TC Degree, Program, Specialization and Year of Graduation:Ph.D. (1999) Comparative International Education and Economics of Education
Specialization: Economics of Education, Education Finance, Education Policy and Planning
M.Phil. (1997) Comparative International Education and Economics of Education
M.A. (1997) Economics of Education
M.Ed. (1995) Comparative International Education and Economics of Education
Dissertation title: Education Policies and Economic Efficiency: The Case of Indonesia
Advisors: Gita Steiner-Khamsi, Francisco Rivera-Batiz, Thomas Bailey
Description of your current position: My current position is Full Professor in the Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies at Kobe University, Japan. I also serve as Advisor to the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC), and Consultant to UNESCO and World Bank (where I was formerly an Education Economist).
Something special about your TC experience: For me, TC embodies diversity and comprehensiveness in its range of programs. I was very fortunate to have studied under the pupilage of academic advisors who were extremely supportive when I was working on my doctoral studies, especially during my dissertation process.