Kioko Ireri is Associate Professor of Journalism and Mass Communication in the School of Communication, Cinematics & Creative Arts and is the Chair, Department of Journalism & Corporate Communication.

He holds a Ph.D. in Mass Communication from The Media School, Indiana University-Bloomington. He has M.A. in Communication and a Bachelor of Philosophy from Miami University, Ohio in 2009 and 2007, respectively. His research work has been published in acclaimed journals such as Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, Journalism, Journal of Media Ethics, Journalism Practice, African Journalism Studies and Journalism & Mass Communication Educator. His research interests are in the areas of political communication, international communication, and journalism studies. In addition, at USIU-Africa he is the Chair Academic & Research Committee of the Faculty Council. He previously worked as a reporter for The People Daily and in public relations at Gina Din Corporate Communications, both in Nairobi.