Michael Meyer

Founding Dean

Michael Meyer is founding dean of the AKU Graduate School of Media and Communications.

Stephen Buckley

Associate Dean, Executive and Professional Education

Stephen joined AKU-GSMC in June 2015 and is running Professional Development Programs

Nancy Booker

Director, Academic Affairs

Doctor Nancy Booker is an Assistant Professor in Multimedia Journalism at GSMC.

Rhonda Breit

Associate Professor

Professor Rhonda Breit, LLB, PhD, joined AKU-GSMC in December 2014.

Sam Kamau


Doctor Sam Kamau joined AKU-GSMC in July 2015 as a faculty member.

Peter Kimani


Doctor Peter Kimani is a
founding faculty member of the GSMC.

Andrew Tkach


Andrew Tkach has over 25 years of experience producing documentaries and TV reports.

Thomas R. Lansner

Director of Social Accountability Media Initiative

Thomas R. Lansner is a former London Observer correspondent and lecturer at Columbia University.

James Randerson

Distinguished Visiting Faculty

Dr James Randerson is an award-winning journalist with 15 years’ experience.

Howard W. French

Distinguished Visiting Faculty

Howard W. French is a distinguished visiting professor at AKU-GSMC.

Michael Peel

Distinguished Visiting Faculty

Michael Peel is Asia bureau chief for the Financial Times and author of A Swamp Full of Dollars.

John Kamau

Executive Officer

John joined AKU Graduate School of Media and Communications in August 2014 as executive officer.

Marietta Musyoka

Executive Assistant

Marietta Musyoka is an executive assistant at the Graduate School of Media and Communications.

Sanday Ogesa

Administrative Assistant

Sanday is an administrative assistant at AKU Graduate School of Media and Communications.

Thomas Ombech

Finance Manager

Thomas Ombech is a trained accountant with a Master of Commerce degree.

Augustine Gitonga

Campus Librarian

Augustine has successfully championed the rolling out of various library operating systems and development of procedure manuals and policies.

Marion Njoki

Technical Operations Manager

Marion Njoki has a wide experience in the Telecommunications and broadcast engineering field in Kenya.

Karel Prinsloo


Karel Prinsloo is an award winning photographer who has been working mainly in Africa for over twenty years. He has covered for most part conflicts and wars in Africa and the Middle East and has been based in Nairobi for nearly a decade as the Associated Press's Chief photographer for East Africa. Currently he is a freelance photographer shooting for EPA photo agency. as well as working on projects in Africa.

Karel has won numerous awards including the South African Photographer Of The Year as well as the second price news stories of the World Press Photo Awards in 2000 for his coverage of the devastating Mozambique floods. He has been a CNN African Journalist of the year photography runner up.

He has been published in all the world's major publications including the New York Times, Time magazine. Newsweek, Paris Match among a few. Currently he is working on personal projects as well as with NGO's IFAW , GAVI and UNESCO.

Salim Amin

Distinguished Visiting Faculty

Salim Amin is an award winning photographer, cameraman, producer, presenter and trainer

Noah Miller

Noah Miller is a communications practitioner with vast experience in social media, government relations

Mark Kaigwa

Mark Kaigwa is an African entrepreneur, author and professional speaker.