Vitae

EDUCATION
▪ Ph.D. in Comparative and International Education
Columbia University, Teachers College, 2012
▪ Masters of Philosophy in Comparative and International Education
Columbia University, Teachers College, 2010
▪ Masters of International Affairs, Economic and Political Development
Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs, 2004
▪ Bachelors of Arts in Economics, Brown University, 2000

TEACHING AND RESEARCH FIELDS
▪ Education, Development, Social Analysis, Conflict and Post-Conflict, Radicalization, Corruption, Social Mobility, Quantitative and Qualitative Research, and Women in Development

CURRENT EMPLOYMENT
▪ Senior Research Scientist, EPSA, Teachers College, Columbia University 2015-present
▪ Over the years, Dr. Sabic-El-Rayess has worked for a number of renowned institutions, including:
▪ Teachers College;
▪ Columbia University;
▪ National Center for Restructuring Education, Schools & Teaching;
▪ UNDP;
▪ Goldman Sachs & Co.;
▪ Deutsche Bank;
▪ Organization for Security & Cooperation in Europe;
▪ International Foundation for Electoral Systems;
▪ International Medical Corps;
▪ UNICEF and others.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS, AFFILIATIONS AND COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION
▪ Director, Board of Directors, Tuxedo Park School (2015-present);
▪ Chair, Financial Stewardship and Giving Committee, Village of Tuxedo Park (2015-present);
▪ Founding Chair, Friends of Tuxedo Park Library (2015-present);
▪ Director, Board of Directors, International Center for Transitional Justice (2014-present);
▪ Board Member, Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation (2012-present);
▪ Visiting Scholar, Center for Benefit-Cost Studies in Education (2014-present);
▪ Affiliated Faculty Member, Harriman Institute for Russian, Eurasian and Eastern Europe Studies at the School of International and Public Affairs (2014-present);
▪ Member, World Association of International Studies (2014-present);
▪ Reviewer, Comparative Education Review (2015-present);
▪ Reviewer, International Journal of Educational Development (2014-present);
▪ Reviewer, European Education (2012-present);
▪ Member, International Institute for Middle East and Balkan Studies (2013-present);
▪ Executive Editor, Current Issues in Comparative Education Journal (2012-2014);
▪ Member, Bosnian-Herzegovinian American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2007-present);
▪ Member, Cum Laude Society;
▪ Member, Omicron Delta Epsilon;
▪ Reunion Committee Chair, Brown University Class of 2000 (2010 and 2015).

PUBLICATIONS
Scholarly Articles
▪ Sabic-El-Rayess, A. (Under Review). Favor reciprocation theory in education: New corruption typology.
▪ Sabic-El-Rayess, A. (2016). Merit matters: Student perceptions of faculty quality and reward. International Journal of Educational Development. 47, 1-19
▪ Sabic-El-Rayess, A. (2014). Acting and reacting: Youth’s behavior in corrupt educational settings. Peabody Journal of Education, Taylor & Francis, 89, 1-15.
▪ Sabic-El-Rayess, A. (2013). Befriending Bosnia’s diaspora and EU-nionizing higher education: Limitations and possibilities. European Education: Issues and Studies, Lead Article in M. E. Sharpe, 45/2, 6-27.
▪ Sabic-El-Rayess, A. (2009). Internationalization in the education system of a weak state: Examining multiple identities of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s higher education, Special Issue on “Interculturality and Higher Education”, Intercultural Education, 20/5, Taylor & Francis, October 2009: 419-428.

Conference Publications
▪ Popov, N. & Sabic-El-Rayess, A. (2013). William Russell on schools in Bulgaria. In Education in one world: Perspectives from different nations.  BCES Conference Books, Volume 11, 29-34.

Technical Papers
▪ Sabic-El-Rayess, A. (2013). School uniform cost reduction in Mongolia: Standardization, simplification and supply policy. Asian Development Bank and Mongolian Ministry of Education Culture and Sports. Select Papers (in English and Mongolian). Presented at a conference in Mongolia funded by the Asian Development Bank and Ministry of Education Culture and Sports (October 29-30, 2012).
▪ Sabic-El-Rayess, A. (2011). Powerful friends: Educational corruption and elite creation in post-war Bosnia and Herzegovina, a research brief targeting policy community. Published and funded by the International Research and Exchange Board.
▪ Moratti, M. and Sabic-El-Rayess, A. (2009). Missing link between DDR and transitional justice: The case of Bosnia and Herzegovina, NYC: International Center for Transitional Justice – Research Unit.
▪ Alexander, J., DePiazza, J., Flory, A., Mosseley, A., Reza, R., and Sabic-El-Rayess, A. (2004). From barracks to business: An evaluation of IOM’s Transitional Assistance Program to Former Soldiers in Bosnia and Herzegovina, a coauthored study that was based on empirical research conducted in Bosnia in 2003 and 2004 and supported by Columbia University, Harriman Institute, and International Organization for Migration.

Book Chapters
▪ Alexander, J. and Sabic-El-Rayess, A. (2005). A book chapter titled DDR evolution: Learning from the case of Bosnia and Herzegovina. In Ann M Fitz-Gerald and Hillary Mason (Eds.) From Conflict to Community: A Combatant’s Return to Citizenship (pp. 8-24). Shrivenham: UK: Global Facilitation Network for Security Sector Reform – Cranfield University.