Dr Steve Sharra



Steve Sharra currently serves as Senior Strategic and Technical Communications Advisor for the USAID-Next Generation Early Grade Reading Activity project at Chemincs International. Previously, he held positions as an associate professor of education and Dean of the School of Education, Social Sciences, and Technology at Unicaf University Malawi. With a Ph.D. in Curriculum, Teaching, and Educational Policy from Michigan State University, a Master of Arts in English Education from the University of Iowa, and a primary school teaching certificate from Lilongwe Teachers College, Steve’s expertise spans peace studies in education, education policy analysis, teacher education, curriculum theory, language education, and Epistemologies of the South. He is an Honorary Fellow in Writing at the International Writing Program (IWP) at the University of Iowa, and an alumnus of the Programme for African Leadership (PfAL) at the London School of Economics. Steve has taught at various institutions including the Catholic University of Malawi, University of Botswana, University of Iowa, Michigan State University, and Baker College of Owosso. Engaged in many organizations such as the African Institute for Human Dignity, the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa, and the Malawi Civil Society National Reference Group for the United Nations Spotlight Initiative, Steve also contributes to the boards of directors for organizations like the Rosemary Pencil Foundation, the Institute of Public Opinion and Research, the Bantu Institute of Technology, and Link Education International, while serving on the advisory board of the Institute of One World Leadership.