Visiting Professors Profiles


Dr. Esther Obonyo

Dr. Esther Obonyo is an Associate Professor of Engineering Design and Architectural Engineering of Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Obonyo is also the Strategic Initiatives Director for East Africa of the Penn State Global Programs which facilitates Penn State’s leadership in global engagement through brokering regional partnerships for institution-to-institution collaboration. Dr. Obonyo was also a 2015-2016 Jefferson Science Fellow placed in the USAID Global Development Lab in Washington D.C.

Dr. Obonyo graduated with a degree in Building Economics from the University of Nairobi in 1998. She received her Master of Arts in Architectural Technology from the University of Nottingham, UK in 2000. Finally, she received her doctorate degree in Civil & Building Engineering from the University of Loughborough University, UK in 2004.

Dr. Obonyo was part of the Visiting Professors Program cohorts from 2013-2015. This year, she will deployed to Batangas State University in Batangas City and Saint Louis University (SLU) in Baguio City.