Advisor: Gita Steiner-Khamsi
TC Degree, Program & Specialization: Ed.D., IED/Early Childhood Education Policy
Geographical Focus: Eastern Europe
Previous graduate education: Ed. M., Curriculum and Teaching from Teachers College
Research and scholarly interests: Educational policy borrowing and lending; how educational policies are implemented in other countries; the role that INGOs play in the educational transference process. My dissertation focuses on the adaptation of the Head Start program (implemented in Eastern Europe as Step by Step) by OSI.
Awards/Grants: Spencer Grant (2004-2005)
Something special about TC: I have taken advantage of the flexibility that TC offers in working towards my Ed.D. I work part-time and have a two year old (expecting #2 in April). TC has provided me the opportunities to work towards attaining my degree, as well as a great deal of support within the IED cohort.