Faculty

Alyson Dagang
Alyson Dagang

Program Chair
Sustainable Development

 

Degrees

PhD, University of Florida, Gainesville, School of Forest Resources and Conservation
BA, American University

A California native, Alyson completed her BA in international development with an emphasis in Latin American studies at American University in Washington, DC, and her PhD in the School of Forest Resources and Conservation at the University of Florida, Gainesville.

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Alla Korzh
Alla Korzh

Assistant Professor

Degrees

EdD, International Educational Development, Columbia University, USA
MEd, Instructional Leadership, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
BA with Honors, Teaching English as a Second Language, Nizhyn State Pedagogical University, Ukraine

Dr. Alla Korzh is an educator, researcher, and practitioner in the field of comparative and international education with a regional focus on Eastern Europe and education development. She holds a doctorate in international educational development from Teachers College, Columbia University.

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Kenneth Williams
Kenneth Williams

Graduate Dean

Degrees

EdD, Columbia University
MEd, Columbia University
MA, Columbia University
MSc, London School of Economics, UK
BA, University of the West Indies, Jamaica

Kenneth Williams completed his doctorate in organization and leadership at Columbia University and his master's degree at the London School of Economics. He teaches the courses Organizational Behavior and Team Development; Organizational Behavior and Leadership; Social Identity; Research, Decision-Making, and Analysis; Qualitative Research Methodology; Quantitative Research Methodology using SPSS and Excel; Leadership, Community and Coalition-Building.

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Sora Friedman
Sora Friedman

Professor and Chair

Degrees

PhD, George Mason University
Distance Education Certificate, University of West Georgia
MIA, School for International Training
BA, University of Maryland

Dr. Sora Friedman has worked in international education (IE) for 35 years, focusing on the preparation of new professionals in the field, IE management training, exchange program management, public diplomacy, and international policy advocacy.

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Bruce W. Dayton
Bruce W. Dayton

Executive Director, CONTACT
ChairDiplomacy and International Relations
ChairPeace and Justice Leadership

Degrees

PhD, Maxwell School of Syracuse University
MA, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
BA, Ithaca College

Bruce W. Dayton (PhD, Syracuse University, 1999) has been active in peacebuilding and conflict transformation work for over twenty years as a practitioner, a researcher, and an educator. His work focuses on the intersection of social identity and intractable conflicts and the role that intermediaries can play in transforming them.

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Leslie Turpin
Leslie Turpin

Associate Professor and Chair
TESOL online with Vermont residencies

Degree

PhD, California Institute for Integral Studies
MAT, School for International Training

After teacher-training in refugee camps in Thailand, Leslie began teaching in SIT’s MA in teaching programs in 1989. Her interests include refugee adjustment, cultural identity and memory, cultural and linguistic revitalization, reflective practice, classroom inquiry, teaching practice, literacy non-formal education, and teaching supervision.

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Kelly Teamey
Kelly Teamey

Sustainable Development

Degrees

PhD, King’s College London
MA, New York University
BA, Brown University

Kelly has been active in the fields of international/sustainable development and education for the past 20 years. Keep reading.

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