Vincent Chirimwami, Ph.D., Associate Scientist

Education & Training

Ph.D., 2019
Walden University, Minneapolis, MN
Public Policy and Administration

M.A., 2014
Portland State University, Portland, OR
Conflict Resolution

M.S., 2011
Portland State University, Portland, OR
Special Education

B.A., 2009
Portland State University, Portland, OR
Liberal Studies

Vincent Chirimwami is an Associate Scientist at ORI. His background is in public policy and administration, with a focus on public management and leadership. His doctoral dissertation at Walden University evaluated the influence of educational equity policies on graduation rates for Black students. One of Chirimwami's research interests focuses on evaluating how social and educational policies improve or perpetuate disparities in communities of concentrated disadvantage. Another research interest focuses on understanding the phenomenon of migration and refugee integration in a global context.

Current Projects


Chirimwami, V. (2019). Influence of educational equity policies on high school graduation rates for Black students (Doctoral Thesis). ProQuest Dissertations & Thesis Global (Document ID 232769300).

Tint, B., Chirimwami, V., Clarke, R., Johnson, M., Koehler, J. & Lind, M. (2017). Dialogue. In B. Tint (Ed), Diasporas in Dialogue (pp. 62 - 130), Malden, MA: Wiley Blackwell

Tint, B., Chirimwami, V. & Sarkis, C. (2014). Diaspora in Dialogue: Lessons from reconciliation efforts in African refugee communities. Conflict Resolution Quarterly, 32(2), 177-202

Tint, B., Koehler, J., Chirimwami, V., Abijuru, M., Haji, S., Dogo, D., Lass, C., & Johnson, M. (2013). Voices from the diaspora: Reconciliation and capacity building in refugee communities from the Great Lakes region of Africa. In R. DuMont, Hastings, T. & Emiko, N. (Eds), Conflict Transformation: Essays on Methods of Nonviolence. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc.


2020 - Present
Associate Research Scientist,  Oregon Research Institute

2015 - Present
Part-Time Lecturer at Portland Community College

2009 - Present
K-12 Certified Teacher (OR), endorsed to teach Special Education, English for Speaker of Other language (ESOL), and French.