Associate Professor, Dr. Ellen Carm, PhD, International and Comparative Education, Department of International Studies and Interpreting, Faculty of Education and International Studies, Oslo Metropolitan University, (OsloMet.no), Norway. Dr. Carm has 15 years of experience in Norwegian senior secondary schools, as a teacher, social advisor, and principal. Her professional journey continued to leadership in education, at the Norwegian Academy of War. She completed her PhD in education which focuses on HIV/AIDS educational management and inclusion in Zambia. She worked as a senior technical advisor and collaborator with the Zambian Ministry of Education. For the past 20 years she has developed and revised curriculum, supervised students, and taught in a Masters in International and Multicultural Education at Oslo Metropolitan University (OsloMet). Dr. Carm led the adaptation of the masters course in universities in Sudan, Zambia, South Africa and South Sudan.
Since 2013 she has been the Norwegian coordinator of NORHED (Norwegian Higher Education Development) program in Nepal. The program focuses on applying ICTs as a tool for improving access, quality and online learning to deliver teacher professional development in low resource and marginalized communities in Nepal. responding to policies and national demands on access, relevance and inclusion of Indigenous knowledge(IKS). She has also provided educational consultant services in Asia and the Middle East, Zambia, Malawi and to the Association of Development Education in African (ADEA). She has worked with UNESCO in Palestine, on teacher professional development, educational policy, prof evaluations and other support to the educational sector.
Currently (fall 2019) she is working as a visiting scholar at George Washington University in Washington, DC