Sora Friedman
Sora Friedman

Professor and Chair
International Education (low residency)

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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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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Affiliated Faculty


Suzanne Belleci
Suzanne Belleci

International Education (low residency)
Peace and Justice Leadership

Degrees

BA, University of California, Berkeley
MA, SIT Graduate Institute
Postgraduate Teaching Certification, University of California, Berkeley

Suzanne Belleci has been teaching conflict transformation, social justice, cross-cultural communication, and management courses at SIT for 17 years. She served as SIT’s first ombudsperson, bringing groups together, facilitating dialog circles for conflict resolution, and mediating one-on-one disputes. 

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Lynée Connelly
Lynée Connelly

International Education (low residency)

Degrees

PhD, California Institute for Integral Studies
MA, SIT Graduate Institute
BA, University of New Hampshire

Lynée Connelly holds a BA in linguistics and Italian and an MA in international education. She is currently a PhD student at the California Institute for Integral Studies. Her dissertation focuses on the influence and impact of international education during the five-year post-reentry period.

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Linda Drake Gobbo
Linda Drake Gobbo

Professor
International Education (low residency)

Degrees

MBA, University of Massachusetts
MEd, Springfield College
BA, Hartwick College

A former dean of SIT Graduate Institute and member of the faculty since 1984, Linda Drake Gobbo teaches courses and advises students in international education and management in both the online and face-to-face programs. She has travelled as faculty with SIT Graduate Institute programs, and has also provided administrative support from the home campus to various SIT Study Abroad programs in such areas as crisis management, health, student development, and professional staff support.

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Karla Giuliano Sarr
Karla Giuliano Sarr

Assistant Professor
International Education (low residency)

Degrees

EdD University of Massachusetts
MEd University of Massachusetts
BS Georgetown University

Karla Giuliano Sarr is an international education practitioner and scholar. Karla's interests include basic education, multilingual education, cultural relevancy, community-school relationships, literacy, girls' education, training, and curriculum development.

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David Shallenberger
David Shallenberger

International Education

 

 

Degrees

PhD, Fielding Institute
MBA, Stanford University
BA, Pomona College

David Shallenberger joined SIT Graduate Institute’s international education program in 2006, after four years serving as director of European and Middle Eastern studies for SIT Study Abroad. He also served for one year as dean of SIT Graduate Institute.

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Peter Simpson
Peter Simpson

International Education (on campus)

Degrees

PhD, Cornell University
MA, Princeton University
BA, Wesleyan University

Dr. Peter Simpson currently serves as an advisory board member of Ball State University’s Center for International Development and as an independent consultant in the fields of international exchange, education, and development. 

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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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Ray Young
Ray Young

Assistant Professor
International Education (low residency)

Degrees

EdD, University of Massachusetts Amherst
MEd, University of Massachusetts Amherst
BA, University of Colorado Boulder

Ray received his doctorate in teacher education and curriculum studies and his master’s degree in international education from UMass Amherst.

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