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Wycliffe W. Njororai Simiyu

Professor, Health and Kinesiology, University of Texas at Tyler

Dr. NJORORAI W. W.SIMIYU. was born, raised and educated in Kenya. He graduated with a Ph.D. from Kenyatta University in 2001, with his Dissertation research focusing on association football. He served as Athletics Director (2001 to 2004) and Chair of the Department of Exercise, Recreation and Sport Science (2004 t0 2007) at Kenyatta University. He was Lead Professor of Kinesiology at Wiley College from 2007 to 2012, and moved to University of Texas at Tyler in fall 2012 where he currently serves as Professor and also served as Interim Chair of the department of Health and Kinesiology in the spring Semester of 2013 in USA. He researches and publishes widely on Kenyan Sports including Soccer and Track and Field, among others. He has over 100 peer reviewed publications to his name, spoken at many local and international conferences and has mentored many in the area of Kinesiology. He previously served as the President of Faculty Senate at University of Texas at Tyler (2017-2020) and also President of Kenya Studies and Scholars Association ( 2017-2019. He is passionate about fitness and loves running.


  • 2016–present
    Professor, The University of Texas at Tyler
  • 2012–2016
    Associate professor, The University of Texas at Tyler
  • 2007–2012
    Associate professor, Wiley College


  • 2001 
    Kenyatta University, Ph.D.