Dr. Lynn Ilon
Chief Innovation Coordinator
Dr. Lynn Ilon (website) is knowledge economist who specializes in the global economics of networked learning and applies this, generally, to poor countries. At BOH she directs the knowledge economic conceptual work and linkages with applications in the field. She oversees the innovations in learning. Dr. Ilon spent over 30 years as a professor in top ranked research universities in Africa, the United States and Korea. Dr. Ilon has numerous publications including the book The Cost of Not Educating the World's Poor (Routledge Press). She has worked in the field in Pacific Islands (Micronesia, 3 years), the Middle East (Jordan, 2 years), Africa (Zimbabwe, 2 years; Zambia, 3 years) and many other countries for months at a time. She has consulted for the World Bank, the United Nations, US AID, Dfid, the Asian and Africa Development Banks and numerous other multilateral, bi-lateral, global and local organizations. Dr. Ilon holds degrees in Anthropology (B.A.), Educational Research & Statistics (M.S.), Economics (M.S.), and International Development Education (Ph.D.).
Dr. Juseuk Kim
Dr. Juseuk Kim is an Assistant Professor in Joongbu University in South Korea. He specializes in human resource development, institutional structures, international development and business management. At BOH, Dr. Kim oversees the institutional design, structures and business modeling. He holds a Ph.D. in Human Resource Development Education, Master’s degrees in both Social Education and in International Studies, and a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science - all at top universities in Korea. In addition, he holds an MBA from École Supérieure des Sciences Economiques et Commerciales (ESSEC) in France. He was a business analyst in the LG Electronics Corporation (France) and conducted international development projects for the Korea Institute for Development Strategy, Korea Research Institute for Vocational Education & Training, UNESCO ‐International Bureau of Education, Switzerland and Korea Education & Research Information Service. He has supported and managed international human resource development projects for Ministry of Education in Korea,Korea International Cooperation Agency and UNESCO including Sri‐Lanka, Mongolia, Laos, Pakistan and the Arab region.
Dr. Sibusiso Chalufu
Institutional Networking Coordinator
Dr Sibusiso Chalufu is the Dean of Students at the University of South Africa (UNISA). He has been in the higher education sector for more than 20 years, 11 of which have been spent in Student Affairs and Services. At BOH he coordinates the linkages among institutions. BOH is conceived as networks of people and institutions – rather than hierarchies. Building these networks from the ground up to serve communities is the job of Dr. Chalufu. His entire career has been about facilitating dialogue within academia in South Africa. Recently he has been appointed to serve on the Universities South Africa (USAf)’s Transformation Strategy Group. He is the Deputy President of the Southern African Federation of Student Affairs and Services in Higher Education (SAFSAS) and Deputy President of the South African Association of Senior Student Affairs Professionals (SAASSAP). He serves on the Central Application Office (CAO) Board and on the Senate and Curriculum Innovation, Design and Development Committee of the Richfield Graduate Institute of Technology. He obtained his undergraduate and Honours degrees from the then University of Durban-Westville (now University of KwaZulu-Natal, UKZN) and then completed two Masters’ degrees from the University of Bristol (UK) and the State University of New York at Buffalo (USA), respectively. He has a Ph.D. from the University of Pretoria (SA), and has received further training and certificates from the United Nation University in Japan, the National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration (NIEPA) in India and the Galilee International Management Institute (GIMI) in Israel.
Dr. Sonia Mehta
Dr. Sonia Mehta teaches Education and the Challenge of Globalization and Education and Social Change at Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Her research interests focus on international and global studentship and pedagogies of Education, Critical Social Cartography, Comparative and International Studies in Education and the Sociology of Education. Within BOH she coordinates innovations in research. Understanding that research has widely been the province of the professoriate, she brings her skills and perspectives to include the practices and knowledge of the community – their perspectives, understanding and their growth. This is reflected in her own work. She is currently working on building community resources through the sharing of knowledge, building trust between local and global networks. Sonia has taught in formal as well as informal educational settings in India and the United States. She is co-editor (with Peter Ninnes) of the book Re-imagining comparative education: Post-foundational ideas and applications for critical times. Dr. Sonia Mehta received her Ph.D. from the program in Comparative and Global Studies in Education, at the State University of New York at Buffalo.
Dr. Susan Ogletree
Dr. Susan Ogletree is the Director of the Center for Evaluation and Research Services (website) in the College of Education and Human Services at Georgia State University. At BOH she coordinates our work on evaluation which is an increasingly difficult task. Older development models required expost facto designs to measure outcomes. But newer models require measuring social impacts. Yet social impacts are dynamic and viewed differently from the perspective of various parties involves – one of which is BOH. A major challenge is to define this moving target of social impact. Her Evaluation Center provides quantitative and qualitative research design development and evaluation services on large federal grants and for state, local and international school systems – often in the millions of dollars. She also works with faculty to provide internships for students in the college interested in evaluation. Her primary research interests include Professional Development Schools, both nationally and internationally, and their impact on academic achievement in high needs urban schools. She holds degrees in Educational Policy Studies – Research, Measurement and Statistics (Ph.D.), Educational Leadership & Professional Counseling (M.S) and Music (B.M.).
Dr. Srinivas Rao
Technology Network Coordinator
Dr. Srinivasa Rao (webpage) is an Assistant Professor in the School of Computer Science and Engineering at Seoul National University in Korea. He specializes in theoretical data base designs, particularly in the areas of algorithms and data structures. At BOH he coordinates the use of various databases and data structures – particularly on a conceptual level. As the goal is to empower communities and groups to learn together at various levels, how do data structures and software facilitate this learning rather than hinder it? How does even simple software work as a system to help groups from communities learn and build that knowledge through to global interfaces without having the systems dominate the human learning? As such, his knowledge of looking at data structures from a conceptual and theoretical level as well as his understanding of how development works in poor communities is helpful in designing network structures for BOH. Dr. Rao has a Ph.D. and a M.Sc. in Theoretical Computer Science and a B.Tech. in Computer Science and Engineering.
Dr. Hyejin Bak
Dr. Hyejin Bak is a school teacher in South Korea. As a teacher and someone who has worked in the field of development, especially continuous learning and (online) networks applied to the roles of teachers/education for sustainable development, she is interested in how learning can be rethought in an age of networked and collaborative learning. At BOH she is innovating the meaning of learning and bringing her international perspectives to rethink how people can learn collectively. She has diverse experiences in the education field such as an internship experience of fieldwork research about teacher fulfillment related to inclusive education for visually impaired students and volunteering for IT education and Korean culture class in Ghana. She has a PhD in Lifelong Learning, College of Education at Seoul National University, a Master’s of Arts degree in International Education and Development from the University of Sussex in UK, and a Bachelor of Education from Chinju National University of Education in South Korea.
Mr. Nicholas Chipeta
Nicholas Chipeta is currently a Master’s degree student at Seoul National University. He has been working as a teacher of Sports and Physical Education in Zambia. His interest in is team management and using sports as a tool of community involvement, participation and community growth. At BOH he was actively involved in the pilot project in Zambia and has been a guiding force in designing the community structures and processes of the current design. His work in sports management reflects how he uses his role as a teacher and sports leader to bring teaching and community together. He also has considerable international experience. He participated in several activities in Cuba such as training camps and University and National competitions in Cuba as teacher and coach. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education and Sports from the International School of Physical Education and Sports, Cuba.