R. Michael Haviland (Ed.D. 1973)

I recently finished redrafting and editing an  "Edu Tainment"  novel, Arcadia. The “Edu”part draws attention to the plight of the world’s two billion persons who have incomes of less than two dollar per day. In the book, the Arcadia Foundation implements innovative model programs to address extreme poverty. The “Tainment” part of the book is my attempt to write prose which  attractss and holds its readers. I am now looking for an agent/publisher to take the book to the next stage and am anxious to begin work on a new project.

 

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Robert Pearson (Ed.D. 1973)

Since leaving the Center in 1972 I’ve been an Education Professor at Swarthmore, Lafayette and Muhlenberg colleges, the director of a drug and alcohol education agency, and the director of a USAID project in Romania dealing with the awful orphanage situation there which you undoubtedly remember from the media coverage in the early nineties.  Since 1992 I’ve been “semi-retired”, spending much of my time playing serious senior softball (tournaments etc.), reading, writing, and occasionally consulting. Since 1993 I’ve directed a Peace Corps training project in Albania, worked with Muslim refug

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Stephen Guild (Ed.D. 1973)

In 1980, I moved to Seattle.  I began a consulting business concentrating on the design, development and delivery of training programs for businesses and organizations, and my clients included Boeing, Microsoft, the American Institute of Banking, Recreational Equipment, Inc., several Washington State departments and others.  During that time, I also worked in Russia, Guam, China, Germany, Slovakia and Greece.  My family and I spent one year in Kenya (1994-95), teaching at the United States International University in Nairobi.

 

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Phil Christensen (Ed.D. 1972)

Recent update from Phil: I retired in January 2017, I'm getting married again on July 16th (it's been almost 8 years since Deb passed), and I'll be moving back to the States (DC area) to be with my wife - leaving Africa after 37 years of international development work on this continent. [6-17]

 

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Wendy Schaerer (M. Ed. 1972)

As is probably the case with many CIE members, I've had the opportunity  to work with some very talented "undocumented" kids during my career and strongly support The Dream Act.  One of the more interesting things I did over the years was some lobbying on behalf of
international students as part of a professional association representing international schools.   As a former political science student, it was both enjoyable and enlightening.

 

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Steve Grant (Ed.D. 1972)

In the spring of 2014, Steve Grant's new book Collecting Shakespeare: The Story of Henry and Emily Folger was published. Since then he has embarked on a series of talks on the East Coast about the story of the Folgers. A review, a video of a recent talk, a schedule of upcoming talks and other information is available on Steve's Web site. [11/14]

 

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Gordon Schimmel (Ed.D. 1974)

Update from Old Cape Cod - I'm still working part-time, doing teacher workshops for middle and high school math and science teachers, promoting the STEM activities on flight that I co-authored for the Wright Brothers Centennial back in 2003. So far, I've raised almost $700,000 from the Alcoa Foundation for the Academy of Model Aeronautics to support this work, along with grants from NASA and other outfits.

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David J. Rosen (Ed. D. 1974)

David has worked in alternative education, out-of-school youth education, adult literacy and nonformal education, all of which he says were themes of his studies at UMass.  In the early 1980s, following his work as founder and first director of a publicly-funded alternative high school in Waltham, Massachusetts, he was the  Director of Education at Boston's Jobs for Youth, now JFY Networks. He was for 15 years, until 2003, the Director of the Adult Literacy Resource Institute at UMass Boston.

 

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John Hatch (Ed. D. 1974)

Following my February 2010 retirement, I was pulled back into USAID part-time for about a year as a consultant to my old office to assist with proposal development.  In addition, I immediately was swept up in various volunteer activities/committees/boards here at Asbury, a CCRC. I continue to serve on various committees both in and out of Asbury while also battling weeds to produce some vegetables in my garden. More recently, I've been "mentoring" elementary school kids in an after-school program, and recently was shifted to be a teacher-aide for the middle school's ESOL program.

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