INTERNATIONAL EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

 

Gabrielle Carvajal-Poisson

Hometown:  Weymouth, MA and La Romana, Dominican Republic
Geographic areas of interest: Southeast Asia, Latin America
Research/Professional interests:  Asset-based community development, NGO management, equitable education, education policy reform and evaluation   

 

Tassaya (Toffy) Charupatanapongse

Hometown:  Nonthaburi, Thailand
Geographic areas of interest: Southeast Asia, Latin America
Research/Professional interests:  Education entrepreneurship, mental health in education, education systems in the third world and as a whole


Taieb Cherif

Hometown:  Tunis, Tunisia
Geographic areas of interest: North Africa, Middle East
Research/Professional interests:  Monitoring & evaluation, Education in emergency settings, ICTs for development, Education reform


Meilin Chong

Hometown:  Salem, New Hampshire (originally from Lima, Peru)
Geographic areas of interest: Latin America, Sub Saharan Africa, and North America
Research/Professional interests:  Nonprofit Management/Leadership, Consulting, Multilingual Education, Curriculum Development, and the economy of education

 

Hannah Hye Min Chung

Hometown:  Seoul, South Korea
Geographic areas of interest: Anywhere that humidity won’t kill me…
Research/Professional interests:  Curriculum Development, Teacher Training, Early Childhood Policy, Post-colonial society building

 

Sydney Dinenberg

Hometown:  Sarasota, Flordia
Geographic areas of interest: Latin America and the Caribbean
Research/Professional interests:  Literacy, Rural Access to Education, Early Childhood Education, Girls’ Education

 

Anna Drabek

Hometown:  Croton-on-Hudson, New York
Geographic areas of interest: Sub-Saharan Africa, Eastern Europe
Research/Professional interests:  Gender equality, youth leadership, girls' and women's empowerment, sports in education, curriculum development, non-profit management, community development


 Matthew Ferry

Hometown:  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Geographic areas of interest: Middle East/North Africa
Research/Professional interests:  Migration and education, post-conflict education/development, policy and program development, consulting

 

Lauren Fosnight

Hometown:  Indianapolis, Indiana
Geographic areas of interest: Latin America
Research/Professional interests:  Migration and Education, Gender Equity, Multilingual Education, Refugee Education, Curriculum Development


Ian Ganhinhin

Hometown:  Quezon City, Philippines
Geographic areas of interest: Southeast Asia and South Africa
Research/Professional interests:  STEM Education, Indigenous Science Education, Measurement and Evaluation, and Teacher Education

 

Magali Garcia-Pletsch

Hometown:  Laredo, Texas and Providence, Rhode Island
Geographic areas of interest: Latin America
Research/Professional interests:  Migration, displacement & education; border regions; trauma-sensitive & culturally relevant practices; equity & access; youth civic & political engagement.

 

Sana Ghazi

Hometown:  Karachi, Pakistan
Geographic areas of interest: Latin America and the Carribean, Europe
Research/Professional interests:  Educational entrepreneurship, curriculum design, teacher training and education, consulting


Josh Green

Hometown:  Lexington, Kentucky
Geographic areas of interest: Balkans, Greece, Wherever the Need Is
Research/Professional interests:  Improving access to quality education for deaf/hard of hearing kids.  

  

Aynur Gul Sahin

Hometown:  Istanbul, Turkey
Geographic areas of interest: South Africa, Southeast Asia and Europe
Research/Professional interests:  Early childhood development, politics of education, non-profit leadership, multicultural education

 

A. Munise Gultekin

Hometown:  Istanbul, Turkey
Geographic areas of interest: Latin America, Europe, Middle East
Research/Professional interests:  Migration and education, educational policy, multicultural education, conflict resolution and peacebuilding

 


Amy Guillotte

Hometown:  Portland, Oregon
Geographic areas of interest: Middle East and North Africa
Research/Professional interests:  Advancing educational access, equity, and outcomes for underserved students, education systems strengthening and sector coordination, education in emergencies

 

Xiong Her

Hometown:  Wilwaukee, Wisconsin
Geographic areas of interest: Asia
Research/Professional interests:  Refugees education, higher education policy, education policies in development countries

 

Xianqian Huang

Hometown:  Guangxi, China
Geographic areas of interest: East Asia
Research/Professional interests:  Gender equality, technology and migration in education

 

SoYeong Jeong

Hometown:  Korea
Geographic areas of interest:
Research/Professional interests:  traditional cultural education and identity; culturally relevant pedagogy; politics of citizenship and belonging; immigrant, refugee and diasporic education

 

Lin Jiang

Hometown:  China
Geographic areas of interest: East Asia
Research/Professional interests:  Economy of education, NGOs

 

Shinui Kim

Hometown:  Seoul, South Korea
Geographic areas of interest: Asia and Africa
Research/Professional interests:  Monitoring, Human Rights, Peace Education, Higher Education


Aizhan Kul-Mukhammed

Hometown:  Almaty, Kazakhstan
Geographic areas of interest: Central Asia
Research/Professional interests:  Health education programs and policies for K-12 (specifically SexEd and preventing child deaths and injuries), and access to higher education.

