Jenise L. Holloway (M.Ed. 2009)

Before coming to CIE Jenise worked as a volunteer with SKIP (Supporting Kids in Peru) as the micro-enterprise manager.  She managed loans and monitored small business recipients of a program sponsored by a British NGO.


Jenise also worked at Williams College in Massachusetts. In the early 2000’s she was the Assistant Director of Admission.  She then worked as Director of Professional and Partnership Programs at Quest for College program at Williams College.


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Bonnie Sylwester (M.Ed. 2009)

Before coming to CIE Bonnie spent two years as an English Teaching Fellow in Bolivia.  After that she worked as an English language teacher, teacher trainer and curriculum developer in several different countries including Namibia, South Korea, Bolivia, Spain and Mexico.


After finishing her Master’s degree with CIE, Bonnie moved to Hawai’i and enrolled in a doctoral program in Second Language Studies.  She completed her doctorate in 2017 with a dissertation that focused on the program assessment of an applied linguistics program.


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Erin Myers (M.Ed. 2009)

After graduating from CIE, I continued to work in direct service and community organizing both in locally and internationally. I started as the Program Director for an organization in Turners Falls called The Brick House Community Resource Center, where Joanie Cohen-Mitchell was Executive Director in the early 2000s. Joanie pioneered a number of remarkable programs, most notably, M.I.N.D., a leadership development program for women in the community. 


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Sayed Sarwar Yaqubi (M.Ed. 2009)

Since 2018 I have been serving as the Dean of the Education Faculty at Jawzjan University in northern Afghanistan which keeps me busy with the administration affairs of the Education Faculty.


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Ahmad Khalid Mowahed (M.Ed. 2009)

After graduating from CIE in 2009, Ahmad Khalid Mowahed returned to Afghanistan and his teaching position at Balkh University (BU). From 2010-2017, he taught undergraduate algebra and statistics courses for pre-service and in-service high school teachers in the Faculty of Education. His main area of interest is helping students to become effective mathematics teachers for today’s high schools.

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Abdrabu Abu Alyan (Ed.D. 2011)

Abedrabu Abu Alyan is an assistant professor in the English department at the Islamic University of Gaza, Palestine. He teaches both BA and MA courses focusing on developing students’ oral communication skills and intercultural communicative competence. Besides teaching in the master’s program, he supervises graduate students and serves as both internal and external examiners with other supervisors.


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Wendy L. Wheaton (Ph.D. 2021)

Wendy Wheaton is currently (2021) working as a Senior Education Advisor for USAID. She has over 20 years of experience in developing educational standards, policies, guidance, programs, and technical response modalities in Africa, with particular expertise in conflict and crisis settings.


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Haili Cheng (2007-2010)

Haili has been working in Beijing for an education company for the past several years. She helps with the talent acquisition, especially the recruitment of foreign teachers who are willing come to China to teach. 


Before coming to CIE she was a classroom teacher for four years in China. She then went to the University of Calgary in Canada to pursue her first Master’s degree in Education in 2003.   


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Martha (Nyongani) Sineta (M.Ed. 2003; Ed.D. 2012)

After completing my degree at CIE I returned to Malawi and continued with my work as a district education manager. My job involves overseeing all the educational activities at the district level, working under the Lilongwe City Council as the Director of Education, Youth and Sports in Lilongwe district. There are three district education managers (now called Chief Education Officer) under me plus the youth and sports officers. I coordinate the work of these five plus all those under them. In total I look after slightly over 550 primary schools in Lilongwe district.

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Abraham Sineta (M.Ed. 2003; Ed.D. 2012)

After graduating from UMASS in 2012, I returned to Malawi and continued to work as a District Education Manager for Zomba rural District. There, I worked with Primary school Headteachers of more than 200 primary schools, overseeing the implementation of education activities at that level.


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