Andrew Jilani (Ed.D.1998)

In the fall of 2019, Andrew published an article about twin Cambodian boys who were separated in childhood by the violence and reunited more than four decades later.  Read the story of resilience and hope here. Andrew commented: The education sector still bears the scars of the Pol Pot regime. In my work here, I know so many families whose relatives were either killed or separated. [11/19]

 

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Marcelo De Stefano (M.Ed. 2000)

One of my favorite quotes belongs to Lao Tsu, a Chinese philosopher, who said that "a journey of a thousand miles begins with one step." My journey started in Argentina, the country in which I was born and raised by a single mother in a low-income family. Neither my mother nor my father completed high school, but both had a strong belief in education.

 

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Karen Campbell-Nelson (Ed.D. 2002)

Karen Campbell-Nelson is a professor in the Faculty of Theology of Artha Wacana Christian University in West Timor, Indonesia. She teaches courses in theological English, gender and theology, and social research methods, and serves on the editorial board of the graduate program’s academic journal, Eureka. Her research focuses on gender, human rights and transitional justice. [2/17]

 

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Tossaporn 'Pan' Sariyant ( M.Ed. 1985, Ed.D. 2002)

Pan retired from the Office of Nonformal and Informal Education of the Ministry of Education, Thailand after 37 years of service. She taught part-time at the Chiang Mai University School of Education until October 2016, and is now relaxing and going through old papers, as well as meeting occasionally with her 3 doctoral and 2 master’s advisees from Chiang Mai University.

 

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Vachel Miller (Ed.D. 2004)

Vachel Miller is currently Associate Professor in the Leadership and Educational Studies Department at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. He teaches courses on research methodologies, globalization, sustainability and leadership, connecting local and global contexts.

 

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Dwaine Lee (M.Ed. 2000; Ed.D. 2007)

Dwaine Lee first learned about CIE while serving in Uganda with the Peace Corps from 1995-1997.  CIE was working on a USAID education program strengthening the Ugandan primary education sector and Dwaine was assigned as a teacher trainer in the same schools and teachers’ colleges where CIE was engaged.  Through that work, he met CIE’s Renuka Pillay, who was working for CIE in Uganda.

 

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Jimmy Weir (M.Ed. 1998)

After finishing my Masters at CIE I subsequently enrolled in  a PhD program in cultural anthropology at the Graduate Center, CUNY.  In 2004, I was based in Kabul to conduct fourteen months of dissertation field research that involved travel to central, northern and western areas of Afghanistan, and the collection over one hundred life story interviews.  During this same period, I organized the Afghan Oral History Project at Kabul University, and directed the American Institute of Afghan Studies.  My dissertation, entitled We Went to the Hills: Four Afghan Life Stories,

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Hassan Buya-Degood Bangura (M.Ed. 2000)

For many years Hassan has worked in Head Start programs serving Arlington County in Virginia. He has also been teaching in an elementary school.  In 2019 medical issues caused him to retire. Prior to that he was an admissions officer at Strayer University, and earlier a counselor at the Community Residences for the Arlington Virginia Mental Retardation Program. He trains and works as an advisor with clients with mental or physical disabilities. [3-20]

 

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