 

Anahita Kumar

Hometown:  Mumbai, India
Geographic areas of interest: South Asia
Research/Professional interests:  Learning design technologies, Instructional technology and media, classroom innovation

 

Ujjwala Maharajan

Hometown:  Kathmandu, Nepal
Geographic areas of interest: South Asia
Research/Professional interests:  Exploring storytelling and art forms like spoken word to develop or assist literacy and language programs in multilingual settings

 

Ye Won Maing

Hometown:  Incheon, South Korea
Geographic areas of interest: East Asia, Southeast Asia, Africa
Research/Professional interests:   Educational Development in Developing Countries


Anum Maqsud

Hometown:  Lahore, Pakistan
Geographic areas of interest: South Asia, South America, Europe
Research/Professional interests:  Teacher training, curriculum development and school improvement in developing countries


Marissa Miller

Hometown:  Kansas City, Kansas
Geographic areas of interest: Southeast Asia, Middle East, North America
Research/Professional interests:  Education Access, Urban Education, Social Stratification, Early Childhood Inequality, Globalization and Education


Shristi Mishra

Hometown:  Kathmandu, Nepal
Geographic areas of interest: South Asia
Research/Professional interests:  Inclusiveness and equity in education, Non-profit leadership, Use of technology to connect classrooms in rural areas, Education policy


Suhina Minocha

Hometown:  I have called many cities home, but was born in New Delhi 
Geographic areas of interest: South East Asia, Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa
Research/Professional interests:  Education equity, curriculum development and implementation, school leadership


Emi Mitani

Hometown:  Tokyo, Japan
Geographic areas of interest: Global
Research/Professional interests:  Improving girls’ education in developing countries, Women’s empowerment, Gender equality, Collaboration between public, nonprofit, and private sectors


Risa Otsu

Hometown:  Yokohama, Japan
Geographic areas of interest: South and Southeast Asia
Research/Professional interests:  Quality of Learning, Educational Change, Teacher Education, and Qualitative Research Methods


Aimee Perea

Hometown:  Glasgow, Scotland
Geographic areas of interest: Southeast Asia, South Asia, Latin American, and North America
Research/Professional interests:  Multicultural issues and equity in education, immigrant and refugee education, education policies in developing countries, women’s education and empowerment


Giovanna Romero

Hometown:  Asuncion, Paraguay
Geographic areas of interest: Latin America
Research/Professional interests:  Education Policy, Equal Access to Quality Education, Early Childhood Education, Education and Technology, Gender equality and women’s empowerment

 

Laura Romig

Hometown:  Long Beach, New York
Geographic areas of interest: Asia/Oceania, Europe
Research/Professional interests:  Education access, women and girls’ education and empowerment, climate change migration/refugee education.


Olzhas Sakenov

Hometown:  Astana, Kazakhstan
Geographic areas of interest: Southeast Asia, Asia-Pacific
Research/Professional interests:  Economics and education, Entrepreneurship education, NGO management, Leadership


Vasiliki Samara

Hometown:  Thessaloniki, Greece
Geographic areas of interest: Latin America, Middle East
Research/Professional interests:  Conflict resolution and peace-building, democratization and civic participation, youth empowerment and social inclusion


 

Fatima Ramadan Sanz

Hometown:  Barcelona, Spain
Geographic areas of interest: Africa and Middle East
Research/Professional interests:  Systems evaluation, impact evaluation, monitoring and evaluation

 

La India Santos-Phillips

Hometown:  Sharon Hill, Pennsylvania
Geographic areas of interest: Latin America, West Africa, Southeast Asia
Research/Professional interests:  I am interested in enhancing girls' education in remote areas. I am also interested in refugee education, and how to successfully provide access quality education. One area that I am researching is how I can use film & the arts in accomplishing these tasks.


  Morgan Skidmore

Hometown:  Olathe, Kansas
Geographic areas of interest: Latin America and Sub Saharan Africa
Research/Professional interests:  non-profit business development, teacher education/program evaluation

 

Susan Stine

Hometown:  Merchantville, New Jersey
Geographic areas of interest: Latin America, Caribbean, and Africa
Research/Professional interests: Literacy, equitable access to education, teacher training, and monitoring and evaluation

 

Namreen Akhter Syed

Hometown:  Karachi, Pakistan and Jubail, Saudi Arabia
Geographic areas of interest: South Asia and Middle East
Research/Professional interests: Educational Policy, Not for Profit Leadership, Curriculum Development, Migration & Education, Education in War affected areas, Education in Multilingual and Multi-cultural Contexts

 

Priyamvada Tiwari

Hometown: Mumbai, India
Geographic areas of interest: Asia and Africa
Research/Professional interests:  Language acquisition, cognition in children, market-based solutions to improve quality of education in developing countries


Liam Tumas

Hometown:  Cinnaminson, New Jersey
Geographic areas of interest: Indonesia, Latin America, Europe
Research/Professional interests:  Teacher development, curriculum development, education policy


Alejandra Villalobos

Hometown:  Chicago, Illinois
Geographic areas of interest:
Research/Professional interests:  Bilingual/Multilingual literacy, teacher training, environmental advocacy, environmental impact on health and education, and program design

 

Claire Wasserman

Hometown:  Prescott, Arizona
Geographic areas of interest: Francophone Africa, MENA
Research/Professional interests:  Literacy, multilingual education, inequity in education, curriculum and pedagogy


Yingxue (Sharon) Wu

Hometown:  Shashi, China
Geographic areas of interest: East Asia
Research/Professional interests:  Special education laws and policies, sociology of education, educational linguistics

 

Xuning Cecilia Zhang

Hometown:  Beijing, China
Geographic areas of interest: East Asia, North America, Europe
Research/Professional interests:  Early childhood education, cross-cultural comparison, ICT in education, women empowerment, gender inequality in education

 

Eric Ziegelman

Hometown:  Charlotte, Vermont
Geographic areas of interest: Latin America, Middle East and South Asia
Research/Professional interests:  Program development and implementation, monitoring and evaluation, NGO/non-profit leadership, education equity and accessibility in marginalized communities, experiential education

 

Lijin Zhu

Hometown:  Qinghai, China
Geographic areas of interest: East Asia
Research/Professional interests:  Early childhood education, equity in education and gender equality