Elias W. J. Chakwera (Ed.D. 2004)

After leaving CIE, Elias returned to Domasi College of Education where we resumed his role as Principle. Domasi is the largest Teachers’ Training College in Malawi which trains teachers at both Diploma and Degree.

 

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Karma Dolma (Ed.D. 2001)

I am presently teaching EAP/ESL at Qatar University (QU) and this is my sixth year here.  I have also been active in organizing the annual international ELT conference here at QU for several years. My department reminds me very much of the culture at CIE due to its innovative nature as well as the cultural diversity of the faculty. 

 

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Ken Ndala (M.Ed. 2003)

Upon leaving CIE Ken returned to his post as a lecturer in Education Policy, Planning and Leadership at Chancellor College, University of Malawi.   He was subsequently appointed as the Director of the newly established E-Learning Centre at the University. During this period he also worked as a consultant with USAID Malawi.

 

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Maxwell Suluma Nkhokwe (Ed.D. 2005)

Upon graduating from CIE, Maxwell returned to his position as a Senior Planning Officer in the Ministry of Education. In 2006, he became the Managing Director of Max Development Consultants, which provided services in program planning, participatory M&E, and training development.  In 2010 he took on the voluntary role of Country Director for the Chiyembekezo Trust.

 

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Fritz Robert Kadyoma (Ed.D. 2004)

When I returned home, I worked at Malawi Institute of Education (MIE) for 10 years as a Chief Curriculum Specialist and Director of Curriculum Development. The leadership, policy and planning skills and knowledge that I acquired from UMass have to date made all the difference in my new roles.

 

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Bob Wajizigha Chulu (M.Ed. 2003, Ed.D. 2006)

Dr, Chulu served as Dean of Education at the University Malawi, Chancellor College from 2013 to 2014, as Deputy Dean of Education from 2011 to 2012, and as Head of Educational Foundations Department at the same college from 2007 to 2010. He is currently a lecturer in psychometrics in the Education Foundation Department where he teaches undergraduate and postgraduate courses in measurement and evaluation, research methods and statistics, monitoring and evaluation and item response theory.

 

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Samson MacJessie-Mbewe (Ed.D. 2004)

After graduating from CIE, I returned to Chancellor College in Malawi in the Faculty of Education where I am now an Associate Professor. Since returning I have served as Head of Department, Dean of Faculty and University Senator.

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Elena V. (Khatskevich) Nuciforo (M.Ed. 2002)

Elena received her Master of Education degree at the UMass Center for International Education through an Edmund Muskie Fellowship provided by the US Department of State to the countries of the former Soviet Union. Elena came to CIE in 2000 from the city of Ulan-Ude in Eastern Siberia where she was a lecturer of English at Buryat State University.

 

After completing her Master of Education, Elena returned to Russia to work as a program manager at the Center for Communication Programs of Johns Hopkins School of Public Health in Moscow.

 

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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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Saida Nabiyeva (M.Ed. 2003)

First, I have to say that my academic background in International Education gained during my graduate study at UMass Amherst considerably broadened my knowledge and expertise in education. The courses that I took at the UMASS School of Education, particularly in the Center for International Education (CIE), contributed tremendously to my professional growth and helped me acquire advanced practical and research skills, as well as strategies necessary for successfully “navigating” in the job market.

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