Faculty Activity

Faculty members associated with the Center International Education are active in development education in field settings as well as being involved in academic research and publication based on their experience.  The teaching and research activities in the International Education program are informed by the current development experience of both faculty and students. For more information on faculty members, their interests and their publications go to the faculty page.

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Worldwide University Network Grant for College of Ed Faculty

Four UMass, Amherst faculty, Chrystal George Mwangi (principal investigator), Sangeeta Kamat, Jonique Childs and Enobong Branch, were recently awarded a grant through Worldwide University Network (WUN) to conduct an international study on “Researching Diversity, Inclusion and Student Success: Towards a Global Campus Climate.”

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Ash Hartwell leads CIE-ECCN team at AEWG Meeting in Budapest

In February, Ash Hartwell led the CIE-ECCN (Education in Crisis and Conflict Network) team at the recent meeting of the Accelerated Education Working Group (AEWG) in Budapest, Hungary

 

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Ian Barron Joins Council of Scholars on Future of EMDR

Ian Barron, the Director of the Center for International Education at UMass, has recently been invited to join the Council of Scholars in the Future of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy Project.

 

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Bjorn Nordtveit at Sino-Africa Seminar in Dar es Salaam

As part of his work as a guest professor with Zhejiang Normal University, Bjorn Nordtveit attended a conference in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania in November of 2018.

 

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CIE Welcomes New Director – Ian Barron

The Center for International Education and the UMass, Amherst community is delighted to extend a warm welcome Dr. Ian Barron as the new CIE Director.

 

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Bjorn Nordtveit is Guest Professor at Zhejiang Normal University

Bjorn Nordtveit was recently appointed to a two-year term as a guest professor at Zhejiang Normal University (ZJNU). In April 2018 Professor Nordtveit spent 10 days there giving lectures to students and faculty.

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Sharon Rallis Receives Distinguished Scholar Award

Professor Sharon Rallis, the Dwight W. Allen Distinguished Professor in the College of Education, is the recipient of the Research on Evaluation SIG’s Distinguished Scholar Award for 2018. 

 

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Instructional Leadership Training for Pakistani Teachers

Professors Rebecca Woodland and Becky Mazur shared their experiences working with teachers in Pakistan at the first of the 2018 CIE Spring Speaker Series.

 

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Bjorn Nordtveit Editorial on Data Sharing

Bjorn Nordtveit, the editor of the Comparative Education Review, published an editorial on data sharing in the February 2018 issue.

 

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Education for Refugee Children in Uganda - Ash Hartwell

CIE faculty member Ash Hartwell spent two weeks in November 2017 working in Uganda.  Ash was asked by the USAID Mission in Uganda to represent AID on an inter-agency working group tasked with developing a plan for providing education for the massive influx of refugees from South Sudan into Uganda.

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