Assoc. Prof. Rev. Medard Rugyendo

Associate Professor-Religious Studies

Medard Rugyendo is currently an Associate Professor of Christian Religion in Ethics and teaches Religious Studies in Humanities department. He is also an ordained man in the service of God (Rev.Canon) but a non-stipendiary priest and he is entirely a full time academic staff member. But before joining Kabale University, he was a University College Principal (Bishop Barham ) – a Constituent College of Uganda Christian University at Kabale, Western Uganda from 2015-2021. He has been an external examiner of Religious Studies at Kyambogo University, but he is also current external examiner for both Bishop Stuart University and Makerere University department for Religious Studies respectively. He was also a Head of Department of Education & Dean of the Faculty of Education & Arts, Uganda Christian University from 2010-2015. For 18 years, he taught both undergraduate and postgraduate, supervised postgraduate students at the institutions aforementioned. Regarding international conferences he has attended over thirty (30), presented over 17 academic papers, published two (2) books, various book chapters and over seven academic papers. For church matters, he works as a stipendiary priest. How was an Associate Chaplain at St.Luke’s chapel, Mulago, National Referral Hospital for seven (7) years from 2003-2010 and then continued to serve both at UCU Main Campus (Thorncraft Chapel) and at Bishop Barham where he was a College Principal. Up to now he serves in such a voluntary capacity.

Qualifications

  • PhD-Religious Studies (Ethics)-MAK,
  •  Master of Arts in Religious Studies(MAK),
  • Post Graduate Diploma in  Education- History & Religious (MAK),
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Christian Ministry- (Theology) (UCU),
  • Bachelor of Arts- (Hons) (MAK)

Research Interests

Religious Studies, Religion & Development

Publications

Projects

No Projects found.

Supervision

He has supervised post graduate students at the institutions he had been working with. These include dissertations /thesis supervised at Makerere University. His research interests are Christian Ethics- based

PhD Students Externally Examined 

  1. PhD Thesis: Tuyizere Alice Peace PhD Topic: An Analysis of Gender-Based Violence as a Hindrance to Equality in South Western Uganda , Makerere University – co-examined for vivavoce
  2. PhD Thesis in Religious Studies Makerere University: Kaije K Doris (2010/HD03/18156U):        Work  Ethics and the Socio-economic Development of Society in  Toro-Western Uganda
  3. PhD Thesis in Religious Studies, Makerere University: Uwineza Mimi Harriet (2014/HD03/18674X) The Rwanda Refugee Phenomenon: Livelihood, Rights and Security implications in Uganda (On-going)

Masters Students Dissertations /reports

  • Namukasa Joanita Namukasa: The Impact of Gender Constructs on Women participation in Leadership Positions in Selected S.S.Schools in Kampala (2008)
  • Ikongit Pius : Challenges of Peace Building in Families and Schools in Jinja District ( 2008)
  • Matovu Twaha: Impact of work place conflicts on social service delivery In Masaka Municipal Council 2000-2005
  • Kironde Yusuf Mubiru: Communication modes and employee performance: Analysis of the Academic Affairs office at Uganda Christian University
  1. Nkabala Robert Godfrey: The Role of leaders in the fight against HIV/AIDS/ at Work place: A case study of Kakira Sugar Works ltd and the Nile Breweries, Jinja District, 2010
  2. Ngoya John Bosco:     Service Delivery and conflict transformation: A case   Study    selected   of selected sub county in Moroto District- 2010
  1. Namarome Elizabeth Martha. Leadership challenges in the management of Secondary Schools: A case study of selected schools in Kampala Kampala District -2010
  2. Kakyo Rose: Leadership Role of Forum for Women in Development (FOWODE) in the Development of Democracy in Uganda.
  3. Agaba Kolini: Religious Leaders and Peacebuilding in post genocide Rwanda, (2008)
  4. Kibanja Vincent: The Influence of Leadership styles on Organizational performance in Uganda: A comparative study of National Water and Sewerage Corporation and Umeme. (2009)
  5. Musoke Angela: The Impact of War and Violence on Children in Gulu District. (2009)
  6. Nakayenga Tereza: The Leadership challenges of Microfinance Institutions in the Empowerment of Women:  A case study of FINCA Katwe- Butego Division, Masaka District.(2009)
  7. Lutalo Paulo: The Impact of Leadership Communication on Organizational performance of Uganda Australia Christian outreach, (2010)
  1. Kironde George: The Impact of the Motivation of Teachers on Performance in Primary Schools in Mafubira sub- county Jinja District (2007)
  2. Bakuseera Aloysius: The Impact of Early Sex on Girls’ completion of secondary education in Nakaseke District, (2009)
  3. Aguda David: Physical punishment, Children’s behaviour and Academic performance in Primary schools in Barr sub-county, Lira District (2009)
  4. Kabaseke John Baptist: The Impact of Domestic conflict on Student’s academic Performance in selected secondary schools in Kayunga District (2009)
  5. Acayo Judith: The Causes and Effects of Domestic Violence in Nebbi District, a case study of Panyimur sub- county, 2009
  6. Ogwal Denis: The effects of Corporal punishment on the behaviour of primary school pupils in Agwata sub-county, Dokolo District, 2009.
  7. Bifaiwalwa Stephen: Declining primary leaving examination performance since introduction of UPE in Kamuli (2006)
  8. Bagambagye Gervase: The Impact on the introduction of information technology in Secondary schools curriculum on academic performance at secondary school level in Kikagate, Isingiro District (2006)
  9. Bareberwaho Serapio: Factors affecting Teachers’ motivation in private secondary schools in Nakawa Division, Kampala, (2005)

