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Leadership & Staff

Leadership

Jeffrey S. Goss | Executive Director

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Executive Director, Office of Global Outreach and Extended Education, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, Associate Vice Provost, Southeast Asia, Arizona State University.

Mr. Goss’s career spans 25 years in professional and executive education at the University of Maryland, George Washington University, University of Michigan and Arizona State University. 

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Scott Danielson | Director, VULII

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Dr. Scott Danielson is involved in BUILD-IT project activities related to including implementing quality systems, project-based curriculum spine and the maker innovation network.  He served as the project director from 2014 to 2016 of the USAID-funded Vocational University Leadership Innovation Institute (VULII), a Vietnamese engineering education and academic leadership development program.  In this role, he and the VULII team have led or coordinated numerous workshops in Vietnam to help eight institutions and their leaders improve engineering education programs.  Related activities have included helping engineering programs prepare for international accreditation/recognition and professional development activities for rectors and senior leadership.  He has also worked in the HEEAP project, especially with the vocational faculty cohorts at ASU.  

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Sabrina Carretie | Assistant Director

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Sabrina Carretie serves as the Assistant Director of Global Programs for the Office of Global Outreach and Extended Education in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University.  Her key focus is on the management of the Higher Engineering Education Alliance Program and other international engagement and development opportunities.

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David Benson | Academic Director

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Dr. David Benson is the HEEAP Academic Director in  the Ira Fulton Schools of Engineering and the HEEAP Program at Arizona State University.   He was an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering Kettering University in Flint, MI prior to joining ASU. Dr. Benson obtained his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan State University in 2004 and conducted post-doctoral research in Solar Astrophysics at Michigan State University.

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Kathy Wigal | Associate Director

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Dr. Kathy Wigal currently serves as the Project Director for the Building University-Industry Learning and Development through Innovation and Technology (BUILD-IT) Alliance: a consortium of academic, government, and industry partners committed to transforming undergraduate STEM education in Vietnam by strengthening educational leaders, developing applied curriculum, improving program quality, and enabling university–private sector collaboration.  Dr. Wigal also serves as Project Director for the Leadership in Engineering Education Program (LEEAP): a special initiative supporting Indonesian university level engineering programs to become more globally competitive, achieve international accreditation standards, and cultivate Indonesian leaders and experts that can mentor others.

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Octavio Heredia | Director

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As Director, he is responsible for the planning, implementation and support of graduate engineering online programs, custom corporate projects delivered across the world and implementing innovative technology-based learning solutions across the Fulton Engineering learning organization. Most recent, Mr. Heredia is architecting a national distance education network across Vietnam through an innovative industry-government-academic alliance project.

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Jose A. Quiroga | Associate Director

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Jose A. Quiroga serves as the Associate Director at the Office of Global Outreach and Extended Education in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University. His key focus is on the management of the Higher Engineering Education Alliance Program (HEEAP) as well as supporting the development of global projects that promote Public-Private Partnerships and Industry/University consortia. 

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Phuong Nguyen | Country Director

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Dr. Phuong currently serves as the Country Director for the Higher Engineering Education Alliance Program (HEEAP). Prior to this role, she was the Country Director for Vietnam Education Foundation (VEF) operations in Vietnam for ten years (2007-2016). Dr. Phuong oversaw three VEF exchange programs, providing fellowships and grants for 665 excellent individuals to do graduate studies in the U.S., post-docs in the U.S., or teaching in Vietnam.

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Staff

Phuong Anh Dang | In-country Program Manager

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Phuong Anh joined the Arizona State University (ASU) as In-Country Program Manager in October 2016 and is based in Hanoi, Vietnam. Prior to her appointment at ASU, Phuong Anh was Finance, Human Resources and Administration Manager of Vietnam Education Foundation (VEF). She also worked as the Human Resources and Administration Manager of Oxfam Hong Kong, an International NGO in Vietnam. 

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Khandle Hedrick | Senior Coordinator

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Khandle Hedrick serves as the Program Coordinator for the Higher Engineering Education Alliance (HEEAP) in the Office of Global Outreach and Extended Education in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University. Along with HEEAP she works with other programs in the department promoting the highest standard of engineering instruction and learning globally with a focus in Vietnam and Indonesia.

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Thao Phuong Thi Tran | Program Manager

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Thao serves as the in country Senior Program Coordinator for the Higher Engineering Education Alliance Program. Thao is based out of the office in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and serves as support to the local operations.

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Cristal Ngo Minh Ngoc |Instructional Designer

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Dr. Cristal Ngo Minh Ngocis the Instructional Designer for the Arizona State University (ASU) Representative Office in Vietnam. Her passion is educational innovation, particularly in teaching and learning pedagogies, which promote personalized, self-motivated and peer-supported learning. Her research interest is in desgining, customizing and innovating curriculum to reach a wider range of students.

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Tam Ngo | Coordinator

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Tam serves as Vietnam based Coordinator responsible for day-to-day support of the HEEAP (Higher Engineering Education Alliance Program), including, but not limited: stakeholder communication and coordination, implementation of program and workshop activities, training and event planning.

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Catalina Monsalve | Senior Coordinator

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Catalina Monsalve serves as a Senior Program Coordinator for the Office of Global Outreach and Extended Education in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University. Ms. Monsalve supports HEEAP and other global programs in the department. In addition, she will help increase GOEE’s capacity to go after new sponsored projects.

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Chau Kha Quynh | Administrative Assistant

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Ms. Chau joined the Arizona State University (ASU) as Administration Assistant in April 2017. Chau received her Bachelor Degree in French Linguistics and Literature of the University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Ho Chi Minh City. However, Chau started her career in development sector with two International NGO in Vietnam prior to her appointment at ASU.

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