Deborah Glassman, Ph.D.email@example.com
Dr. Glassman has been working in education and development for the last three decades, as a teacher, administrator, researcher and writer, in the U.S., France, where she’s lived nearly half her life, and in Africa.
After decades as a university professor and running an international university program in Paris, she worked at the OECD in Paris and the African Development Bank in Abidjan as a writer and researcher. Interested in bringing her hands-on teaching and research to development, she trained at the World Bank International Program for Development Evaluation Training in Canada, and began working as a consultant for various American NGOs to design education and training programs (in Mali, Cote d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Kenya, among others) with a particular focus on the policy, social and economic contexts.
At Save the Children US, she produced a study of community schools in Africa after travelling extensively through Mali, Uganda, and Ethiopia. Later, at the American Institutes for Research, she produced a study for the World Bank, “Governance, Management and Accountability in Secondary Education in Africa.” For the UNESCO-funded Association for the Development of Education in Africa, she has presented studies on the policy options for non-formal education to African ministers of education, among others.
Drawn to broader perspectives of community development, she joined BCS in 2007 and currently works on the projects in Madagascar.
Dr. Glassman earned her Ph.D. and M.A. in French from Yale University, and also earned her B.A. and M.A. from the University of California in Los Angeles. She currently works from Paris and from Washington, D.C.