Some of the Dissertations Supervised at Uganda Christian University

Divinity and Theology

  1. Aziku Albert(Rev) : The Plight of God’s Servants in Madi/West Nile          Diocese (theology and divinity)(2007)
  2. Mwebaze Sandra: Stewardship and its effect on Church growth in Mukono Diocese (2006)
  3. Musisi Fredrick KK: The role of Sunday school in the Anglican Church. Case study Kasaka Cathedral deanery, Central Buganda Diocese (2006)
  4. Hope George: An assessment of clergy welfare in Bunyoro diocese (2008)
  5. Byansi John Patrick: The impact of Bamwoze’s administration on Busoga diocese. A case study of Jinja archdeaconry (2009)
  6. Omoding Harriet: The assessment of the role of the church of Uganda in the management of hospitals & health centers .Case study Kumi Hospital Ongino COU Kumi diocese.
  7. Olika Stephen Enegu The Impact of climate change in Food Security in Soroti Diocese (Divinity and Theology) – report- 2010
  8. Atuhaire Pamela Mutabazi: Clergy welfare in Ankole diocese, 2009. (MDIV)

Department of Education (UCU) Master of education Planning & Administration

  1. Rwabenda Moses Tindyebwa (Rev):Human Relations Management approaches in Institutions of higher learning
  2. Tumusiime Kyaruzi Boaz:The Role of politics in Management and planning Of educational Institutions in Bushenyi District
  3. Tutegyereize Jean :The Impact of subject combination at A’ Level on One’s future career
  4. Yamangusho Diana (Rev):Resource Materials and Academic performance in Secondary Schools in Kapchorwa District
  5. Eroboi Patrick The Impact of NGO Interventions in the Management of UPE in Uganda
  6. Jaluge Odhaka Sabastian. School Management training and performance of primary School Head teachers
  7. Kirega Fred. The Influence of Parents Teachers’ Association and Head Teachers on the Motivation of Teachers in Secondary Schools in Mukono District
  8. Ruhumuliza Amos: The impact of Parents – Teachers’ Associations on Administration and Management of Secondary Schools in Kabale District
  9. Akwang Alura Christine: Occupational stress among special needs Education (SNET) Teachers in Kampala
  10. Sibasi Obeyi Anasanairi .The Decline in Academic Performance of Primary Schools in Kasese District
  11. Akurut Betty Enyipu: The Role of Christian values in the fulfillment of marriage; A Case Study of Selected Couples in Tororo Municipality (Counseling)
  12. Ankunda Doreen: School management and reading skills for special needs education in Masaka. Case study Misanvu primary school
  13. Kekijuzo Audrey: School Mangement and Academic Performance of Girls in Secondary Schools in Jinja Municipality, Jinja District 2012
  14. Lubega Deogratius: School Management and Teaching of Science Subjects in Rural Secondary Schools of Bukomansimbi District 2012

