Professional Bio


  • PhD, Intercultural Studies, School of Intercultural Studies, Fuller Graduate Schools, CA, 2008
  • Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies, School of Intercultural Studies, Fuller Graduate Schools, CA, 2002
  • Master of Arts in Biblical Studies, School of Intercultural Studies, Fuller Graduate Schools, CA, 2002
  • Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, School of Intercultural & Social Studies, Moi University in Eldroret, Kenya, 1992

Professional Credentials & Memberships

  • Community Mediator, Los Angeles County Bar Association (, Certification 2005
  • Society for International Development (SID), 2010-present
  • International Society for Third Sector Research (ISTR), 2011-present
  • The Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA), 2010-present
  • Nonprofit Academic Centers Council (NACC), Regis University Representative

Academic & Professional Experience

  • Regis University, Assistant Professor & Faculty Chair, Global Nonprofit Leadership Department, Denver, CO, 2010-present
  • Lifewater International, Director of Education & Training, 2008-2010
  • First United Methodist Church, Community Outreach Director, Alhambra, Lost Angeles, CA, 2002-2008
  • World Vision International, Community Development Specialist, Kenya, 1992-1998

Additional Experience

  • World Vision International, Multicultural Team Building Consultant, July-October 2008
  • International NGO Consultant, NGO clients/schools included: Art College of Design, Pasadena, Imani Bridges, Miqlat, and Oasis International
  • Cross-cultural Trainer/Consultant, Los Angeles and Central Coast, CA
  • School of Intercultural Studies, Fuller Theological Seminary, Instructor-in-Training, 2006-2007
  • Christian/Muslim Conflict Resolution Project, Research Fellow, September 2004-August 2007
  • Fuller Theological Seminary, Co-Professor & Teaching Assistant, Graduate Course: “Resolving Cultural and Religious Conflicts”, spring 2007
  • Fuller Theological Seminary, Co-Professor & Teaching Assistant, Graduate Course: "Christian Missional Response to HIV/AIDS,” summer 2006
  • Fuller Theological Seminary, Research Assistant, HIV/AIDS Research Project, 2005-2006
    Fuller Theological Seminary, Teaching Assistant to Professor Dr. Charles Van Engen in "Biblical Foundations of Mission,” summer 2002

Research & Scholarship

Research Interests

  • The role of nonprofit/nongovernmental organization (NP/NGOs) in facilitating sustainable transformational community development 
  • The role of faith-based organizations in peace building
  • Social entrepreneurship and its application in sustainable transformational community development 

Research in Progress

  • World Shaping Mediation –a collection of case studies of individuals who have played a mediatory role helping bring about understanding and change. This is envisioned as a collaborative online-based material that individuals from various contexts can contribute stories to.
  • A qualitative analysis of nongovernmental development organizations (NGDOs) in applying social entrepreneurship as an approach for sustainable transformational community development in East Africa.
  • Developing a sustainable transformational community development training manual for practitioners.




  • Meme, Kinoti, Cross-cultural Skills Training: equipping for Multicultural Relationships and Teamwork, Lulu Publishing, Oct 2009.
  • Meme, Kinoti and Stephanie Mar Smith, “The Family of God: An Ecclesial Model for HIV Prevention in Africa,” in Missiology: An International Review October 2008.
  • Meme, Kinoti. Causes of Inter-ethnic Conflicts. In Resources for Peacemaking in Muslim-Christian Relations, edited by D. Woodberry and R. Basselin. Pasadena, CA: Fuller Press. 2006.
  • "The Mission of the Church in the Context of Interethnic Conflicts" - Paper presented at the Evangelical Missiological Society - Southwestern conference - Ontario, CA. May 2006. Seminar also presented at the EMS national conference in Orlando, Florida, October 2006 – published in a book under conference papers.



Academic Publications in Progress

  • World Shaping Mediations (Book and online website Manuscript)
  • Sustainable Transformational Community Development: A Training of Trainers Manual (Training Unpublished)

Academic Presentations

  • “Unwelcome Change: A Case Study of East African Nongovernmental Organizations (NGOs) and their Embrace of Social Entrepreneurship as a Social Development Model," Presented at the 10th International Conference of the International Society for Third-Sector Research (ISTR), Sienna, Italy July 2012.
  • “Even with the Best of Intentions: Why NPOs/NGOs find it Difficult to Collaborate.” Presented at the North Colorado Nonprofits Resource Association’s Executive Directors training Seminar in Feb. 2012.



Other Presentations

  • “Experiential Learning for Adult Learners: A Case Study of Regis’ SOFE Program.” Presentation to the Mission Team at Regis University, March 2012.
  • “Conflict of Interest Among NPO Leaders,” presentation was a training of NPO Directors and Board Members as part of the annual Center for Nonprofit Excellence’s (CNE) Standards of Excellence Training in Colorado Springs, May 2011.

Awards & Recognition

  • Urban Scholars Award – Fuller Graduate Schools, 2008

Community Involvement & Service

Institutional Service

  • Regis University, College for Professional Studies Academic Affairs Committee, Member
  • Jesuit Commons Higher Education at the Margins (JCHEM) Inter-Collegiate Curriculum Committee, Member, 2010-present
  • Regis University, Academic Planning & Policy Council, Member, 2010-present
  • Regis University, School of Humanities & Social Sciences Academic Council Member, 2010-present
  • Inter-college committee on Masters in Development Practice, Member, 2011-present
  • Reference Consultant, Pathfinder Solutions Intl. & Global Perspectives Consulting, advising for international community development

Community Service

  • Presenter Northern Colorado Nonprofit Resource Center Annual ED training, 2012
  • Trainer Colorado Nonprofit Excellence, Colorado Springs, 2011
  • Crossroads Baptist Church, Thornton Global Missions Committee Member, 2011-present
  • SCORE International, African Books and Community Development, Volunteer, 2010-present