Degrees Earned in 2017-2018 Academic Year



Graduation in May of each year is a time to celebrate the accomplishments of the students associated with CIE who completed their degrees during the academic year. (Pictured: graduates and faculty members)


This year one Doctoral student, six Master’s students and one Education Specialist student received their degrees. The graduates represent a variety of countries including Afghanistan, Malaysia, Nepal, and the USA.



Doctoral Graduates


Ashley Clayton Hertz (USA)

“Going the Extra Mile”: Perspectives and Experiences of Learning Coaches Supporting Primary School Teachers in Sierra Leone




Master's students complete a capstone project as part of their degree program.  Projects range from small-scale research projects to innovative applied activities. This year projects included a study of text book provision in Afghanistan, an analysis of a literacy program in Chad, a critique of the Teach for Nepal program, and a documentary video of the experience of Puerto Rican students after hurricane Maria.



Master's Graduates


Zia Andar (Afghanistan)

Aid Fragmentation: A case study of textbooks provision in Afghanistan





Mohammad Iqbal Halimi (Afghanistan)

Apprenticeship and Literacy Model for women in

Afghanistan: A grounded narrative





Eunice Kua (Malaysia)

Mother tongue Literacy in a Refugee Setting: A sourcebook for the Massalit literacy program





Blake Marcus (USA)

Education and Exodus: The Puerto Rican student experience post Hurricane Maria - a documentary





Angela Niazmand (Afghanistan)

Challenges of Private Higher Education in Afghanistan





Sahara Pradhan (Nepal)

Teach for Nepal: A Neoliberal and Postcolonial Critique


Graduation is a time of celebration - time to congratulate the graduate and for the graduate to express thanks to faculty, family and supporters.. 


Pictures from Graduation Events