Faculty for the MA in Sustainable Development: Advocacy, Leadership, and Social Change program in Vermont are experienced development professionals. They include practitioner-scholars based on SIT’s Vermont campus and adjunct faculty from the Washington, DC Center, southern Vermont, and the surrounding region. The MA in Sustainable Development: Advocacy, Leadership, and Social Change program draws upon other campus-based resources, including the professional development staff in SIT Study Abroad, and leaders of both local organizations and organizations around the world, often through visits and video conferences. Many of these individuals serve as guest lecturers and practicum advisors for SIT students.

Nikoi Kote-Nikoi
Nikoi Kote-Nikoi

Professor
Sustainable Development

Degrees

PhD, MA, University of Massachusetts
BA, Vassar College

Nikoi Kote-Nikoi, who holds a doctorate in economics, has been a member of SIT Graduate Institute's faculty since 1989. He also has served as a policy analyst and director of research at the Institute of Economic Affairs in his native Ghana, and as a visiting professor at the University of Copenhagen, Marlboro College, and the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration.

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Jeff Unsicker
Jeff Unsicker

Professor Emeritus
Sustainable Development

Degrees

PhD, MA, Stanford University
BA, University of California, San Diego

Jeff Unsicker completed graduate studies in international development, education, policy analysis, and administration. His research focused on the political economy of foreign aid for adult education, rural development, and Ujamaa socialism in Tanzania. A member of SIT's core faculty from 1990-2016, Jeff has also served as academic dean and interim president of SIT Graduate Institute.

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