Our Team

 

The SENSE Activity is funded through the United States Agency for International Development [USAID]. The American University in Nigeria, leads the project, working with Kent State University & Columbia University’s Center for Sustainable Development. This large team, comprised of over 30 people located in Yola, New York City and Kent, Ohio. To contact anyone on this team, please email us at grinnert@kent.edu and we will direct you to the right person. 

 

 

Audu Liman

Chief of Party
American University of Nigeria 

Grace J. Malgwi, Ph.D

Deputy Chief of Party/Lead
Instructional Materials Development

American University of Nigeria

Elizabeth Raymond

School Improvement Specialist

American University of Nigeria

Marianne Martens, Ph.D.

Principal Investigator

Media, Literacy and Non-Formal Learning

Kent State University

Radhika Igengar, Ph.D.

Principal Investigator

Social Emotional Learning

Columbia University

Joanne Caniglia, Ph.D.

Co-Principal Investigator

Math Education Expert

Kent State University

Kathleen Campana, Ph.D.

Key Person

Media, Literacy and Non-Formal Learning

Kent State University

Linda Robertson, Ph.D.

Key Person

Kent State University

Lala Hajibayova, Ph.D.

Key Person

Digital Repository

Kent State University

Tara Stafford Ocansey

Senior Education Technology Specialist

Social Emotional Learning Trainer

Columbia University

Gretchen C. Rinnert, M.G.D.

Co-Principal Investigator

Design Researcher

Kent State University

Davison Mupinga, Ph.D.

Key Person

Teacher Training Expert

Kent State University

Valerie Kelly

Key Person

Kent State University

Isa Garba Bakori

MEL Specialist

American University of Nigeria

Catherine Illah Ami

Instructional Materials

Development Officer

American University of Nigeria

Kenechukwu Nwagbo

Office Manager and
Technical Coordinator
American University of Nigeria

Tsukuru Kamiyama

Graduate Research Assistant

Education

Kent State University

Sebastian Giraldo Gaviria

Graduate Research Assistant

Visual Communication Design

Kent State University

Olivia Jeonghwa Oh

Graduate Research Assistant

Education

Kent State University

John Brown III

Graduate Research Assistant

Visual Communication Design

Kent State University

The SENSE Activity

This project in Northeast Nigeria is made possible by the support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) under the Strengthening Education in Northeast Nigerian States (SENSE) Activity.

This project required considerable inputs from a wide range of people and institutions. We are grateful to USAID for the support that makes this vital project possible. USAID’s input and emphasis towards inclusive, equitable and quality education for all children in Nigeria, particularly the most vulnerable, is greatly appreciated.

Audu Liman

Chief of Party, American University of Nigeria

Radhika Iyengar, PhD

Principal Investigator, Columbia University


Marianne Martens, PhD

Principal Investigator, Kent State University

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