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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Roberto Villaseca (Chile)

Academic Director

Degrees

MA, Universidad Metropolitana de Ciencias de la Educación

Roberto graduated from the Universidad de Santiago de Chile with a degree in industrial management. He earned two postgraduate degrees, in university pedagogy and college management, from the Universidad Metropolitana de Ciencias de la Educación in Chile; he also has a master’s degree in education from the same university. Roberto did his doctoral studies in education at the Aconcagua University in Santiago, Chile, specializing in assessment and accreditation, and is currently pursuing a doctorate in Latin American culture and education at Arcis University in Santiago, Chile. 

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Duong Van Thanh (Vietnam)
Duong Van Thanh (Vietnam)

Academic Director

Degrees

EdD, University of Massachusetts Amherst
MA, University of Minnesota

Thanh earned an MA in public affairs at the Humphrey Institute of University of Minnesota and a EdD  degree in International Education from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. At Vietnam’s Ministry of Education in Hanoi, she developed alternative educational models for rural students, led cross-cultural professional exchanges in Vietnam and the US, and worked with officials on public policy development.

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Alla Korzh
Alla Korzh

Assistant Professor
International Education (low residency)

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 international education with a regional focus on Eastern Europe. She holds a doctorate in international educational development from Teachers College, Columbia University.

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