Staff | Directory

Abi Williams

Staff

Director

abiodun.williams@tufts.edu

Dr. Williams has longstanding ties with Tufts, having received his M.A.L.D. in 1986 and his Ph.D. in International Relations in 1987 from the Fletcher School. He is an alumnus of IGL’s flagship program, Education for Public Inquiry and International Citizenship (EPIIC) and in 2001 received the EPIIC Alumnus Award. In 2012, he was recognized for his global service and received the Dr. Jean Mayer Global Citizenship Award.

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Heather Barry

Staff

Associate Director

Heather.Barry@tufts.edu

Heather has been with the Institute since 1988, when she was a student in the EPIIC Class on “Secrecy and Democracy”. She has been part of the Institute’s growth from just the EPIIC program to the more than 30 initiatives it has developed over the years, including Inquiry, which she still runs. She is the author of “Educating for Global Leadership: The Education for Public Inquiry and International Citizenship (EPIIC) Program” in Innovations in International Education and co-author of “Educating Global Leaders” (New Designs for Youth Development) and was the content consultant for Secrecy and Democracy for Educators for Social Responsibility. 

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Anastasiya Kazakova

Staff

Web Designer & Multimedia Coordinator

anastasiya.kazakova@tufts.edu

Anastasiya Kazakova is a multi-media designer. She comes to TUFTS with a BS in Business Management from Moscow Open State University in Russia and a Master of Science in Digital Design from Philadelphia University. She has extensive professional experience with technology in both the commercial and art worlds. Over the years, she has worked on various projects to include: digital and graphical story-telling, site development, newsletter design, event photography, and media presentations. Working in a university environment has always been her dream. The atmosphere of learning, sharing knowledge, and doing research has always inspired her.

Saida Abdalla

Staff

Program Coordinator

Saida.Abdalla@tufts.edu

Saida Abdalla is a proud graduate of Bay Path University where she received a Master’s of Science in Higher Education Administration. She received her Bachelor’s of Science in Management from the University of Massachusetts Boston. She is a seasoned higher educational professional with varied experience in student development, engagement and retention. Her International experience in higher education has given her a clear understanding of how global and social awareness plays a critical role in the success of students. Her areas of expertise are: international student services, student activities, orientation, student training and development, student retention, and curriculum development.

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Keisha Cañada

Staff

Keisha.Canada@tufts.edu

Keisha has several years’ experience working in administrative support roles. She has a strong international outlook and is passionate about a multi-cultural perspective after having worked abroad in the UK, UAE and Qatar. She has also traveled to various places including Portugal, Ireland, France, Morocco, Israel, Belgium, South Korea, Palestine, which have inspired her to continue her travels to learn about both local cultures and the global community. Working in higher education is especially inspiring for her where the exchange of ideas, culture, art, and philosophies are an integral part of learning and the professional experience.

Sherman Teichman

Staff

Founding Director Emeritus, 1985-2016

Sherman.Teichman@tufts.edu