Dr. Kent Glenzer
Dr. Kent Glenzer is Oxfam America’s Director of Learning, Evaluation, and Accountability. In this role, Kent oversees Oxfam America’s policies and practice regarding advocacy, campaigning, humanitarian, and long-term rights-based development programs in the field. Prior to joining Oxfam America, Kent worked with a variety of NGOs and as a consultant, focusing on civil society organization and public sector strategy, management, organizational development, and program evaluation/learning in 21 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa as well as South Asia and South America.
Dr. Glenzer has a Ph.D. from Emory University’s Institute of the Liberal Arts where he concentrated on political anthropology and organizational sociology, a Masters in Communication from Cornell, and earned his Bachelors at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.
Kent’s recent publications include the “Symposium on Rethinking Farmer Participation in Agricultural Development: Development, Participation, and the Ethnography of Ambiguity” in the Journal of Agriculture and Human Values, Vol 28, No. 1 (February 2011), a chapter in a forthcoming (2011) edited volume published by the Interfaith Council on Corporate Responsibility titled, “Addressing Root Causes of Economic and Social Injustice: Conceptual, Strategic, and Measurement Issues from Oxfam America’s Rights-Based Programs,” and "We Aren’t the World: La production institutionnelle du succès partiel." In Niger 2005: Une catestrophe si naturelle, eds Xavier Crombé and Jean-Hervé Jézéquel, 117-144. Paris: Editions Karthala, 2007.