Regional Conference of International Network of Women Engineers and Scientists (INWES) – Nairobi, Kenya (School of Monetary Studies) 

  • 1st - 4th November 2011.Comparison of Cotton Fibres with Agave Americana and Triumffeta Tomentosa in Kenya – at East Africa conference on Cotton Textile Apparel Value Chain on

  • 24th November 2009. Properties of Agave Americana leave as textile fibres from Mbaruk, Nakuru District – at Kenyatta University.

Administrative positions held to date

  • 16th March 2020- present Chairperson, Department of Fashion Design and Marketing
  • 10th July 2019 –16 March 2020: School Examinations’ coordinator (School of Creative and Performing Arts, Film and Media Studies)
  • 1st Oct to Present: Department Educational Field Trips Committee
  • 1st Nov 2015- 10th July 2019: Departmental Examination Coordinator (Department of Fashion Design and Marketing.
  • 2nd March 2012-July 2020: Departmental Time-Table coordinator
  • 8th Oct 2013 – Present: member Departmental Procurement Committee
  • 28th March 2012 – 1st Nov 2019: Department Quality Management System (QMS) Coordinator (Chairman)
  • 2012 - Present: Academic advisor department
  • 2011 –to present: secretariat and board member for Curriculum Development and Review (Department of Fashion Design and Marketing) Programmes