Dr. Jesse Lutabingwa

Education:

  • Ph.D. (1996) Public Policy & Administration (Policy Analysis), Jackson State University, Jackson, MS
  • M.I.A. (1992) International Development Management and Training, School for International Training, Brattleboro, VT
  • B. A. (1986) Business Administration (Management), Economics, and Political Science, Wartburg College, Waverly, IA

Skills & Competencies:

  • Teaching and Training: Taught graduate and undergraduate course in Introduction to Public Administration, American National Government, Scope and Methods, Senior Research Seminar, and Political Inquiry and Research. Served as guest lecturer for numerous classes at Jackson State University and University of Zululand in South Africa. Served as mentor and advisor to undergraduate and graduate students. Trained international professionals under USAID and U.S. Department of State programs.
     
  • Research: Conducted research and published in areas of non-governmental organizations, local governments, and micro-enterprise development. Experienced in mass surveys and elite interviewing. Knowledgeable of statistical and computer applications, as well as qualitative research methods. Supervised master's theses and doctoral dissertations in the U.S. and abroad.
     
  • Marketing: Developed, nurtured and maintained relationships with funders -- governments, foundations, corporations, and private individuals. Attracted international participants to short-term international programs developed by the Mississippi Consortium for International Development (MCID). Attracted international students to Florida A&M University, Jackson State University, Alcorn State University, and Tougaloo College. Developed institutional linkages with numerous universities abroad.
     
  • Program Development and Grant Writing: Written more than 300 funded international project proposals. Developed FAMU, NFIVC, and MCID strategies to work in various countries abroad. Developed in-country multi-year programs in Mexico, Bolivia, South Africa, Cambodia, Tanzania, Angola, Namibia, Nigeria, Romania, Russia, Armenia, and Belarus. Founded the North Florida International Visitors Center (NFIVC) in Florida. Reviewer of international project proposals for the U.S. Department of Education, U.S. Department of State, Association Liaison Office (ALO) for University Cooperation, and Academy for Educational Development (AED).
     
  • Management: Managed local and international staff and consultants. Directed project implementation of international projects in the U.S. and abroad in Mexico, Bolivia, South Africa, Cambodia, Tanzania, Angola, Namibia, Nigeria, Romania, Russia, Armenia, and Belarus. Managed the Office of International Education and Development at Florida A&M University (FAMU) and NFIVC, a Tallahassee-based international development, training and exchange organization. Supervised a unit of 12 staff with an operating budget of more than $800,000.

 Work Experience:

ASSOCIATE VICE CHANCELLOR FOR INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS

  • Division of Academic Affairs, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina
  • July 2006 to Present

PROFESSOR OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

  • College of Arts and Sciences, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina
  • July 2003 to Present

ASSISTANT VICE PRESIDENT FOR INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT

  • Division of Academic Affairs, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, Tallahassee, Florida
  • July 2003 to June 2006

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

  • College of Arts and Sciences, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, Tallahassee, Florida
  • July 2003 to June 2006

FOUNDER AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

  • North Florida International Visitors Council, Tallahassee, Florida
  • June 2000 to July 2006

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR FOR INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS

  • Office of International Programs, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, Tallahassee, Florida
  • October 1999 to June 2003

ADJUNCT PROFESSOR

  • Political Science and Public Administration Department, Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, Florida
  • Spring 2000 to Spring 2003

DIRECTOR, PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT AND MARKETING

  • Mississippi Consortium for International Development
  • (Jackson State University, Alcorn State University, and Tougaloo College), Jackson, Mississippi
  • August 1992 - September 1999

VISITING ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

  • Political Science Department, Jackson State University, Jackson, Mississippi
  • Fall 1996 to Spring 1999

INTERNATIONAL INTERN

  • Africa Office of Church World Service, Inc., National Council of Churches in the USA, New York City
  • June 1991-July 1992

DIRECTOR, TRAINING AND SOCIAL MOTIVATION DIVISION

  • Planning and Development Directorate, Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania, Arusha, Tanzania
  • June 1986 to February 1991

