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Joseph Joseph Mukuni

Visiting Assistant Professor


Dr. Joseph Mukuni is a visiting assistant professor of career and technical education (CTE). He earned his Education Specialist degree as well as his Ph.D. in career and technical education at Virginia Tech.

Prior to pursuing studies at Virginia Tech, Dr. Mukuni was an Education Program Technical Advisor for World Vision Zambia and was also coordinating a European Union grant project for improvement of the performance of community schools in Zambia. Before that assignment, he had worked for eight years as national Director for Vocational Education and Training in the Zambian Government. One of his major achievements as Director was his lead role in the design, implementation and coordination of a $60 million multi-donor funded investment project for the strengthening of technical education, vocational and entrepreneurship training (TEVET) in Zambia. The donors included the World Bank, the Royal Netherlands Government, the Royal Government of Denmark, GTZ, and the Zambian Government. He was also instrumental in developing the concept of a Teacher Upgrading project through which Virginia Tech works with the Zambian Government towards the development of degree infrastructure for technical education, vocational and entrepreneurship training programs in Zambia.

Dr. Mukuni has attended professional development programs in a number of countries including Demark, China, the Netherlands, Tanzania, Malawi, and Swaziland in areas of general management, administration, project management, small business management, entrepreneurship education, and human resource management & development. He has also attended international conferences in Botswana, Canada, France, Germany, Kenya, Malawi, Norway, South Africa, Switzerland, United States, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.


Ph.D., Career and Technical Education, Virginia Tech, 2012

Education Specialist Degree, CTE Teacher Education, Virginia Tech., 2011

Master of Science, University of Aston in Birmingham, UK, 1984

Curriculum Vitae

His research interests include portability of technical skills across occupations, trends in the world of work, labor market skill gaps, international best practices in workforce development, demand responsiveness of CTE programs, CTE policy formulation, and indigenous knowledge systems.

Mukuni, J., Price, W. (2014). Implementation challenges of a donor funded development project: Lessons learned through a deep-end strategy while implementing a development program in Zambia. Journal of African Studies and Development, Vol. 6(1)(EF19DD842921), 7.

Mukuni, J. & Price, B. (2013). Portability of technical skills across occupations: A Case for demolition of disciplinary silos? International Journal of Vocational and Technical Education. pp. 21 – 28. DOI: 10.5897/IJVTE2013.0131

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