Professor Nancy Booker

Associate Professor and Dean, Graduate School of Media and Communications

She​ is​ an Associate Professor and Dean at the Graduate School of Media and Communications. She has had a distinguished career as an academic, teacher, researcher, administrator, leader and media practitioner with over 20 years experience. Professor Booker specializes in broadcast journalism, multimedia storytelling, media management and health communication and research and has several academic publications in these areas. She has also been trained in leadership at Harvard.

Prior to joining GSMC Nancy was head of the Department of Journalism and Communication at Multimedia University of Kenya and was actively involved in teaching, mentorship, research, and curriculum development. She previously taught at Daystar University and at ABC University in Liberia where she set up the Media and Communication Department in post-war Liberia.

She had stints at the national broadcaster, KBC, and later Nation Media Group's flagship, NTV, where she honed her skills. Today she is a regular commentator on local TV stations.

Prof. Booker continues to contribute to the media industry in the region in significant ways. Presently she serves as one of the seven members of the Media Complaints Commission, an independent arm of the Media Council of Kenya, which adjudicates complaints against the media. She also been a juror for the Kenyan Annual Journalism Excellence Awards. At a regional level, she is a founding member and current board member of the East African Communication Association (EACA). This organization is involved in harnessing regional synergies and capacity building for media and communication scholars in the region. Prof. Booker has also been involved in training, research and consultancies for several organizations. Some of these include The Open Society, Sida, UNDP, MCK, KEG, Thomson Foundation and NMG.

As part of her service to the community, Nancy is a trustee of Amani Ya Juu – Kenya,  a social economic enterprise committed to peace and reconciliation for women from several African nations and cultures. ​​