Training next-generation development practitioners and social scientists

We are dedicated to direct social impact and an approach that offers deep analysis and transformative solutions. Our multidisciplinary programs are designed for early and mid-level professionals to take their career to their next level. Our graduate students are at the frontlines of developing solutions to pressing issues — from agriculture and food systems to gender, economics and demographics — on the local and global scale. 

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Alumni spotlight

Are you wondering where a graduate education in Global Development can take you? Meet some of our alumni who have taken lessons learned to every corner of the world.

student ashraf bhuiyan sitting with computer outside.
Tess Pendergrast
student tara hammonds crouching in wooded path.
student chris harris working on computer in library.
student rebecca parkinson sitting on bench in garden.
student michal matejczuk working in field.

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John Sipple
John Sipple

Director of Graduate Studies; Professor

Department of Global Development

John Sipple
Pk-12 education
Sociology of communities
Policy
terry tucker
Terry Tucker

Director of Undergraduate Studies - IARD; Co-director of MPS in Global Development; Associate Director

Department of Global Development

Senior Lecturer

School of Integrative Plant Science

Horticulture Section

Terry Tucker
International agriculture & rural development
Roles & processes for food systems innovation
Participatory research & extension
Maricelis Acevedo
Maricelis Acevedo

Research Professor; Co-director of MPS in Global Development

Department of Global Development

International Research Professor (Joint)

School of Integrative Plant Science

Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section

Maricelis Acevedo
Alex Crane
Alex Crane

Graduate Field Coordinator

Department of Global Development

Alex Crane