Dr. Peters is a specialist in community development in southern Africa, with more than twenty five years of experience teaching, conducting research, and managing development projects in the region. She has developed proposals for and managed research, democratization, and community development programs in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Sierra Leone, and Liberia, among other countries. A program evaluator, Dr. Peters is a specialist in the use of qualitative methods for monitoring and evaluation. She writes a blog on Qualitative Methods for M&E and is a regular contributor on this topic for the American Evaluation Association's 365 Series. She was one of the winners of American University's 2013 Jack Child Teaching with Technology Award and 2013 Mobile Technology Award; and was awarded the SPExS 2017-2018 Excellence in Teaching and Service Award. Dr. Peters holds an MA in Public and International Affairs from California State University Sacramento and a PhD in Public and International Affairs from the University of Pittsburgh.
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