Research Reports

  1. Ochwo Oburu David: Factors affecting retention in UPE schools in Mukono central division, 2010
  2. Baluku Jotham Mikabalha: The Role of marriage rituals in the marriage institution among the Bakonzo, Kasese district 2010
  3. Chemutai Beatrice : The Impact of the church involvement in the fight against HIV/AIDS in Sebei diocese 2010
  4. Kemigisha Alex: The impact of teachers’ motivation on student’s academic performance in private schools of Rwampara 2010
  5. Osaga Robinna: The effects of family life on performance of married female teachers in secondary schools of Nebbi town council, Nebbi district, 2010

Presentations

  • The concept of leisure in society in Africa in the Association of theological institutions in Eastern Africa Conference at  Arusha, Tanzania, 1996
  • The Impact of HIV/AIDS on society in the Association of theological institutions in Eastern Africa  ) Nairobi, Kenya, 1998
  • The Impact of Alcoholism in society, Faculty of Arts, Makerere Conference Uganda, 1996
  • Theological/pastoral Reflection – Denying responsibility to care for others, Namirembe, Kampala, 1999.
  • Dialogue among civilizations: African view of Family and Wealth – Ecumenical Association of 3rd World Theologians (EATWOT) – Uganda Chapter, at Uganda Christian University, Mukono Campus, 2001
  • The East African Revival Challenges for Christian leaders, at Ankrah Foundation, Mukono 2006.
  • Living Together, Department of Religious Studies Experience, October, 16-23,2009 at Makerere University
  • The Impact of Globalization on the Church in Africa in the 21st Century(2010)
  • The Influence of Charismatic movement on the institutional Churches in Uganda (2010)
  • The church’s fulfillment of its prophetic role in Society Presented at The  Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA), Nairobi June 26-29, 2012
  • Promoting Peace and Conflict Resolution in Institutions of Higher Learning,  Presented  at the 7th Annual International Conference, Moi University November 6-10, 2011
  • Reform and Challenges of Teacher Education: The Uganda Christian University Experience, Presented at  Kenyatta University February 20-22 2012
  • The indispensable place of the Youth in the Church at ALL Africa Conference of Churches, (AACC), Nairobi, 17th to 21st June 2013
  • The Place of the Bible in Environment Issues, at Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA), Nairobi, 25th to 29th June 2013
  • Vices, virtues and Education conference at Kuyers Institute, Calvin College, Michigan, USA, 3-5 October 2013
  • National Cohesion: The plight of the Church’s experience in Uganda –Laikipia University May 20-23, 2014
  • The place and role of ICT in the growth and development of the Church in Africa: Church of Uganda Experience, at Kisii-Kenya University International Interdisciplinary Conference, July 29- August 1, 2014

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Other academic responsibilities

  1. External Examiner Religious Studies, Makerere University, 2018 to date
  2. External Examiner Religious Studies, Kyambogo University 2014-2017
  3. External examiner Religious Studies, Bishop Stuart University, since 2013 to date
  4. 2014 to 2019 :Chairman Board of Governors Kigezi High School, Kabale
  5. 2002-2005 Examinations Coordinator, Religious Studies Department, MAK: Organizing, typing and arranging the exams for external examination,
  6. 2006-2010 Secretary Appointments and promotions committee: Religious Studies Department
  7. Member of the Editorial board, Religious Studies Department
  8. Member of the Academic Committee: Religious Studies Department
  9. 2003-2007 Quality Assurance committee member, Faculty of Arts
  10. Professional bodies both past and present

    1. Africa Board Member for IAPCHE centered at Michigan ( December 2012-2015)
    2. International Association for the promotion of Christian Education (IAPCHE)
    3. Member of Association of theological institutions in eastern Africa (ATIEA) (current)
    4. Member of CPCHEA- Centre for Promotion of Christian Education in higher institutions of learning (current)
    5. Member of Scripture Union Uganda: Writing of Scriptural notes for Daily Guide in Vernacular (current)

