Douglas Russell Dilts (Ed.D. 1989)

Russ Dilts passed away in October 2011
His obituary can be found Here.

 

In 1975, before coming to CIE, Russ worked in Indonesia as part of Stanford’s Volunteer in Asia program, first as a volunteer and then as VIA’s Indonesia organizer. He then worked for World Education in Indonesia and Thailand. In the 1980s while at CIE completing his doctoral program he was actively engaged in Indonesia’s emerging NGO movement.

 

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David Kahler (M.Ed. 1980; Ed.D. 1983)

David Kahler passed away in September 2015. 
His obituary can be found Here.

 

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Don S. Graybill (Ed.D. 1989)

Don Graybill passed away in August 2008. 
His obituary can be found Here.

 

At the time of his passing Don was the Director of BEPS Activity working in Indonesia as the Chief of Party of USAID’s Indonesia Decentralized Basic Education III project with Save the Children.

 

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M. S. Vijay Kumar (Ed.D. 1986)

After leaving CIE Vijay spent 5 years at the University of Maine at Machias where he taught classes, introduced technology into the curriculum, and helped launch Maine’s statewide interactive telecommunications system.  He then moved to Mount Holyoke College where he directed academic computing, including some programs for the five-college consortium.

 

In 1996 he took a position at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, initially as Senior Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education, then as Assistant Provost and Director of Academic Computing. 

 

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Sibeso (Mukoboto) Luswata (Ed.D 1982)

After leaving CIE, Sibeso began working with UNICEF, first in South Africa and then in Uganda.  She then became the Chief of Education for South Sudan and was charged with leading the process of reconstruction and transformation of education in South Sudan.  She held that position from 2005 to 2011.  From 2009 until 2014 she worked with UNICEF in Ethiopia.

 

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Gail vonHahmann (Ed.D. 1984)

Since leaving CIE I have enjoyed working with many CIE grads in Somalia, Lesotho, Cambodia, Bangladesh, Tanzania, and Afghanistan and the US. For example, in 2008 I returned to Kabul for 2 months to work with Julio Ramirez and Chris Gamm on teacher education.

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Anne Lungowe Sikwibele (CAGS 1985)

After leaving CIE, Anne earned her Ph.D. at the University of Illinois. She then embarked on a long and distinguished career in higher education in southern Africa. She held academic and leadership roles and served on various commissions relating to education policy, education technology and gender in Botswana, India, Nigeria, Zambia, South Africa, and Swaziland.

 

Her career led to her current appointment in the spring of 2022 as Acting Vice Chancellor of the University of Zambia (UNZA).

 

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Nanette Brey Magnani (Ed.D. 1986)

After finishing at CIE I soon went to work as World Education's Director of Training Services for five years in the early nineties with David Kahler (Downloads a pdf file) and John Comings. I then took a break and did some consulting work in nonprofit board development. 

 

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Jaya Gajanayake (Ed.D. 1983)

Jaya Gajanayake is now retired and lives in San Antonio, Texas.  She is a native of Sri Lanka and has been a U.S. citizen since 2000.  At the time of retirement, she was the Senior Training Advisor at the International Training Office, at Northern Illinois University (NIU).  Her responsibilities included conducting training needs assessments, planning, implementing and evaluating training programs for international professionals, mainly from Asian and African countries, building linkages with international development organizations, and developing funding proposals. 

 

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Michael Frith (Ed.D. 1988)

I spent 10 years living and working in Asia on a variety of projects.  Stemming in part from my dissertation research on rabid dogs in Guayaquil, Ecuador, I worked in Nepal with World Health on a rabies eradication program.  In Sri Lanka I worked on a UNICEF project on women and children nutrition – the Mahawelli Rice Project.

 

While in the Philippines I worked on a huge national literacy campaign managed by the Bureau of Non formal Education. And in Singapore, I worked with the Asian Media and Information Center that publishes Media Asia, a scholarly journal.  

 

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