Regular Faculty

Assistant Professor
Office:
120 McCone
Phone:
831.647.4143
Expertise:

Institution Building/Development, Institutional Change and Theory, Nation/State Building, Governance, Public Sector Reform, Administrative Reform, Corruption, Capacity Building/Development, Organizational Management and Development, Culture Analysis and Change, Policy Analysis, International and Global Policy, Applied Research Methods , Democratic Transition, Civic Engagement
Innovative Teaching and Learning Methods, Regional expertise: Kyrgyzstan, Central Asia, Post-Soviet Countries

Video profile of Dr. Baimyrzaeva

Associate Professor (MPA/MBA)
Office:
McCone 114
Phone:
831.647.4149
Expertise:

I have extensive work and research experience in sub-Saharan Africa, having lived there for 13 years and focused on it as both an external and internal consultant to NGOs and public sector agencies for 10 more years.   I specialize in organizations, organizational development, organizational behavior and culture, institutional and organizational fields, and organizational evolution and learning processes.  All my work and thinking centralizes the power dynamics, inequalities, and identity politics that surround and constitute development projects, programs, and strategies.  I have proven managerial and leadership competencies, and this understanding of how theory, big ideas, “best practice” and innovation actually get refracted through pragmatic choices of the working professional is perhaps the highest value I bring to my work with students.   Related to this is experience in program and organizational monitoring, evaluation, and learning systems, performance management, strategic planning, and social, cultural, and political economic analysis.   Finally, I have a strong background, both practically and academically, in civil society, social movements, and policy advocacy.

Professor
Office:
Casa Fuente 300 E
Phone:
831.647.4147
Expertise:

Women's Human Rights, Gender and International Development, Development Assistance, Implementation of Global Human Rights Norms in Local Contexts, Political and Cultural Context of Development Practice, Identity Politics.

Professor and Gordon Paul Smith Chair in International Policy and Development
Office:
311 McCone
Phone:
831.647.4144
Expertise:

Armed violence reduction, research methods for development practitioners, global governance, international organizations, proliferation and effects of conventional weapons and small arms, program evaluation and project management

Distinguished Professor and Program Chair
Office:
212 McCone
Phone:
831.233.3340
Expertise:

Beryl Levinger is a highly regarded development professional who focuses on five issues: evaluationcapacity developmentstrategic planningeducation; and health. Last year alone, she worked in eleven countries with such organizations as the World Bank, UNHCR, USAID, Save the Children, the Carter Center, the International Committee of the Red Cross, Freedom from Hunger, Project Concern International, Partners in Health, the Packard Foundation, the Inter-American Development Bank, and Stanford University’s Center for Ocean Solutions. With a career that includes senior positions at  AFS Intercultural Programs (president),  CARE (senior vice president) and Save the Children (vice president), Beryl draws on a rich array of experiences and intense interaction with students to enliven her classes. A former vice chair of both Pact and InterAction, Beryl has worked in nearly 90 countries. For the past 15 years, she been research director or co-director of Save the Children's State of the World's Mothers Report, a publication that offers a comparative perspective on the health, education and gender issues faced by girls and women throughout the world. Beryl has won numerous international awards for the quality of her contributions to the field of development.

Program Chair, Assistant Professor in International Education Management
Office:
CF 300 F
Phone:
831.647.4625
Expertise:

International education theory, comparative international education, educational leadership, campus internationalization, intercultural communication and training, international student services, study abroad/international exchange management.

Visiting Faculty

Visiting Professor, Nonprofit Management and Social Change
Expertise:

Organizational development and strategy, social change organizations, organizational sustainability