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Machuma (Helen) Muyia
Office#: 542 Harrington Office Building
Mail Stop: 4226
Office Phone: (979) 458-0640
Directory Title: Clinical Associate Professor
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Short Bio
Dr. Muyia received her Ed.D. in Workforce Development Education/Human Resource Development from University of Arkansas, Fayetteville in 2008. Dr. Muyia joined Educational Administration and Human Resource Development Department at Texas A&M University as a Clinical Assistant Professor in 2009. Dr. Muyia teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in Adult learning and human resource development, including Adult learning, Organization Development and Change, and Training and Development. She redesigned her online undergraduate courses to be in compliant with the Quality matters rubric and made a significant contribution to the new and revised edition of her class textbook. Dr. Muyia's research focuses on Emotional Intelligence, Adult learning, Organization Development & Change, Virtual Learning, and Training & Development. Dr. Muyia has served as a reviewer for eight top tier journals, co-issue editor of one journal, and a series editor of one book. She has authored and co-authored 8 peer-reviewed journals articles, six book chapters. Dr. Muyia has served on three doctoral committees Dr. Muyia received the Texas A & M Board of Regents Teaching Excellence award in 2011, and the Departmental Teaching Achievement award in 2015.
Area(s) of Emphasis
Human Resource Development
Research Interests
Emotional intelligence and leadership
Organizational development
Program evaluation
Publications (journal articles, books, book chapters)*

1. Nafukho, M. F., Muyia, M. H., & Wekullo, C, (In press). Examining research productivity of faculty in selected leading public universities in Kenya. International Journal of Educational Development, x (x), xx-xx. #. RG Journal Impact: 1.403 (In Press)

2. Muyia, H.M., Wekullo, C. & Nafukho. F. M. (in press). Talent development: challenges and opportunities. In K. Dirani, F. M. Nafukho, & B. Irby (Eds.), Global Issues and Talent Development: Perspectives from Countries around the World. Charlotte, NC: Age Publishing. (In Press)

3. Wekullo, S. C., Nafukho, M. F., & Muyia, M. H. (2018). Conflict management in Kenya’s public universities. In Nancy T. Watson, Lei Xie, & Matthew J. Etchells (Eds). Cultural Impact on Conflict Management in Higher Education. A volume in the series: International Higher Education, (pp. 17- 36). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing, GI Global. #

4. Muyia, M. H., Wekullo, C.S., & Nafukho, F. M. (2018). Talent development in emerging economies and development capacity building. Advances in Developing Human Resources, 20 (4),498-516 #

5. Muyia, M. H., Wekullo, C, & Nafukho, M. F. (2018). Talent development in emerging economies through learning and development capacity building. Advances in Developing Human Resources 20(4), 1-19. #. RG Journal Impact: 1.36.

6. Muyia, M, A, H. (2017). Leadership development for frontier societies: Reflections from Kenya. In Alexandre, A., & Dirani, K. (Eds.). Leadership Development in Emerging Market Economies (pp. 229 -244). New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan.

7. Nafukho, F. M., Muyia, M.H., Farnia, F., Kacirek, K., & Lynham, S. A. (2016). Developing emotional intelligence skills among practicing leaders: Reality or myth? Performance Improvement Quarterly,29 (1), 71-87. #

8. Nafukho, F. M., & Muyia M.A. (2016). Human resources development in sub-Saharan Africa. In T. Garavan, A. McCarthy, & M. J. Morley (Eds.). Global human resource development: Country and regional perspectives. (pp. 131-144). New York, NY: Routledge.

9. Muyia, H.M. A., & Nafukho, F. M. (2015). Keeping it Social: Transforming Workplace Learning and Development through Social Media. In F. M., Nafukho, Irby, B. J. (Eds). Handbook of research on innovative technology integration in higher education. (pp. 93-114). New York: IGI Global

10. Valentin, M., Muyia, H., Junhee, K., & Valentin, C. (2015). Toward an effective virtual learning environment: From a social presence perspective. In F. M. Nafukho, B. J. Irby (Series Ed.), A Handbook of Research on Integrating Technology into Higher Education. IGI Global

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* Publication was joint-authored with students
Diss Publication was from a dissertation
ROS Publication was from a record of study

College of Education and Human Development Grants and Contracts
No current grants/contracts
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Editorial Positions

Editorial Board Member (2011 - ). Adult Learning


(2006). Outstanding Doctoral Student in Adult Education. 

(2000). Outstanding Internship Supervision.  Mosoriot Community College, Kenya

(1997). Outstanding Business Education Teacher award.  Subject ranked second nationally in Kenya National Examination Council

(1994). Kenya Government scholarship for MS.  Kenya government scholarship to pursue MS degree at Moi University, Kenya

(1985). Kenya Government scholarship for BS.  Kenya government scholarship to pursue BS degree at Kenyatta University, Kenya

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