Professor Emerita Dr. Lioba Moshi is a native speaker of Swahili from Tanzania. She has a Ph.D. from UCLA (1985) and is a recipient of a distinguished teaching award from the same institution. She has taught Swahili in Tanzania, England (2 years) and the United States (UCLA 4 years, Stanford 3 years). She is also the author of one of the textbooks for the department's program: Mazoezi ya Kiswahili, Kitabu cha Wanafunzi wa Mwaka wa Kwanza (Swahili exercises, a workbook for first year students), University Press of America, 1988. She also authored Tuimarishe Kiswahili Chetu, University Press of America, 1988). She has developed a series of videos intended to help students acquire Swahili language and culture.