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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Judy K. Hofer (M.Ed. 1991)

Since graduating from CIE, Judy Hofer has spent her entire professional career immersed in literacy education. As a fresh graduate, she ran the Ware Adult Education Center, a site of The Literacy Project, where she started a lifelong journey of addressing the impacts of violence and trauma on learning, especially on women. To this day these first students remain her inspiration for having taken such personal risk in naming the violence they experienced and creating a video to encourage others to get support and speak out.

 

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Philliph Masila Mutisya (M.Ed. 1984; Ed.D. 1989 - Curriculum)

Professor Mutisya has more than 30 years of experience in academia – in Instructional Leadership in Education, Instructional Training and Development in Education, Curriculum Development (Policy and Research Evaluation, Program Designing, Assessment, and Evaluation), and Professional Development for faculty and Education Professionals (K-20), at National and International levels. He has been a faculty member at North Carolina Central University since 2001.

 

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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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Jennifer Ladd (Ed.D. 1995)

Jennifer Ladd is currently an independent consultant and trainer using creativity and the arts to address classism and racism through interactive workshops. Jennifer offers organizational and group facilitation, and is also a life coach and philanthropic advisor. She is based in Florence, MA.

 

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Michael L. Basile (M.Ed. 1981; Ed.D. 1989)

Fully retired from Murray State University for a few years now, I’ve turned my attention to local community activities - all volunteer work in this western corner of Kentucky. Volunteering means being on our free clinic board, as well as membership on a new soup kitchen board, plus a few church activities, among them a diocesan curriculum development project focused on Pope Francis’s Encyclical on Climate Change and Inequality: On Care for Our Common Home. The target audience is adult education for parishes.

 

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Edward Graybill (Ed. D. 1995)

When I last posted on the CIE website in 2010, I had recently started work as Chief of Party of AED’s Improving the Quality of Primary Education Program in Ethiopia.  That was one of USAID’s last broad basic education improvement programs before early grade reading became the agency’s primary focus in education.  I completed the assignment in Ethiopia in August 2014 (AED in the meantime had morphed into FHI360), took some time off in Florida, and then in March 2015 started work as Chief of Party of RTI’s Early Grade Reading Program (EGRP) in Nepal. 

 

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