Mohammad Mahboob Morshed, a doctoral student in the College of Education’s Center for International Education, and a lecturer at the Institute of Educational Development, BRAC University, Bangladesh, was the recipient of a travel award to the national conference of the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES). The “International Travel Award of Distinguished Service in Educational Reform” was established through an endowment from George Soros and the Open Society Institute and was expanded to encourage distinguished researchers and practitioners from developing countries to participate in CIES conferences.
Morshed teaches graduate level courses on educational leadership and educational psychology. He has served as national consultant for AusAid, DFID, UNICEF, Save the Children and several non-government and government organizations in various projects on basic, pre-primary and primary, secondary, and technical and vocational education that address the issues of educational quality and equity of the underserved children in Bangladesh. He was a Commonwealth Scholar in the United Kingdom in 2008-2009. His research interests include quality learning and psycho-social well-being of underserved children in school settings of developing countries
The conference took place in March 2013.