Phyllis Robinson (Ed.D. 1997)

Phyllis founded an organizational development and consulting firm called Courageous Crossings which provides training, coaching, leadership retreats, and teaches contemplative practices to aid development workers during their R&R from refugee hot spots to help reduce stress/burnout.


She has been living on the island of Maui since 2005 where she served on the Maui County Board of Water Supply for five years and served as Chair in her final year.


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Mark DeMoranville (Ed.D. 2002)

Since graduating in 2002, my professional time has included a balance of teaching in higher education, non-profit management, educational program development, and volunteer service promoting environmental sustainability and a green and prosperous economy.


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Kevin L. Jacobson (M.Ed. 1997)

Based in Chicago, Kevin works in the Global Mission unit of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) as Manager for Relationships to East and Southern Africa.  Kevin's main responsibility is facilitating and strengthening existing relationships between various Lutheran churches across the East and Southern Africa region with different expressions of the ELCA: congregations, synods, colleges/universities and seminaries.

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David Bell (Ed.D. 2001)

Since leaving CIE, David Bell has held a faculty position at Clarke University in the Department of International Development, Community, and Environment. (IDCE).  He is currently the Professor of the Practice of International Development and Social Change. He is also currently IDCE Coordinator of Experiential Learning.


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James MacNeil (M.Ed. 2000)

James MacNeil is currently Vice President of the Asia and Special Projects Division at World Education, based in Boston and overseeing education and development programs in Nepal, Indonesia, Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar and Laos. [Left - in Thailand]


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Valerie Haugen (Ed.D. 1997)

“The SDGs are underpinned by a commitment to inclusive development. But we don't really know how to 'do' inclusive development, including in the education sector…”


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Ann Hartman (M. Ed. 1997)

I continue to work as a Seminars Program Specialist at the East-West Center in Honolulu, where I have been since 2002. My main role is to coordinate short term professional development and exchange programs for younger leaders (aged 25-40) and for journalists from Asia Pacific and the United States. Like CIE, our programs are unique in that they bring participants from countries across the Asia Pacific region and from the United States together for collaborative learning through dialogue, seminar sessions and travel.

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Rita Raboin (M.Ed. 1997)

Rita Raboin is a Sister of Notre Dame de Namur in northern Brazil:


I am presently Coordinator for the Pastoral Land Commission, which is a support of the Catholic Church for families who work on small plots of land either in the fields or, in our case, along the rivers. We seek to help the people analyze their situation and see what they can do to remain on the land.


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