Amy Jamison, Co-Director

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Dr. Amy Jamison is an education and research specialist at Michigan State University. Currently, she serves as the co-director for the Alliance for African Partnership. Dr. Jamison holds graduate degrees in educational policy, history, and African studies. She was formerly the Associate Director of MSU’s Center for Gender in Global Context. Her administrative work focuses on partnership development with and among African institutions, supporting faculty research, and higher education capacity development. Her research focuses on African higher education development, educational policy in Africa, African faculty experience with research, gender in education, and gender in international development.

She has been involved with grants and research in a number of African countries, including Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania, South Africa, Kenya, Uganda, Senegal, Burkina Faso, and Mali. She has consulted for Michigan State University initiatives in sustainable community development, youth employment, and university capacity strengthening. She has also served in project management and gender advisory roles for three USAID-funded university capacity grants—two in Malawi and one in Rwanda. Dr. Jamison has collaborated on three U.S. Department of State citizen exchange grants focused on gender, economic empowerment, agribusiness, and governance—in Francophone West Africa; South Africa and Tanzania; and Tanzania, Uganda, and Kenya.