TOM J. OBENGO: CURRICULUM VITAE

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1 TOM J. OBENGO: CURRICULUM VITAE PERSONAL Name Tom Joel Obengo or Telephone or ORCID Nationality Kenyan EDUCATION Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town. Focus: Epidemic Ethics Mentor: Professor Jantina De Vries Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Applied Ethics (Specialised in Bioethics), University of Stellenbosch. Dissertation: A Utilitarian Assessment of the Relevance of Genetic Therapies for HIV-AIDS in Africa, with Special Reference to the Situation in Kenya. Supervisor: Professor Anton A. van Niekerk Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) courses in Philosophy & Applied Ethics taken in transition to Ph.D. in Applied Ethics, University of Stellenbosch Master of Theology (M.Th.) in Systematic Theology (Specialised in Medical Ethics), University of Stellenbosch. Thesis: The Quest for Human Dignity in the Ethics of Pregnancy Termination: A Theological-Ethical Evaluation of the Church s Approach in Kenya. Supervisor: Dr. Chris Jones Honours Bachelor of Theology (Hons.B.Th.) degree in Theological Ethics, University of South Africa Bachelor of Theology (B.Th.) degree, Scott Theological College, Kenya, under Ontario Bible College (now Tyndale University), Canada. CURRENT SERVICE 2014 to Present Vice-Principal for Academic Affairs and Senior Lecturer for Ethics, Philosophy, Apologetics, and Theology, Moffat Bible College, Kijabe. ADDITIONAL CURRENT ROLES 2023 to Present External Examiner for Bioethics, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Witwatersrand, Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Medicine (Bioethics and Health Law) Programme. February 2023 Adjunct Faculty for Bioethics, Department of Philosophy, University of Stellenbosch, Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.), 2023 cohort to Present Managing Editor, African Christian Theology, a Journal of the Association for Christian Theological Education in Africa (ACTEA). Tom J. Obengo: Curriculum Vitae Page 1

2 2015 to Present Adjunct Faculty for Bioethics, Kabarak University, Master of Medicine (M.Med.) in Family Medicine Programme to Present Adjunct Faculty for Bioethics, Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) to Present Member, Institutional Scientific and Ethical Review Committee (ISERC), AIC Kijabe Hospital. PREVIOUS SERVICE 2010 to 2014 Academic Registrar & Lecturer, Ethics and Social Responsibility, Great Lakes University of Kisumu to 2010 Academic Registrar, International Leadership University Kenya (formerly Nairobi International School of Theology) Academic Dean and Acting Principal, Ahero Bible Training College Educational Advisor in South Sudan, Wend Zoodo of Germany, Nairobi Curate, All Souls Cathedral, the Anglican Church of Kenya, Diocese of Machakos Registrar & Tutorial Fellow in Christian Ethics, Apologetics, and New Testament, Scott Theological College Promotions Officer, Scott Theological College Subject Teacher for History, Literature, and Geography, Mbugra High School, Teachers Service Commission. PUBLICATIONS BOOK Obengo, Tom J., The Quest for Human Dignity in the Ethics of Pregnancy Termination. Eugene: Wipf & Stock, BOOK CHAPTERS Obengo, Tom J. and Jantina De Vries, 28 th December Setting Research Priorities. In: Susan Bull, Michael Parker, Joseph Ali, Monique Jonas, Vasantha Muthuswamy, Carla Saenz, Maxwell J. Smith, Teck Chuan Voo, Jantina de Vries, Katharine Wright, Editors, Research Ethics in Epidemics and Pandemics: A Casebook on Ethical Issues in Epidemic Health Research. Springer: Public Health Ethics Analysis. Chapter DOI: / Obengo, Tom J., Corruption in Kenya: A Call to Value-Driven Living. In: S. B. Agang, P. Pillay & C. Jones, editors. A Multidimensional Perspective on Corruption in Africa. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. JOURNAL ARTICLES Obengo, Tom. Medical debt during epidemics: A case for resolving the situation in low- and middle-income countries such as Kenya. Wellcome Open Research 2022, 7:245 Tom J. Obengo: Curriculum Vitae Page 2

3 Ewuoso, Cornelius, Obengo, Tom and Atuire, Caesar Solidarity, Afro- Communitarianism, and COVID-19 Vaccination. Journal of Global Ethics 2022 Vol. 12 Issue DOI: /jogh Obengo, Tom J The Role of Ancestors as Guardians of Morality in African Traditional Religions. Journal of Black Theology in South Africa, volume 11, number 2, pages Obengo, Tom J The Moral Dilemma in Neonatal Care for Severely Imperilled Newborns. Africa Journal of Evangelical Theology, volume 20, number 1, pages Available via CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS: Obengo, Tom. The ethics of care and gender roles during epidemics in Africa. Global Health and Bioethics International Conference. Keble College, University of Oxford, 26 th 27 th June Obengo, Tom. Medical debt during epidemics: A case for resolving the situation in low- and middle-income countries such as Kenya. Global Health and Bioethics International Conference. Keble College, University of Oxford, 27 th 28 th June NEWSPAPER ARTICLES Obengo, Tom J. Luo Culture. The Weekly Review, Number 1235, 26 th March 1999, page 2. Obengo, Tom J. Maharishi Technology is a Bluff. The Daily Nation, 21 st July Obengo, Tom J. Born-again Christians Strange. The Daily Nation, 24 th February PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP 2017 to Present Member, Bioethics Society of Kenya (BSK) 2016 to Present Member, Association for Christian Theological Education in Africa (ACTEA) LIST OF REFEREES: Professor Jantina De Vries, Professor of Bioethics, University of Cape Town, Anzio Road, Observatory 7925, Cape Town. jantina.devries@uct.ac.za ; Professor Anton A. Van Niekerk, Professor of Philosophy, Stellenbosch University, Private Bag X1, Matieland 7602, Stellenbosch. aavn@sun.ac.za ; Dr. Chris Jones, Head: Unit for Moral Leadership, Stellenbosch University, Private Bag X1, Matieland 7602, Stellenbosch. chrisjones@sun.ac.za ; Dr. Truphie Kwaka Sumba, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration), St. Paul s University, P. O. Private Bag, Limuru 00217, Kenya. tsumba@spu.ac.ke ; Professor Louise H. Du Toit, Professor of Philosophy, Stellenbosch University, Private Bag X1, Matieland 7602, Stellenbosch.. louisedt@sun.ac.za ; Tom J. Obengo: Curriculum Vitae Page 3