Theresa Mkandawire is a Registered Civil Engineer. She holds a PhD from Leeds Metropolitan University, UK, and a Master of Science degree in Environmental Engineering from Oklahoma State University, USA. Theresa served as Dean of Engineering from 2013 to 2018 at University of Malawi. She has led programme development for both undergraduate and postgraduate studies. She also led the development a new mining engineering department at University of Malawi, The Polytechnic. Theresa also led the development of an international Masters programme in collaboration with Leeds Beckett University and University of Botswana, which is currently running.