CONSULTANT AND AFRICA REPRESENTATIVE, Youth Desk, Lutheran World Federation

  • Geneva, Switzerland, 1988-1990

CONSULTANT, Office of Research and Social Action, Lutheran World Federation, Geneva, Switzerland, 1987-1991

 Publications:

  • Lutabingwa, Jesse and Auriacombe, Christelle. (Forthcoming, February 2008). Social Research Methods: A Practical Handbook. Cape Town: JUTA.
  • Lutabingwa, Jesse and Khoza, Makhosi. (Forthcoming). "Application of Total Quality Management in the Public Sector: The Case of Local Governments in South Africa." South African Journal of Public Administration and Management.
  • Mouton, John, Auriacombe, Christelle C., and Lutabingwa, Jesse. (2006). "Problematic Aspects of the Research Design and Measurement Process in Public Administration Research: Some Conceptual Considerations." Journal of Public Administration (South Africa), Vol. 41, No. 3.1.
  • Lutabingwa, Jesse, Tlhoale, C., and Jarbandhan, B.D. (2006). "Fundamentals of Index and Scaling Techniques." Journal of Public Administration (South Africa), Vol. 41, No. 3.1.
  • Lutabingwa, Jesse and Nethonzhe, T. (2006). "Ethical Issues in Social Research." Journal of Public Administration (South Africa), Vol. 41, No. 3.1.
  • Lutabingwa, Jesse, Vokopola, Zana, and Bejtja, Ilir. (2005). "Citizen Perception of the Decentralization Process in Albania: The Case of the City of Elbasan." Central European Political Science Review, Vol. 6, No. 19.
  • Lutabingwa, Jesse, Sabela, Thabo, and Mbatha, S'fiso. (2006). "Traditional Leadership and Local Governments in South Africa: Shared Governance is Possible." Politeia: Journal for Political Science and Public Administration, Vol. 25, No. 1.
  • Lutabingwa, Jesse. (2006). "Internationalization in Higher Education in Africa: The Role of the Central International Office." South African Journal of Higher Education, Vol. 19, No. 6.
  • Lutabingwa, Jesse. (June 1998). Cultural Pluralism, the Cold War, and Africa=s Integration in the World Economy B a Commentary." International Journal of World Peace, Vol XV, No. 2: 35-57; 65-66.
  • Lutabingwa, Jesse. (June 1998). "Inheritance Laws Violate Women=s Rights in Tanzania." Global Education and Advocacy, Universal Declaration of Human Rights Anniversary Issue, 20-21.
  • Lutabingwa, Jesse and Kenneth Gray. ( September 1997). "NGOs in Sub-Saharan Africa: Developing Critical Capacity for Policy Advocacy." International Journal of World Peace, Vol XIV, No. 3: 35-57; 65-66.
  • Lutabingwa, Jesse. (December 1996). "Africa and the PLO-Israel Peace Initiative B A Commentary." International Journal on World Peace, Vol. XIII No. 4: 46-49.
  • Gray, Kenneth, R., William Cooley, and Jesse Lutabingwa. (January 1997). "Small-Scale Manufacturing in Kenya." Journal of Small Business Management, Vol. 35, No. 1: 66-72.
  • Gray, Kenneth, R., William Cooley, and Jesse Lutabingwa. (Fall 1996). "Entrepreneurship in Manufacturing in Kenya: Characteristics, Problems, and Sources of Finance." Journal of Small Business Strategy Vol 7, No. 3: 69-85.
  • Gray, Kenneth R., William Cooley, Jesse Lutabingwa, Bertha M. Kaimenyi, and L.A. Oyugi. 1996. Entrepreneurship in Micro-Enterprises: A Strategic Analysis of Manufacturing in Kenya; Textiles, Woodwork, and Metalwork. Lanham, M.D.: University Press of America.
  • Gray, Kenneth, R., William Cooley, and Jesse Lutabingwa. "Small Scale Manufacturing in Kenya: Characteristics, Problems, and Sources of Finance." U.S. Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurs, 1996 Conference Proceedings.
  • Gray, Kenneth, R., William Cooley, and Jesse Lutabingwa. "Women as Entrepreneurs in Small-Scale Manufacturing in Kenya." Eastern Academy of Management, 1995 Conference Proceedings.

