Prof. Margaret Lombe

Boston College, USA

Margaret Lombe, PhD, is an associate professor at GSSW. She is also a faculty associate at the Center for Social Development at Washington University in St. Louis. Her area of expertise is international social development with an emphasis on social inclusion/exclusion and capacity building. Lombe also specializes in methods for food security and nutrition assessment and evaluation of programs both locally and internationally. Her current research portfolio includes understanding social effects of foreclosure, food security and livelihood mechanism in vulnerable households, exploration of the intersectionality between poverty and disability, empowerment of OVC as well as capacity building strategies. She has worked to develop and validate measures of social inclusion/exclusion and is currently developing new methods for conducting causal analyses of food security. Lombe has conducted evaluations for Non-Governmental Organizations including Catholic Relief Services, Entreculturas, OXFAM America & OXFAM Great Britain, Global Ignatian Advocacy Networks (GIAN) and the Association of Member Episcopal Conference of Eastern Africa (AMECEA). She has also served on an ongoing basis as consultant to the United Nations and has participated in a number of Experts Group Meetings (EGM) on inclusion/exclusion. Infact, Lombe is currently serving as an expert on Policy One, advising the United Nations on Sustainable Urban Development (HABITAT III).Lombe has developed and taught a number of courses including global practice and program monitoring and evaluation. Currently, Lombe serves as guest editor for Social Development Issues and works on editorial boards of a number of journals. She is author of a book on Children and AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa, more than 30 peer reviewed articles, book chapters, reports and encyclopedia entries. Her recent work has appeared in refereed journals such as: Social Work Research; Journal of Poverty; Children and Youth Services Review; and the Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare.