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2007–08 Humphrey Fellows Begin Their New Academic Year at Penn State

Fifteen professionals from around the world have arrived to begin their yearlong participation in the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program.

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Fifteen professionals from around the world have arrived at Penn State to begin their yearlong participation in the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program.

The Humphrey Fellowship Program was established in 1978 by President Jimmy Carter to honor the late vice president Hubert H. Humphrey. It is a one-year non-degree program of combined academic and professional development opportunities. The program brings accomplished mid-career professionals from specific countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean, the Middle East, Europe, and Eurasia to selected universities in the United States for public service, advanced study, professional training, and work-related experiences.

Penn State has hosted Humphrey fellows since the program started, and the College of Education is the University’s administrative home of the program.

On Thursday evenings during the fall semester, the Humphrey scholars are making presentations about their countries. Everyone is invited. The talks are held at 221 Chambers Building, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

The 2007–08 Humphrey Fellows:

anjum.pngMs. Rubeena Anjum
Principal, Garrison Academy for Girls
Program areas and interests: K–12, No Child Left Behind, competitiveness, staff development, standards, assessment and accountability, cultural diversity.

asaba.png Ms. Mary Anyiteh Asaba
High School Teacher
Program areas and interests: K–12, learning disabilities, diagnosis and interventions, early childhood programs, classroom management, civics and history.

babtain.pngMr. Adel Ahmad Babtain
Saudi Arabia
Educational Supervisor, Ministry of Educational Supervision
Program areas and interests: K–12, educational administration, statistics, supervision and staff-development, educational research.

bayasgalan.pngDr. Amgalan Bayasgalan
Dean, School of Geology, Mongolian University of Science and Technology
Program areas and interests: environmental sciences, optimal uses, reclamation, history of mining in the United States.

gulaldi.pngMs. Demet Gulaldi
Deputy Director, Metin Sabanci Rehabilitation Center
Program areas and interests: K–12, psychology, early intervention, infant disabilities, early childhood activities.

hazim.pngMr. Hazim Mahmoud Hameed
Adviser, Ministry of Planning and Development Cooperation
Program areas and interests: English, language interpretation, planning educational administration, curriculum development evaluation.

nunatcho.pngMr. Lawrence Kambiwoa Nunatcho
Pedagogic Inspector (Computer Science) Ministry of Education
Program areas and interests: computer science pedagogy and education, teacher training, examination questions.

khan.pngMs. Sijal Khan
Course Coordinator, Directorate of Staff Development (Punjab)
Program areas and interests: English literature, staff development programs, continuous education of teachers.

Lwin.pngMs. Thin Moe Moe Lwin
Educator, National League for Democracy
Program areas and interests: educational planning. youth development, English, science, technical schools, information technology.

marshall.pngDr. Phylicia Hermina Marshall
Senior Education Officer, Ministry of Education
PHD, UWI, in educational management
Program areas and interests: tertiary education, teacher training, identify training needs.

munohur.pngMrs. Drupadi Munohur
Rector, Forest Side State Secondary School (Boys)
Program areas and interests: K–12, concern for children who have failed primary education exam; pre-vocational education.

noureddine.pngMr. Mouhadjer Noureddine
English Teacher, University of Tlemcen
Program areas and interests: university-level TEFL, virtual classrooms, cyberschools, distance education.

Kellner.pngDr. Michal Perle-Kellner
Director, Environmental Protection and Licensing Unit, Israel Electric Company
Majors: Environmental Science
Program areas and interests: soil and water pollution remediation, with respect to legislation and regulation in the U.S., remediation technologies, implementation, and economic aspects.

phonthachit.pngMrs. Dockeo Phonthachit
Deputy Head, Project Coordination Division, Ministry of Education
MA in TESOL (Australia).
Program areas and interests: K–12, planning for development, primary educational administration, school budgets, TEFL.

traore.pngMs. Aissata Traore
Head, Girl’s Education Dept. Regional Directorate of Education, Niamey
Program areas and interests: K–12, gender, equity, access, community participation.