Drs. Victoria Marsick and Pierre Faller, of Adult Education and Leadership, and Drs. Lena Verdeli and Dinelia Rosa, of Counseling and Clinical Psychology, were recently awarded a total of $100,000 in small grant funds from the Higher Education Partnership Program to partner with and support the professional development of university faculty in Iraq.  The program, which is funded by the U.S. Embassy in Iraq and administered by the International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX), focuses on two areas. Marsick’s team will deliver a custom, online program on transformative learning to support sustainable change in learning methods. The intensive program will be delivered to core faculty from three universities. Verdeli’s team will deliver an online Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) program to 21 participants from Iraqi universities. Both teams will be researching the effectiveness of their programs.