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researcher , Agricultural studies educator

Dorcas Khasungu Isutsa, agricultural studies educator, researcher. Certified Attendance Wageningen University, 2004; Achievements include development of Rapid Ex Vitro Rooting Protocols for apple, blueberry, and passion fruit; research in integrated nutrient and plant density management for strawberries in the tropics.

Background

Isutsa, Dorcas Khasungu Daughter of Richard Isutsa Shileche and Rhodah Ingumba Isutsa.

Education

PjD, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, 1994—1998. Master of Science, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, 1991—1993. Bachelor of Science, Egerton University, Njoro, Kenya, 1987—1990.

Career

Senior lecturer Egerton University, Njoro, Kenya, 1999—2003, lecturer Kenya, 1997—1999, assistant lecturer Kenya, 1993—1997, teaching assistant Kenya, 1990—1993, researcher department horticulture Kenya, since 1998, associate professor department horticulture Kenya, since 2003. Teaching assistant Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, 1991—1998, research assistant, 1994—1998. Consultant British Council, Nairobi, Kenya, 1999—2002.

Head department Egerton University, Njoro, Rift Valley, since 2001.

Achievements

  • Certified Attendance Wageningen University, 2004. Achievements include development of Rapid Ex Vitro Rooting Protocols for apple, blueberry, and passion fruit. Research in integrated nutrient and plant density management for strawberries in the tropics.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: (manuscript in fruit varieties journal) Rapid Ex Vitro Rooting.

Membership

Secretary Horticultural Association Kenya, Juja-Thika, Kenya, 1999—2002. Member Kenya Professional Women in Agriculture and Education, Nairobi, Kenya, 1999—2005, Shivakala Secondary School, Kakamega, Kenya, 1999—2003. Member of American Society Horticultural Science, Kenya Professional Women in Agriculture and Education, Horticultural Association Kenya (secretary since 1999, chairperson since 2005), Cornell University (life), Egerton University (life.

Editor Egerton Journal since 2005).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Reading, gardening, travelling, knitting, swimming.

Connections

father:
Richard Isutsa Shileche

mother:
Rhodah Ingumba Isutsa