Tom Kwanya is an information scientist with several years of practical industry experience. He has developed and implemented knowledge management strategies; conducted knowledge audits; developed models and frameworks for knowledge elicitation and representation; established digital libraries and resource centres; as well as conducted capacity building and mentoring consultancies in the South, East, West and Horn of Africa regions. He has also taught knowledge and information management; technology-mediated communication; and infopreneurship in public and private universities in Kenya. He is a published author of several refereed journal articles, conference papers and two monographs.
His current research interests include digital trends in information services; infodemiology and infoveillance; library innovations; knowledge management; and infopreneurship. He holds a PhD in Information Studies from the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa; MA in Communication Studies from the School of Journalism at the University of Nairobi, Kenya; and BSc in Information Sciences from the School of Information Sciences at Moi University, Kenya. He currently serves as a Senior Lecturer and Chairperson of the Department of Information and Knowledge Management at The Technical University of Kenya.
He is also an honorary lecturer of information studies at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa.