Doctoral Programs in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
Vincent M. Mugisha (Ph.D. Program)
- By CESS PhD Program
Vincent M. Mugisha was born and raised in Uganda, East Africa. He is currently pursuing his doctorate in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at the University of Vermont, in the United States where he is now a permanent resident. He has a big passion for languages and culture, which is why his general research interests are multicultural perspectives on education and social development. He has traveled extensively for study abroad in Germany, Spain, France, England and Austria; for professional development in Japan, the Netherlands, and Sweden; and later on for assignments of varying lengths in educational development and humanitarian assistance in countries as diverse as Haiti, Guatemala, Morocco, Burma/Myanmar, Benin, Ghana, Togo, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Zambia, Kenya, Tanzania, and South Africa. He was a high school teacher and examiner of international baccalaureate (IB) and international general certificate of secondary education (IGCSE) courses in German, and international studies for five years at the International School of Uganda in Uganda, his home country. After graduating with a master’s degree in development studies in the U.S., he worked in Washington, DC and Ottawa, Canada from where he managed various donor-funded international education and training programs. He is a certified teacher of modern languages (German) and international studies (development studies) by the Ontario College of Teachers (www. oct.ca) license# 537575. He recently participated in an educational trip to New Zealand where he conducted research on culturally responsive instructional leadership in mainstream schools that are heavily attended by Maori and Pasifika students.