Maurice Sikenyi is the assistant director of the Ford Program for Human Development Studies and Solidarity at the Kellogg Institute for International Studies. Hailing from Kenya, he is an educational and international development scholar, practitioner, researcher, teacher, and leader. 

Prior to his current position, Sikenyi worked with women, youth, and other vulnerable populations, supporting research, monitoring, and evaluation in international development for almost 10 years, including as global manager of literacy program research for the international NGO Room to Read.

He has been a Matasa Fellow with the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex (UK) and a Fulbright Fellow with Syracuse University.

Sikenyi earned a PhD in education and development studies from the University of Minnesota and an MA in peace studies from the University of Notre Dame through the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies.