Carol Martin (Ed.D. 1981)

Carol Martin is celebrating 50 years of residing and working in a number of African countries long term in the field of education and social development, starting in newly independent Botswana in 1968. She retired to Capetown, South Africa, in 1996 to pursue her projects in youth creative education, namely jazz music, and with justice and human rights advocacy for people at risk. She has managed two NGOs in the Cape Flats (Gugulethu and Turfhall) engaging youth with music education and performance.


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Susan Carpenter (M.Ed. 1972; Ed.D. 1976)

Looking back over the past four decades of my professional life, I realize how my experiences at CIE, in both in its formal education offerings and CIE’s modeling of collaborative processes, gave me a solid foundation for my future work.


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John Comings (Ed.D. 1979)

Before I came to CIE, I worked in Nepal for six years. I started as a Peace Corps Volunteer working in fisheries extension (my BSc in Zoology was preparation to become a marine biologist, and so Peace Corps sent me to a landlocked country), where I became interested in why it was easier to work with farmers who had some education.


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Roshan Billimoria (Ed.D. 1980)

After being out of contact with CIE for many years, Roshan reflects on her journey since leaving CIE below.

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Kla Somtrakool (Ed.D. 1980)

At the present, I'm still working so as to fulfill my life in many ways.  I am teaching in a Ph.D. program in ASEAN Cultural Science in two universities where I meet many young students from different nations.  I am also working part time as an advisor in the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Culture.  In that role I have the opportunity to travel to many ASEAN countries such as, Laos, Myanmar, Malaysia, Singapore, Cambodia, Vietnam, Indonesia and China. I'm still utilizing all of my knowledge and experiences much which I have learned from the CIE.


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Juan Jose Silva (1975-76)

Juan visited CIE in Fall 2013 and took the opportunity to reflect on his time at CIE and his career as a popular educator in Chile over the years since then.


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William A. Smith (Ed. D. 1976)

Bill Smith was the Executive Vice President of the Academy for Educational Development in Washington, DC. for over twenty years where he led the Academy's work in public health communication and social marketing programs in over 65 countries around the world. Bill is now retired but just as creative and busy as ever.


His wife Ginger sends periodic updates on Bill's activities....


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Arthur Gillette (Ed.D. 1976)

Arthur passed away in June of 2016.  Arthur's obituary


After 25 plus years of service to Unesco, Arthur retired from his last position as Director of Youth and Sports Activities in April 1998. He has since enthusiastically pursued a diverse agenda of activities, some of his recent ones are chronicled below.


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Beverly Lindsay (Ed.D. 1976)

In summer of 2020 Beverly authored of an article in the magazine Diverse Issues in Higher Education. The article titled “International Diverse Universities in the Midst of a Global Pandemic” compares the role of women leaders in higher education in the HIV/AIDS epidemic with Covid-19 today and discusses activities of the Ford Leadership Institute in addressing the challenges of Covid-19. [8-20]


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