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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Anita Nazareth (M.Ed. 1982; Ed.D. 1984)

Anita Nazareth is a Singaporean who has lived in seven countries and worked in over 25 countries as an Education Planner and Training Specialist over a span of 35 years. Before coming to CIE in 1981 she earned a BSc (1976) and PGD Ed. (1978) from Singapore.  

 

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Kalyan Pandey (M.Ed. 1981)

After Graduating from CIE in 1982, I returned to Nepal and joined a semi-governmental institution as Training Director until April 1993. During this period, I lead a project in decentralized planning training funded by Swiss Development Agency and implemented by FAO, Rome. I was fully in-charge of the implementation of the project and responsible for working in collaboration with FAO.

 

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Gudrun Forsberg (Ed. D. 1988)

After 10 years working as a Principal Education Specialist with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in Manila, Gudrun retired in 2003.  During her time there, she worked with governments in various Asian countries, designing and supervising education projects of the Bank.  Since retiring, she has worked on various tasks as an independent consultant.

 

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Patricia Maguire (Ed.D. 1987)

After 25 years as a faculty member at Western New Mexico University in the Gallup Graduate Studies Center, Pat retired in 2011 and is now a Professor Emeritus. During her career she published many articles and book chapters based on her career-long commitment to Participatory Action Research, particularly as it links to feminism and teaching.

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Mohlabi Kenneth Tsekoa (M.Ed. 1981)

Since completing my Master’s degree at CIE, I have been exploring a forest of challenges and inspirations.  In brief, here is some of what I have been up to:

 

When I returned to Lesotho, I was took up the post of Director of the Lesotho Distance Teaching Centre. With a team of about 50, led, managed and ensured the provision of NFE and basic education for youth and adults. Then, I graduated (reluctantly) to a position of Deputy Principal Secretary, Ministry of Education where I eventually became Principal Secretary.

 

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Alan Hurwitz (Ed.D. 1981)

Alan, a.k.a. Dr. Hurwitz, has continued his very eclectic OD practice, though at a slower pace than at most times during his checkered career - e.g. coaching et al with a Global Health project in Washington, helping to reinvent an environmental monitoring organization in the Adirondacks, helping a large Mexican magazine company turning itself into a full media operation, among others.

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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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John Pontius (Ed.D. 1989)

John Pontius, who, after a long struggle, finished his doctorate at CIE in the late 80’s (he doesn’t remember what year exactly) has lived in Indonesia for most of the time since then.  He writes this brief from a café in Jogjakarta, a city of art and longing on the island of Java.  He has lived in the area since 1990. 

 

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Tom Neilson (Ed.D. 1988)

May 2018 will be the 30th anniversary of Tom completing his doctorate, but a more significant date for him was February 1986 when colleague Bonnie Mullinix told him he should get together with her husband, Dave McCurry and with Mark Lynd, to start playing music.

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