Laura Gluck (M.Ed. 2011)

After completing my master’s degree at CIE, I worked at WestEd's Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Program as a researcher for 6 years. One big project I worked on was a federally-funded, longitudinal randomized controlled trial examining the impact of a math intervention in low-income preschool and kindergarten programs. I also worked on a number of edtech evaluation and research projects related to different educational areas including special education, early childhood education, English language learners, math, science, and computer coding.

 

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Amber Martin (M.Ed. 2009)

For more than a decade since finishing at CIE, I have worked with 1199SEIU, the largest local union of health care workers in the country. As administrative organizer, my job is to work to develop the leadership and participation in the union of some 2,500 + personal care attendants in Holyoke and surrounding towns. In this position, I have many opportunities to put into practice the methodologies and knowledge about popular and adult education that I gained from my international experience and at CIE.

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Ahmad Khalid Mowahed (M.Ed. 2009)

After graduating from CIE in 2009, Ahmad Khalid Mowahed returned to Afghanistan and his teaching position at Balkh University (BU). From 2010-2017, he taught undergraduate algebra and statistics courses for pre-service and in-service high school teachers in the Faculty of Education. His main area of interest is helping students to become effective mathematics teachers for today’s high schools.

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Mekhribon Abdullaeva (Ed.D. 2020)

While finishing my dissertation I have been working with the Woodhull Institute for Ethical Leadership in New York City. We organize various trainings, workshops and retreats to empower women and develop ethical leadership skills. I have also been working as a program officer with the Eurasia Foundation in New York.

 

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Ayman Khalifah (Ed.D. 2009)

Before beginning my studies at CIE, I worked as science teacher with UNRWA in Palestinian refugee camps. I also worked as a lecturer at Al Quds Open University teaching Educational Psychology, Creative Thinking and Coexisting with Technology courses. In addition I worked as an educational researcher with the private sector where I had the opportunity to train teachers in the use of technology in teaching.

 

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Delawar Darmal (M.Ed. 2009)

My educational background from CIE and skills gained during my studies in CIE enabled me to join the education sector where I could apply the knowledge and skills for the development of the education sector of Afghanistan.

 

After I graduated from CIE, I rejoined Baghlan University as Assistant Professor and taught in the undergraduate program training both in-service and pre-service teachers. In 2011, I worked with World Bank as Research Consultant with the assignment to evaluate the establishment of School Management Committees.

 

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M. Catherine Mukimba (Ed.D. 2009)

The opportunity to grow up with multiple educational and work experiences in a global context has made me the kind of educator I am today: one focused on using the extensive opportunities I have had to foster positive change to improve lives through education. Studying at the Center for International Education at UMass nurtured my practical approach to education and my role as a global citizen.

 

Since my graduation, I have concurrently worked as educator on two fronts that are dear to my personal and professional goals.

 

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Majid Khan (M.Ed. 2003; Ed.D. 2009)

Majid Khan is currently a Director at the Commission on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development in the South (COMSATS) in Islamabad, Pakistan. His role involves strategic management, administration and educational outreach, including development and implementation of educational programs with national and international centers and organizations.

 

He is also co-PI on a research project on high performance work systems funded by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).

 

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Siddiqullah Barikzai (M.Ed. 2009)

I returned to Kabul in 2010 and joined Computer Science Department of Natural Science Faculty at Kabul Education University (KEU). In mid-2010, I was elected as the chair of Computer Science Department. I led the department in addition to teaching various courses in both computer science and pedagogy.

 

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Ali Hikmat (M.Ed. 2009)

Since graduating from UMass, I have been involved in academic activities here at Bamyan University, Afghanistan. At the beginning of my work I developed a proposal to establish an English department at Bamyan University. Fortunately it was accepted by the Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) and the fourth cohort is now celebrating its graduation from the English department. At first, I worked as the head of English department for one year (2010) and then was appointed as the Dean of the Education Faculty, a position which I still hold.

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