Educational consultant with experience in Asia, Africa & Latin
America; educational researcher collaborating with governments, UN,
international & local NGOs; program manager collaborating on
international ICT & literacy policies to bolster action-focused
PhD (Brigham Young University, USA)
Instructional Psychology & Technology (Aug 2006 – Apr 2011)
Dissertation: Open Educational Resources for Rural Development in Himalayan Villages
Committee Chair: Dr. David Wiley
Master of Science (University of Oxford, England)
International & Comparative Education (Sep 2000 – Mar 2003)
Dissertation: Female Literacy for Rural Well-Being in Nepal
Committee Chair: Dr. Colin Brock
Bachelor of Arts (Brigham Young University)
Humanities & English Literature, Cum Laude (Aug 1993 – Apr 1999)
Intensive Study Abroad: London, England (Dr. Hillam & Dr. Bassett)
Minor Degree: International Rural Development (Rural Literacy)
Practicum: 2 summers interning in Mdantsane, South Africa (1998, 1999)
TESOL & ABE: Practicum in Eastern Cape, South Africa (1998, 1999)
18-Month Service Mission: Rural Philippines (1996-1997)
Community Development Network (Oxford, England)
International Programs Consultant (Nov 2000 – Present)
Aggregate stakeholders for ICT initiatives focused on access to open
educational content; manage literacy programs, including staff &
finances; train field facilitators in participatory literacy
methodologies; build capacity of social mobilizers for
integrated-literacy focused on community change.
Center for Open and Sustainable Learning (Logan, Utah)
Program Manager & Content Developer (Aug 2006 – Apr 2008)
Facilitate localization of content for educational programs in rural
areas; conduct trainings for international partners to access/develop
open courseware; build capacity of local organizations to create,
modify and adapt learning tools for lower-literates and remote,
World Education International (Boston, Massachusetts)
International Programs Officer (Jan 2005 – Mar 2007)
Managed literacy programs in South Asia (Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh)
with particular focus on rural women; conducted participatory trainings
for literacy staff and NGO facilitators; built capacity of district
government officials and NGO leaders to plan, manage, and execute
University of Utah (Salt Lake City, Utah)
Instructor & Cultural Diversity Consultant (Aug 2002 – Apr 2004)
Facilitated inter-departmental English classes for international
students preparing for graduate programs and teaching assistantships;
developed ESL curricula for 4 classes, created training videos;
initiated Cultural Integration Initiative for immigrant/refugee groups
in the workplace; trained university interns in participatory literacy
Salt Lake Community College (Salt Lake City, Utah)
Community Outreach Coordinator (Apr 2002 – Apr 2003)
Developed a peace education pilot-program for refugees from Asia,
Africa and Eastern Europe; liaised with Mayor’s office, government, and
local businesses for outreach to Sudanese refugees; developed ESL
curricula for refugees in cooperation with International Rescue
Laubach Literacy International (Syracuse, New York)
International Programs Officer (Jul 1999 – Aug 2000)
Trained trainers on prototype Environmental-Literacy and
Health-Literacy Manuals for local NGO leaders; liaised with community
groups in Philippines, Thailand, South Africa and Nepal; conducted
training for field facilitators on literacy; assessed teaching
strategies of facilitators.
EVALUATION & RESEARCH
Ivins, T. & Nabi, R. (2006) National Literacy Retention Study in Pakistan. Education Reform Assistance Program (ESRA-USAID): Islamabad, Pakistan.
Ivins, T. & Nabi, R. (2006) Sustaining Literacy Skills: Assessing the Viability of Literacy Resource Centres in Pakistan (ESRA-USAID): Islamabad, Pakistan.
Ivins T. & Nabi R. (2005) Cultivating a Culture of Literacy in the Home: an Evaluation on the Effects of the Family Reading Programme in Pakistan. Education Reform Assistance Program (ESRA-USAID): Islamabad, Pakistan.
Ivins, T., Ziyenge, N. & Sharma, M. (2003) Situation Analysis of ProLiteracy’s Field Work in Rural Himalayan Villages. Tulasi Meher UNESCO Club (TMUC): Kathmandu, Nepal.
Ivins, T. (2009) Microfranchising MicroLearing Centers: A Sustainable Model for Expanding the Right to Education in Developing Countries? Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks, Vol. 12: Issue 1, IRRODL Special Issue. (Peer-Reviewed Article).
Ivins, T. (2004) Refugees Build Peace with Education: Youth Leaders in Sudan and Kenya. Say What? Magazine Volume 2, Issue 2, pp. 19-22. Salt Lake City, UT. (Peer-Reviewed Article.)
Ivins, T. (2001) The Impact of Female Literacy on Rural Well-Being in Nepal. Oxford University Master’s Dissertation: Oxford University, England, UK.
Ivins, T. (1999) Ndiyindoda: Becoming a Man in Xhosa Culture.
Journal of International Area Studies. Volume 4, Issue 1, pp. 12-16.
Kennedy Center Press, Brigham Young University: Provo, UT.
Ivins, T., & Lee, J. (2010) Open Content for Development (OC4D): Increasing Access to Localized Content in Himalayan Community Technology Centers. Comparative International Education Society Conference Paper Presentation (Accepted for March, 2010 Conference): Chicago, IL.
Ivins, T., Spence, M. (2009) Creating Self-Reliant Telecenters in Nepal: Open Content for Development. Economic Self Reliance Conference (ESRC) Roundtable Presentation. Brigham Young University: Provo, UT.
Ivins, T., & Lee, J. (2008) Himalayan Educational Technology Centers: Expanding the Right to Educational Technology Centers in Rural Areas. Comparative International Education Society Conference, Columbia University: New York, NY.
Ivins, T., & Shrestha, R. (2007) Opening Educational Resources in Nepal: Case Studies of Localization in the Himalayas. Open Education Conference Paper Presentation. Utah State University: Center for Open and Sustainable Learning, Logan, UT.
Ivins, T., & Lee, J. (2007) Youth Leadership in the Himalayas: Highlights from Youth-Managed Resource Centers. Open Education Conference Paper Presentation. Utah State University: Center for Open and Sustainable Learning, Logan, UT.
Ivins, T., & Lee, J. (2007) Building Communities Through Open Content in Rural Himalayan Villages. Open Education Conference, Utah State University: Logan, UT.
Ivins, T. & Lee, J. (2007) Crossing Borders While Respecting Boundaries: Incorporating the Culture of Technology into Himalayan Educational Programs. Association for Educational Communications and Technology Conference: Anaheim, CA.
Ivins, T., & Lee, J. (2006) Enhancing Youth Managed Resource Centers. Open Education Conference, Utah State University: Center for Open and Sustainable Learning, Logan, UT.
Ivins, T., & Nabi, R. (2006) Creating a Culture of Literacy: The Family Reading Program in Pakistan. Comparative International Education Society Conference: Honolulu, HI.
Ivins, T., & Lee, J. (2006) Raising the Bar on Community Through Technology: Initiating Gender-Sensitive Technology Training in Rural Nepal. Comparative International Education Society Conference: Honolulu, HI.
Ivins, T. (2006) Keynote Address: Literacy, Gender, and Education: Crossing Borders and Respecting Boundaries. International Inquiry Conference, Brigham Young University, Kennedy Center: Provo, UT.