Simon Njumbwa, Ph.D.

Professor of Continuing Higher Education



  • Ph.D. Higher Education Administration - Bowling Green State University
  • M.P.A. (Public Administration) - SUNY Brockport
  • M.A. French Language and Literature - Syracuse University
  • B.A. Business Economics/English/French - SUNY Oneonta


Simon Njumbwa teaches undergraduate research and directs adult learners’ applied research projects in the Organizational Management Program, an accelerated undergraduate degree completion program for working adults.  He developed a passion for research as an undergraduate student at SUNY Oneonta where he completed an undergraduate research project entitled, "The Survival of the Fittest Policy of Admitting Students in Higher Education."  His articles have appeared in such publications as Education & Society, International Educator, and The Journal of Continuing Higher Education.  His research interests include Lifelong Learning, Higher Education Curriculum, Global Issues, Interdisciplinary Studies, Comparative and International Education. Believing that all students are capable of learning, he challenges his students to reach their academic potential. He received the Roberts Wesleyan College Barbara S. Muller Memorial Award for Teaching Excellence in 2005 and 2011.  He is a member of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR), International Society for Teaching and Learning (ISSOTL) and the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE). His hobbies include reading, biking, traveling, and volunteering.

Courses Taught

  • BUS 391/392: Applied Research Project
  • PHL 403 OM: Personal Values & Organizational Ethics
  • SOC 410 OM: Major Issues in the Global Economy