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Prof. Paul Mutinda Mbutu

Professor of Organizational Communication & University Registrar

Title and Responsibilities

Associate Professor School of Communication & University Registrar


I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in communication from Messiah College in June, 1991 and my Master of Arts in communication from Wheaton College in August, 1994. I began my doctoral studies in August 2009, defended my dissertation in May 2012, and graduated from Texas A&M University with my Ph.D. in August 2012 in Organizational communication. My research interests span the areas of qualitative, organizational, institutional, and sociological approaches to communicative phenomena. Of specific interest to me are how people use various communicative and discursive resources to approach leadership training and manage inter-ethnic conflicts. 

I have conducted research and written about qualitative and quantitative methodologies, content analysis in media, performance evaluation in organizations, client feedback surveys for the World Bank, HIV/AIDS prevention and control baseline surveys, and youth status surveys in an Africa city. Some of my research has been published by Daystar

University, Nairobi, Kenya. In addition to my scholarly writing and research, I have continued my teaching career upon my return to Daystar University in November 2012 and I am training with NGOs in Kenya in leadership training, inter-ethnic conflict management and the youth as a way to blend my theoretical and practical interests. Currently, I am the University Registrar, Daystar University.

Academic Qualifications

  • PhD - Organizational Communication 2012 Texas A&M University, Texas, USA (2009-2012)
  • MA-Communication 1994 Wheaton College, USA ( 1991-1994)
  • BA- Communication Major: Print Communication Minor: Community Development 1991 Messiah College, USA (1986 – 1991)

Publications (10 Publications)


  • Chandran, Emil. Paul Mbutu, Larry Niemeyer. Youth in an African City: A Report of the Nairobi Youth Survey and Consultation. Nairobi: Daystar University, 2004.

  • "The Disciple." This is a newsletter of Harvest Heralds Discipling Ministry. Sub-editor and a contributing writer, 1997 – 2002.

  • Mbutu, P. M. et al. Nairobi Youth Survey, A Summary Report: Challenge to the Churches. Nairobi: Daystar University, 1998.

  • Niemeyer, Larry & Judy (Editors). The Discipling Network: Continuing a Quiet Obedience. Nairobi: Harvest Heralds Inc. 1997. I am the author of chapter 9 (Leadership) and chapter 10 (Evaluation).


  • Mbutu, P. (2019). Leadership: A Discursive Communication Approach (Paper No.JMC20190919-1)  submitted for consideration for Journalism and Mass Communication, ISSN 2160-6579, USA, has been processed utilizing a two-person referee

  • Mbutu, P. (2019) Leadership Training Programs, Inter-Ethnic Conflict Resolution and the Youth. Manuscript accepted for publication in Journal of Human Resource and Leadership (JHRL).

  • Mbutu, p. (2019) Leadership: A Psychology and Discursive Approach. Journal of Human Resource and Leadership ISSN 2519-9099 (online) Vol.4, Issue 3, 48 – 58.

  • Chapter on “A Theological Reflection on Death and Dying: Hope of Life in HIV/AIDS” in the book: Towards HIV and AIDS Competency for the Christian Fraternity: Some Pertinent Theological and Ministerial Considerations, November 2007.

  • Book Review in Perspectives Journal, a Daystar University Publication, 2006.

  • Article in Integrating Faith and Learning: Interdisciplinary Perspectives Journal “Integration of Faith and Scholarship: A Theological Fallacy?” December, 2006.

Research Interests

Research Interests: 

  • Qualitative, quantitative, leadership, organizational, institutional, and sociological approaches to communicative phenomena.



Daystar University 1990 – 2009

Professional (Short) Certificate Courses

  • Research Methods Course
  • Youth Ministry Course
  • Community Development and the Church
  • Communication for Development
  • Conflict Resolution, Reconciliation and Peace
  • Small Scale Christian Enterprise
  • Project Management
  • Gender and Development
  • Church Management and Administration Social Research Methods, among others.


Daystar University 1991 - 2004

Diploma Courses 

  • Communication Ethics
  • Photography
  • Communication for Development
  • Foundations of Christian Communication Strategy
  • Environmental Education
  • Leadership Development
  • Conflict Resolution, Reconciliation and Peace
  • Broadcast Management
  • Extension Education, Gender and Development
  • Urbanization and Development
  • Training Leaders for Social Development Supervision and On-Job training, among others. 

Daystar University 1991 - present

Undergraduate Courses

  • Communication and Culture (I & II)
  • Communication for Development
  • Social Research Methods
  • Development Planning
  • Human Resource Management
  • Public Relations, PR Management
  • Communication Ethics
  • Communication Systems in Africa
  • Media Management, among others

Daystar University 2005 – present

Graduate (MA) Courses

  • Social Research Methods
  • Principles and Processes of Communication and Culture
  • Introduction to Child Development
  • Theories of Development Communication
  • Media planning
  • Evaluation and Strategy
  • Organizational Communication
  • Project Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Communication Theory
  • Communication Ethics
  • Global Communication  

Daystar University 2014 – present

PhD Courses taught

  • Seminar on Applied Organizational Communication
  • Advanced Qualitative Research Methods and Analysis
  • Advanced Quantitative Research Methods and Analysis
  • Research Design
  • Research Methodology
  • Seminar on Development and Health Communication

Thesis Advising & Examining: Numerous students 

  • Over 50 theses in Media studies, Corporate Communication, and Development Communication (list can be provided upon request).

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