 Selected Presentations:

  • Lutabingwa, Jesse. June 2005. "Internationalization of Higher Education in Africa: Role of the Central International Office." Paper to be Presented at the 2005 Conference of the South African Association of Higher Education Research in Durban, South Africa.
  • Lutabingwa, Jesse. March 2003. "Institutional Partnerships in Higher Education for International Development." Presentation at Grants Resource Center of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities' Spring 2003 Meeting, Alexandria, VA.
  • Lutabingwa, Jesse. March 2003. "Proposal Writing: Building Your Coffers and Your Clout." Presented at the National Conference of the National Councils of International Visitors, Washington, D.C.
  • Lutabingwa, Jesse. October 2002. "Scaling-up: New Funding Opportunities for International Visitors Councils." Presented at the Florida Conference of International Visitors organized by the International Affairs Office of the Florida Department of State, Tampa, FL.
  • Lutabingwa, Jesse. September 2002. "International Education and Internationalization of HBCU Campuses: The Imperative," Keynote Address at the Conference, "Going Global: Savannah State University Engages the World," Savannah, Georgia.
  • Lutabingwa, Jesse. October 1999. "Hands Across the Waters," Presentation at the National Forum for Black Public Administrators' 3rd Annual Florida Conference, Tallahassee, Florida.
  • Lutabingwa, Jesse. October 1999. "Development and Social Change in the Era of Globalization." Presentation at the Oxfam America's Strategic Planning Retreat in Boston. Oxfam America is a non-profit development organization based in Boston, MA.
  • Lutabingwa, Jesse. April 1998. "The Development Assistance/Trade Dichotomy: An Examination of the U.S. Economic Relations with Africa." Paper presented at Jackson State University=s International Week Symposium.
  • Agharo, Steve and Jesse Lutabingwa. June 1994. "The Export-Led Economic Growth Model: A Critique of the BWIs' Structural Adjustment Programs in Africa." Paper presented at the 1994 International Conference of the Academy of Business Administration, London, England.
  • Lutabingwa, Jesse. July 1992. "International Economic Constraints to the Democratization Process in Africa." Presented at the World Ministries of the United Church of Christ, USA Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Long-Term Funded & Managed International Projects:

  • "Bringing Offshore Outsourcing Management to the Carolinas (BOOM-Carolinas)," a Business and International Education (BIE) project. Funded by the U.S. Department of Education (Global). $169,000 (2007-2009).
  • "Global Opportunities on I-10 (GO I-10)," a Business and International Education (BIE) project. Funded by the U.S. Department of Education (Global). $177,451 (2005-2007).
  • Enhancing Journalism Education and Training at Gyumri State Pedagogical Institute. Funded by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (Armenia). $200,000 (2003-2006).
  • Enhancing Public Administration and Management Capacity at the University of Zululand and the KwaZulu Natal Province. Funded by the Association Liaison Office for University Development and USAID (South Africa). $125,000 (2003-2005).
  • "Promoting Women's Political Leadership in Bolivia." Funded by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (Bolivia). $59,120 (2002-2003).
  • "Enhancing the Institutional Capacity of Central and Eastern European Roma Organizations to Provide Services to Roma Communities." U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (Bulgaria, Hungary, Poland, & Slovakia). $150,000 (2002-2003).
  • "Enhancing the Capacity of Local Governments in Kagera Region in Tanzania." Funded by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (Tanzania). $222,242 (2002-2003).
  • "Domestic Violence Prevention Program in Mexicali, Mexico." Funded by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (Mexico). $40,000 (2001-2002).
  • "Community Connections: Training Program for Russian and Ukrainian Business Entrepreneurs and Professionals." Funded by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (Russia and Ukraine). $446,057 (2001 - 2004).
  • "An International Development Partnership between Florida A&M University and University of Phnom Penh: Development of an Environmental Studies Program (Cambodia)." Funded by the College Fund/UNCF and USAID. $200,000 (2001-2004).
  • "An International Development Partnership between Florida A&M University and University of Dar es Salaam: Integrating New Technologies and Information Systems into Transportation Education in Tanzania (Tanzania)." Funded by the College Fund/UNCF and USAID. $200,000 (2001-2004).
  • "An International Development Partnership between Florida A&M University and Universidad Iberoamericana (Mexico)." Funded by the Association Liaison Office for University Development and USAID. $100,000 (2000-2003).
  • "Capacity Building in Environmental Sciences and Policy Research: A Partnership between Florida A&M University/Spelman College, Iowa State University and Mangosuthu Technikon (South Africa)." Funded by the College Fund/UNCF and USAID/South Africa. $460,000 (2000-2003).

