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George Clement Bond Center for African Education

Teachers College, Columbia University

Affiliated Faculty

Dr. Carol Benson

Associate Professor of International & Comparative Education
benson@tc.columbia.edu
Office Location: 288 Grace Dodge

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Dr. Peter Bergman

Assistant Professor of Economics and Education
psb2102@tc.columbia.edu
Office Location: 417 Thorndike

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Catherine Crowley

Professor of Practice
Coordinator of Bilingual Extension Institute
crowley@tc.columbia.edu
Office Location: 1054 Thorndike

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Steven Dubin

Professor of Arts Administration
dubin@tc.columbia.edu
Office Location: 421A Thompson

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Dr. Oren Pizmony-Levy

Assistant Professor in International and Comparative Education
pizmony-levy@tc.columbia.edu
Office Location: 370 Grace Dodge

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Kristine Roome

Associate Dean, Provost's Office
kar2005@columbia.edu
Office: 122 Zankel


Dr. Sandra Schmidt

Assistant Professor of Social Studies Education
schmidt@tc.columbia.edu
Office Location: 420 Zankel

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Dr. Gita Steiner-Khamsi 

Professor of Education 
steiner-khamsi@tc.columbia.edu 
Office Location: 364 GDodge


Dr. Helen Verdeli

Associate Professor of Psychology and Education
verdeli@tc.columbia.edu
Office Location: 426D Horace Mann

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Affiliated Researchers

Dr. Kayum Ahmed

Lecturer in Law at Columbia Law School
Division Director at the Open Society Foundations
kahmed1@law.columbia.edu

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Student Researchers

Theresa Cann

 

Email: tec2128@tc.columbia.edu

Theresa Cann is a Ed.M. student in Comparative International Education at Teachers College. She has over 14 years of experience as an international educator with expertise in developing and managing study abroad programs, institutional partnerships, and summer internships in Ghana, Kenya, Senegal, and South Africa. She is a Fulbright Scholar, one of 10 recipients of the 2017 Fulbright International Education Administrators (IEA) Seminar in Japan, and a recipient of the 2013 Baden-Württemberg Seminar Award to Germany. Her interests are women’s access to higher education in Africa, decolonization, women and social movements, human rights education, and STEM education for girls in Africa. Theresa is working on a CAE research project in collaboration with SHE-CAN, which is examining the association between female leadership and access to higher education in post-conflict countries.

 

Akosua Adumea Ako-Addo

 Email: aaa2361@tc.columbia.edu 

Akosua Adumea Ako-Addo is a first-year M.A student at Teachers College in International Educational Development. She holds a B.A in History with a minor in Education Studies from Arcadia University. She has studied abroad in Cuba, Italy and Scotland. Prior to Teachers College, she was a City Year Americorps member at an East Harlem elementary school. Her interests include improvement of study abroad access for minority students in the United States and the inclusion of underrepresented areas such as Latin America and Africa in International Exchange. Akosua is working on a CAE research project in collaboration with SHE-CAN, which is examining the association between female leadership and access to higher education in post-conflict countries.