Chapman and Vavrus awarded subcontract to assist Ministry of Education and Manpower in Zambia
David Chapman, Ph.D., Birkmaier Professor of Educational Leadership, and Frances Vavrus, Ph.D., associate professor, both from the Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development (OLPD) have been awarded a $1.2 million USAID-funded subcontract to assist the Ministry of Education and Manpower and selected universities in Zambia in the design and conduct of policy-relevant research aimed at strengthening basic education in Zambia. Heidi Eschenbacher will serve as deputy project director. The University serves as a subcontractor to Chemonics, a Washington DC-based organization. Over the course of this five year project, faculty, staff, and graduate students will have opportunities to be engaged in applied action research activities in Zambia.