With over 30 years of experience in international education and development, Mark Lynd serves as a technical advisor for 15 projects and 30 staff in over 20 countries offices as STS’s President and Co-founder.
Lynd began his career in education in 1983 when he taught English as a Peace Corps Volunteer in a secondary school in the Central African Republic. Since that time, he has worked as a teacher trainer, instructional materials specialist, project manager, program evaluator, and education policy specialist in Africa, Asia, the Pacific, and the US. Lynd served as a long-term resident technical assistant in Namibia, where he advised the Ministry of Education on in-service teacher training programs, and in Guinea/Conakry, where he developed and managed a national-level teacher training program for USAID. Prior to founding STS in 2002, Lynd developed and directed a non-profit organization promoting Freirean pedagogy and participatory research in western Massachusetts.
Lynd holds Doctor of Education and Masters of Education degrees from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.