Ben Dlamini (Ed.D. 1984)

Ben Dlamini passed away in January 2020
 

While at CIE, Ben’s research focused on his belief that Swaziland needed to develop more entrepreneurs to create businesses, especially in the rural areas.  His dissertation explored the use of Achievement Motivation training and recommended its inclusion in the curriculum, and its use to train existing business owners and employees. 

 

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Basha Vianne Hicks (Ed.D. 1986)

Basha Hicks passed away in February 2017
Her obituary can be found Here.

 

Before coming to CIE Basha was a PCV in Venezuela where she did field work and helped with management, designing and developing trails for the Guatopo National Park.

 

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David Currie Lee (Ed.D. 1985)

David Lee passed away in December 1995
His obituary can be found Here.

 

Before coming to CIE David earned a Master’s degree in International Affairs with a specialization in Russian Area Studies from Columbia University. He then served as a PCV in Zaire where he taught English and worked as a teacher trainer at the Advanced Pedagogical Institute of the National University of Zaire.

 

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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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