Michelle Neumann Death | Obituary | Dead | Died | Funeral Plans – We heard about the great loss, that Michelle Neumann is no more and has passed away. We are made to know about this on September 16, 2022.
Previously, Dr. Neuman leads the World Bank’s Global Early Childhood Development Program after successfully leading regional analytical work and peer learning programs in 10 countries in sub-Saharan Africa. As a senior education specialist, she has helped raise the profile of early childhood development on the World Bank agenda and has worked closely with government officials and development partners to design, implement, and evaluate early childhood development strategies and programs. Before joining the World Bank, she was responsible for a range of early childhood activities for the Open Society Foundations and was a special advisor to the UNESCO Global Monitoring Report Strong Foundations: Early Childhood Care and Education (2007). Earlier in her career, she led the OECD’s first policy review of early childhood education and care in 12 countries and co-authored (with Dr. John Bennett) the comparative report, Starting Strong ( 2001) .
Dr. Neuman is a full-time lecturer in Educational Practice. She has been a faculty member of the International Educational Development Program since 2012. As an applied scholar in the field of international development, her research and teaching focus on education policy and politics in low- and middle-income countries. Throughout her career, she has worked to strengthen policies and programs related to early childhood development and learning. Currently, as a Senior Research Fellow at Results for Development (R4D), she conducts applied research on early learning and parenting programs, builds collaborative learning communities, and works directly with government officials on early childhood development policy planning. From 2014 to 2017, she developed and led R4D’s Early Childhood Development portfolio.
Dr. Neuman holds a Ph.D. Columbia University’s BA in Politics and Education and BA from the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs. She received research training at the Edward Ziegler Center for Child Development and Social Policy at Yale University and the National Center for Children and Families at Columbia University Teachers College.