Short-Term Funded & Managed International Projects:

  • "Training Program on Comprehensive School Reform Models for Egyptian Educators." Funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) through Academy for Educational Development. $209,433 (December 2007 -- May 2008).
  • "Fulbright Teacher Exchange Program: Training Program for Pakistani Biology Teachers." Funded by the U.S. Department of State through the International Institute of Graduate School, USDA. $130,000 (March – September 2007).
  • "Training Program on K-12 Accreditation for Egyptian Ministry of Education Officials." Funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) through Academy for Educational Development. $100,097 (April -- June 2007).
  • "Training Program on K-12 Accreditation for Egyptian Ministry of Education Officials." Funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) through Academy for Educational Development. $61,871 (July 2006).
  • "Fulbright Pre-Academic Training Program (Global)." Funded by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs through the Institute of International Education. $75,016 (June – August 2006).
  • "Training Program on Court Files and Records Management for Albanian Judicial Officials." Funded by USAID/World Learning Participant Training Program (Albania). $19,144 (January/February 2005).
  • "Training Program on Tax Administration Modernization for Albanian." Funded by USAID/World Learning Participant Training Program (Albania). $10,780 (September/October 2004).
  • "Training Program on Asset Declaration for Albanian Officials." Funded by USAID/World Learning Participant Training Program (Albania). $21,246 (May/June 2004).
  • "Training Program on Solid Waste Collection and Disposal Management for Tajikistan Officials" conducted in Hungary. Funded by USAID/World Learning Participant Training Program (Tajikistan). $24,011 (April 2004).
  • "Training Program on Improving Municipal Social Services to Citizens in Bulgaria for Local Government Officials and NGO Managers." Funded by USAID/World Learning Participant Training Program (Bulgaria). $34,525 (October 2003).
  • "Anti-Corruption Training Program for Albanian Public and Civil Society Officials." Funded by USAID/World Learning Participant Training Program (Albania). $22,660 (May 2003).
  • "Training Program on Improving Communication between Local Government and Civil Society to Improve Public Service Delivery." Funded by USAID/Academy for Educational Development. $55,174 (March 2002).
  • "2002 International Awareness Week at Florida A&M University." Funded by the Leon County Tourist Development Council, $3,000 (April 2002).
  • "Volunteer Recruitment Training for Civil Society Organizations in Macedonia." Funded by USAID/World Learning Participant Training Program (Macedonia). $39,603 (August - September 2001).
  • "Training Program in Local Government Administration of the Tbilisi City Council Members." Funded by USAID/Academy for Educational Development (Republic of Georgia). $53,297 (January - February 2001).
  • "Economic Reporting Training Program for Armenian Journalists." Funded by USAID/Academy for Educational Development (Armenia). $113,566 (October - December, 2000).
  • "Aquaculture Training Program for Managers and Owners of Aquaculture Farms." Funded by USAID/World Learning Participant Training Program (Bulgaria). $11,810 (October 2000).
  • "Taxpayer Education and Information Training for Officials Responsible for Drafting a Taxpayer's Charter for Georgia." Funded by the Academy for Educational Development (Republic of Georgia). $12,071 (August - October 2000).

