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

Zandile P. Nkabinde, Ph.D.


Associate Professor,Chair, Department of Special Education
New Jersey City University

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