Dr. Rotich is a passionate, energetic, and creative instructor, challenging and inspiring her students to reach their full potential. She is committed to transforming their lives through her teaching, student organization leadership, community engagement, and advising. Students and colleagues alike praise her commitment, enthusiasm, integrity, and genuine concern for students inside and outside the classroom. Her goal is to produce “change agents, critical thinkers, bridge builders, and global leaders who can … serve as advocates and role models in a diverse and technologically advanced global society.”
Dr. Rotich earned her Ph.D. in Exercise Science from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, North Carolina; Master of Science in Physical Education from the State University of New York at Brockport, New York; and Bachelor of Science in Physical Education from Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya (along with K-12 physical education teacher certification). She has taught and coached at the high school level ( Singore Girls, Kenya) and College level ( Kenya Science Teachers College, Kenya). While in the United States, she has taught at the university level for over 20 years and has risen from Assistant professor to full professor. She currently serves as a Department Chair.
The following are examples of the teaching awards that Dr. Rotich has received :
- Recipient of the 2015 University of North Carolina State System Board of Governors Excellence for Teaching Award. She was honored at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University Spring commencement ceremony by a member of the Board of Governors and she received a $12,500 stipend and a bronze medallion.
- Recipient of the Outstanding School of Education Senior Faculty Teaching Award at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (2015)
- Recipient of the North Carolina Agricultural &Technical State University Junior Faculty Teacher of the Year Award (2009)