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Lombuso S. Khoza, PhD

  • Executive Director, Civic and Global Engagement


  • PhD, Workforce Education and Development
    Southern Illinois University (IL)
  • MS, Textile Management
    University of Leeds (ENG)
  • MS, Clothing and Textiles
    University of California (CA)
  • BS, General Home Economics
    University of Maryland Eastern Shore (MD)

About Me

I am the Executive Director for Civic and Global Engagement at Widener University, and work closely with faculty serving as academic directors and those serving on Center advisory boards, including a partnership with Academic Service Learning faculty; provide institution-wide leadership for global engagement, civic engagement, and international student services/education and study abroad programs. I have extensive research experience in the human sciences and have led and co-led international study tours to Europe and the Dominican Republic. I have served as a co-principle investigator for grants, academic advisor, and department liaison with the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. I am a member of NAFSA, the international educators’ association, served on several committees and member of the Minority Interest Group, supported civic engagement opportunities as a Rotarian, and sustainability in education programming. I was awarded the Fulbright to Taiwan as part of the international educator seminar program.

Research Interests

  • Dress and material culture
  • Cross-cultural learning styles
  • International trade and their impact on individuals, and societies in various cultures.

Professional Affiliations & Memberships