Mark Lynd, STS’s President and Co-founder, serves as a technical advisor for 15 projects and 30 staff in over 20 countries.
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 led efforts in teacher professional development (PD), curriculum and instructional materials development, program evaluation, assessment of student learning, and education policy development in Africa, Asia, the Pacific, and the U.S. Lynd served as a long-term resident technical assistant in Namibia, where he advised the ministry of education on in-service teacher PD programming, and in Guinea/Conakry, where he developed and managed a national-level teacher PD program for USAID. Prior to founding STS in 2002, Lynd worked in Washington state as a community organizer and in Massachusetts as a participatory researcher, promoting the critical education principles of Paulo Freire.
Lynd holds master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.