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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Barbara Howald (M. Ed. 1983)

I moved to San Francisco in 2006 after many years living in Washington (and a few African countries) working for some wonderful NGOs as both a consultant and on staff. My beat was mostly francophone Africa, and mostly in small business and NGO development. My last seven years in DC were with USAID’s Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance, where I was in charge of staff training and also supporting OFDA partners on institutional/staff development.

 

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Rebecca G. Macugay (M.Ed. 1985)

Rebecca G. Macugay (M.Ed. 1985)

Rebecca is originally from the Philippines. Before coming to CIE, as a Maryknoll Sister Rebecca worked as a member of the team that set up the Bugando Hospital at Mwanza, Tanzania, and trained lab technicians. In 1975, she went to Kenya, where she served in a variety of ministries, including high-school teacher, youth worker in a non-school setting, and Development Education trainer for adult literacy teachers in various Catholic dioceses in the country.

 

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Willard D. Shaw (Ed.D. 1983)

I came to CIE in 1979 via nine years in Nepal/Asia working in agriculture, fisheries, ESL, and Peace Corps training and three at the East-West Center, swapping the cool breezes of Oahu for the brisk winds of Amherst at the urging of John Comings, who said it was the right place for me to do my doctorate.  He was correct.  I found a vibrant learning community of kindred spirits, all of whom had significant development experience like the folks in my group such as Mike Basile, Margaret Maxwell, Kofi Bioh, et.

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Mary Ellen Courtney (M.Ed. 1985)

Mary retired from her position as a research coordinator at UCLA's Center for the Study of Evaluation, after which she taught writing at College of the Canyons and studied music theory and vocal performance there. As a contractor, she enjoyed revising the Navy’s officer training tests to make them more valid.

 

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Ellen Whitehead Kornegay (Ed.D.1983)

Since her retirement in June 2014, Dr. Kornegay has worked on the drafting of South Africa’s Fourth National Plan of Action for Children (2019-2024). In 2016 and 2017 she conducted the annual pre-screening and pre-ranking of South African applicants for the Senior Fulbright Research program.  In 2016 she co-supervised UNISA second year social work group work students.

 

Prior to her retirement she worked in various capacities for the Government of South Africa from 1997 to 2014.  Her final post was as an Advisor to the Deputy Minister for Public Service and Administration.

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Mokubung O. Nkomo (Ed.D. 1983)

After graduating from CIE Mokubung spent 15 years on the Faculty of Education at the University of North Carolina in Charlotte where he taught, advised students and pursued his research interests. During this period he published numerous articles and several books, including his well-known and often-cited Pedagogy of Domination (1990) as well as Student Culture and Activism in South African Universities (1984).

 

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Valerie Miller (Ed.D. 1983)

Since graduating from CIE, Valerie has worked in advocacy, international development, gender, and human rights for more than 30 years. She has collaborated with grassroots organizations, social movements, NGOs, and international agencies as an organizer, advocate, popular educator, evaluator, and researcher.

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Margaret McLaughlin (Ed.D. 1983)

Margaret McLaughlin (Max) writes:

 

 After a number of decades in the formal employment/international development arena, I’m now "rewiring"- Jan Droegkamp's fabulous term - into the wonderful world of volunteering. In December 2016, I formally "retired" from the U.S. Department of State where I was fortunate enough to direct the Leadership Training Davison of the Foreign Service Institute.  

 

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Patrick Fine (M.Ed. 1985)

Patrick Fine is currently Chief Executive Officer of FHI 360, a non-profit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. 

 

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