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Eileen Kwesiga, Ph.D.
Title: Associate Professor, Department of Management
Phone: (401) 232-6590
Education: Ph.D., Management, University of Texas at Arlington
Eileen Kwesiga teaches graduate courses in leadership, organizational behavior, and global human resources.
To spark conversations across disciplines, Bryant assigns faculty offices across disciplines. Kwesiga credits this approach for shaping her career. Seated with sociologists, and talking with them over lunch or in the halls, Kwesiga got the ideas and energy to build on her knowledge of international development and nonprofit management and take it in a new direction.
Today, Kwesiga travels the world alone and with students to build capacity in nonprofits and encourage social entrepreneurship in Kenya, Haiti, and other developing countries. Working as consultants, Kwesiga and her students have helped build small businesses, improve public health, and attract young supporters to the American Red Cross.
“I credit Bryant for helping me to expand my work,” she said. “The faculty, and the passion and fire in the students, are inspiring.”
In 2012, Kwesiga even launched a small business of her own. Oh So Africa Design is a social venture that imports jewelry made by East African artists, then plows profits back to East African nonprofits.
“In these African markets, you can find so many items that turn trash to treasure,” she said. “Everything is recycled – polished bone, painted glass – and so creative. Friends were picking things off my ears and my neck, so I knew I had a market for these wares.”
Bryant’s focus on global teaching and learning is one of the reasons Kwesiga enjoys her job. “We’re all one on this planet,” she said. “And there is so much opportunity to make a difference beyond our borders.”