MA in history from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst,
BA in history from Clark University
Senior Practitioner Faculty
Master of Arts in Sustainable Development: International Policy and Management
Jerrold Keilson is vice president and senior director for development at Creative Associates, an international development firm specializing in building civil society and strengthening educational systems in conflict and post-conflict environments. Prior to re-joining Creative, where he also worked from 2003-2005, he headed the business development unit at the International Youth Foundation, and directed operations at America’s Development Foundation, both international NGOs. From 1994-2002 he worked for World Learning first as director of training and exchange services and for five years as director of program development. Prior to that he was employed by Agricultural Cooperative Development International (ACDI), where he directed training programs in Central Europe and the Middle East. At Delphi International (1986-1993), a nonprofit organization that implemented the United States Information Agency's International Visitor Program, he designed and directed exchange programs.
Mr. Keilson began his career in international affairs as a Foreign Service officer with the State Department. He was posted to Tijuana, Mexico; Melbourne, Australia; and Nouakchott, Mauritania. He is currently an adjunct lecturer at American University’s School of Public Affairs where he teaches graduate courses in development management and international organizations. He received his MA in history from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and his BA in history from Clark University.
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