Dr. Dorothy Masinde
- Associate Director
Dr. Dorothy Masinde is the Associate Director for Nutrition Education Programs under the Center for Sustainable Rural Livelihoods (CSRL). She is an Associate Teaching Professor in the Global Resource Systems Major in the Department of Horticulture and co-leads Service-Learning courses to Uganda in the Spring semester and the summer. She has taught in the Global Resource System’s major since the Fall of 2010. She has been involved in international development work since 1985, including six years living and working in Uganda where she served as rural development and sustainable agriculture practitioner based in Kampala and Kamuli district. She was CSRL’s liaison with in-country NGOs, school administrators, and university collaborators. Masinde is active in the ISU-Uganda Program where she manages nutrition programs to improve the nutritional status of women of reproductive age, infants and children. Masinde has experience in Rural and Community Development related fields, in the areas of Agricultural development; Microfinance; Participatory Rural Development; Nutrition, Health and sanitation; advocacy and social justice; Program Monitoring and Evaluation; Training; Gender and Development; Agricultural Extension and Adult Education; General Agriculture. She has worked with national governments, bilateral organizations, and local organizations. Masinde holds a B.Sc. from Egerton University, Kenya; Masters of Professional Studies, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY; PhD University of Nairobi, Kenya; and is currently engaged in a Masters of Public Health Nutrition from University of Massachusetts, Amherst.