Douglas Kimemia

Douglas Kimemia, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
VCU Globe Faculty Fellow
Director of the East African Study Abroad Program
827 W. Franklin St., room 325


Ph.D. Virginia Commonwealth University (2013), Public Policy and Administration (Public and Nonprofit Management specialization)
M.A. Virginia Commonwealth University (2006), Religious Studies (African Studies concentration)

Other Related Education

Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (CPA I and II)
Kenya Accounting Technician Course (KATC I and II)


Douglas Kimemia, Ph.D., has served as an instructor and assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at VCU since the spring of 2012. Presently, Dr. Kimemia teaches public policy and courses in nonprofit minor such as Ethics and Governance, Foundations of Nonprofit Organizations, and Financial Management. He also teaches African politics while also overseeing a study abroad program in Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda during the summer.

Areas of Interest

  • democracy and development in Africa
  • social cleavages and conflicts in Africa
  • ethics/corruption of governance
  • non-governmental organizations

Select Publications


Africa’s Social Cleavages and Democratization Process in the Post-Multiparty Politics in Africa. Roman and Littlefield Publisher, 2016.


Multinational corporations as suppliers or corruption in Africa. Africa Insight Journal, Vol 48, No 2, 2018.

Examining the changing corruption culture in Kenya. Published by East African Journal of Peace and Human Rights (HURIPEC) School Of Law, Makerere University. Volume 23, Number 1, June 2017.