    International conferences attended

    1. Development from below and above , June 26-28, 2019
    2. International Conference at Multimedia University Nairobi: Development from below and above , June 24-27-30, 2018
    3. International Conference at Multimedia University Nairobi: Development from below and above , June 24-27-30, 2018
    1. International Conference at Multimedia University Nairobi: Development at Crossroads, June 24-27, 2017
    2. International interdisciplinary conference at Multimedia University, Nairobi Kenya June 26-28, 2016
    3. 2nd International Conference: African Universities, Crisis, Transformation and Opportunities, Laikipia, Nakuru, Kenya 20-23 May 2014
    4. Vices, virtues and Education conference at Kuyers Institute, Calvin College, Michigan, USA, 3-5 October 2013
    5. International Management of Higher Education (IMHE)- workshop in Dar es- Salaam September 16-20th September 2013
    6. International Association for the Promotion of Christian Higher Education (IAPCHE)  May 23-25, 2013, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
    7. Faculty and Leadership Training Seminar at Lukenya Getaway Nairobi, 12-16, August 2012 (IAPCHE)
    8. Round –Table 2, Christian Education, Guateng, South Africa, August 2012
    9. International conference on education: Globalization and education at Moi University, Kenya, 4-8 August 2012
    10. NCHE Workshop on Management and Leadership and Training, Jinja Nile Resort August 2012
    11. International interdisciplinary conference at Catholic University of Eastern Africa(CUEA), Langata, Nairobi 26-30, June 2012
    12. International Conference on e learning/ AFTRA at Cotonou, Benin, 20-25, May 2012
    13. International conference on Integration of Faith in teaching and learning at Scott Christian University, Machakos, Kenya, 2012
    14. Theology and Philosophy conference at Benue State University (BSU), Markudi, Nigeria, November 9-11, 2011
    15. International interdisciplinary conference: Peace and conflict, Moi University, September 6-8th 2011
    16. Conference on Developing Comprehensive Christian Education Faculty enrichment Program at Ruiru, Kenya, 15-18 December 2010
    17. Course on Climate change and conflict resolution, University of Ontario, Canada, November 2009- February 2010
    1. International conference on LIVING TOGETHER , School of Mission and Theology, Stavanger, Norway with Department of Religious Studies, Makerere University at Makerere University 16-23 , 2009 International Haggai Institute Training Course Maui, Hawaii, August USA 2006
    2. Alpha Training Course Nairobi 2005
    3. Workshop on Mainstreaming of the disabled in the curriculum of theological institutions, St Paul’s Limuru, Kenya 2005
    4. International conference on Gender and Peacebuilding, Faculty and Staff development  (Part 2) at Kitwe Zambia 2005
    5. Theology and Mission conference on HIV/AIDS Mainstreaming in theological institutions, Porto-Novo, Benin, 2004
    6. International conference on Gender and Peacebuilding, Faculty and Staff development (Part 1) at Kitwe Zambia 2004

    Another earlier conference was “Association of Theological Institutions of Eastern Africa at Limuru, Kenya April 2002.

  11. Research Reports
    1. Ochwo Oburu David: Factors affecting retention in UPE schools in Mukono central division, 2010
    2. Baluku Jotham Mikabalha: The Role of marriage rituals in the marriage institution among the Bakonzo, Kasese district 2010
    3. Chemutai Beatrice : The Impact of the church involvement in the fight against HIV/AIDS in Sebei diocese 2010
    4. Kemigisha Alex: The impact of teachers’ motivation on student’s academic performance in private schools of Rwampara 2010
    5. Osaga Robinna: The effects of family life on performance of married female teachers in secondary schools of Nebbi town council, Nebbi district, 2010
  12. Book Chapters
    1. Best Teaching Practices in Teacher Education.  A Case of Uganda Christian University, pp 61-67, 2012 in the AFTRA Teaching and Learning in Africa The Cold-war between the Charismatic Movements and Institutional Churches, pp 140-145 in the MAWAZO –The Journal of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences , Makerere University, 2011. ISBN 997-05-005-2
    2.  The contribution of Religion towards the promotion of Gender and Peace Building. Case study. Christianity, pp.127-140 in Rodriguez D & Natukunda E. (2005). Gender and Peacebuilding in Africa, Costa Rica: University for Peace
    3. Programmes taught at Kabale University Postgraduate Programmes
      1. Institutional Pedagogy for PhD

      Undergraduate Programmes

      1. Phenomenology of Religion (Undergraduate)
      2. Religion in the Contemporary World (Undergraduate)
      3. African Church History
      4. African Traditional Religion
      5. Religious Ethics

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