Department of Ethnic and Women's Studies

Dr. Mumbi Mwangi, Ph.D., M.Ed., B.Ed.

A professor of Gender and Women’s Studies courses at St Cloud State University (SCSU). She also teaches selected courses in Higher Education Administration’s doctoral program. Professor Mwangi received her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Education from Kenyatta University, Kenya, and later, obtained her Ph. D in Education with a Minor in Women's Studies from Iowa State University. Her scholarly and research interests include curriculum and pedagogy, international education, feminist methodology, qualitative methodology, and women, education and leadership. In addition to journal articles, she has also published two books, 1) "We will have gained ourselves: Narrative experiences of African women pursuing higher education in the U.S."(2009) and 2) “Championing Change: Perspectives from international women in Higher Education” (2016) She is also the founder and Chief Editor of the Journal of Global Gender Studies (JGGS).  

Professor Mwangi is a 2015 Fellow of the prestigious Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program (CADFP) in South Africa. She has presented her work at the National and International conferences and Forums. While in South Africa, she presented her work at the Nelson Mandela University, Port Elizabeth, and at the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Prof. Mwangi is also a 2010-2011 Policy Fellow of the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota. She has used her scholarly expertise to supervise numerous Masters’ thesis and has served in several doctoral dissertation committees at SCSU and also in universities in the US and Africa.

Professor Mwangi is also a CEO/Founding President of NGATHA International, a 501(c) not-for-profit organization registered in the State of Minnesota. She uses the organization to give students experience in addressing transnational global issues. NGATHA International’s mission is to restore hope and dignity to women and children through sustainable community projects and initiatives in rural Africa.