Other International Experiences & Service:

  • Member, Boone Sunrise Rotary Club (August 2006 – Present)
  • Charter Member, Tallahassee Southside Rotary Club and Member of the Executive Board – Director of International Service (April 2005 – June 2006)
  • Member, Executive Board, Tallahassee Northside Rotary Club – Director of International Service (2002 – 2004) and member of the Tallahassee Northside Rotary Club (2002 – March 2005)
  • Member, City of Tallahassee's International Affairs Council (2002 – 2005)
  • Executive Board Member, NAFSA: Association for International Educators, Region VII, HBCU Representative (2001 – 2003)
  • Served on a citywide committee initiated by the City of Tallahassee to develop a program for welcoming international students and scholars to the City of Tallahassee (2001)
  • Served on international project review panels for the U.S. Department of Education, U.S. Department of State, Academy for Educational Development, and Association Liaison Office (ALO) for University Development (2000 – Present)
  • Served on student selection committees for various programs, including NSEP, Fulbright, andFLAWI
  • Co-chair, Local Arrangements Committee, NAFSA: National Association of International Educators, Region VII 1998 Annual Conference in Jackson, Mississippi (550 international educators attended)

Other International Academic/Professional Experiences:

  • Supervised doctoral dissertations at the University of Zululand in South Africa:
  • Khoza, Makhosi Busisiwe, Total Quality Management in a Developmental Local Government Environment in South Africa: A Case of KwaZulu-Natal Municipalities, April 2005.
  • Mbatha, Joel Sphiso, The Ethical Dilemma of Whistle-Blowing and Corruption in South African Public Sector, July 2005
  • Sewnath, Heralall, The Role of Black Economic Empowerment as a tool in Transforming the Traditional Business Landscape in South Africa, Ongoing.
  • External Examiner for Public Administration Dissertations and Theses at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa, August 2005 to Present
  • Visiting Professor of Public Management, Department of Public Governance, University of Johannesburg in South Africa, July 2006

Professional Membership:

  • NAFSA: Association of International Educators
  • Association of International Education Administrators
  • American Political Science Association
  • American Society of Public Administration

Awards & Recognitions:

  • 2005 – 2006 International Who's Who of Professionals
  • MCID 1994 & 1996 Employee of the Year Award
  • 1994 Doctoral Academic Achievement Award, Public Policy and Administration Department, Jackson State University (recognition for academic excellence)
  • 1994 International Doctoral Student Award, Public Policy and Administration Department, Jackson State University (recognition for academic excellence)
  • 1992-1996 MCID International Management Fellowship (full four-year doctoral scholarship)
  • 1991-1992 LWF Socioeconomic Justice Fellowship (full two-year graduate scholarship)
  • 1984 & 1985 International Student of the Year, Wartburg College (recognition for academic excellence)
  • 1982-1986 Wartburg College International Student Scholarship Award (full four-year undergraduate scholarship)

International Travel:

  • Africa: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Kenya, Zambia, Namibia, Ethiopia, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, Cameroon, South Africa, Swaziland, Togo, the Gambia, Senegal, Egypt, Nigeria, Rwanda, Malawi, Tanzania, and Madagascar
  • Asia: Cambodia, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, and Thailand
  • Latin America and the Caribbean: Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Trinidad and Tobago, Suriname, Mexico, Peru, Argentina, Chile, Bahamas, and Jamaica
  • Former Soviet Union: Armenia, Ukraine, Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Krygyzstan, and Uzbekistan
  • Central and Eastern Europe: Albania, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania, and Slovakia
  • Western Europe: Britain, Switzerland, Spain, Germany, the Netherlands, and France
  • North America: Canada

Language Capability:

  • English -- Fluent
  • Swahili -- Native
  • Haya -- Native



Title: Associate Vice Chancellor for International Programs, Professor of Public Administration
Department: Department of Government and Justice Studies

Email address: Email me

Phone: (828) 262-2046

Fax: (828) 262-2947