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Development Practice Department

Achieving a just and sustainable planet demands a holistic policy and attention to the lived realities of communities around the world. To meet this challenge, Regis offers an integrated and collaborative development education for aspiring and current development practitioners. 

Development Practice prepares you to collaborate effectively with a variety of development actors from an integrated, inter-sectoral and global perspective. With this education, you will be able to facilitate holistic development solutions, ranging well beyond the silo of a single discipline. With an eye to social justice, you’ll navigate economic, political and cultural complexity for lasting development impact. Moreover, your degree will set you on a path of lifelong learning through a discipline of critical reflection.

Our programs are premised on the understanding that tackling development challenges requires many types of knowledge and multiple points of view, interacting within an interdisciplinary approach. Development Practice courses draw on a range of disciplines, including health, engineering, climate, ecology, economics, communications, mapping, metrics, culture, gender, finance, management and governance to explore a common theme. Our global classroom brings development theory into dialogue with students’ own experience, resulting ultimately in more creative and robust real-world practice for our graduates. 

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The Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program for Returned Peace Corps Volunteers

Regis University's Development Practice partners with the Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program for Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs) to combine the best of theory and real-world application for a truly innovative graduate degree. We welcome RPCVs to apply for admission to this extraordinary program as Coverdell Fellows, where your knowledge and experience will find a home within our applied graduate studies.

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Meet the Development Practice Faculty

Fawzia Ahmad, Ph.D.
Fawzia Ahmad, Ph.D.

Term Instructor

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Mairi-Jane Fox
Mairi-Jane Fox

Assistant Professor and Director, SEED Institute

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Emily  Van Houweling, Ph.D.
Emily Van Houweling, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

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M.D. Kinoti, Ph.D
M.D. Kinoti, Ph.D

Professor

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