Daniel Lumonya, PhD

A citizen of Uganda, Dr. Lumonya completed a bachelor’s degree in social work and social administration at Makerere University in Uganda in 1991, a master’s degree in social sector planning and management at the same university in 1999, and a PhD in development sociology at Cornell University in 2019. His research interests revolve around small-scale farming systems and agrarian transitions, rural livelihoods analysis, and state-civil society relations. Dr. Lumonya taught at Makerere University in Kampala for 14 years. He was academic director with SIT on its Uganda and Rwanda semester and summer programs between 2001 and 2015 and academic dean for SIT’s Africa portfolio from 2015 to 2019. He has a deep passion for study abroad and, in particular, for SIT’s field-based experiential learning model.


  • PhD, Cornell University
  • MA, Makerere University
  • BA, Makerere University
Daniel Lumonya, PhD

Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies