Kefah Barham (Ed.D. 2013)

After my graduation in 2014, I returned home to West Bank, Palestine. There, I started teaching at An-Najah National University in the Faculty of Educational Sciences and Teacher Training. Besides my teaching, I got involved as a trainer - training material designers, and as the cluster coordinator in Leadership and Teacher Development (LTD), and with the Teacher Education Improvement Program TEIP 2. These projects were funded by USAID and the World Bank and aimed at enhancing in-service teacher competencies.


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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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Lisa Deyo (Ed.D. 2007)

Lisa Deyo is currently Senior Education Advisor at Cambridge Education in Washington DC. She has worked in Afghanistan, Liberia and Pakistan as well as in the DC area in recent years.


Prior to moving back to DC in 2015, Lisa served as a basic curriculum design and literacy development consultant for UNESCO in Kabul, Afghanistan. She provided technical support to the Afghanistan Ministry of Education’s Literacy Department and UNESCO to create a national basic/literacy education curriculum framework for youth and adults and tools to support curriculum development.


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Erin Myers (M.Ed. 2009)

Since graduating from CIE, I continue to work in direct service and community organizing both in locally and internationally. I am the Programs Director for an organization in Turners Falls called The Brick House Community Resource Center, where Joanie Cohen-Mitchell, also a CIE graduate, was Executive Director in the early 2000s.

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Ricardo Leon Gomez Yepes (Ed.D. 2013)

After completing his doctoral program at CIE, Ricardo returned to Colombia. He is back at University of Antioquia, his home institution, working as a teacher of quantitative research and evaluation methods. He also works as a policy analyst and consultant for several government agencies and private organizations.


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

Dwaine is currently the Director of USAID's Office of West African Affairs, based in Washington, D.C. He is working with the U.S. Government inter-agency across 20 West African countries, to respond to development issues that range from Ebola recovery to overcoming the humanitarian crisis caused by Boko Haram, to countering violent extremism throughout the Sahel.  


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Konda Reddy Chavva (M.Ed. 2009; Ed.D. 2014)

Konda Chavva is a consultant with FAO India. He provides technical assistance in the design and implementation of "Farmer Field Schools (FFS)" in India to improve farmers’ adaptive capacity and strengthen their resilience to climate change and variability.


He helped design the FFS curriculum on improved goat management practices for the South Asia Pro-Poor Livestock Promotion Program. He was also part of the global team of FFS trainers and experts who drafted the FFS Guidance Document, which provides insight into programming and implementation.


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Mary Monica Gomes (Ed.D. 2007)

Things have been very busy here for the past few years. I have been working as Professor and Coordinator of the M.Ed. program at the Institute of Educational Development, BRAC University since December 2011. In developing this innovative MEd Program, the Center for International Education (CIE) has been my valuable guide.

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Mohammad Tariq Habibyar (M.Ed. 2009)

Tariq Habibyar completed his PhD in Education at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand in 2016. His research there focused on Hegemonic Forces Influencing Education in Afghanistan and Methods of Resistance of Afghan Educational Activists.


He wrote to CIE in February 2016:


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Habibullah Wajdi (Ed.D. 2013)

Habibullah Wajdi, a citizen of Afghanistan, is an educational development professional with over 16 years of experience in education development particularly in conflict and post-conflict settings. During his career he has worked nationally and internationally with governments; well reputed national and international organizations; civil society, and donors on various projects and programs. 


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