I worked in the field of international social work and international social development for the past 13 years, participating in international projects with the Anglia Polytechnic University/Cambridge, UK, University of Umea - Sweden, Hogeschool Sittard/the Netherlands. I also coordinated an international site of the AU International Development Program for 5 years, and taught intensive courses in International Development, in Ukraine, Italy, and Japan.
I also developed a career in higher education, and intend to continue working with students involved in international development and social work.
My goal is to get more involved and address women's issues as they affect development, globally. My special interest in this area is violence against women, and respectively comparative policies addressing violence against women.
Associate professor Fordham University(2006 - Present)
Director, MSA-International Development Andrews University (2001 - 2006)
Associate Professor Andrews University (2000 - 2006) Worked as an associate professor with the Social Work Department and the Behavioral Science Department at AU
Consultant UNICEF (1999 - 2000) Consultant for UNICEF Romania Part of the external evaluation team for UNICEF Romania - Family Education Programs, June 2000
Project Coordinator Open Society Foundation Romania (1998 - 2000). I worked with the SOROS Foundation - For an OPEN SOCIETY - coordinating a joint project (with the Ministry of Education) for the integration of Rroma children in the mainstream education. I coordinated the Parent/Community Involvement component.
Assistant Professor University of Bucharest (1995 - 2000)
Universitatea din Bucuresti PhD, Sociology, 1996 - 2000 Activities and Societies:
During this time, I was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship, and spent 16 months at Tulane Univesity, NOLA Tulane University MSW, Social Work, 1996 - 1997 Fulbright student Universitatea din Bucuresti MA, Social Policy, 1994 - 1995
Universitatea din Bucuresti BSW, Social Work, 1990 - 1994