Around the World

THEORY TO PRACTICE, ISSUE NO. 8, FALL '16

In a world that has become more connected, Lehigh faculty have become an integral part of the international dialogue.

Haiti

Doctoral candidates Asmita Pendse and Xiaoran Yu traveled to rural Haiti to evaluate a training program for health-care workers that is run by Heart to Heart International, in partnership with Becton, Dickinson and Company. They used focus groups, surveys and field observations to help strengthen efforts to improve water, sanitation and hygiene.

Peru

Graduate students Christine Gravelle and Netta Admoni will travel to Peru in late fall 2016 to work with two NGOs and the BD company to create sustainable monitoring and evaluation plans. As part of the project, they will create metrics in the areas of information technology, business development and administration, marketing and lab services.

Indonesia

Jill Sperandio, associate professor of Educational Leadership, completed fieldwork in Indonesia for a study, funded by Australian Aid to Indonesia, titled Female Education Personnel: A Study of Career Progression. Sperandio is examining the experiences of women aspiring to be principals and those currently serving as principals in both the public school system and the Islamic madrassah.

By: Mary Ellen Alu