Eric Otenyo, PhD

Eric Otenyo Professor
Northern Arizona University
Politics & International Affairs
Blg SBS Rm #240
Phone: 928-523-6653


  • BA (Honors) University of Nairobi
  • MPA, Maxwell School, Syracuse University 
  • PhD Miami University, Oxford, Ohio.  

Selected Publications  

  • “Politics and theLack of Labor Militancy in Kenya: Trade Unionism After Independence.” In  Kenya After 50: Reconfiguring Historical, Political, and Policy Milestones.Eds.  Michael Kithinji, Mickie M. Koster, and Jerono Rotich. (Palgrave Macmillan: New York, 2016). 
  • Chapter 5 “Hacking, the limits to the Fourth Amendment, and Challenges to Local Administration in the 21st Century.” In Erik Rankin (ed.)  Fourth Amendment Rights and Technology, (Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2015)., pp. 429-462
  • "Game ON: Video Games and Obama's race to the White House." in John Allen Hendricks and Robert E. Denton, Jr. (eds.). Communicator-in-Chief: A Look at How Barack Obama used New Media Technology to Win the White House, (Lexington Books in Lanham, Maryland, 2009).  

Books and Journals 

  • E-Government: The Use of Information and Communication Technologies in Administration, (with Nancy S. Lind). (Amherst: Cambria Press, 2011)
  • Managerial Discretion in Government Decision -Making: Beyond the Street Level, (with Jacqueline Vaughn) (Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett, 2007)
  • Comparative Public Administration: The Essential Readings, co-edited volume (with Nancy Lind). (Oxford, U.K: Elsevier, JAI, 2006)
  • Ethics and Public Service in Africa, Quest and Insights, Friends of the Book Foundation, Nairobi Kenya (Rockefeller Foundation and the Government of Netherlands, 1998) 


Dr. Otenyo's peer reviewed articles are in numerous journals and professional outlets including, International Journal of Services, Economics and Management; Public Resistance; International Journal of Public Administration; Studies in Conflict and Terrorism; African Security Review; Journal of Asian and African Studies; Journal of Public Administration and Management; Public Organization Review;Cornell University's IAD Occasional Papers Series, the International Journal of the Academy of Organizational Behavior Management and International Journal of Research in Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management.