Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Our instructors are diverse and moving practitioners with a combined 100+ years of professional experience.

Beryl Levinger - Managing Development Projects

Beryl Levinger

Beryl Levinger is the Chair of the Development Practice and Policy Program at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies and Academic Director of the Design, Partnering, Management and Innovation (DPMI) program. In 2012, Dr. Levinger also became Distinguished Visiting Professor in Emory University’s Master’s in Development Practice program. Her academic expertise and teaching focus on program evaluation, program design, organizational leadership, civil society, and education for development.

Prior to her academic career, Dr. Levinger held significant leadership positions in several major international organizations: president of AFS Intercultural Programs; Senior Vice President (chief operating officer of CARE); and senior adviser to Save the Children’s president.

From 1992 until 2007, Dr. Levinger directed the Center for Organizational Learning and Development at the Education Development Center. Center clients included NGOs, governments, and multilateral institutions seeking to craft new strategies, develop greater capacity, evaluate results, or achieve organizational transformation.

Dr. Levinger is a former vice chair and a founder of InterAction, the coalition of 175 US-based international nongovernmental organizations focused on the world’s poor. She has written extensively on capacity building and development.

Her books include:

  • Togetherness: Intersectoral Partnering in Latin America 
  • Critical Transitions: Human Capacity Development Across the Lifespan
  • Nutrition, Health, and Education for All

 

Evan Bloom - Social Entrepreneurship and Strategic Planning

Evan Bloom

Evan Bloom is founder and managing partner of Root Change, an international non profit which helps social innovators scale up enduring solutions to social and economic problems by launching and supporting pattern-breaking social enterprises that advance new ways of connecting people, organizing efforts, and promoting open innovation.

Before founding Root Change, Evan Bloom served as the vice president for capacity building at Pact, Inc. His duties included setting strategic directions for Pact’s organizational strengthening initiatives and projects, developing new capacity building technologies and researching new pathways to higher nonprofit performance.

During his 13- year tenure at Pact, Mr. Bloom authored one of the most widely used capacity diagnostic tools in international development, co-founded the Impact Alliance, a global action network committed to strengthening the capacity of individuals and organizations to generate deep impact, and founded the Capacity Building Services Group (CBSG). CBSG was the first global nonprofit management consulting and advisory group launched and directed from within a major US international nonprofit development agency, providing organizational capacity building technical assistance and advisory services to local organizations, multi and bilateral agencies, and NGO networks in 28 countries.

 

Matt Reeves - DPMI Rwanda and Kenya  Co-Instructor

Matt Reeves

Matt Reeves is based in Nairobi as Global Advisor for Civil Society with the Aga Khan Foundation. Matt has worked for over twelve years in international development and social change organizations, supporting the design, implementation and measurement of civil society organizational, network and systems strengthening initiatives in over twenty countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America.

Before joining AKDN, Matt worked as Global Director for Capacity Development with Pact. In this role, he was responsible for the development, piloting and roll out of the Organizational Performance Index, an innovative approach to measurement which has since been adopted by other organizations including USAID, Global Giving and John Snow International. Matt holds an MPA in International Management from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey and has taught graduate-level courses in multi-stakeholder facilitation.

Maurice Masozera Sayinzoga - DPMI Rwanda Instructor

Maurice Masozera SayinzogaMaurice Masozera Sayinzoga is passionate about social entrepreneurship and development. His experience lies in the fields of ICT for development, public health, youth livelihoods development, and evaluation. Maurice is an alumnus of the DPMI program in Rwanda. He has worked for various organizations, including Partners in Health, Intrahealth, Education Development Center (EDC) in Rwanda, and the Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation in Malawi.

Maurice has a bachelor's degree in IT Applications to Management from the National University of Rwanda. He is currently a second year graduate student in the Global Human Development program at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service.

 

Anne Campbell - DPMI Rwanda Co-Instructor

Dr. Cambell's interests lie at the intersection of international development and education. Before joining MIIS in August 2016, she worked for the Open Society Foundations, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders, the African Rescue Committee, and various other international projects and programs, as an employee, consultant, and volunteer. 

Anne holds a PhD in Comparative and International Development Education from the University of Minnesota, an MA in Critical Theory and Cultural Studies from the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom. She completed her Bachelor of Science in History and Interdisciplinary Studies at Iowa State University. Anne's international work has taken her to Haiti, Kenya, and Hungary. 

Gary Shaye - DPMI Monterey Instructor

Gary ShayeGary Shaye works as the Senior Director of Humanitarian Operations for Save the Children and is currently responsible for resource development related to Emergency Responses. He began his career by joining the Peace Corps as a volunteer working in Peru right after college. It was a life-changing experience. Instead of pursuing hotel management, which is what he’d studied as an undergraduate, he decided to get his Masters in International Studies. That led to his internship at Save the Children and to his entire professional career. He first joined Save the Children as an intern 37 years ago and had many different roles since then. He spent his first 12 years with the organization in the field, directing sponsorship programs in the Dominican Republic, opening the agency's offices in Nepal and running operations in Bhutan. He then came back to the U.S. in the late ‘80s to direct International programs from headquarters but went back to the field in 2003 to run operations in Bolivia. His last international assignment was running the offices in Haiti, following the 2010 earthquake.

 

Khaled Abdelhalim - DPMI Egypt Instructor

Khaled Abdel HalimKhaled Abdel Halim is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Policy and Administration at the American University in Cairo. Dr. Abdel Halim holds a Ph. D. in Housing Policy, Planning and Practice from the University of Central England in Birmingham, UK. He has a wealth of experience working in Egypt with organizations such as UNHabitat, the UNDP and more than six years with the German International Cooperation (GIZ-Egypt). He is a founding member of Egyptian Earth Construction Association and TAKAMOL Foundation for Integrated Development.

 

Laila Elmoshneb - DPMI Egypt Instructor

Laila ElmoshnebLaila Elmoshneb is the Assistant Dean of the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the American University in Cairo. Laila holds a Bachelors and Masters degree from AUC and is an alumna of the DPMI program in Monterey, CA. She has also served as the Associate Director of the Goldman Sach's 10000 Women Initiative.