Professional Bio

Education
  • Ph.D., Intercultural Studies, School of Intercultural Studies, Fuller Graduate Schools, CA, 2008
  • M.A., Innovation and Development, Regis University, 2014
  • M.A. in Intercultural Studies, School of Intercultural Studies, Fuller Graduate Schools, CA, 2002
  • M.A. in Biblical Studies, School of Intercultural Studies, Fuller Graduate Schools, CA, 2002
  • B.A. in Sociology, School of Intercultural and Social Studies, Moi University in Eldroret, Kenya, 1992
Professional Credentials and Memberships
  • Community Mediator, Los Angeles County Bar Association (www.lacba.org), Certification 2005
  • Society for International Development (SID), 2010 - present
  • International Society for Third Sector Research (ISTR), 2011 - present
  • The Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA), 2010 - present
  • Nonprofit Academic Centers Council (NACC), Regis University Representative
Academic & Professional Experience
  • Associate Professor and Faculty Chair, Master of Nonprofit Management Program (MNM), Regis University, 2010-present
  • Director of Education and Training, Lifewater International, 2008 - 2010
  • Community Outreach Director, First United Methodist Church, Alhambra, Lost Angeles, CA, 2002 - 2008
  • Community Development Specialist, World Vision International, Kenya, 1992 - 1998
Additional Experience
  • World Vision International, Multicultural Team Building Consultant, July - October 2008
  • International NGO Consultant - ongoing (some clients/schools have included: World Vision, Development Associates Intl, Art College of Design, Pasadena, Imani Bridges, SCORE, and Oasis International)
  • Instructor-in-Training, School of Intercultural Studies, Fuller Theological Seminary, 2006 - 2007
  • Research Fellow, Christian/Muslim Conflict Resolution Project, 2004 - 2007

Research & Scholarship

Research Interests
  • The role of nonprofit/nongovernmental organization (NP/NGOs) in facilitating sustainable/transformational community development
  • The role of faith-based organizations in peace building
  • Social entrepreneurship and its application in sustainable transformational community development
Research in Progress
  • World Shaping Mediation - a collection of case studies of individuals who have played a mediatory role helping bring about understanding and change. This is envisioned as a collaborative online-based material that individuals from various contexts can contribute stories to.
  • World Shaping Mediation - a collection of case studies of individuals who have played a mediatory role helping bring about understanding and change.
  • Developing a sustainable transformational community development-training manual for practitioners.
Publications
  • Kinoti, M.D., (2013) Religious Volunteering in Congregations and Faith-Based Organizations in the East African Region. Ch. 24., in the Palgrave Research Handbook of Volunteering and Nonprofit Associations, Smith et al (eds)
  • Meme, Kinoti, Cross-cultural Skills Training: equipping for Multicultural Relationships and Teamwork, Lulu Publishing, Oct 2009.
  • Meme, Kinoti and Stephanie Mar Smith, "The Family of God: An Ecclesial Model for HIV Prevention in Africa," in Missiology: An International Review,, October 2008.
  • Meme, Kinoti. Causes of Inter-ethnic Conflicts. In Resources for Peacemaking in Muslim-Christian Relations, edited by D. Woodberry and R. Basselin. Pasadena, CA: Fuller Press. 2006.
  • Meme, Kinoti. "The Mission of the Church in the Context of Interethnic Conflicts" - Paper presented at the Evangelical Missiological Society. Seminar also presented at the EMS national conference in Orlando, Florida, October 2006 - published in a book under conference papers.
Academic Publications in Progress
  • World Shaping Mediations (online resource website)
  • Sustainable Transformational Community Development: A Training of Trainers Manual
Academic Presentations
  • "New Wine in Old Wineskins? Non-Governmental Development Organizations (NGDOs) and Market-Based Approaches for Sustainable Community Development." Presented at the 43rd Annual Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) Conference in Denver, Nov 2014
  • "Harnessing Inter-Sectoral Networks to Serve the Poor: A Case Study of Farm Concern International." Presented at the 43rd Annual Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) Conference in Denver, Nov 2014
  • "Unwelcome Change: A Case Study of East African Nongovernmental Organizations (NGOs) and their Embrace of Social Entrepreneurship as a Social Development Model." Presented at the 10th International Conference of the International Society for Third-Sector Research (ISTR), Sienna, Italy, July 2012.
  • "Even with the Best of Intentions: Why NPOs/NGOs Find it Difficult to Collaborate." Presented at the North Colorado Nonprofits Resource Association's Executive Directors training Seminar in Feb. 2012.
Other Presentations
  • "Experiential Learning for Adult Learners: A Case Study of Regis's SOFE Program." Presentation to the Mission Team at Regis University, March 2012.
  • "Conflict of Interest Among NPO Leaders." Presentation was a training of NPO Directors and Board Members as part of the annual Center for Nonprofit Excellence's (CNE) Standards of Excellence Training in Colorado Springs, May 2011
  • "The Future of the Nonprofit Sector." Cheyenne Nonprofit Network, July 2014

Awards & Recognition

  • Urban Scholars Award – Fuller Graduate Schools, 2008
  • Regis University Competitive Faculty Research Grant Award, 2012

Community Involvement & Service

Institutional Service - Regis University
  • Member, Standing Board Committee on Academic Affairs, 2013 - present
  • Member, VP for University Advancement Recruitment Committee, 2014
  • Member, College of Business Academic Dean Recruitment Committee, 2014
  • Member, School of Humanities & Social Sciences Academic Council, 2010 - present
  • Member Inter-college committee on Masters in Development Practice, 2011 - present
  • Member, Academic Planning & Policy Council, 2010-13
  • Member, Inter-Collegiate Curriculum Committee - Jesuit Commons Higher Education at the Margins (JCHEM), Member, 2010-14
Community Service
  • International Board Chair, Farm Concern Intl - www.farmconcern.org
  • Board Member, Colorado Nonprofit Association - www.coloradononprofits.org
  • International Board Member, Healing Waters International - www.healingwaters.org
  • International Advisory Board Member – Global Peace Youth Corps - www.globalpeaceyouth.org
  • Co-Chair, Host Committee for the 43rd Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA), Denver 2014
  • Regis University Representative, Nonprofit Academic Centers Council (NACC)
  • Member, Jesuit Commons Higher Education at the Margins (JCHEM) Inter-University Curriculum Committee, 2010-13