Clementine M. Msengi, Ed.D.

Dr. Msengi received her doctorate degree in educational leadership from Lamar University, where she is currently working as a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Educational Leadership (doctoral studies). She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Health Promotion and her Master of Arts degree in Community Health from the University of Northern Iowa. Following her master’s degree, Dr. Msengi received two prestigious fellowships: The New Voices Fellowship, funded by the Ford Foundation and the Echoing Green Foundation Fellowship, which focused on improving the health and well-being of refugees and immigrants through education and mentoring.

In 2003, Dr. Msengi received a grant from the Echoing Green Foundation and founded the Bright Move Network, a non-profit organization designed to help refugees and immigrants adjust to American culture and contribute to the well-being of the local community. In addition, Dr. Msengi co-founded the Refugee, Immigrant, and Minority Health section of the Iowa Public Health Association. More recently, she co-founded the Lamar University Multicultural Awareness Program.