Tony Savdié (M.Ed. 1994)

In 2021, Tony Savdié is back in his village in the western highlands of Guatemala, a place he has called home since concluding his time with CIE's Proyecto COMAL in 2000. After twenty one years in Guatemala he has put in his papers and hopes to get his Guatemalan residency shortly. He feels he has devoted sufficient time to meditating on this important decision.

 

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Sushan Acharya (Ed.D. 1999)

For the last 20 years Sushan has been a faculty member at Central Department of Education, Tribhuvan University (TU) in Kathmandu Nepal. Besides teaching she is engaged in several different research and innovative projects.

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Charles Harns (M.Ed. 1984; Ed.D. 1992)

Charles’ career continues to focus largely on government capacity building in the many areas related to migration and governance.  Building on earlier work with migrant and refuge communities in New England during his years at CIE, and subsequently as a member of the senior management team at the Philippines Refugee Processing Center in Bataan until its closure in 1994, Charles then joined the International Organization for Migration (IOM), now the UN’s migration agency.  He served in programmatic and senior management positions in Georgia (Tbilisi), Italy, Geneva, again the Philippines and

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J. Aukram Burton (CAGS 2012)

Aukram became the Executive Director at the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage (KCAAH) in 2015. KCAAH's goals are to enhance the public's knowledge about African Americans' history, heritage, cultural contributions in Kentucky, and African Diaspora. In addition to its commitment to preserving the past's traditions and accomplishments, the Center is a vital, contemporary institution, providing space for exhibitions and performances of all types.

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Luis Galarza (Ed.D. 1997)

In early 1997 after finishing my studies at the CIE, I returned to Mexico to continue to work in distance education, my professional passion since my early days of grad school at UMASS.  While in Mexico I worked at Monterrey Tech as a graduate program director and subsequently for a large Mexican corporation in the cement and concrete industry.  In those days, I had the responsibility of training the company’s personnel in multiple international locations as it expanded to become one of the largest multinationals in the country.

 

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Carla Clason-Hook (M.Ed. 1973; Ed.D. 1992)

I am now living in Cape Coral, Florida.  It has now been 8 years since I packed all my precious belongings, loaded a big truck and drove to Fort Myers, Fl.

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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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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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Mark Protti (Ed.D. 1999)

Mark has been the Executive Director at the Institute for Training and Development (ITD) in Amherst since 2003 and has overseen the development and implementation of grants and programs totaling millions of dollars and reaching thousands of participants.  Prior to joining ITD, Mark served as director of training at Heifer International, where he oversaw training in more than 30 countries around the world. 

 

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Urakorn (Toon) Fuderich (Ed.D. 2007)

Toon and Rob Fuderich have returned to Amherst, although this time not for the usual two-three week home leaves as has been the case during their three-decade journey, but to stay for a while.   

 

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