Professor Elias Eliezar Jengo trained as an art educator at Makerere University and at Kent State University, before completing his postgraduate education in the field of Educational Technology at Sir George Williams University (now Concordia) in Montreal, Canada. He taught at the University of Dar es Salaam from 1969 until his retirement in 1996. He has since been teaching drawing, painting, contemporary African art history, and world history of art on a part time basis. He is also a writer and a practicing painter who has exhibited at home and abroad. Professor Jengo was awarded the prestigious Fulbright Fellowship as a Scholar in Residence at the Stark College campus of the Kent State University from September 2004 to June 2005, and has served as Chairman of the East Africa Art Biennale Association since 2003.