© 2019 IVECA International Virtual Schooling

An NGO in Special Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council & Associated with the United Nations Department of Global Communications

501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization based in New York, U.S.A.   

Email: info@iveca.org   Tel: +1 917-720-3124

Board of Directors

Leadership Team

Eunhee Jung, PhD

Chairperson & President

Dr. Eunhee Jung is the Founder of IVECA Center for International Virtual Schooling based in the United States and serves as the CEO of IVECA-KOREA. Her expertise is in using ICT to globalize classroom activities for promoting intercultural and global competencies. Based on her integrated curriculum design framework, she is dedicated to transforming existing curricula of schools and educational institutes towards internationally blended interdisciplinary learning activities.  Since 2009, she has provided consultation for and collaborated with K-12 schools, universities, corporations, NGOs, and ministries/offices of education in over 18 countries, including but not exclusively those in East & South Asia, Oceania, North & Latin America, North Europe and North Africa. She obtained her M.Ed. and Ph.D. in instructional technology from the University of Virginia and earned her B.Ed. in Elementary Teacher Education from Seoul National University of Education.

Kanishka Balasuriya, PhD

Director, Implementation and Communications

Dr. Kanishka Balasuriya is a Social Development Consultant at the World Bank working on development challenges relating to decentralization, local governance and social accountability in fragile contexts. Dr. Balasuriya has supported World bank operations across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), Africa and South Asia regions. He has also authored numerous research reports and studies on decentralization, local governance and fragility. Dr. Balasuriya received his PhD in Public Policy from George Mason University (Virginia) and MA in International Affairs from Claremont Graduate University (California). In his PhD research, Dr. Balasuriya developed a generalizable framework to understand the relationship between fragility and decentralization in service delivery, including education.

Matthew Walters

Director, International Education and Global Affairs

Mr. Matthew Walters is Director of International Center at Cal Poly Pomona. He Previously, he has served as Assistant Dean of Global Initiatives at The New School’s Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts and directed International Programs at Columbia Law School, and California State University at Fullerton. He is a global education consultant with extensive experience working in East Asia, Latin America and Scandinavia. He received his Masters of International Affairs from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.

Zhen Wu, PhD

Associate Director, Quantitative Research

Dr. Zhen Wu is a research scientist with the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) at the University of Colorado Boulder. Her area of research includes gender, diversity, and the field of computing. She manages several databases and conducts research and data analysis for many evaluation programs, like the Aspirations Award program and the Extension Services program. Dr. Wu also works as an evaluator for other NCWIT-related projects.  She has been involved in quantitative research with IVECA since 2014. Dr. Wu received her Ph.D. in Instructional Technology from the University of Virginia.

Advisory Board

Global Experts in Intercultural Education, Global Citizenship, International Relations,

Peacebuilding, Research, Entrepreneurship, Education Policy & Technology

Chairman, Global Catalyst Foundation and Global Catalyst Partners
Former Co-Chair, United Nations Global Alliance for ICT and Development
Founder, Schools Online

Chairman of the Global Partnerships Forum
Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the International Telecommunication Union for Global Partnerships
Former Executive Director of the United Nations Office for Partnerships

Secretary-General of the World Conference for Religions of Peace

Hesham A. Auda, PhD

Professor & Former Chief
The United Nations Office of Under-Secretary-General and the Assistant-Secretary-General
Department for General Assembly and Conference Management

Utak Chung, PhD

Policy Advisor, Global Citizenship Education 

Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education, South Korea

Former Director, UNESCO-APCEIU

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

Asia-Pacific Centre of Education for International Understanding

Zahrl Scheony, PhD

Professor (Emeritus), University of Virginia
Intercultural online teaching and learning

Diane Hoffman, PhD

Professor, University of Virginia
Anthropology, Comparative Education

Walter Heinecke, PhD

Professor, University of Virginia
Qualitative Research and Statistics

Bruce Gensneder, PhD

Professor (Emeritus), University of Virginia
Quantitative Research and Statistics

John Greyzel, PhD

Professor, University of Maryland
Peace Keeping and International Development

Carol Anne Spreen, PhD

Professor, New York University
International Education

Roger Geyer, PhD, MCSE 

(1949 ~ 2018)

Professor, The American University of Iraq – Sulaimani
Computer Science and Business Administration

Yitna Firdyiwek, PhD

Instructional Technology Advisor, University of Virginia

Hesham A. Auda, PhD

Professor & Former Chief
The United Nations Office of Under-Secretary-General and the Assistant-Secretary-General
Department for General Assembly and Conference Management

Program Team

Coordinators & Facilitators

Aline Wilbert

Global Coordinator

Hind El Mimouni

Global Coordinator

Lucas McKinnon

Global Facilitator

Chipamong Chowdhury

Regional Coordinator

Javita Indra Nauth

Regional Coordinator
IVECA Nepal Initiative

Philip Hui, PhD

Regional Coordinator

Sammy Duncan

Youth Associate

IVECA Kenya Initiative

Nick Duff

Youth Associate

The US - Japan Initiative

Youth Associate

China - Ghana Initative