Rebecca Bunnell (M.Ed. 1989)

After completing her masters at CIE in 1989, Becky worked in Uganda with Médecins Sans Frontières and then with TASO, Africa’s first indigenous HIV/AIDS NGO. This work led her to get her doctorate in Public Health at Harvard. In 1996 she joined the Centers for Disease Control as an Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS/Disease Detective) as a post-doc. At CDC, she has served in Atlanta and California, and then ten years in Uganda and Kenya.

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Sue Thrasher (M.Ed. 1994; Ed.D. 1996)

Before coming to UMass Sue spent more than 20-years involved in social activism in the South. In 1964, she helped organize the founding meeting of the Southern Student Organizing Committee (SSOC), an organization dedicated to engaging white southern college students in the civil rights struggle. After spending the summer of 1964 as a volunteer with Mississippi Freedom Summer, she returned to Nashville to work full time with SSOC.  

 

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Jill Tucker (M.Ed. 1987)

Jill has lived in Hong Kong for the past 6 years where she heads up the labour rights programme for the Laudes Foundation.  She says of life in Hong Kong:

 

Despite a recent spike in Covid-19 cases, people all wear masks here and are observant of measures needed to get things under control.  The political situation is a mess, but it's inspiring to live in a place where the majority of the population feels and acts passionately to protect their (beleaguered) democracy. 

 

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Bérengère de Negri (Ed.D. 1988)

Since graduating from CIE, Bérengère has been based in Washington D.C. working mainly with The Academy for Education Development (AED) and its successor FHI360. 

 

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Joan Dixon Heckel (Ed.D. 1995)

After leaving CIE and finishing up the contract for the Nepal Literacy Linkage Project in 1996, I moved to Indonesia where I spent the next 3½ years working as a consultant for the Directorate of Community Education (DIKMAS) developing the Adult Functional Literacy Program. This was the third World Bank funded project continuing the work CIE started in the 1970s. Many of the Indonesians I worked with knew the principles of NFE because of the foundation laid by CIE.

 

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Marla Solomon (Ed.D. 1992)

After completing her degree at CIE Marla began teaching at SIT in Vermont.  In 1999 she spent a year back at CIE as a faculty member, after which she returned to teach at SIT. In 2006 she became Dean of Graduate Programs at SIT.  In that role she oversaw academic quality and operations of seven graduate programs, with 600 students a year comprising an international, multicultural student body focused on social change, global development, and social justice.

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Anne Dodge (CAGS 1990)

After graduating from CIE with a CAGS, Anne continued as a nonformal education consultant wprlomg mainly in West Africa, but also in Yemen and Haitil.  From 1995 Anne worked with a group of hospitals in New Hampshire as the Oranizational Development and Training Specialist. 

 

In 2003 - 2006 she worked from Senegal as a Regional Planning and Training Manager for Peace Corps with 7 West African countries.  Upon returning to the US, she and her husband opened and ran a Bed and Breakfast in their home in Newburyport for 11 years until fully retiring in 2018. 

 

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Paul Englesberg (Ed.D. 1992)

Paul retired from Walden University in 2018 after teaching in the Ed.D. programs in Adult and Higher Education and in Research Quality.  He also was the editor of the Journal of Educational Research and Practice, published by Walden University.  Paul previously taught in educational foundations at the Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA and directed the Asian American Curriculum and Research Project.

 

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David McCurry (M.Ed. 1986; Ed.D. 1995)

David McCurry is Director of Distance Education, Academic Affairs Division at the University of South Carolina Upstate where he is responsible for faculty development, accreditation, quality oversight, and assessment of online and distance education programs and courses. David is also the Palmetto College coordinator for Upstate with senior administrative responsibility for state-wide online degree completion programs. 

 

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Greta Shultz (M.Ed. 1988; Ed.D. 1999)

Greta Shultz is an independent consultant, conducting applied research, program evaluation, and policy studies for state and federal education agencies, non-profit and philanthropic organizations, and community-based groups. In June 2017, Greta founded a small consulting business, Green River Research, LLC.

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