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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Erin Myers (M.Ed. 2009)

Since graduating from CIE, I continue to work in direct service and community organizing both in locally and internationally. I am the Programs Director for an organization in Turners Falls called The Brick House Community Resource Center, where Joanie Cohen-Mitchell, also a CIE graduate, was Executive Director in the early 2000s.

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M. Javad Ahmadi (Ph.D. 2017)

Javad Ahmadi completed his degree requirements at the end of 2016 and returned to Afghanistan. His dissertation focused on capacity development and workplace learning at the Afghan Ministry of Education, Department of Planning.

 

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Jean Blaise (Ed.D. 2012)

After graduating with my doctoral degree in the Department of Educational Policy, Research and Administration at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, I have taught at number of institutions of higher education in Western Massachusetts, including Westfield State University, Elms College, and Springfield Technical Community College. This includes courses in Sociology, Educational Foundations, Applied Linguistics, and English as Second Language.

 

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Mindy Eichhorn (Ed.D. 2014)

I am currently an assistant professor in the Education Department at Gordon College, where I teach undergraduate and graduate-level courses in special education, assessment, and early childhood / elementary math methods.

 

I am involved in a pilot study investigating the challenges out of school youth face in learning mathematics in Mumbai and Bangalore, India. These students face hardships at home – most of them live in extreme poverty, and encounter many environmental stressors, including trauma, which impact their learning in the classroom.

 

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Tashi Zangmo (Ed.D. 2009)

After graduating from CIE, Dr. Tashi Zangmo undertook the challenge of creating an NGO called the Bhutan Nuns Foundation under the patronage of the Queen Mother of Bhutan. The Foundation is dedicated to improving the education and living conditions for the Buddhist Nuns in the country.  Creating a new organization turned out to be a formidable challenge, but she persevered.

 

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Mohammad Tariq Habibyar (M.Ed. 2009)

Tariq Habibyar completed his PhD in Education at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand in 2016. His research there focused on Hegemonic Forces Influencing Education in Afghanistan and Methods of Resistance of Afghan Educational Activists.

 

He wrote to CIE in February 2016:

 

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Sayed Ahmad Javid Mussawy (M.Ed. 2009)

I have been very busy in the last two years since returning to Baghlan University. In my work, I have made a lot of progress, starting as a faculty member, then English department chair and Institutional development team leader and lastly as the vice-chancellor of academic affairs. I really appreciate HEP and particularly CIE which provided us the kind of information and knowledge that has been very effective in the area of work.

 

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