Sherry Kane (M. Ed. 1996)

After many years working in communications, adult education and political action with the garment workers' union, Sherry now oversees an adult education program for the Consortium for Worker Education focusing on ESOL and computer literacy at various sites in New York City. 


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Daniel Gerber (Ed.D. 1996)

Dan Gerber is currently Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Assistant Professor at the School of Public Health at UMass Amherst. He is also Director of the online MPH in Public Health Practice program and Principal Investigator for a $2.4 million grant from the Western Massachussetts Public Health Training Center. Dan has received multiple Outstanding Teacher awards from the School of Public Health, a Student Choice Award for Best Professor, and Outstanding Faculty awards from UMass Amherst.


He shared about some of his classes in 2005: 


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Michael J. Simsik (Ed.D. 2003)

In July 2017 I began working with a small, independent U.S. government agency (Millennium Challenge Corporation) as the Team Leader for the development of a second compact for Burkina Faso.  Before then I was the Chief of Party on a USAID-funded project - a regional food security project implemented by the International Fertilizer Development Center in Burkina Faso. (12-17)


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Michael Marzolla (M.Ed. 1996)

It is hard for me to believe that I have completed twenty-five years with the University of California and that I started my graduate studies at CIE back in 1978,  thirty years ago. I continue to lead the 4-H Youth Development program in Santa Barbara County and four years ago I assumed the leadership of our Counties Master Gardener program.  I have also participated in various international assignments in Bolivia and more recently in Serbia.  In 2006 I was able to visit to Cuba  to study their sustainable agriculture efforts.

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Cliff Meyers (Ed.D. 1996)

Cliff Meyers was most recently working as Education Chief and Senior Education Specialist at UNICEF Myanmar, based in Yangon, from 2014-2016. Prior to this, he was at the UNICEF East Asia-Pacific regional office based in Thailand for 11 years. [01/17]


He wrote in 2010:


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Mishy Lesser (Ed.D. 1996)

I am currently Learning Director for the Upstander Project, a small Boston-based organization that helps “bystanders” become “upstanders” through social issue documentary films and related learning resources. I spend much of my time curating primary source materials related to our films, creating learning activities with those materials, and working with secondary history and social studies teachers.


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Ellen Licht (M. Ed. 1996)

I am still living in the same area in Northern California, still teaching ESL at Santa Rosa Junior College, and quite involved in making bridges to help non-traditional students to succeed at Community College and in other higher education settings. I enjoy teaching at community-based sites and also on campus, in the high-level academic writing courses. It's all interesting to me.


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Friedrich Affolter (Ed.D. 2002)

After 10 years in Afghanistan, Angola, South Africa and Sudan, the Affolter family moved back to the United States in 2012. Fritz took a position as Programme Manager of the Peacebuilding, Education and Advocacy (PBEA) Programme at UNICEF Headquarters in New York, where he is still working presently.


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