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Board of Directors

Leadership Team


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 22 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.


Scott Carlin, PhD

Director, Climate Action and Global Higher Education

Dr. Scott Carlin is an associate professor of geography at LIU Post in New York and Director of Post’s new Center for Sustainability.  Dr. Carlin co-chaired the United Nations DPI-NGO 66th conference in South Korea in 2016, Education for Global Citizenship: Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals for All.  He co-chairs the Steering Committee for an International Day of Education for Global Citizenship.  Dr. Carlin recently co-authored, “The Role of Civil Society in Advancing Global Citizenship” for UN Chronicle.  Dr. Carlin is a national advisor to the Graduation Pledge Alliance and recently served as co-chair of Southampton Town’s Sustainable Advisory Committee. In 2019, he rejoined the Global NGO Executive Committee as a Vice-Chair; the Executive Committee co-hosts events and conferences with the UN Department of Global Communications.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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


Hind El Mimouni

Senior Global Coordinator

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Helen O'Neal

Associate Global Coordinator

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Aline Wilbert

Associate Coordinator


Erica Widener

Global Facilitator

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Alexa Weis

Global Coordinator


Laila Hommos

Global Facilitator

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Margarita Aseeva

Associate Global Facilitator


Melanny Alpizar

Global Facilitator

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Pearl Mugala

Associate Global Facilitator


Chipamong Chowdhury

Regional Coordinator


Contact Us

Regional Coordinator or Intern

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Philip Hui, PhD

Regional Coordinator

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Sammy Duncan

Youth Associate

IVECA Kenya Initiative

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Nick Duff

Youth Associate

The US - Japan Initiative

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Youth Associate

China - Ghana Initative

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