R. Michael Haviland (Ed.D. 1973)

Michael reports on some of his more recent activities:


I am working with a group striving to establish a Peace Corps museum in DC.  It’s a steep curve, but we are making progress. Check out the web site with the link above.


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Dale Kinsley (Ed.D. 1977)

In 1971 I left UMass to accept a job at the University of California/Santa Cruz to work with Joe Blackman, a fellow Charter member of CIE, on a Teacher Corps/Peace Corps program.  Later I became a faculty member and Director of Teacher Preparation at UCSC. I also was elected and served on the School Board of the Santa Cruz City School District from 1977 – 79.  


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Robert Pearson (Ed.D. 1973)

Since leaving the Center in 1972 I’ve been an Education Professor at Swarthmore, Lafayette and Muhlenberg colleges, the director of a drug and alcohol education agency, and the director of a USAID project in Romania dealing with the awful orphanage situation there which you undoubtedly remember from the media coverage in the early nineties.  Since 1992 I’ve been “semi-retired”, spending much of my time playing serious senior softball (tournaments etc.), reading, writing, and occasionally consulting. Since 1993 I’ve directed a Peace Corps training project in Albania, worked with Muslim refug

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Stephen Guild (Ed.D. 1973)

After serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Sierra Leone and working in the Peace Corps headquarters in Washington, DC and the Virgin Islands Training Center, I came to the new School of Education at UMass as a founding member of CIE and a planning doctoral student.  We spent many hours, and not a small amount of uncertainty and confusion deciding what a center for international education was and should be.  Although it did take some years to create the Center, those years were exciting times, full of exploration and creativity.  I received my doctoral degree in 1973 and was director of

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Arlen Etling (Ed.D. 1975)

To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee,
One clover, and a bee,
And revery.
The revery alone will do,
If bees are few.

(Emily Dickinson)


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Henry Holmes (Ed. D. 1974)

Hank has spent the past 25 years or so in Thailand where he has pursued a career in teaching as well as founding and becoming the managing director of Cross-Cultural Management Co. Ltd. The firm has developed a series of focused training courses to assist expatriates working in Thailand to be more effective in communicating and working with Thai colleagues. To facilitate that goal he co-authored a book entitled: Working with the Thais: A Guide to Managing in Thailand.

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Tim Woolmer (Ed.D. 1975)

Tim has pursued two careers, one as educator and one as psychotherapist, and ended up as a manager in both. He spent 5 years in the north west of Pakistan, as Principal of Edwardes College in Peshawar, and then returned to what is now Roehampton University in London.


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Phil Christensen (Ed.D. 1972)

Recent update from Phil: I retired in January 2017, I'm getting married again on July 16th (it's been almost 8 years since Deb passed), and I'll be moving back to the States (DC area) to be with my wife - leaving Africa after 37 years of international development work on this continent. [6-17]


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Adeye M. Befecadu (M.Ed. 1973)

Adeye visit CIE in June 2010 where she sparked a reunion of the old Ethiopian network at CIE - Ron Bell, Ash Hartwell and David Schimmel. She was accompanied by her daughter who had just gotten her Ph.D. in astro-physics.


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Wendy Schaerer (M. Ed. 1972)

Greetings from Ithaca, New York!   I retired from Cornell University in 2009 after 28 years in international student services including advising, admission, recruitment and many professional activities with colleagues at other universities and schools around the world.   I must have feared not being busy enough, and so often found myself working long hours with the Unitarian Society board and in the refugee community in Ithaca.  I’m getting better, slowing down to enjoy extended family, friends and all this vibrant community has to offer and – oh yea – the health club.

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