Ijeoma D. Nwagwu

Assistant Director, Academic Engagement and Campus as Lab Initiatives
Office Phone
104 MacMillan Annex


As Assistant Director for the Office of Sustainability, Dr. Ijeoma Nwagwu manages academic engagement and Campus-as-Lab (CAL) initiatives.  In this role, she facilitates a portfolio of projects at the nexus of education, research, and operations with the objective of advancing hands-on-learning and applied sustainability; and she serves as an advocate for social justice and environmental equity in public and private governance.


Dr. Ijeoma served on the faculty of Lagos Business School where she also played a key role in advancing business engagement in development initiatives targeting access to education/livelihoods for underrepresented students, food security and other issues. A masters and doctorate alumni of Harvard Law School, Dr. Ijeoma started her career as a civil rights lawyer. She also volunteered with the Institute for Democracy in South Africa where she produced documentaries on law, human rights, and development. Dr. Ijeoma later served as a lecturer at St. Mary’s University College, London and consulted for the World Bank, Ford Foundation, and other international organizations. She has published and presented papers in the areas of corporate social responsibility, sustainable development, sustainability education, and nonprofit leadership. Ijeoma also serves on the board of several organizations including the Association for Research on Civil Society in Africa (AROCSA) and BudgIT, a civic organization leveraging technology to drive good governance and social change.

Fun Fact

She enjoys travel with her family and exploring the cultures and cuisines of the world.

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