Board of Directors

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Featured in the photo above: Front row from left: Roni Chavez, Mary Kaphwiti, Mary Gale Budzisz. Back row from left: Karen Nave, Henry Mwambani, Marg Csapo, Iris Drower, Paul Chathanda, Zandile Nkabinde, Damiano Z,  and Beatrice Adera

The IASE Board of Directors is composed of the following officers: president, president-elect, past president, secretary, acting secretary-treasurer and three members-at-large.  The officers serve a two-year term.  This Board of Directors begins their terms on January 1, 2018.

Beatrice Adera, Ph.D.


Associate Professor, Student Teacher Coordinator
CEC Faculty Co-Advisor

West Chester University
West Chester, Penn.USA

Susan Pursch


3702 West Country Club Road
Philadelphia, PA  19131

Iris Drower, Ph.D.                        

Assistant Secretary/Treasurer

Researcher, Office of Global Social Work,

College of Public Service & Community Solutions

Division of Educational Leadership & Innovation/PUHSD, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College,Senior Sustainability Scientist,

ASU College of Sustainability

Marg Csapo, Ph.D.


Professor Emeritus

University of British Columbia

Vancouver, Canada

Peng-Sim Eng

Member-At-Large, Australia

Melbourne, Australia

Pavan Kumar Bada

Member-At-Large, India

Eric Mcheka, MBA

Member-At- Large, Malawi

Lilongwe, Malwai