Lenin did his PhD. in Brazil, in Public Administration, in the area of post-secondary education policies in Brazil and Latin America.
In his postdoc at the University of Saskatchewan, he has broadened his studies to global post-secondary education issues. He has examined issues such as student access, teaching, students' performance, non-completion rates and factors in student retention like the rapport between professors and students and the impact on academic outcomes.
In Brazil, he is a licensed professor from a Federal Institute in the area of teaching Public Policies. Lenin has published articles in international media about post-secondary education and Latin American politics.