BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ, January 22, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publishers of biographical profiles, is proud to present Robert Gurevich, PhD with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Gurevich celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
Dr. Gurevich is an international development professional and applied anthropologist specializing in education and development with more than four decades of development-related experience. This includes leadership and management of national and regional development, basic education, community and gender participation and HIV/AIDS related programs. His activities have also involved governmental liaison and coordination with educational and non-governmental organizations, donors and other international agencies, administration of international education programs, international fellowship programs, international research activities, proposal development and program design, research, assessments and project evaluations.
He has participated in extensive multi-sectoral field activities in sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe and the United States including long-term project management assignments in Ethiopia, Somalia, Indonesia and Albania. In addition, he has significant short-term experience leading and participating in project evaluations in Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, South Sudan, Thailand, Yemen and Somalia and project design in Nepal.
Dr. Gurevich has an extensive record of higher education administration, program management and teaching. At the SUNY College at Brockport he was a member of the Department of Anthropology specializing in Educational Anthropology and Southeast Asia. At Western Carolina University of the University of North Carolina system, Dr. Gurevich served as Director of the Center for Improving Mountain Living focusing on rural, regional and international development, Director of WCU's office International Programs and Services and Executive Secretary of the Center for PVO/University Collaboration in Development. In addition, he served as a member of the Department of Anthropology and Sociology.
As Executive Secretary for the PVO/University Center, he led an association of 33 private voluntary organizations (PVO) and universities cooperating in development projects integrating the state-of-the-art knowledge of the universities with the grassroots experience of non-governmental organizations in development activities throughout the world.
Dr. Gurevich served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the multi-institutional Sustainable Agriculture and Natural Resource Management Collaborative Research Support Program; a multi-million-dollar international research program funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development and was a member of the Advisory Board of the Women in Development Fellowship Program funded by USAID.
In Ethiopia, he served as Program Director for the USAID funded Community Government Partnership Program serving 2,000 schools and communities in support of primary education and specifically the education of girls. He also served as Chief of Party for USAID's Communities and Schools for Children Affected by HIV/AIDS (CASCAID) project in support of Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) in the school setting. In Albania, Dr. Gurevich served as Executive Director and Senior Advisor to the Albania Education Development Project of the Soros Foundation Network/Open Society Institute based in Tirana, Albania. And in Somalia, Dr. Gurevich served as Chief of Party and Technical Advisor to the Somali Government's Management Unit for Support and Training under the PVO Development Partners Project. which utilized U.S. and Somali Private and Voluntary Organizations in a broad range of rural development activities.
The breadth of his career is further reflected in several assignments including work with the South-East Consortium for International Development as Director of Education and Training, where he was the senior person responsible for projects in education, educational institutional development and international training. In Indonesia, Dr. Gurevich served as Director for FPP/Plan International's community and social service program in Yogyakarta and led an integrated program of educational and vocational training, urban and rural development, medical and family planning services and child and family assistance to 85,000 people. Prior to that, he served as Executive Associate for Asia with the Social Science Research Council's Foreign Area Fellowship Program in support of doctoral dissertation research in Asia.
Dr. Gurevich began his international career by serving as a United States Peace Corps Volunteer in Thailand and subsequently conducted extensive field research on education and rural development.
Dr. Gurevich is an alumnus of the City College of New York from which he received a Bachelor of Arts degree. He also attended the University of Hawaii where he earned a Master of Education degree and the University of Pittsburgh, where he earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree in international and development education specializing in applied anthropology.
His professional organizational memberships have included the American Anthropological Association, the National Association for the Practice of Anthropology, the Council on Anthropology and Education and the Community Development Society.
Dr. Gurevich was the recipient of several fellowships including a Foreign Area Fellowship Award for doctoral dissertation research in Thailand, an NDEA fellowship through the University of Pittsburgh and an award from the East-West Center for study at the University of Hawaii and field research in Asia. A celebrated Marquis listee, he has been featured in the eighth edition of Who's Who in American Education, the 26th edition of Who's Who in the South and Southwest, and the 54th edition of Who's Who in America.
In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Robert Gurevich, PhD has been featured on the Albert Nelson Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit ltchievers.com for more information about this honor.
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